ALSD announced recently an alliance with the IAVM (International Association of Venue Managers). For clarity to our longtime members, the associations remain separate; the groups will simply share content in our publications, in conference sessions, and online.
Host Hotel Information:
Kansas City Marriott Downtown
200 W 12th St
Kansas City, MO 64105
For special discounted group rate, use Group Name:
Association of Luxury Suite Directors
2014 ALSD Conference & Tradeshow official dates are July 6 - July 9, 2014. Group rate is available to attendees July 4 - July 11, 2014.
Mike Veeck's name is synonymous with fun at the ballpark . . . and now in companies across the country. Believing anything is possible and passion drives performance, Veeck created the wildly successful Fun is Good business philosophy. Following in the footsteps of his father, legendary promotional genus Bill Veeck, Mike extends this zeal and his modern, renenue-driven model to organizations across the country.
International Speedway Corporation today approved funding to redevelop the frontstretch of Daytona International Speedway, the company’s 54-year-old flagship motorsports facility, to enhance the overall experience for its fans, marketing partners, and the motorsports industry. This historic, multi-year project will break ground on July 5, 2013, and is targeted for completion in January 2016, in time for the 54th Rolex 24 At Daytona and the 58th DAYTONA 500.
The Mansion at Churchill Downs will accommodate guests for the first time at this weekend’s Kentucky Oaks and Derby. The Mansion is a 9,380 square-foot, 300-seat stately southern home with a dining room, kitchen, living room, library, parlor, and private wine cellar.
The Hyundai Club, one of the premiere seating locations at Citi Field, formerly known as the Champions Club, is attached to 660 seats, located on the field level behind home plate. It has an all-inclusive buffet with carved meats, pasta, and unlimited non-alcoholic beverages as well as peanuts, popcorn, cookies, and ice cream.
The New York Jets have lowered ticket prices for 3,000 upper-level seats and 2,000 club seats at MetLife Stadium. Some ticket prices in the mezzanine clubs dropped to $295 and $255 from $395 and $295. Additionally, some tickets in the Coaches Club area will fall to $255 from $700.
Six new infield suites are under construction at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The Pit Road VIP boxes have open-air seating for 15, 360-degree views of the track, and access to an indoor lounge and are sold on 3-year contracts at $45,000 per year.
The Houston Astros organization is undergoing some big changes. In addition to moving to the American League and operating under a new owner, Jim Crane, the team is making upgrades to its ballpark, Minute Maid Park. The improvements include a $2.5 million facelift of the 330-seat Diamond Club behind home plate.