AEG's Lee Zeidman Recognized by the Innovation Institute for Fan Experience (IIFX) for Distinguished Service to the Sports and Entertainment Industry and Inducted Into IIFX Hall of Fame

May 25, 2022 10:00 AM ET
Press Release

AEG’s Lee Zeidman, President of Arena, Microsoft Theater and L.A. LIVE, was recognized by the Innovation Institute for Fan Experience (IIFX) for his distinguished meritorious service to the sports and entertainment industry and inducted into IIFX Hall of Fame.

The recognition was awarded during a celebration luncheon at Ceasars Palace in Las Vegas on May 24, 2022. Criteria for induction into the International Hall of Fame includes longevity to the industry, sustained performance and contributions, inspirational leadership, a fancentric focus, management, vision, and business ethics.

Zeidman who has been with AEG for more than 25 years, oversees Arena and L.A. LIVE campus event operations, production, including guest services, booking, box office, event security, event staffing, guest relations, facility presentation, marketing, communications, hospitality and food and beverage services. Along with his hard-working team of employees, he also supervises day-to-day support for Arena’s tenants, sponsors, clients, and partners including the Los Angeles Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, and Los Angeles Sparks franchises, hosting seven NBA Finals, two Stanley Cup Finals and five WNBA Finals in which the home teams won seven NBA Championships, two Stanley Cup Championships and three WNBA Championships.

Zeidman and his team have successfully hosted an unprecedented schedule of events since October 1999, including multiple summer X Games competitions, 19 of the last 21 GRAMMY Awards, and more than 400 sold out concerts. Zeidman also helped develop and open The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and iconic AEG venues such as the O2 in London and the Mercedes Benz Arena in Berlin.