Aug 12 / 2014


MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2014 - (Oshawa) - More than 55,000 fans filled the General Motors Centre for the 15 events during February, a record for the seven year old Arena, according to Global Spectrum.

The record-breaking month featured Elton John, five Oshawa Generals games, three Durham TurfDogs games, and a myriad of remarkable events in the General Motors Centre. Among the 15 events, there were four sold out concerts including Jason Aldean, Dean Brody, Elton John and Hedley.

“What an unbelievable month,” said Vince Vella of Global Spectrum and General Manager of the General Motors Centre.  “I can’t begin to express how very proud I am of our Global Spectrum team here at the GM Centre. Also, a huge thank you to both Riley O’Connor and Live Nation Canada for their friendship and for being our biggest supporters. I’d also like to thank our community, who without their ticket buying support, this accomplishment would not have been possible.”

The Oshawa Generals family day game played to 6,037 fans where animals, clowns and face painting were present around the concourse. The Generals return to the ice for three home games in March.

Global Spectrum continues to fill the 2014 event calendar with events such as Varekai by Cirque du Soleil which will be coming to Oshawa for eight performances in May. Other special events include:


Disney Live! Mickey’s Rockin Road Show – Saturday, March 15 – 3 performances

Yes – Saturday, March 29 – 7:30pm

R5 – Tuesday, April 8 – 7:00pm

Harlem Globetrotters – Sunday, April 13 – 2:00pm

Cirque du Soleil Varekai – May 21-25 – 8 performances

Il Divo – Tuesday, May 27 – 8:00pm

Heart – Tuesday, June 17 – 8:00pm




The General Motors Centre is Durham Region’s premier sports and live entertainment facility and is managed by Global Spectrum. The General Motors Centre is home to the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League, Durham TurfDogs of the Canadian Lacrosse League and a myriad of events including concerts, circuses, ice skating and family shows. Global Spectrum® ( manages more than 115 public assembly facilities around the world. Nearly 20-million people attended more than 11,000 events in Global Spectrum venues last year. Based in Philadelphia, PA, Global Spectrum is part of Comcast-Spectacor, one of the world’s largest sports and entertainment companies. Comcast-Spectacor also owns the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, Ovations Food Services, a food and beverage services provider, New Era Tickets, a full-service ticketing and marketing product for public assembly facilities, Paciolan, the leading provider of venue establishment ticketing, fundraising and marketing technology solutions, Front Row Marketing Services, a commercial rights sales company, and Flyers Skate Zone, a series of community ice skating rinks.

Venue PR/Marketing Contact:
William Balfour, Marketing & Group Sales Manager
Global Spectrum at the General Motors Centre
[email protected]