UCLA Health Enters into Agreement with AEG to Become a Staples Center Founding Partner


New Agreement Makes UCLA Health the First Medical Partner of STAPLES Center and an Official Partner of L.A. LIVE and Select AEG Presents Music Festivals and Events Across Southern California

LOS ANGELES – August 27, 2019 – UCLA Health and AEG, the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company, have launched a partnership across several of AEG’s most prominent sports and entertainment assets. The agreement, brokered by AEG Global Partnerships, establishes UCLA Health as a Founding Partner and first Medical Partner of STAPLES Center and an official partner of L.A. LIVE, the Amgen Tour of California, and several AEG Presents music festivals and events. The partnership provides UCLA Health access to diverse audiences across AEG venues, professional sporting events and concerts, deepening its ties to the Southern California community it serves and further extending its brand beyond the region. 

“We are pleased to enter into this agreement with AEG, an industry leader whose venues and events provide an opportunity to engage with diverse audiences and share UCLA Health’s mission and values with the communities we serve, visitors to the region, and those viewing events on various platforms,” said Dr. John Mazziotta, vice chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences and CEO of UCLA Health.

UCLA Health is widely recognized among the world’s leading academic health systems, with outstanding patient care informed by innovative research, modern technology and top medical education. UCLA Health hospitals are ranked #1 in both the Los Angeles region and in California and #6 nationally in the most recent assessment by U.S News & World ReportIt’s the 30th consecutive year that UCLA’s hospitals have appeared on the national honor roll, a distinction reserved for only 20 medical centers that deliver the highest-quality care across a range of specialties, procedures and conditions.   

UCLA Health will receive in-arena static signage and digital signage exposure during all LA Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, and LA Sparks home games. UCLA Health will also enjoy premium outdoor signage around STAPLES Center via rotational exposure of the arena’s 110 and 10 freeway marquees where other Founding Partners are recognized. Additionally, UCLA Health will engage fans through brand-tailored, interactive activations on the venue’s main concourse during all publicly ticketed events.

As an official partner of L.A. LIVE, the 4 million square foot downtown Los Angeles sports and entertainment district, UCLA Health will receive innovative digital signage along with simultaneous full-motion video and audio spots on the nine LED boards located at XBOX Plaza, a 40,000 square foot open-air plaza. UCLA Health will also receive strategic outdoor digital signage located at  L.A. LIVE’s prestigious JW Marriot hotel. Additionally, as an official partner of select AEG Presents festivals, UCLA Health will utilize on-site activations and digital reminders to engage fans and share ways to enhance their overall health and wellness both at the events and beyond.

“UCLA Health is a world-class leader in health care and has been a prominent pillar of the Southern California community for many decades. We are honored to be welcoming them into the AEG family and helping them expand their footprint across some of our most iconic sports and entertainment assets in Los Angeles,” said Nick Baker, Chief Operating Officer of AEG Global Partnerships. “This partnership represents two industry leaders teaming up for the benefit of all Angelinos. Led by Scott Emery, a UCLA alumnus on the AEG Global Partnerships team, it was evident from the very beginning of conversations that UCLA Health’s vision for exceptional customer service aligns perfectly with AEG’s continued commitment to providing exceptional live entertainment experiences across Southern California, making this partnership an organic fit.”


UCLA Health is among the world’s most comprehensive academic health systems, with a mission to provide state-of-the-art patient care, train top medical professionals and support pioneering research and discovery. It includes four  hospitals on two campuses — Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical CenterUCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital and the Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA  in the Westwood area of Los Angeles, and UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica â€“ and more than 180 medical practices throughout Southern California. UCLA Health also includes the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. UCLA Health hospitals ranked #1 in Los Angeles, #1 in California and #6 in the nation in the 2019-20 assessment by U.S. News & World Report. 


Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, AEG is the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company. With offices on five continents, the company operates in the following business segments: AEG Facilities, which is affiliated with or owns, manages or consults with more than 150 preeminent arenas, stadiums, theaters, clubs and convention centers around the world including STAPLES Center, The O2 Arena, the Sprint Center and the Mercedes-Benz Arenas; AEG Presents, which is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performances, including producing and promoting global and regional concert tours, music and special events and world-renowned festivals; AEG Real Estate, which develops world-class venues, as well as major sports and entertainment districts like STAPLES Center and L.A. LIVE; AEG Sports, which is the world’s largest operator of sports franchises and high-profile sporting events; and AEG Global Partnerships, which oversees worldwide sales and servicing of sponsorships including naming rights, premium seating and other strategic partnerships. Through its worldwide network of venues, portfolio of powerful sports and music brands, AXS.com 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 www.aegworldwide.com

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