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INTRODUCING A MULTI-SPORT, MULTI-COUNTRY, MULTI-DAY EVENT
SHOWCASING THE BEST IN WOMEN’S SPORTS,ENTERTAINMENT AND CULTURE.
“WHERE WOMEN TAKE CENTER STAGE”

PURCHASE TICKETS

Tickets Now Available!

All session and VIP experience tickets available until 12/31/2018. Tickets to the general public will go on sale March 8, 2019 on International Women’s Day.

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OUR MISSION: To invite the women of the world to meet every two years to celebrate their accomplishments and bold visions for the future set against a backdrop of world class sports competition and entertainment

The Times Union Center, Albany, NY

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Schedule of Events

EVENT DATE TIME
TENNIS TUESDAY, AUGUST 20TH 7:00PM
GYMNASTICS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21ST 7:00PM
BASKETBALL THURSDAY, AUGUST 22ND 7:00PM
ICE HOCKEY FRIDAY, AUGUST 23RD 7:00PM
FIGURE SKATING SATURDAY, AUGUST 24TH 1:00PM
BEACH VOLLEYBALL SUNDAY, AUGUST 25TH 11:00AM

ABOUT

A Growing Audience for Women’s Sports

A recent study* of the global sports sponsorship market showed that from 2011-2013 there was $106.8 billion spent on sports marketing of which only 0.4% ($427.7 m) was spent on women’s sports. However, the tide is shifting and those spending levels are going to increase dramatically as a result of ever increasing interest in women’s sports.

  • In 2017, Nielsen reported that 149.5 million people watched the UEFA Women’s Euros; 87.4 million watched the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup and 33.9 million watched the Women’s Rugby World Cup
  • The 2017 Women’s FA Cup (soccer) had a record live crowd of 35,000 and a UK only television audience
    of 1.0 million

And on the notion that men don’t watch women’s sports, Nielsen reports:

  • 56% of the Women’s Rugby World Cup final viewers were male and 58% of the television audience for the Women’s Euros were male.
  • 70% of men surveyed said they were interested in women’s cricket

*Marketing Week (UK) 2/8/18

Support From Iconic Personalities

From Sports, Entertainment and Business

MONICA SELES
Chair-Tennis | 9 time Grand Slam Champion | Tennis

NANCY KERRIGAN
Chair-Figure Skating | 2 time Olympic medalist | Figure Skating

CHRIS EVERT
Advisory Board Member | 18 time Grand Slam Champion | Tennis

SHANNON MILLER
Chair-Gymnastics | 7 time Olympic medalist | Gymnastics

JACKIE JOYNER KERSEE
Advisory Board Member | 6 time Olympic medalist | Track & Field

JUDY MURRAY
Advisory Board Member | Internationally renowned tennis coach | motivational speaker

Donna de Varona (Olympic Gold Medalist; swimming): Consultant and Chair, Advisory Board
Tenley Albright (Olympic Gold Medalist, Figure Skating): Advisory Board member
Doug Beal (Former CEO, USA Volleyball; 3 time USA Olympic coach): Advisory Board member
Jane Blalock (Hall of Fame LPGA Golfer): Advisory Board Member
Christine Brennan (USA Today Columnist; CNN/ESPN contributor): Advisory Board member
Nancy Carpenter (EVP – TJX Companies): Advisory Board member
Nadia Comaneci (nine time Olympic Gold Medalist; gymnastics): Advisory Board member
Bart Conner (two time Olympic Gold Medalist; gymnastics): Advisory Board member
Kathy Francis (Consultant, Chair and President, WISE): Advisory Board member
Stephanie Harvey (five time World Champion gamer; Counter-Strike): Chair, eSports
Kerri-Anne Kennerley (Australia’s First Lady of Television; Award winning performer): Advisory Board member
Ilana Kloss (CEO, World Team Tennis): Advisory Board member
David Machlica (Managing Partner, Sports Media Investors): Advisory Board member
Marti Malloy (Olympic medalist; judo): Advisory Board member
Olivia Munn (Actress): Advisory Board Member
Digit Murphy (Women’s Sports Entrepeneur; Coach of Chinese National Team): Advisory Board member
Scott O’Neil (CEO, Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Devils & Prudential Center): Advisory Board member
Stella Ross (International Travel/Food Entrepeneur): Advisory Board Member
Michele Sicard (International banking executive): Advisory Board member
Jennie Silverstein (International television producer): Advisory Board member
Frank Smith (Business Executive and Sports Official): Advisory Board member
Kelli Stack (two time Olympic medalist; ice hockey): Chair, Hockey

THE VISION

Before the proliferation of cable television and the internet, I had the privilege of working with the likes of Janet Evans,Jackie Joyner Kersee, Barbara Fontana, Shannon Miller, Nancy Kerrigan and others who are among the most decorated female athletes in history. So in 2001 when I was contacted about starting a 24/7 television network devoted to women’s sports, I was intrigued.

However, the time was not right for me or the network and it never came to fruition. Frankly, I think it was an idea ahead of its time. However, when I was watching the Olympic Games from Rio in 2016, it struck me that the time was right. Maybe not for a 24/7 network, but certainly for a standalone, all women’s sporting competition and entertainment festival showcasing the best in women’s performance.

And out of that moment came the outline for what is now the Aurora Games…a week long celebration of women in sports supported by a festival of entertainment, culture and education.

Throughout my career I have tried to create new and interesting projects that provide opportunities for athletes, sponsors and fans. None have been as grand as what I envision for the Aurora Games but I think it can be a breakthrough event. I hope you will join me in bringing this vision to life by participating on one of the many platforms we are developing. The time is right.

Jerry Solomon

Creator and Executive Producer, The Aurora Games

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