• Boardwalk Hall Lands Top Spot in Leading Publication's Rankings

     
    POSTED July 31, 2015
     
    Photo credit: Tom Briglia

Venues Today recently released its mid-year venue rankings, and Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall landed the top spot in the U.S. and ninth in the world for venues with capacities of 10,001–15,000..

“We are thrilled that Boardwalk Hall has secured the top spot in Venues Today’s mid-year rankings in the category of top performing mid-sized arenas for 2015,” says Spectra’s Fran Rodowicz, general manager, Boardwalk Hall. “It's been one of the busiest years here at Boardwalk Hall in a long time, and we are looking to continue to bring in a diverse mix of entertainment.”

Venues Today is an industry-leading publication that serves the event and arena management industry. The rankings are based on concert and event grosses from Oct. 16, 2014, through May 15, 2015. Over the course of this period of time, Spectra—the company that provides venue management and food services and hospitality to Boardwalk Hall—welcomed 128,591 visitors for 19 shows, grossing $8,021,733. Top performances included Fleetwood Mac and Florida Georgia Line.

This is the second time Spectra has obtained this recognition for the venue since they took over management in January 2014. Rodowicz thanks the partners and event promoters for the venue’s success.

“This recognition would not be possible without the support from Live Nation and our other partners and event promoters that we have worked with for continuing to bring shows and productions to Boardwalk Hall and the Jersey Shore."

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