Feb 18, 2015
More Than 18,000 Fans Flock To Boardwalk Hall For Marc Anthony And Charlie Wilson Concerts Over Valentine's Day Weekend
POST-CONCERT SURVEYS INDICATE THAT CONCERTGOERS PROVIDED SIGNIFICANT BOOST TO LOCAL ECONOMY
Boardwalk Hall was the epicenter of Valentine’s Day entertainment in Atlantic City this past weekend, drawing more than 18,000 ticketholders into the city for concerts by Latin superstar Marc Anthony on Friday, February, 13, and R&B legend Charlie Wilson on Saturday, February 14.
The back-to-back concerts over the weekend showcase the diverse lineup of entertainment Global Spectrum has booked at the arena thus far in 2015, with 10 concerts booked and more to be announced in the near future. Friday’s Marc Anthony concert attracted more than 8,500 fans to see the Latin icon perform classic hits as well as newer material as part of his Cambio de Piel tour. After a quick changeover, Charlie Wilson took the stage Saturday night in front of more than 9,500 fans, performing in support of his newest album Forever Charlie.
Boardwalk Hall concertgoers contributed significantly to the local Atlantic City economy while in town for the events and a post-event survey sent to online ticket purchasers of both events indicated:
81% of ticketholders traveled more than 50 miles to attend the concerts, with 40% traveling more than 100 miles
63% of ticketholders dined at a local Atlantic City restaurant
56% of ticketholders stayed at an Atlantic City hotel
46% of ticketholders spent more than $200 during their time in Atlantic City outside of Boardwalk Hall on food, gambling, accommodations or retail
45% of ticketholders gambled in an Atlantic City casino
Global Spectrum (global-spectrum.com) manages more than 125 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.
About the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) www.njcrda.com 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, investing nearly $2 billion in more than 400 projects statewide since 1984. 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. CRDA responsibilities expanded to include land use regulation, clean and safe initiatives, tourism marketing, ownership and oversight of the Atlantic City Convention Center and Boardwalk Hall, and partnership with the Atlantic City Alliance to brand and market Atlantic City. The former ACCVA, now a division of CRDA, is the first destination marketing organization in New Jersey to achieve prestigious Destination Marketing Accreditation by the Destination Marketing Association International.
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