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Arne Fritz becomes new Vice President Venues & Real Estate at CTS EVENTIM

CTS EVENTIM appointed experienced manager, architect and project developer Arne Fritz to the role of Vice President Venues & Real Estate.

Hamburg, 5 Oct. 2023 – On 1 October, CTS EVENTIM appointed experienced manager, architect and project developer Arne Fritz to the role of Vice President Venues & Real Estate. In the newly created position, Arne Fritz will take over some tasks from Executive Vice President Rainer Appel, who is planning to gradually move into a consulting role for the company next year. As well as overseeing the construction of the ARENA FOR MILAN – the biggest and most innovative multipurpose arena in Italy – and the business of the existing venues, Arne Fritz will also be strategically developing the entertainment company’s real estate portfolio to sustainably strengthen its value chain. Arne will report to CEO Klaus-Peter Schulenberg.

After graduating in architecture, Arne Fritz spent eight years working in a firm specializing in architecture, project development and property sales in Münster. In 2008, he moved to Drees & Sommer, the market leader in the Germany-Austria-Switzerland region for project management and consulting on real-estate and infrastructure projects. His last position there was Associate Partner and Head of Sports and Entertainment. During this time, he played an instrumental role in many prestigious projects. The most notable of these include the successful reorganisation and subsequent completion of the construction of the Elbphilharmonie concert hall in Hamburg, Hamburg’s application for the Olympic Games, and numerous other projects for sporting venues, stadiums, and event venues.

Klaus-Peter Schulenberg, CEO, CTS EVENTIM: “I’m delighted that we’re welcoming another successful and dynamic leader into our team. Arne will contribute significantly to our future strategy, with which we aim to increasingly diversify our business areas while also offering our artists and business partners an even higher quality of international services from a single provider.”

Arne Fritz, Vice President Venues & Real Estate, CTS EVENTIM: “I’m grateful to Klaus and the entire team for putting their trust in me, and I’m delighted to be part of the EVENTIM family. With our existing and upcoming venues, we offer artists, promoters and fans the highest level of service and entertainment.

CTS EVENTIM is a leading international provider of ticketing services and live entertainment. About 250 million tickets per year are marketed using the Company’s systems – through physical box offices and mobile/online portals. These portals operate under brands such as,,, and The CTS EVENTIM Group also includes a number of companies promoting concerts, tours, and festivals such as Rock am Ring, Rock im Park, Hurricane, Southside, and Lucca Summer. According to Pollstar’s global rankings for 2022, the EVENTIM Group is the third-biggest promoter in the world. In addition, CTS EVENTIM operates some of Europe’s most renowned venues, for example the LANXESS Arena in Cologne, the K.B. Hallen in Copenhagen, the Waldbühne in Berlin, and the EVENTIM Apollo in London. CTS Eventim AG & Co. KGaA (ISIN DE 0005470306) has been listed on the stock exchange since 2000 and is a member of the MDAX segment. In 2022, the Group generated revenue of EUR 1.9 billion across more than 20 countries.

Marco Haeckermann
Vice President Corporate Development & Strategy
Christian Colmorgen
Head of Corporate Communications

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