UCLA and the Los Angeles Lakers have engaged American Skating Entertainment Centers, LLC (“ASEC”) to manage and operate the Lakers’ new state-of-the-art practice facility that is currently under construction in El Segundo, CA. The UCLA Health Lakers Training Center is a 120,000 square foot facility which will encompass a 750-spectator arena for LA Defenders games, multiple practice courts, a world class training center, and all of the Lakers’ offices is scheduled to open in the summer of 2017.
ASEC, the largest independent owner/operator of ice skating rinks and indoor sports facilities in the United States, will be responsible for all aspects of the daily operations at the Lakers’ new facility. ASEC manages the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, which is owned by AEG and has served as the Lakers’ practice facility since 1999.
“We are honored to expand our decade long relationship providing best-in-class services to one of the most iconic and storied franchises in all of professional sports,” stated ASEC President, Brad Berman. “We have been working closely with the Lakers leadership team throughout the construction phase to ensure a seamless transition into what will unequivocally be the premier practice facility and corporate headquarters in the country,” added Berman.
Founded in 2006, ASEC is the largest owner/operator of ice skating and indoor sports facilities in the United States. ASEC operates 18 facilities in New York, North Carolina, Georgia, Texas, Arizona, and California, including the famed Toyota Sports Center in Los Angeles, which is home to the LA Kings and LA Lakers.