Atlantic City Convention and Visitors Authority Selects Global Spectrum to Manage Boardwalk Hall and Convention Center
- Atlantic City, NJ - December 14, 2012
The Atlantic City Convention and Visitors Authority (ACCVA) has selected Global Spectrum to manage and operate Atlantic City’s historic Boardwalk Hall as well as the Atlantic City Convention Center, effective early 2013. The ACCVA board voted to approve the new contract for Global Spectrum, a Philadelphia-based subsidiary of nationally recognized sports and entertainment leader Comcast-Spectacor, in a meeting on Thursday.
“Atlantic City has long been regarded as one of America’s most popular vacation resorts and a sought-after destination for groups, meetings and conventions, drawing millions of visitors from around the world to its top-notch facilities,” said John Page, Chief Operation Officer, Global Spectrum. “We are proud to add the Atlantic City Convention Center and the famed Boardwalk Hall to our growing client roster and look forward to working with the ACCVA to create exciting opportunities and the best possible experience for anyone looking to DO AC.”
Global Spectrum’s commitment to enhancing the consumer experience has made it the fastest growing firm in the public assembly management field. In addition to Boardwalk Hall and the Atlantic City Convention Center, the company manages more than 100 other public assembly facilities around the world. Nearly 20-million people attended more than 11,000 events in Global Spectrum venues last year, which include Citizens Bank Park and the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia as well as Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, New Jersey.
“We are excited to welcome Global Spectrum and their outstanding team to our destination,” said Jeffrey Vasser, President, Atlantic City Convention and Visitors Authority. “Global Spectrum’s exceptional reputation, high-level of customer satisfaction and marketing expertise will allow the ACCVA to maximize opportunities for both facilities as well as the community at large, and will enable Atlantic City to continue expanding its reputation as a first-rate cultural, sport and entertainment resort.”
Opened in May of 1997, the Atlantic City Convention Center offers nearly 500,000 contiguous square feet of space, occupying a site of nearly 31 acres. As one of the East Coast's largest convention facilities, it regularly attracts prestigious public shows and conventions. Boardwalk Hall, which was originally constructed in 1929, underwent a dramatic three-year, $90 million renovation and restoration completed in 2001 that transformed the historic Hall into a modern special events arena capable of seating 14,500. It has been touted as one of America’s premier entertainment venues, known for high profile concerts, family shows, and sporting events.
Global Spectrum manages more than 100 public assembly facilities around the world. Over 20-million people attended more than 12,000 events in Global Spectrum venues last year. Based in Philadelphia, PA, Global Spectrum is part of Comcast-Spectacor, one of the world’s largest sports and entertainment companies. Comcast-Spectacor also owns the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, Ovations Food Services, a food and beverage services provider, New Era Tickets, a full-service ticketing and marketing product for public assembly facilities, Paciolan, the leading provider of venue establishment ticketing, fundraising and marketing technology solutions, Front Row Marketing Services, a commercial rights sales company, and Flyers Skate Zone, a series of community ice skating rinks.
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