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Posted on: February 27, 2018

Nampa's Ford Idaho Center Named "Venue of the Year"

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FORD IDAHO CENTER NAMED SPECTRA VENUE MANAGEMENT ‘VENUE OF THE YEAR’

 

NAMPA, ID – Spectra by Comcast Spectacor, the providers of Venue Management service at the Ford Idaho Center, recently announced the Ford Idaho Center as the 2017 ‘Venue of the Year’ during their annual awards ceremony at the company’s General Manager Conference in Orlando, Florida. Spectra manages over 150 venues across North America. Tim Savona, Spectra’s General Manager at the Ford Idaho Center, was named a finalist for ‘GM of the Year’ for the second straight year. The venue has increased the number of events held annually and enhanced relationships throughout the community; not only reducing the annual operating budget deficit by $853,841 in two years but also implementing a number of improvements and upgrades in and around the facility.

  

‘’This award is a great honor and well earned by our entire team here,” said Spectra’s Tim Savona, General Manager of the Ford Idaho Center. “We have a great client base who entrusts our staff in hosting their event(s) year in and year out; this is a team effort through and through, a special thanks to all of them.”

  

Currently in the midst of a 60 day stretch that will host events on 45 of those days and welcome over 85,000 guests, 2018 doesn’t appear to be showing any signs of slowing down. To date the facility already has 13 events currently on sale including a number of big name concerts. Between its three buildings (Arena, Amphitheater, and Horse Park) there are already events scheduled in at least one of them on 48 out of 52 weekends. Last year the facility hosted events on 49 out of 52 weekends, and many more during week days.

  

“Being a venue that welcomes and hosts a wide variety of events for people in Nampa and throughout the Treasure Valley to enjoy is what we’re most proud of,” stated Savona. “Every day provides a unique opportunity to host something different and welcome new faces through our doors.”

  

The facility hosts around 100 unique events annually with over 70% of them costing $10 or less to attend. “We genuinely feel we offer something for everyone, and our team treats all events as ‘priority one’, trying each year to outdo the prior year’s event. That is what this (award) is all about.”

  

About the Ford Idaho Center:

The Ford Idaho Center is managed by Spectra by Comcast Spectacor and is conveniently located off I-84 in Nampa, Idaho. The campus is home to the Ford Arena that holds a capacity of 12,000, the Ford Amphitheater that can hold up to 11,000, and the Ford Idaho Horse Park and Sportscenter that has a capacity of 2,200, has 518 horse stalls, 44 full hook-up RV spots, 16 partial RV hook-ups, two covered riding arenas, and four open riding arenas. The Sportscenter also offers a full restaurant and meeting space that is open to the public during select events and is also available as a rental space. 


About Spectra:

Spectra by Comcast Spectacor is an industry leader in hosting and entertainment, partnering with clients to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra’s unmatched blend of integrated services delivers incremental value for clients through several primary areas of expertise: Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, and Partnerships. Learn more at SpectraExperiences.com.


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, Comcast Spectacor’s three core businesses are the National Hockey League’s Philadelphia Flyers, the Wells Fargo Center Complex, and Spectra, a leading hospitality firm that provides Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality and Partnerships to more than 300 client properties in the United States, Canada, and Singapore. Visit us at ComcastSpectacor.com for more information. 

 

Media Contact: Ember Gutierrez

Marketing Director- Ford Idaho Center

O-208.442.3364

Ember_Gutierrez@comcastspectacor.com

The Ford Idaho Center – “The Premier Multi-Event Complex in the Pacific Northwest”

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