Since joining the USF team in May 2012, Global Spectrum has set a new standard for entertainment, opening with a sold out Elton John show, and adding other acts such as Florence and the Machine, Sesame Street Live, Ron Paul, Impact Wrestling, and the Harlem Globetrotters. For their efforts, the Sun Dome was ranked fifth in the nation by Venues Today Magazine for venues with a capacity of 10,001-15,000.
Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, University of South Florida
Each year, the quantity and quality of shows has increased, and that is a testament to the hard work of your staff. Because of our success, we have become an even more popular venue when promoters are looking to route tours through Colorado. Along with our partnership with Global Spectrum, Larimer County has been able to take advantage of the synergies between Global and your sister companies, Ovations Food Services, Front Row Marketing and Paciolan. In having all four entities working in sync at Budweiser Events Center, we are able to run a more efficient operation on campus.
Director, The Ranch Larimer County Fairgrounds and Events Complex
The depth of knowledge that the corporate resources of Global Spectrum brought to the project helped the construction team successfully navigate the complex process of bringing this facility to completion. Global Spectrum’s work on the first major events held in the facility- the Opening Gala and the Grand Opening- made it obvious that Utah County has selected the right company to manage and operate the Convention Center.
Donald C. Nay
Associate Public Works Director, Utah County
Global Spectrum is a proven leader in the event and entertainment industry. As such, they continue to bring top quality acts, exhibitions, and regional and national conferences and events to our community and state. The Polk County/Global Spectrum partnership continues to be a valued asset for Polk County taxpayers.
Supervisor, Polk County Board of Supervisors
We had high expectations when developing a comprehensive partnership with Comcast-Spectacor and its three subsidiaries – Global Spectrum, Ovations Food Services, and Paciolan. Each has delivered on those expectations. We highly recommend working with Global Spectrum and experiencing their dedication to success and their “How You Doin’?” mentality.
CEO & Operating Partner, Keystone Sports and Entertainment LLC
This is to again express my appreciation to you and your Global Spectrum Team for another successful year in maintaining Citizens Bank Park as a first class facility. This year saw more than 3 million baseball fans come to our ballpark. In addition, we hosted major concerts and hundreds of other special events. It does not seem possible that 2013 marked our 10th year in Citizens Bank Park, but since our inaugural 2004 season we have been impressed with the consistent hard work and dedication of you and your team.
Michael R. Stiles
Senior Vice President for Administration and Operations, Philadelphia Phillies
Global Spectrum provides us the multitude of services we need in this endeavor: a talented and well-trained on-site staff; strong relationships, a proud reputation, and instant name-recognition within the industry; and strong corporate resources including risk management, finance, sales and marketing, venue booking, and building operations. We value our partnership with Global Spectrum.
President, Fargo Dome Authority
Having had the opportunity to work with you and the Global Spectrum team for the past several years, I would like to give the organization high praise for what it has done to raise the level of quality entertainment options for the citizens of Augusta-Richmond County and the CSRA. In the last five years, your team has been able to consistently book big name acts and shows with attendance reaching record numbers.
Mayor, Augusta, Georgia
On behalf of the Mayor and Council Members and all the City’s integral components; we have come to realize that the potential role that the Regional Fairgrounds has played in the realm of economic development and the future of a better quality of life is now evident to the success of the region.
Rodrigo Ramon Jr.
Mayor, City of Robstown
I commend the Global Spectrum staff for their hard work and dedication as we celebrate the past ten years at the BankUnited Center. The Center continues to make it’s footprint on both a national and international stage and truly is ‘The Best Mid-Size Venue in the World’!
Donna E. Shalala
President, University of Miami
Saint Louis University staff, promoters, and patrons continue to express positive feedback about the Global Spectrum staff. You and your team work diligently to exceed the expectations of our clients and patrons while conducting yourselves in a professional positive manner. We also appreciate the strong partnership your staff has with the Billiken Athletic Department to ensure their operation runs smoothly.
Director, Business Services, St. Louis University
Global Spectrum has proven to have the highest professional standards, and outstanding convenience for our entire program. They are always extremely helpful in every instance, professional in their management, and provide quality advice in areas where we are more inexperienced or deficient. Their leadership has been outstanding taking our program to new heights in marketing, arena management, promotions, and catering to our fans, patrons, and donors.
Head Basketball Coach, University of Maine
Global Spectrum has made our Old Dominion University arena into the top destination for entertainment in Hampton Roads as well as one of the top venues of its size in the nation by creating stellar marketing plans that sell out our events, producing a first class box office that offers solid customer service, and a detail-oriented event staff. Global Spectrum has delivered superior leadership and expertise each and every day with topnotch results, and we consider them a valuable member of our team.
Vice President for Administration and Finance, Old Dominion University
Global Spectrum has been pivotal in the community through its involvement with the Downtown Niagara Falls Business Association and its efforts with the Niagara Arts & Cultural Center, the Aquarium of Niagara, the Niagara Falls Fire Department and a host of other charitable organizations. With the quality and consistent events hosted in the CCNF, along with the development and expansion of Old Falls Street’s activities, we have enlivened the heart of what has been recognized historically as the pulse of our city’s tourism industry.
Paul A. Dyster
Mayor, Niagara Falls, NY
Under the direction and leadership of you and Global Spectrum, the Durham Convention Center has flourished as Durham’s premier convention and event venue. The facility upgrades and improvements that were completed in 2011, as part of the capital improvements plan, are impressively complemented by the manner in which the center is efficiently operated by your group. The City and County of Durham are extremely proud of the work that has been accomplished by our current convention center team.
Director, General Services, City of Durham
On behalf of the entire St. Charles County Convention & Sports Facilities Authority Board, I would like to once again commend the dedicated Global Spectrum staff that were essential in making the St. Charles Convention Center’s year another record breaker. The center not only exceeded budget projections and ended the year with a positive balance, but monthly revenue records were also established. These multiple and varied highs prove that success comes from the team effort constantly exhibited by devoted Global employees at the Center and a venue that lives up to its high standards.
Chairman, St. Charles County Convention & Sports Facility Authority
Global Spectrum has done an exceptional job in creating an unforgettable experience to residents and visitors alike. This is most evident through the loyalty of our return customers. New customers will also experience the great service and most assuredly be a returning customer as well.
Chairman, Urban Renewal Authority of Pueblo Board of Commissioners
Once again, I am proud to report that the Global Spectrum team performed extremely well this financial year, and have exceeded expectations at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. Global Spectrum has consistently led the charge in booking world-class events, and delivering them to the Singapore community at the highest level.
CEO, SportsHub Pte Ltd
Under the management of Global Spectrum, both the quality and number of events at the Roanoke Civic Center complex continue to improve and our financial performance continues to be positive relative to budget. Additionally, changes in local management at Ovations, our catering and concessions contractor and a Comcast-Spectacor company, has resulted in some creative new ideas and food offerings, resulting in enhanced revenue in the past year.
Brownie E. Polly, III
Chairman, Roanoke Civic Center Commission
At the heart of every great city is a venue that provides opportunities to celebrate the arts community. The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts has become that jewel for Virginia Beach. With the conclusion of the sixth season, our remarkable performance hall has played host to countless spectacular performances, concerts, and events that the Hampton Roads community has been able to enjoy. I applaud Global Spectrum and those who were involved to organize such an undertaking and we look forward to even more success in the future.
Emily Spruill Labows
Director, Cultural Affairs, City of Virginia Beach
I appreciate the time and efforts of the Global Spectrum staff over the last year; especially during the hurricane and blizzard situations we encountered, as well as your assistance with URI’s 127th Commencement exercises. The relationship between the university and Global Spectrum has grown stronger throughout the years, and we look forward to our continued great relationship, as we anticipate continued growth and success of both our venues for the upcoming season.
Robert A. Weygand
Director of the Master of Public Administration Program, University of Rhode Island
As the Mullins Center continues to celebrate its 20th year anniversary, I would like to express my appreciation for your commitment to making the Mullins Center a first-class venue for athletic events and live entertainment. Global Spectrum provides the University of Massachusetts and its Athletic program with a safe, clean, and patron friendly facility. You have met our expectations and, in some areas, exceeded them.
Executive Director, Administration and Finance Operations, UMass Amherst
Your leadership and development of Old Falls Street has displayed a positive outcome. It truly has enhanced the streetscape of downtown Niagara Falls and the overall experience for our visitors. You and your staff are to be commended for the excellent work and we are enthusiastic about the growth of this product.
John H. Percy Jr.
President and CEO, Niagara Tourism & Convention Corporation