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May 12, 2016

Tickets for the 39th Annual American Finals Rodeo at Boardwalk Hall On Sale Friday, May 13

TWO-DAY EVENT TO TAKE PLACE IN ATLANTIC CITY OVER VETERANS DAY WEEKEND, NOVEMBER 11 & 12

As announced at a press conference this past January by Spectra by Comcast Spectacor, the provider of Venue Management and Food Services & Hospitality to Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall and the Convention Center, and the American Professional Rodeo Association (APRA), the rodeo will return to Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall for the 39th Annual American Finals Rodeo, a two-day event over Veterans Day Weekend on November 11 and 12.

Tickets for this event will go on sale on Friday, May 13 at 11 AM and will be available at the Boardwalk Hall Box Office, Ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster Outlets or by phone at 800-736-1420. Discounts will be given to children (2-12), military, and senior citizens (65+). These tickets can be purchased with a valid ID at the Boardwalk Hall Box Office. Groups of 10 or more will also receive special discounts. For group sales, please call (609) 348-7023 or e-mail [email protected] In addition, in partnership with Vet Tix, all veterans and their immediate families can enter a lottery system to receive free tickets to the event through www.vettix.org.

The event will be presented by the American Professional Rodeo Association (APRA) which sanctions rodeos throughout the northeast.  The top 12 contestants in bareback riding, steer wrestling, breakaway roping, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing and bull riding – based on money won during the regular season, qualify to compete at the American Finals Rodeo. The event will feature competitors from all over the world; who will have competed as part of the regular season in states as far west as Indiana, south as Tennessee and north as Maine.

For additional information, please visit www.americanfinalsrodeo.com.

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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About the Atlantic City Sports Commission: The Atlantic City Sports Commission was officially formed on January 13, 2015 as a 501 (c)(3) organization with the support of Meet AC and the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) to attract sporting events, conventions and competitions to Atlantic City.

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