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News June 29, 2020

ASM Global reopening its Aussie venues with new safety protocols

Senior Journalist, B2B
ASM Global reopening its Aussie venues with new safety protocols

Venue management and services company ASM Global is in the process of re-opening all its Australian arenas, stadiums, theatres and convention centres as restrictions lift.

It is part of a global roll-out of 325 venues and client partners to be announced later today.

The company’s Australian venues include the 12,000 seat Brisbane Entertainment Centre, the 52,500 seat Suncorp Stadium, the 21,000 seat Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, the 8,500 seat First State Super Theatre at ICC Sydney, and the 15,000 seat RAC Arena in Perth.

It has mid-sized arena spaces in Brisbane, Newcastle, Cairns and Darwin, and convention and exhibition venues in Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin and Newcastle.

The return of these venues will have enhanced protection with new protocols for its VenueShield program, set by its worldwide team including that of Australia’s.

The new protocols cover hygiene, safety, technology, equipment and public awareness.

These were already activated in Australia, for the National Rugby League’s match at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on May 28, in the first live-audience Australian sport played since March.

ASM Global partnered with infrastructure firm AECOM and Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia to provide ongoing recommendations for COVID-19 mitigation strategies.

Bob Newman, president and CEO of ASM Global, said VenueShield is the culmination of extensive and ongoing work by our Global Task Force to develop this industry-leading set of protocols.

“We appreciate the expertise provided by the world-class team of experts we have assembled.

“We look forward to growing the VenueShield program with our partners at AECOM, SERVPRO and Drexel University College of Medicine as we continue to reopen across the globe,” Newman said.


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