Selects ICON Venue Group as Owner's Representative and Project Manager, and HOK as Lead Design Consultant and Architect of Record Joins Powerhouse Team That Includes Las Vegas Sands, Azoff MSG Entertainment, Live Nation and Oak View Group New State-of-the-Art Destination Will Be World's Largest Venue Built Specifically for Music and Entertainment NEW YORK, Nov. 03, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Madison Square Garden Company (NYSE:MSG) announced today that it has added two world-class partners to the team tasked with bringing a groundbreaking new venue to Las Vegas: ICON Venue Group (ICON) has been named owner's representative and project manager, and HOK has been named lead design consultant and architect of record. The two companies, along with MSG, Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS), Azoff MSG Entertainment, Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:LYV) and Oak View Group, will work together to create the premier destination for fans from around the world who want to see the biggest and best artists in a next-generation venue designed specifically for live music and entertainment. ICON, the leading owner's representative and project management firm in the sports and entertainment industry, will serve as owner's representative and project manager, overseeing the development, design and construction of the Las Vegas venue on behalf of MSG. HOK, a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm, will work collaboratively with MSG to provide architectural and interior design services and will be responsible for coordinating all engineering disciplines. David O'Connor, President and CEO of The Madison Square Garden Company, said, "We are making important progress on our plans to expand MSG's portfolio of celebrated venues and create a world-class, music and entertainment destination in Las Vegas. Our esteemed new partners, ICON and HOK, have each established reputations for spearheading bold, game-changing projects that set new standards for innovation and excellence. We look forward to working with them, and our other valued partners, to deliver a truly groundbreaking experience in Las Vegas, one that will ultimately redefine the large-scale live music and entertainment landscape and set a new benchmark for both artists and fans."