Ticketmaster Honors Golden 1 Center with Sustainability Commitment Award at the Ticketing Leader’s Annual Sports Summit
On Tuesday, June 25, the Sacramento Kings and Golden 1 Center were awarded with Ticketmaster’s 2019 Sustainability Commitment Award for the team’s efforts to reshape the fan experience while acting as advocates for sustainability and innovation in the industry.
“It is an honor to be presented with Ticketmaster’s 2019 Sustainability Commitment Award,” said Sacramento Kings Chief Operating Officer Matina Kolokotronis. “Sustainability is a key pillar of the Kings organization, and it is incredibly rewarding to know that our environmental efforts are making a positive impact in the Sacramento community and beyond.”
“Ticketmaster and Live Nation are deeply committed to sustainability and have been amazed by the incredible work the Sacramento Kings have done within the ‘green waste’ space,” said Ticketmaster President Jared Smith. “At this year’s Ticketmaster Sports Summit, we had the privilege of honoring some of our clients’ notable achievements in corporate responsibility, and the Sacramento Kings are a fantastic example of what it means to employ more eco-friendly processes for a major venue.”
Ticketmaster launched the new awards program to spotlight their clients’ commitment to driving change within their communities. The awards focused on three core principles in the areas of sustainability, diversity and fan advocacy, with the Sacramento Kings and Golden 1 Center taking home the inaugural Sustainability Commitment Award this week in Los Angeles.
Awarded Environmental Innovator of the Year by Green Sports Alliance and Sustainable Business of the Year for Energy Conservation by BERC, the Sacramento Kings have redefined the sustainable capabilities of sports teams with Golden 1 Center being the first arena awarded LEED platinum designation, and the most innovative food program in sports sourcing 90% of food within 150 miles of the arena. The team continues to add unique sustainable practices including the Second That program aimed at eliminating food waste by donating unused/unprepared food to families in need, and the Solar Days initiative to reduce power usage on “dark days” at the arena, implemented in the summer of 2018.