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Even as other industries struggled in 2020, the video game industry continued to grow rapidly, with local companies such as Activision Blizzard Inc. and Riot Games Inc. leading the way.
The Los Angeles Business Journal’s annual Book of Lists has arrived. This year’s edition contains 73 unique lists covering the region’s major industries and a diverse array of companies that enliven Los Angeles County’s expansive economy.
See a breakdown of L.A.'s largest private companies, by the numbers
Facts and figures worth noting from this year’s list
Notable numbers from the Largest Private Companies list.
Special Report: Business of Sports
Clippers are climbing, but Lakers and Dodgers are still the teams to beat By MATTHEW BLAKE and JOSHUA NIV Staff Reporters
AEG signs El Silencio to feature at sports park and music venues
The Los Angeles Galaxy and Dignity Health Sports Park have agreed to a multiyear sponsorship deal with Santa Monica-based El Silencio Holdings Inc. in a partnership the team is calling the first of its kind.
Deals with blockchain and AR firms bolster team’s tech bona fides
Clippers keep focus on tech with new partnerships.
Partnership includes naming rights to G League affiliate, in-stadium signage, concerts
Casino retains naming rights to Clippers’ affiliate.
Club to operate affiliate with Beijing-based company signed on as sponsor
L.A. Kings adopt Chinese youth sports team.
UCLA and Wescom Credit Union have agreed upon a 10-year, $38 million partnership that will rename the school’s basketball arena from Pauley Pavilion to the Edwin W. Pauley Pavilion presented by Wescom.
Company will oversee in-venue sales as well as e-commerce for teams
Anschutz Entertainment Group chooses Chicago vendor for online retail and e-commerce at Staples Center, StubHub Center and other venues.
AEG Facilities, a stand-alone division of AEG, has agreed to a multi-year deal with the Buenos Aires Arena to manage and operate the facility. The 16,000-seat arena is controlled by Argentinian media outfit, La Nación, and is set to open their doors in mid-2019.
Snap and SeatGeek partner with LAFC for in-app ticket purchases
LAFC strikes a deal with SeatGeek to sell tickets via Snapchat.
The day before the 2018 World Cup hosted its first match, FIFA, the International Federation of Association Football, announced that the U.S., Mexico and Canada will host the 2026 games.
$95M worth to start year spread over Staples, L.A. Live, StubHub
AEG scores $95 million in sponsorships.
AEG has brokered a deal between its National Hockey League team, the Los Angeles Kings, and BluEco Technology Group to reduce the operating costs and carbon footprint at the Kings arena and other community ice rinks throughout the city.
Santa Monica-based technology company Appetize said Major League Soccer team, Los Angeles Football Club, will use its payment software to handle food and beverage concessions sales at the club’s newly-opened $350 million Banc of California Stadium in Exposition Park.
The Los Angeles Dodgers will reportedly host the 2020 Major League Baseball All-Star game.
Los Angeles biotech billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong is said to be nearing a deal to invest in Major League Soccer’s D.C. United club.
Local credit union gets naming rights, advertising space and partnership deal
Kinecta Federal’s new deal with the L.A. Galaxy.
EIR on Inglewood campus proceeds as MSG contends Inglewood showed bad faith
L.A.’s newest sports venue will feature add-ons for athletes, fans and visitors.
The Los Angeles Clippers have announced a multiyear pact to feature the logo of Austin-based social networking company Bumble on the team’s jerseys starting tonight with the team’s matchup against the New Orleans Pelicans.
Impact Networking’s venue open to ticketholders, leads West Coast expansion plan
Impact Sports Bar & Grill adds to mini-empire with new site in Staples Center.
Sales via social media seen as game-changer with new soccer team set to debut
Comedian, actor signs on for official role after two months without team link
Laker Nation finally has an official team podcast.
Keck Medicine of USC and Dr. John Meyer’s Institute of Sports Physical Therapy will operate at the Los Angeles Kings’ new orthopedic clinic and rehab facility in El Segundo when it is finished next year.
Move could signal a jump to Major Leagues.
Shohei Otani, a star pitcher/outfielder in Japan, signed with Creative Artists Agency to represent him in his transition from the Japanese League to Major League Baseball.
Tony Sciarrino has been tapped to be the new chairman of L.A. Sports Council, taking over from Karen Brodkin, whose tenure ran from 2013.
Vacated Lakers space gets USC’s Keck, biomed specialist John Meyer
USC’s Keck School of Medicine and Dr. John Meyer’s Institute of Sports Physical Therapy will operate at the Los Angeles Kings’ new orthopedic clinic and rehab facility in El Segundo when it is finished next year, according to Kelly Cheeseman, chief operations officer for the Kings.
The Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission has successfully landed the bid for the 2023 College Football Playoff National Championship game, which will be played in the new NFL stadium now under construction in Inglewood.
Irwindale facility offers clock, refs as supplement to playground standards
Basketball-focused fitness club PickUp USA Fitness is out to grow by franchising its concept of providing a professional layer of organization to the longstanding rituals of playground courts.
Pharmaceutical firm raises cash for drug trials; business accelerator gets federal contract; Cherin Group gambles on sports companies.
Chernin Group announced the acquisition of three sports fantasy and betting companies that have been merged to form what it is calling the Action Network.
The National Basketball Association’s newest alternate uniform designs – unveiled this month in the lead-up to the 2017-18 season – originated in Los Angeles.
Bruins’ Josh Rosen shines in comeback; Trojans see big things for Sam Darnold.
Give the UCLA Bruins an early leg up on crosstown rival the USC Trojans, thanks to the sort of football win that could spur ticket sales, merchandise and sponsorships.
The Los Angeles Clippers announced Thursday they are selling eight “Star Courtside” seats at a reported $4,070 per game, or $175,000 for the season.