As part of a deal establishing American Express as the official payment partner of the arenas, Oak View Group announces new AmEx hospitality spaces and plenty of new perks both in Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena and New York’s UBS Arena.
We had a chance to hit the new American Express Hall at Climate Pledge Arena last week, as the space is one of the benefits for card members, including early access to presales and dedicated tickets to music and sports events held at the arenas. Those benefits include: spacious hospitality spaces like the 1,338-seat American Express Hall at Climate Pledge Arena and the American Express Lounge in UBS Arena; a discount of 10 percent at eligible concessions, such as bars and clubs; dedicated entrances that offer shorter wait times; access to early ticket on-sales; enhanced parking options; VIP experiences with team players; limited edition team merchandise and more.
“We set out to build the best music and sports venues in the world, and in order to build the best, you need first-class partners who share a common vision,” said Tim Leiweke, chairman and CEO, Oak View Group, via press release. “I have worked with American Express for most of my professional career and they are not only unequivocally the most innovative company in the financial services space, but also a company who understands and appreciates a shared vision. From day one, we wanted American Express Card Members to feel special every time they stepped into Climate Pledge Arena and UBS Arena, and we think this partnership delivers on that promise perfectly.”
“We’re excited to partner with OVG in Seattle and New York to create epic experiences for our Card Members. This partnership builds on our strategy of partnering with the best arenas and venues around the world to reach the next generation of music and sports fans,” said Shiz Suzuki, vice president, global brand sponsorships and experiential marketing, American Express, via press release.
We’ll have more on this lounge experience as well as the overall Climate Pledge Arena experience in coming days.