We are here to be a positive disruption to business as usual in the sports and live entertainment industry.
Global leaders in…
Venue Development and Financing
Sponsorship Sales and Partnership Management
Media and Content
Facilities Management and Security
Oak View Group (OVG) is a global leader in sports and entertainment and was founded in 2015 by two of the most influential people in the sports and entertainment business over the past 40 years, Tim Leiweke and Irving Azoff.
We are the largest sports and entertainment venue developer in the world.
At OVG, we own the space between the “What If” and the “How To.” We believe it is not enough to consider what our clients could be, we build businesses by dreaming of the impossible while thinking strategically and how to execute flawlessly.
The status quo is our adversary.
We never forget that we are fans first and every decision we make is through that lens. It is that unique perspective that drives our passion for innovating and improving the live experience.
Since our inception in 2015, OVG has been very disciplined in our growth but we are also not afraid to take risks. What initially started as a dream by Tim Leiweke and Irving Azoff has grown both organically and through acquisition to over 500 employees across five offices around the globe.
OVG is currently comprised of nine (9) different divisions that operate with one common goal in mind – to be a positive disruption. Each division is comprised of industry veterans who all built their careers and reputations on the premise of leaving somewhere better and stronger than where they found it. Our immense practical and first-hand knowledge fosters an environment of trust, collaboration and ingenuity. Humility is at our core. We do not strive to be the biggest – we strive to earn the respect of the industry and our clients through the world-class work that we do and we take pride in being the best.
Chief Executive Officer, OVG
Leiweke is a leader and veteran in the sports and entertainment industry with over 40 years of experience. From being one of the youngest sports executives in the history of the NBA and NHL, to becoming the CEO of AEG corporation, Tim’s trademark has been to leave each stop in his career better and significantly stronger than where he found it. He has helped create some of the world’s most iconic music festivals and has built many championship teams across the NBA, NHL, MLS, AHL, and DEL.
Board Member, OVG
Azoff, a 2020 inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, has over 40 years of experience in music and entertainment and is widely considered to be one of the most influential people in the industry over his entire career. In 1974, Irving founded Front Line Management and began his journey to own the largest music management company in the business in Azoff Music Management. Irving has been the exclusive manager for global acts such as the Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Steely Dan, Journey, Bon Jovi, and Van Halen and over time, has grown to include current stars like Lizzo, Travis Scott, Harry Styles, Christina Aguilera and Meghan Trainor. During his career, Irving also served as the CEO of Ticketmaster, Chairman of Live Nation, and Chairman and CEO of MSG Entertainment.
OVG has assembled a world class group of equity investors who believe in OVG’s bold vision for the future of sports and entertainment.
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