AEG is one of the leading sports and entertainment presenters in the world. It owns or operates some of the world's best arenas and theatres, numerous sports franchises including the Los Angeles Kings (NHL) and LA Galaxy (MLS), and a collection of companies dedicated to producing, promoting and presenting world-class live entertainment.
In May 2005, AEG Europe announced that it would transform the former Millennium Dome and the surrounding area into the UK's most exciting and technically advanced music, sport and entertainment destination. It was renamed The O2 and opened in June 2007.
The O2 is the world’s most popular music and entertainment venue. It’s been visited by over 50 million people since opening in 2007, and has won numerous industry awards. Underneath the venue’s iconic roof it hosts The O2 arena, indigO2, Building Six, The British Music Experience, Up at The O2, Brooklyn Bowl, Cineworld and a range of restaurants and bars.
The O2 arena sold more tickets than any other arena in the world in 2011 (breaking all previous records) - making it the most popular music venue in the world for the fifth year running.
Since opening The O2 has picked up many industry awards including Venue of the Year at the Music Week Awards, Pollstar International Arena of the Year (5 years running) and Best New Major Concert Venue, Venue of the Year at The Event Services Association and Favourite Venue at the TPI Awards.
In Zone 2 of London's Underground, The O2 is situated on the Greenwich Peninsula next to the North Greenwich station on the Jubilee Line, which provides direct access to central London in less than twenty minutes. KPMG Thames Clippers' high-speed catamarans run a ferry service from central London to North Greenwich pier next to the venue every 20 minutes.
The O2 is an official venue for the 2012 Olympics hosting both the gymnastic and basketball events.
AEG employs more than 3,000 staff in over 45 operating companies worldwide. Its international head office is in Los Angeles, and its European headquarters is based in London.