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Jan 12, 2015

Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall Ranks As One Of Country's Top Performing Arenas In 2014

Global Spectrum, facility operators of Historic Boardwalk Hall, announced today that the arena has been ranked as one of the highest grossing arenas in the country by industry publications Pollstar and Venues Today in their 2014 year end rankings.

Pollstar ranks Boardwalk Hall as the #86 venue worldwide by tickets sold for all concerts and family entertainment in 2014, and the #41 venue in the United States. Venues Today lists Boardwalk Hall as the #56 busiest venue in North America and #2 busiest venue in the country for all arenas 10,001 to 15,000 in capacity, based on all concert and event grosses from October 16, 2013 to October 15, 2014.

“Global Spectrum’s first year at Boardwalk Hall was definitely one to remember, and we’d like to thank all of the artists, agents, managers and promoters who helped us achieve these successes.  With a variety of concerts, sporting events and family shows that offered something for everyone, we were able to provide a broad spectrum of entertainment to our patrons” said Fran Rodowicz, General Manager for Global Spectrum at Boardwalk Hall. “We will strive to continue that momentum into 2015 and continue to bring world class entertainment to the Jersey shore.”

In 2014, Global Spectrum increased the number of ticketed events at Boardwalk Hall by 26 percent and sold more than 250,000 tickets during the calendar year. The diverse event mix featured four sell-out concerts from Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Mother’s Music Day Festival featuring Charlie Wilson and Lady Gaga, as well as the Bernard Hopkins vs. Sergey Kovalev Light Heavyweight Championship, and a variety of family events including WWE, Ringling Bros. Circus, Disney Live and Cirque du Soleil. 

The first three months of 2015 will be especially busy with seven concerts already announced, more than the first quarter of any year since the arena was renovated in 2001.

Global Spectrum (global-spectrum.com) manages the Atlantic City Convention Center, Boardwalk Hall and more than 120 other public assembly facilities around the world. Nearly 24-million people attended more than 15,000 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, which operates in 48 of the 50 United States, also owns the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, Ovations Food Services, a food and beverage services provider, 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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