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For Immediate Release: January 26, 2017 Print/Save Page

SPECTRA - Boardwalk Hall Receives Top Honors from Industry Publications

Erin Bilton
(609) 348-7072

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 Magazine has ranked Boardwalk Hall as the 17th in the world and 8th in the US. This ranking is derived from concert and event grosses reported to the publication from October 16, 2015 through October 15, 2016. 

As part the of the Year End Worldwide Ticket Sales edition, Pollstar Magazine ranked Boardwalk Hall for reported events as the 157th top ticket selling venue out of 200 worldwide and 86th in the US. The chart is based on ticket sales to non-sporting events at each facility from January 1 through December 31, 2016.  

“Boardwalk Hall is an exceptional venue for both performers and spectators.  We are proud that our facility continues to further Atlantic City’s reputation as the Entertainment Capital of the Jersey Shore,” said Chris Howard, Executive Director of the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA). 

“The Spectra team at Boardwalk Hall is fortunate to work with the many outstanding promoters and agencies that continue to see success in our venue in Atlantic City, and we thank them for their dedication to bringing shows and events to South Jersey,” said Fran Rodowicz, General Manager of Boardwalk Hall.  “Having two venues in one building helps us serve every audience, and we’re looking forward to building upon our recent successes.” 

Additionally, twelve Spectra by Comcast Spectacor properties are among Pollstar Magazine’s Top 200 Venues for 2016 including the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA; Budweiser Gardens in London, ON; the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, IA, and the PPL Center in Allentown, PA.  

Boardwalk Hall and the Atlantic City Convention Center are owned and funded by the New Jersey Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA). Spectra by Comcast Spectacor provides both Venue Management and Food Services & Hospitality to Boardwalk Hall and the AC Convention Center.


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


About Comcast Spectacor
Comcast Spectacor is part of Comcast Corporation, a global media and technology company that operates Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Pa., Comcast Spectacor’s three core businesses are the National Hockey League’s Philadelphia Flyers, the Wells Fargo Center venue, and Spectra, the expert in hosting and entertainment through its Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, and Ticketing & Fan Engagement divisions. Visit us at for more information.


About the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) and
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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Since 2003, Boardwalk Hall has received recognition on eight prior occasions from both Venues Today and Billboard magazines as either the top grossing mid-sized arena in North America or the world.

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