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Oak View Group adds 5G to new arenas

Fans will be able to access 5G service from Verizon in the three new arenas planned by Oak View Group in New York, Seattle and Palm Springs.

UBS Arena, new home of the NHL’s New York Islanders, Climate Pledge Arena, home to NHL’s latest expansion team the Seattle Kraken, as well as the WNBA’s Storm, and Coachella Valley Arena, home to future AHL Palm Springs team, will offer Verizon 5G technology, as well as the Distributed Antenna System (DAS) and Converged Network Services (CNS) providing voice, data and wifi services.

“OVG venues are setting the new standard for arenas globally. We are committed to innovation and redefining the fan experience across music, sports and live entertainment,” said Tim Leiweke, CEO, Oak View Group. “Welcoming Verizon as a founding partner is key to achieving this and we look forward to a long-term partnership.” The Verizon Lounge at Climate Pledge Arena, where Verizon will sponsor arena concerts and is the presenting sponsor of shows, and the Verizon Lounge at UBS Arena, will host private members for an intimate and elegant experience. Also part of the deal: Verizon’s customer loyalty rewards program, Verizon Up, will offer members exclusive access at OVG arenas such as VIP entrance access, complimentary food and beverage, merchandise credit, and exclusive player photo opportunities.

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