America’s Night of Hope
Approximately 35,000 tickets were sold for America’s Night of Hope with Joel and Victoria Osteen at U.S. Cellular Field on August 6, 2011. Joel Osteen is an American bestselling author and the senior pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. The 3.5 hour production consisting of song, music and motivational speaking was broadcast live globally on the TBN Network. The Authority received approximately $177,000 in revenue for hosting the event while local spending associated with production topped $243,000.