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Sports venues eyeing change BY DARRELL JACKSON Peoria Times Staff Writer

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Gila River Arena and State Farm Stadium will soon be under the same venue management. AEG recently announced a merger with SMG Worldwide venue management, which expands AEG’s facilities management business around the world. The new company will be called ASM Global and be jointly owned by AEG and

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SMG’s parent company, Canadian private equity firm Onex. Dale Adams, general manager for Gila River Arena, said there would be no changes immediately, as regulatory approval could take three to nine months. Adams said he could not comment further. AEG announced ASM Global will be headquartered in Los Angeles and now operate more than 310 venues worldwide. It will now also include stadiums, arenas, performing arts centers and convention

centers. The majority of ASM venues have been part of SMG management, which ran more than 240 venues before the merger. AEG currently manages Gila River Arena and other large venues such as Staples Center in Los Angeles, T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and The O2 Arena in London. SMG’s clients include high-profile National Football League stadiums

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Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted Peoria Police Department Sergeant Jon Meck on charges for fraudulent schemes and artifices and theft from the Arizona Tactical Officers Association (ATOA). Between September 1, 2009, and August 2018, Meck served on the board of ATOA as its treasurer. ATOA is a nonprofit organization composed of members from police agencies throughout the State of Arizona and designed to provide those members with tactical training. An investigation revealed that beginning in February 2012, Meck allegedly used the organization’s account to make personal purchases not authorized by the ATOA board.

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