DICKIES GETS NAMING RIGHTS FOR FORT WORTH ARENA
Texas’ Fort Worth Arena has found a naming partner in workwear brand Dickies. The naming rights for the new 14,000-seat arena were announced yesterday at the grounding breaking ceremony. The Dickies Arena is set to open in November of 2019. The partnership includes branding on the exterior of the arena at entrances and in the interior of the facility, among other opportunities like outfitting the arena staff in Dickies performance workwear. Dickies was established in 1922 in Fort Worth and continues to be headquartered in the city.
LIVE NATION’S BURNETT HEADS TO AUDIENCEVIEW
Michael Burnett, the founder of See Tickets and most recently the Director of Project Management Office at Live Nation, has been named AudienceView’s Managing Director for the U.K. and Europe. Burnett will lead all aspects of AudienceView’s business operations there, including current customer success, new customer acquisitions, local partner enablement and overall business success for the Canadian-based company.
CHANCE THE RAPPER RAISES $100K AT HIS BIRTHDAY PARTY
For his 24th birthday, Chance the Rapper threw a party at Studio Paris Nightclub in Chicago with ticket prices ranging from $100-$2,500. Chance fans helped him raise over $100,000 for his charity SocialWorks, which empowers youth through the arts, education and civil engineering. The party included performances by Chance, T-Pain, and Ludacris as well as a special cake designed to look like a Harold’s Chicken Shack bucket of fried chicken. This philanthropic effort comes after Chance donated $1 million to Chicago’s Public School system and launched the New Chance Arts & Literature Fund for Chicago schools.