Jul 22, 2016

Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall Receives Top Honors From Industry Publications

Spectra by Comcast Spectacor, which provides Venue Management and Food Services & Hospitality to Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall and the Convention Center, is pleased to announce Boardwalk Hall has once again been recognized as a ‘Top Stop’ by two entertainment industry publications.  Both VenuesToday Magazine and Pollstar Magazine have ranked the historic venue highly among the top 200 in the world.

In the 10,001-15,000 seat capacity category, VenuesToday has ranked Boardwalk Hall as the 11th 2016 Mid-Year ‘Top Stop’ in the world and 6th in the US. This ranking is derived from concert and event grosses reported to the publication from October 16, 2015 through May 15, 2016.

“Everyone at Boardwalk Hall is grateful to once again secure a top spot in Venues Today’s mid-year rankings in the category of top performing mid-sized arenas for 2016,” said Spectra’s Fran Rodowicz, General Manager of Boardwalk Hall.  “This recognition would not be possible without the support from the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, our partners, and promoters that we have worked with for continuing to bring shows and productions to Boardwalk Hall and Atlantic City.”

In addition, Pollstar Magazine named its Top 200 Venues in the publication’s Mid-Year Worldwide Ticket Sales for the first half of 2016.  Boardwalk Hall placed 71st in the US and 126th overall with 52,794.  The chart is based on ticket sales to concerts (excluding non-sporting events and most family shows) at venues of all sizes from January 1 through July 1, 2016.

Boardwalk Hall and the Atlantic City Convention Center are owned and funded by the CRDA.

About Spectra Spectra by Comcast Spectacor is the expert in hosting and entertainment, partnering with over 300 clients at 400 global properties to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra’s expertise is embodied within three divisions: Venue Management (formerly Global Spectrum), Food Services & Hospitality (formerly Ovations Food Services) and Ticketing & Fan Engagement (formerly Paciolan). Learn more at SpectraExperiences.com.

Comcast Spectacor is part of Comcast Corporation, a Fortune 50 media and technology company that operates Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Pa., In addition to Spectra, Comcast Spectacor owns and operates the National Hockey League’s Philadelphia Flyers and the Wells Fargo Center venue. Visit us at ComcastSpectacor.com, PhiladelphiaFlyers.com and WellsFargoCenterPhilly.com for more information.

About the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) www.njcrda.com and www.twitter.com/njcrda

The only agency of its kind nationwide, the CRDA has used Atlantic City casino reinvestments as a catalyst for meaningful, positive improvement in the lives of New Jersey residents.  Under the 2011 Tourism District Act, CRDA’s mission evolved from statewide projects to becoming the state’s key economic development agency for Atlantic City, resulting in nearly $1 billion in economic development and non-gaming attractions.  In total, CRDA has invested nearly $2 billion in more than 400 projects statewide since 1984.  CRDA responsibilities include land use regulation, clean and safe initiatives, tourism marketing, and ownership and oversight of the Atlantic City Convention Center and Boardwalk Hall.

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