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AEG’s Lee Zeidman Awarded the Environmental Leadership Award by the Green Sports Alliance

AEG’s Lee Zeidman Awarded the Environmental Leadership Award by the Green Sports Alliance

Published 06-18-24

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AEG’s Lee Zeidman was awarded the Environmental Leadership Award by the Green Sports Alliance on on Monday, June 12, 2024.

AEG’s Lee Zeidman, President of Arena, Peacock Theater and L.A. LIVE, received the Environmental Leadership Award from the Green Sports Alliance during the 14th annual Green Sports Alliance Summit on Monday, June 12, 2024.

The ceremony was hosted by award-winning sportscaster Sarah Spain and recognized individuals or organizations that have demonstrated extraordinary leadership towards sustainability, environmental stewardship, and community engagement. Former recipients of the award include renowned athlete Billie Jean King; Christina Lurie, Owner of Eagles; Gary Bettman, NHL Commissioner; and Bud Selig, former MLB Commissioner.

“I am deeply honored to receive the Environmental Leadership Award from the Green Sports Alliance,” said Lee Zeidman, President of Arena, Peacock Theater, and L.A. LIVE. “This recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire team, who strive every day to make our venues at L.A. LIVE a model for environmental stewardship in sports and live events. We are committed to continuing our efforts to create a greener, more sustainable future for our community and our world.”

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AEG's Lee Zeidman with award-winning sportscaster Sarah Spain.

Under Zeidman’s helm, Arena and the venues at L.A. LIVE have implemented several sustainability initiatives that have led the sports and live entertainment industry. In addition to achieving the International WELL Building Institute’s WELL Health-Safety Rating and being certified by the Global Biorisk Advisory Council for their Star Facility Accreditation, Arena was one of the first venues to install rooftop solar panels, Bloom Energy fuel cells, and LED sports lighting. During the Green Sports Alliance Summit, the arena and Peacock Theater announced that they will be implementing a full-time reusable r.Cup program throughout both venues in collaboration with r.World.

The 2024 Green Sports Alliance Summit: Faster, Further, Together, took place on June 11, 12 and 13 in Los Angeles, CA. The event brought together international partners, industry leaders, sustainability experts, athletes and entertainers, and organizations committed to advancing environmental and social responsibility in the sports and entertainment industries. To learn more about the event, click here.

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Roger McClendon, Executive Director of the Green Sports Alliance, presented the award to Lee Zeidman.


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Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, AEG is the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company. With offices on five continents, AEG operates in the following business segments: AEG Facilities, which with its affiliates owns, manages or consults with more than 120 preeminent venues around the world including The O2 Arena, the Sprint Center and the Mercedes-Benz Arenas;   AEG Presents, one of the largest live music companies in the world dedicated to producing and promoting global and regional concert tours, music and special events and world-renowned festivals; AEG Sports, the world’s largest operator of sports franchises and high-profile sporting events;   AEG Global Partnerships, which oversees worldwide sales and servicing of sponsorships including naming rights, premium seating and other strategic partnerships; and AEG Real Estate, which develops world-class venues and  sports and entertainment districts like STAPLES Center and L.A. LIVE. Through its worldwide network of venues, portfolio of powerful sports and music brands, ticketing platform, AXS cable television channel and its integrated entertainment districts, AEG entertains more than 100 million guests annually. More information about AEG can be found at

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