May 26, 2016

Spectra By Comcast Spectacor Crowns Third "Chairman of the Boardwalk" In Boardwalk Hall's Biggest Annual Contest


Spectra by Comcast Spectacor, which provides Venue Management and Food Services & Hospitality to Boardwalk Hall, today announced that Meredith Obando of Monroe, NJ has been selected as the winner of this year’s “Chairman of the Boardwalk” Sweepstakes. As winner, Obando will be awarded a pair of tickets to every event at the legendary venue for one whole year through Memorial Day 2017. Also included in the prize package is a free room night at the Sheraton Atlantic City and a $25 gift certificate for Applebee’s Atlantic City for each event night.

"I am so excited to be the new Chairman of the Boardwalk winner!” said Obando. “I look forward to enjoying some great music and events with friends at Boardwalk Hall as well as some fun on the town in Atlantic City."

Obando and a guest will now have the opportunity to attend the following upcoming events at Boardwalk Hall:

Luke Bryan: June 3
Bill Burr: June 18
One performance of Ovo by Cirque Du Soleil: June 22-26
Justin Bieber: July 15
Kidz Bop Kids: July 23
My2K Tour feat. 98 Degrees, O-Town, Dream & Ryan Cabrera: August 12
2017 Miss America Competition: September 11
I Love the 90’s Tour feat. Vanilla Ice, Salt n Pepa, Color Me Badd, Tone Loc, Coolio & Rob Base: November 5
One showing of the American Finals Rodeo: November 11-12
Any unannounced upcoming event taking place between May 30, 2016 and May 29, 2017

“We are thrilled to host this year’s winner!” said Jeff Albrecht, General Manager, Sheraton Atlantic City. “What better way to reward our loyal patrons than with an unforgettable prize of a lifetime that they create lasting memories to share for years to come.”

“We are very excited to once again have the opportunity to select one of our patrons as the Chairman of the Boardwalk as part of our third annual contest,” said Spectra’s Fran Rodowicz, General Manager of Boardwalk Hall. It is important to us to be able to give back to the community and the fans that attend our events here at Boardwalk Hall. We are honored to be able to provide our new winner with a year full of incredible memories by attending a great variety of upcoming shows we have coming up at our venue. We would also like to thank Sheraton Atlantic City and Applebee’s Atlantic City for partnering with us on this promotion to offer this unbelievable, one-of-a-kind prize.”

Last year, Laura Hughes of Galloway, NJ was the winner of Spectra by Comcast Spectacor’s second annual Chairman of the Boardwalk sweepstakes. Hughes received a pair of tickets to every event at Boardwalk Hall from Memorial Day 2015 through Memorial Day 2016. “It has been an amazing year as Chairman of the Boardwalk!” said Hughes of her experience. “I loved the variety of events that are held at Boardwalk Hall, from concerts to car racing. One of my favorite events at Boardwalk Hall (this past year) was the Madonna concert - she was absolutely incredible and exceeded my expectations. If I hadn't been Chairman of the Boardwalk, I would never have attended the Miss America pageant.  However, I found it really fascinating watching the show as well as seeing how they produce a show for television and all the different people that are behind the scenes.” Previous winners include Glen Butterworth of Stratford, NJ who was the first-ever Chairman of the Boardwalk from Memorial Day 2014 through Memorial Day 2015.

This year’s four-week Chairman of the Boardwalk sweepstakes was launched on Thursday, April 28 and ran through 10 a.m. today. Fans were able to enter the contest daily through The contest was promoted through the website as well as all Boardwalk Hall social media outlets using official hashtag #IWantToBeChairman.

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

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, and for more information.

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