June 22, 2023 – Today, Terrapin Station Entertainment (a joint venture with Sony Music Masterworks) announced the expansion of its sports and stadium events division, Terrapin Station Sports. Under the vision of the Columbus Crew and Philadelphia Union leadership, nine MLS teams have entered into a collective partnership with the award-winning live entertainment production company with the goal of hosting more major events at its venues. Concerts and events.
The expansion with MLS clubs furthers Terrapin Station Sports’ existing partnerships with Major League Baseball and National Football League franchises, including St. Louis Cardinals’ Busch Stadium, Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium and more. The division is overseen by Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Shank, Executive Vice President of Business Development Steven Lundy, and Head of Partnership Development and Strategy Andrew Pauls.
“Thanks to the leadership of the Columbus Crew and Philadelphia Union MLS clubs, we are honored and excited to partner with nine MLS teams across the country to represent their amazing stadiums with live concerts and events,” Steven Lun Di (Steven Lundy) said. “We see great potential in each of these stadiums to be active live concert venues with quality programming, but also a new class of premier venues for artists to perform to their fans.”
“We have an incredible relationship with Tim McDermott, the Philadelphia Union, and all of the MLS clubs who are part of this new partnership with Terrapin Station Sports, and we share a common vision that will benefit our club, our venues and most importantly, our city and the fan experience throughout the year,” said Kristin Bernert, President of Business Operations, Columbus Crew. “Lower.com Field and each of the stadiums in the network are extraordinary sports and entertainment destinations, and by working together, we have a great opportunity to increase the number of major events we host while further exposing our facilities and cities to the world .audience.”
“The Philadelphia Union is proud to launch this initiative under the tremendous leadership of the Columbus Crew, Kristen Burnett and other MLS clubs. Given their industry reputation and strong track record, Terrapin Station Entertainment is The perfect partner to guide us in making this happen,” said Philadelphia Union President Tim McDermott. “MLS is home to some of the most impressive and intimate venues in the country. We look forward to inviting music lovers to Subaru Park for an amazing spectacle and fan experience with their favorite artists.”
“It all started a few years ago, consulting for a couple of Major League Baseball teams,” Jonathan Shank, founder and CEO of Terrapin Station Entertainment, told VenuesNow. “It was incredible to see this division of our company The growth has been fantastic, and we look forward to supporting these teams and connecting them to the market, bringing more live events and performances to their stadiums.”
Terrapin Station Sports works hand in hand with team partners to connect with the live entertainment industry including promoters, agents and more to create more live opportunities at its partner stadiums. Terrapin Station Sports provides resources for all parties to ensure world-leading live entertainment at its partner stadiums.
Shank founded Terrapin Station in 2020 and has since produced Disney Junior Live On Tour, Bob Marley “One Love Experience”, “Deal Or No Deal Live” and more. The development of Terrapin Station Sports wasn’t entirely a surprise for the leading entertainment company, with impressive stadium events on the horizon, including Billy Joel and Stevie Nicks at AT&T Stadium, Guns N’ Roses at Busch Stadium and More coming in the coming weeks.