Clear Channel Entertainment-Music Announces Verizon Wireless As New Name-In-Title Sponsor Of Former Aerial Theater

Clear Channel Entertainment-Music Announces Verizon Wireless As New Name-In-Title Sponsor Of Former Aerial Theater

January 22, 2002




Clear Channel Entertainment-Music, the world's largest producer, promoter and presenter of live entertainment, announced today that Houston's premiere wireless service provider, Verizon Wireless, has become the Name-In-Title Sponsor of the Aerial Theater in downtown Houston. Effective immediately, the venue will be named the Verizon Wireless Theater.

"Verizon Wireless is excited to connect with Houstonians through this live entertainment venue. The Verizon Wireless Theater offers a diverse line-up of entertainment and offers a great concert experience," states Katherine Greene, Region President of the Houston/Gulf Coast. "This is the perfect fit for a brand that prides itself on giving people a chance to connect and join in."

The Verizon Wireless Theater opened in 1998, and is known as the premiere live entertainment destination downtown. Located at Bayou Place in Houston's Theater District, the Verizon Wireless Theater is a 2,400 seat venue, offering multiple seating configurations, presenting over 100 live entertainment events each year.
"We're pleased to announce the Verizon Wireless affiliation in Houston," said Bob Roux, President, Clear Channel Entertainment-Music - Southwest Region. "We see this as part of an ongoing, very successful relationship with Verizon Wireless."

Information about Verizon Wireless Theater events can be found on the Clear Channel website at www.cc.com or www.verizonwirelesstheater.com. Event tickets can be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com, at the Theater box office and at local Ticketmaster outlets.

In addition to the Verizon Wireless Theater in Houston, Verizon Wireless has also named live performance venues in San Antonio, TX, Charlotte, NC, Indianapolis, IN, Los Angeles, CA and Virginia Beach, VA.

Clear Channel Entertainment

Clear Channel Entertainment, the world's largest producer and marketer of live entertainment events, is a subsidiary of Clear Channel Worldwide (NYSE: CCU), a global leader in the out-of-home advertising industry. Clear Channel Entertainment currently owns, operates and/or exclusively books 135 live entertainment venues, including 44 amphitheaters in the U.S. and 28 venues in Europe. Each year, more than 62 million people attend approximately 26,000 events promoted and/or produced by the company, including: Live music events; Broadway, West End and touring theatrical shows; family entertainment shows; and specialized sports and motor sports events.
In addition, Clear Channel Entertainment owns leading, independently operated talent management businesses, which specialize in the representation of athletes and broadcasters. Clear Channel Entertainment is headquartered in New York City.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless is the leading wireless communications provider in the U.S., with the largest wireless network and more than 29.4 million customers. The coast-to-coast wireless provider was formed by the combination of the U.S. wireless businesses of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Verizon Wireless has a footprint covering more than 90 percent of the U.S. population, 49 of the top 50 and 97 of the top 100 U.S. markets. The company, headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, is 40,000 employees strong. Reporters and editors can find more information about the company on the Web at http://www.verizonwireless.com.

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