Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE Online Media Press Kit

Sep 29, 2009
<p>Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE, is a world-class 7,100-seat venue for live performances located in downtown Los Angeles has already become the preferred indoor venue for performers and fans alike. The venue offers guests mid-sized intimacy, with no seat further from the stage than 220 feet, exceptional comfort and amenities never before included in similar theatres. There are four levels of concessions, as well as numerous spaces for meet and greets, pre and post party events for performers, bands, clients and VIPS throughout the venue. </p> <p>Nokia Theatre L. A. LIVE hosts over 120 music, family, dance and comedy acts, award shows, televised productions, conventions and product launches annually. Since opening its' doors in October 2007, NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE has hosted six nights of the Eagles and Dixie Chicks, Sugarland, Queens of the Stone Age, Neil Young, Anita Baker, the American Music Awards, Mary J. Blige, So You Think You Can Dance Tour, John Mayer, Bjork, John Fogerty, Tori Amos, George Lopez, The Wiggles, John Mayer, Kayne West, Kings of Leon, The Who, Carrie Underwood, Speed Racer Movie Premiere, American Idol Finale Shows, Rush, Juanes, 16th Annual ESPY Awards, 60th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.</p> <p>For the second year in a row, Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE has been named the Pollstar &#34;Theatre of the Year,&#34; by the highly respected concert industry publication Pollstar.</p> <p>Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE is the centerpiece of L.A. LIVE, a 4-million square foot / $2.5 billion downtown Los Angeles sports, residential and entertainment district adjacent to STAPLES Center and the Los Angeles Convention Center. The development also features, a 54-story, 1001-room convention &#34;headquarters&#34; hotel (combining JW Marriott and Ritz Carlton brands and 224 luxury condominiums - The Ritz Carlton Residences at L.A. LIVE - opening in 2010), a 14-screen Regal Cineplex (opening in 2010), along with &#34;broadcast&#34; facilities for ESPN, and office space. Club Nokia, a 2,300 seat music venue is now open, along with the Conga Room, ESPN Zone, Yard House, Fleming's, The Farm of Beverly Hills, Lawry's Carvery Lucky Strike Lanes, and Starbucks.</p> <p>The owners and operators of the venue, AEG is currently overseeing the final development stages of L.A. LIVE, a 4 million square foot / $2.5 billion downtown Los Angeles sports, residential &amp; entertainment district adjacent to STAPLES Center and the Los Angeles Convention Center featuring the recently opened Club Nokia, a 2,300 capacity live music venue, a 54-story, 1001-room convention &#34;headquarters&#34; destination (featuring The Ritz Carlton and JW Marriott hotels and 224 luxury condominiums - The Ritz Carlton Residences at L.A. LIVE - all in a single tower) , a 14-screen Regal Cineplex (opening this November) and broadcast facilities for ESPN. <br /> <br /> L.A. LIVE is rapidly becoming the region's most in-demand and busiest hospitality locations featuring 260,480 sf of conference center and ballroom facilities, world-class restaurants including the ESPN Zone, Farm of Beverly Hills, Flemings Steak House and Wine Bar, Katsuya, Lawry's Carvery, New Zealand Natural Ice Cream, Rock 'N Fish, Rosa Mexicano, Starbucks, Trader Vic's, Yard House, Wolfgang Puck Bar and Grill and others, a 100,000 sf special events deck, the famous Lucky Strike Lanes and Lounge, the celebrity owned Conga Room, a one-of-a-kind GRAMMY Museum, saluting the history of music and the genre's best know awards show all centered around Nokia Plaza L.A. LIVE, a 40,000 sf outdoor event space.</p> <h2>Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE Vital Statistics</h2> <p>Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE<br /> 777 Chick Hearn Court (between Figueroa Street and Georgia Street)<br /> <strong>Main Number:</strong> (213) 763-6000<br /> <strong>Guest Services:</strong> (213) 763-6030<br /> <strong>TDD/TTY:</strong> (213) 763-6031<br /> <strong>Box Office:</strong> (213) 763-6020<br /> <a href=&#34;; target=&#34;_blank&#34;> </a></p> <h3>Seating</h3> <ul> <li>Seating Capacity: 7,100 seats <ul> <li>Orchestra: 4,340 seats (44 Rows)</li> <li>Lodge Level: 1,516 seats (13 Rows)</li> <li>Mezzanine Level: 1,244 seats (20 Rows)</li> </ul> </li> <li>12 Luxury Boxes</li> <li>250 Luxury Seats</li> </ul> <h2>Fan Conveniences</h2> <ul> <li>4 Lobby Levels: All open to ticketed guests </li> <li> 10 refreshment stands</li> <li> 13 restrooms</li> <li> 4 elevators</li> <li> 5 escalators</li> <li> 12,000 square feet of VIP and Hospitality Areas</li> <li> 6 Box Office Windows</li> <li> Seats are 23 &frac12; inches wide</li> <li> 20,000 parking spaces within a 10 minute walk of Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE <ul> <li> 2,500 immediately adjacent to the theatre (including subterranean)</li> </ul> </li> <li> Wachovia VIP Lounge - A two level private &#34;club,&#34; with its own patio, exclusively for VIP and special events.</li> <li> Nokia Lounge - Located on the lower level and accessible to all event guests.</li> <li> Over 5,000 square feet of LED screens inside Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE and in and around Nokia Plaza: <ul> <li> Two LED Screen 16' h x 29' w inside the venue, stage left and stage right.</li> <li> One LED Screen 122' w X 5.25' h outside the venue for general public viewing from Nokia Plaza.</li> <li> One LED screen, 36' w X 14' h roof level, above the theatre box office for Nokia Plaza, STAPLES Center's Star Plaza and general public viewing.</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <h2>Building Dimensions</h2> <ul> <li>250,000 square feet</li> <li> Over 14,000 square feet of Performance Area <ul> <li> Stage Size: 180' ft. X 80' ft. (largest in southern California)</li> </ul> </li> <li> 487 feet from the front doors to the back wall of the stage </li> <li> 268 feet is the longest roof truss </li> <li> 87 feet from the theatre floor to highest point of the roof </li> <li> 295 feet for Concessions Counters</li> </ul> <h2>State- of- the-Art Technology</h2> <ul> <li>$2 million specialty lighting &amp; rigging package</li> <li> $1.5 million JBL VerTec facility sound system</li> <li> 11,000 Amps of Show Power</li> <li> 548,500 Watts of Show Lighting</li> <li> 300,000 lbs. of Rigging Capacity</li> <li> 90,000 lbs. capacity of Motorized Rigging &amp; Lighting Catwalks</li> <li> 23 Media Patch Panels</li> </ul> <h2>Construction Stats</h2> <ul> <li>61,000 tons of concrete</li> <li> 1,515 tons of steel</li> <li> 200 sheets of plywood</li> <li> 23,000 panels of sheetrock</li> <li> 50,000 screws</li> <li> 40 miles of cable</li> <li> 148,000 feet of fiber optic cable</li> <li> 150,000 watts of sound</li> <li> 725,000 man-hours to complete the venue</li> </ul> <h2>Project</h2> <ul> <li>Clark Construction - general contractor</li> <li> ELS - architects</li> </ul> <h2>Total Cost </h2> <ul> <li> $120 million</li> </ul> <h2>Key Dates</h2> <ul> <li> Nokia, becomes &#34;Naming Rights Partner&#34;: July 14, 2004</li> <li> Groundbreaking: September 15, 2005</li> <li> Ribbon Cutting: October 17, 2007</li> <li> First Public Event: October 18, 2007 - Eagles and Dixie Chicks</li> <li> First Live Televised Event: November 18, 2007 - American Music Awards</li> </ul> <h2>Media Contacts:</h2> <p><strong>Cara Vanderhook</strong><br /> Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE, Communications Sr. Manager <br /> (213) 742-7273 / <a href=&#34;mailto:[email protected]&#34;>[email protected]</a></p> <p><strong>Michael Roth </strong><br /> AEG, Vice President of Communications <br /> (213) 742-7155 / <a href=&#34;mailto:[email protected]&#34;>[email protected]</a></p> <h2>L.A. LIVE Tenant Fact Sheet</h2> <p>L.A. LIVE is considered one of the largest developments in Los Angeles' history. With an exciting mix of entertainment and dining options, L.A. LIVE will truly create a one-of-a-kind LIVE &#34;content campus,&#34; becoming the heart and soul of the nation's entertainment capital.</p> <h3>ENTERTAINMENT</h3> <p> With more music per square foot than any place in the United States, L.A. LIVE now reigns as the leading entertainment destination for all of Los Angeles.</p> <p> <strong>October 17, 2007 </strong><br /> The 7,100-seat Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE plays host to the most popular concerts, awards shows (e.g. GRAMMY Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards, ESPY Awards), family shows, product launches, speaker series and television broadcasts emanating from the largest stage in southern California. <a href=&#34;; target=&#34;_blank&#34;></a></p> <p> <strong>November 9, 2008 </strong><br /> High-profile music acts such as Beck, Usher, Nas, and B.B. King have found a new concert home in Club Nokia, an intimate concert venue and club. With perfect acoustics, Club Nokia will contain seating for 2,300 guests and showcase approximately 150 performances annually. <a href=&#34;; target=&#34;_blank&#34;></a> </p> <p> <strong>November 22, 2008 </strong><br /> Lucky Strike Lanes and Lounge blends bowling and a sleek lounge atmosphere with 18 specially designed bowling lanes and plush designer seating, cozy dining areas, and an exceptional menu. A posh VIP suite called Luxe, billiards, DJs and electronic art displays projected above and around the lanes and lounge, add to the fun ambiance. <a href=&#34;; target=&#34;_blank&#34;></a></p> <p> <strong>December 4, 2008 </strong><br /> The Conga Room is widely recognized as the preeminent Los Angeles destination for its vibrant Latin-infused nightclub, restaurant and live entertainment. Uniting patrons seeking great world music, dancing, food, drinks and atmosphere, The Conga Room was founded by Brad Gluckstein and co-owned by Jimmy Smits, Jennifer Lopez, Paul Rodriguez and Sheila E. The venue encompasses 15,000 square feet and can accommodate 1,000 patrons. Boasting onsite TV and radio broadcast capabilities, the Conga Room will scintillate visitors with world-class performances, pan-Latin cuisine and a distinctive architecture and design motif that aggregates contemporary elements from Mexico, Barcelona and the Caribbean. <a href=&#34;; target=&#34;_blank&#34;></a> </p> <p> <strong>December 6, 2008 </strong><br /> The GRAMMYTM Museum, with the support of The Recording Academy, will feature four floors of dynamic and interactive, permanent and traveling music exhibits. The museum also will present interesting and thought-provoking educational and public programs featuring films, lectures and performances. <a href=&#34;; target=&#34;_blank&#34;></a></p> <p> <strong>November 2009 </strong><br /> Regal Cinema's 140,000 square foot state-of-the-art cinema will serve as the company's West coast flagship theater, featuring 14 screens and a state-of-the-art premiere house with 800 seats, a 'Red Carpet Entry' and private club. <a href=&#34;; target=&#34;_blank&#34;></a> </p> <h2>SPORTS</h2> <p> Not only is L.A. LIVE anchored by STAPLES Center, the world's most successful sports arena, but it now welcomes the arrival of ESPN's first West Coast broadcast studio. </p> <p> <strong>October 1999 </strong><br /> STAPLES Center has established itself as the Sports and Entertainment Center of the World since opening its doors in October 1999. It is the home to five professional sports franchises, Los Angeles Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Avengers (AFL), and Los Angeles Sparks (WNBA). The arena hosts 250 events and over 4 million visitors annually, with sporting events, concerts, family shows, special events, and award shows. <a href=&#34;; target=&#34;_blank&#34;></a></p> <p> <strong>Early 2009 </strong><br /> ESPN's Los Angeles Production Center will now be housed at the L.A. LIVE campus. With state-of-the-art television and radio broadcast studios, L.A. LIVE will be home to a number of live sports shows.</p> <h2>DINING</h2> <p> With eleven superb dining destinations at L.A. LIVE, visitors now have a variety of the most popular restaurants at their finger tips. <br /> <br /> <strong>November 28, 2008 </strong><br /> This two-floor restaurant and sports mecca is a sports fanatic's fantasy, containing giant screens to watch various games, a screening room, studio grill sports arena, and Sportscenter Super Store. <a href=&#34;; target=&#34;_blank&#34;></a></p> <p> <strong>December 1, 2008 </strong><br class=&#34;style1&#34; /> The highly anticipated New Zealand Natural Ice Cream shop will bring the finest ingredients in award-winning ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbets, smoothies, and shakes in dozens of flavors. Arriving straight from New Zealand, this shop is one of the first to open in the U.S. <a href=&#34;; target=&#34;_blank&#34;></a></p> <p> <strong>December 8, 2008 </strong><br /> Fleming's Prime Steakhouse &amp; Wine Bar is the ultimate steakhouse destination for food and wine lovers seeking a stylish, lively memorable dining experience. Nationally renowned for its Prime beef and steakhouse fare, Fleming's is equally celebrated for the Fleming's 100, its award-winning wine program that features 100 wines by the glass. <a href=&#34;; target=&#34;_blank&#34;></a> </p> <p> <strong>December 15, 2008 </strong><br /> Lawry's Carvery caters to diners on the run with their specialty fresh-cut deli menu. Set in a comfortable, casual nook in L.A. LIVE, it was designed for those with busy lifestyles, offering call-ahead ordering. <a href=&#34;; target=&#34;_blank&#34;></a> </p> <p> <strong>December 15, 2008 </strong><br /> The Farm of Beverly Hills serves up innovative American cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu showcases a sophisticated mastery of simple farm fresh ingredients carefully chosen for quality. With an indoor/outdoor fireplace in the bar and patio and a private dining room for 25, The Farm invites guests to come in, stay awhile and enjoy food that makes you feel at home. <a href=&#34;; target=&#34;_blank&#34;></a> </p> <p> <strong>December 21, 2008 </strong><br /> The Yard House is an upscale-casual eatery known for its extensive menu, classic rock music, and the world's largest selection of draft beer. Each location features a transparent keg room and an endless fleet of tap handles. <a href=&#34;; target=&#34;_blank&#34;></a> </p> <p><strong>February 22, 2009 </strong><br /> Rock'N Fish provides diners with a signature steak and seafood menu that captures the essence of Southern California. Owned and first opened in Manhattan Beach, CA by Michael Zislis, Rock'N Fish uses only the highest quality prime beef and freshest fish, which are brought in daily. <a href=&#34;; target=&#34;_blank&#34;></a></p> <p> <strong>May 1, 2009 </strong><br /> Owned and operated by The Valencia Group, Trader Vic's is famous for its signature dishes and tiki drinks. The location features live entertainment and classic tiki d&eacute;cor in atmosphere famous worldwide since 1934. <a href=&#34;; target=&#34;_blank&#34;></a> </p> <p> <strong>May 16, 2009 </strong><br /> At this signature namesake restaurant, Wolfgang Puck will team with designer Tony Chi to bring guests his take on modernized &#34;bar and grill&#34; cuisine. Menu items may include Puck's famed Smoked Salmon Pizza; Grilled Prime Burger with Onion Marmalade and White Cheddar; Maine Lobster and Crab Cocktail with Horseradish Flan; and Flat Iron Steak with Maytag Blue Cheese Butter. <a href=&#34;; target=&#34;_blank&#34;></a></p> <p> <strong>June 23, 2009 </strong><br /> SBE's Katsuya will feature prodigious pairing of supreme talents of master sushi chef Katsuya Uechi and world-renowned designer Philippe Starck. Haute Japanese cuisine marries high-concept design at Katsuya, which features a hip, yet classic, menu. Featuring signature sushi such as sesame tuna cons and spicy albacore sashimi, grilled dishes and tempura. <a href=&#34;; target=&#34;_blank&#34;></a></p> <p> <strong>August 14, 2009 </strong><br /> This is the first Rosa Mexicano to open on the West Coast. Originating from New York in 1984, Rosa Mexicano brings a fine dining concept of traditional and nouvelle Mexican food within a contemporary David Rockwell design. <a href=&#34;; target=&#34;_blank&#34;> </a></p> <p><strong>Hotels/Residences</strong><br /> With a combined one thousand hotel rooms opening up at L.A. LIVE, tourists and business travelers alike now have a new place to stay in Los Angeles.</p> <h3>The JW Marriott Hotel</h3> <p><strong>February 2010 </strong><br /> With its central location in the Los Angeles downtown district, the JW Marriott at L.A. LIVE provides a deluxe level of comfort and personal service within a unique hotel environment designed to reflect its location. Guests enjoy convenient access to LA, whether visiting the revitalized downtown area or other parts of Los Angeles. In addition to its 878 guest rooms, the property will feature the most efficient meeting space in Downtown Los Angeles and will serve as the Los Angeles Convention Center's headquarters hotel and meeting space. <a href=&#34;; target=&#34;_blank&#34;></a></p> <h3>The Ritz-Carlton Hotel &amp; Residences</h3> <p><strong>February 2010 </strong><br /> The legendary Ritz-Carlton Hotel will open its doors in Los Angeles in 2010 with a 123 room hotel featuring a signature spa, fitness facility and exclusive access to the 24th floor lounge and specialty restaurant. Offering panoramic views of downtown and Southern California, the 26th floor rooftop pool deck and terrace will provide a relaxing retreat from the city below. <a href=&#34;; target=&#34;_blank&#34;></a> </p> <p>On the uppermost floors, 224 luxurious Ritz-Carlton Residences offer the most discriminating homeowner a true urban luxury lifestyle. With panoramic views, and world-class services offered by Ritz-Carlton, city life has never been more spectacular. </p>