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Feb 10, 2015

GENERAL MOTORS CENTRE RANKS FIRST IN CANADA FOR VENUES OF ITS SIZE

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2015 – The General Motors Centre, a venue operated by Global Spectrum, ranks first in all of Canada for its size, according to concert industry publications Venues Today Magazine. The magazine said the venue hosted 104,218 patrons over 35 events, grossing $5,852,533 in ticket sales for 2014.

The General Motors Centre also climbed to the 137th position in Pollstar Magazine’s 2014 year-end worldwide ticket sales report. Venues Today and Pollstar are both respected industry magazines catering to the live entertainment business.

“This recognition is a testament to the individuality and strength of our market,” said Vince Vella of Global Spectrum, General Manager at the General Motors Centre. “This wouldn’t be possible without the amazing support of our community, our friends at Live Nation Canada, and all of the various promoters and shows that we have had the pleasure of working with throughout the year. I’m also extremely proud of all of the members of our GM Centre Global Spectrum team who work so very hard to make the magic happen.”

The General Motors Centre experienced an exciting 2014 leading up to this acknowledgement as they were also the co-recipient of the Major Facility of the Year Award (under 8,000 capacity) at Canadian Music Week in May. The facility also ranked among the top 100 venues for Venues Today Magazine’s Social Media Power 100 list when they placed eighth for venues 5,001 to 10,000 capacity in September.

Global Spectrum will soon welcome to the General Motors Centre, Let It Be on Tuesday, February 10 at 7:30pm; The Pink Floyd Experience on Saturday, February 14 at 8:00pm; the Harlem Globetrotters on Sunday, February 15 at 2:00pm; The Tragically Hip on Wednesday, April 15 at 8:00pm; Theresa Caputo on Monday, April 20 at 7:30pm; and Volbeat on Tuesday, May 12 at 8:00pm. The venue will also play host to boxing and weightlifting events for the 2015 TORONTO Pan Am/Parapan Am Games in July and has most exciting event announcements in the upcoming weeks.

Global Spectrum operates 5 other venues in Ontario. They include Budweiser Gardens in London, ON; FirstOntario Centre, Molson Canadian Studio, and Hamilton Place in Hamilton, ON; and WFCU Centrein Windsor, ON.