MIAMI BEACH CONVENTION CENTER AND COLONY THEATRE SELECT NEW ERA TICKETS
January 22, 2014, EXTON, PA - In an effort to enhance the customer experience and increase ticket revenue, the City of Miami Beach, and Global Spectrum, operators of the Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC) and Colony Theatre, today selected New Era Tickets to activate full-service ticketing and technology support for all ticketed events at the MBCC and performances held at the Colony Theatre. The City of Miami Beach and Global Spectrum chose New Era Tickets based on the company’s industry expertise, quality of service, and highly customizable ticketing technology.
"New Era Tickets really understands the unique ticketing needs for different types of venues," said Global Spectrum's Bob Balsam, General Manager for the Miami Beach Convention Center. “The combined flexibility and control over our ticketing technology will lead to many new conveniences for both convention center and Colony Theatre visitors – leading to greater revenue for the city.”
The Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC) is located in the heart of South Beach and boasts over 1,000,000 square feet of flexible space. The multi-purpose facility spanning four city blocks of the historic South Beach/Art Deco District includes over 500,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space, more than 100,000 sq. ft. of versatile pre-function area space, 70 meeting rooms comprised of 127,000 sq. ft., and a uniquely designed skywalk that features a center pod with a dining & cocktail lounge, and an unrestricted view of all four exhibit halls.
A gorgeously renovated Art Deco gem, Colony Theatre hosts a variety of dance, music, theater, film, and comedy performances and has an intimate capacity of 415 – uniquely offering every attendee a seat with a perfect view to the complete stage.
“New Era Tickets will provide convention center visitors and theatre customers the best ticket purchasing experience,” said New Era Tickets President Fred Maglione. “The customized ticketing solution activates integrated mobile ticketing, enables wireless ticketing technology and access control management, and offers fraud protection for customers and attendees.”
New Era Tickets enables convention centers, meeting facilities, and sports and entertainment venues to take back control of their ticketing services. The ticketing solution, powered by New Era Tickets’ sister company Paciolan, provides complete control over a variety of items including customer transaction fees, branding, and customer data. New Era Tickets supports each customized ticketing solution with seasoned 24/7 client service teams.
The Miami Beach Convention Center has hosted to a number of leading convention and industry events, including the Travel Industry Association's Pow Wow, the inaugural Microsoft Global Briefing, Jewelers International Showcase, America's largest consumer show – the Miami International Boat Show, and North America's most important contemporary art fair, Art Basel Miami Beach.
The MBCC recently boasted over $35 million in continuing upgrades to completely renovate all restrooms, and install a state-of-the-art telecommunications and networking infrastructure to support events with advanced technological needs. For 2013, New Era Tickets’ sister company, Global Spectrum, helped facilitate 155 successful events generating 609 event days at the MBCC and Colony Theatre.
Both New Era Tickets and Global Spectrum are subsidiaries of the internationally recognized sports and entertainment firm Comcast-Spectacor.
About New Era Tickets
Based out of Exton, Pennsylvania, New Era Tickets (neweratickets.com) is a technology-driven, full-service ticketing company that allows managers to set their own ticketing fees, control their brand, and use their customer data to create more customized marketing communications. New Era Tickets helps clients increase their ROI by providing innovative technological solutions for box office management, event management, and customer communications, all while offering full-service ticketing and marketing products for public assembly facilities, show promoters, sports teams, theatres, and entertainment organizations. New Era Tickets proudly sells tickets for over 55 multipurpose sports and entertainment venues plus special events across the US and Canada.
New Era Tickets is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Comcast-Spectacor (www.comcast-spectacor.com), the Philadelphia-based sports and entertainment company which owns the Philadelphia Flyers (NHL), the home arena for both the Flyers and the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers, the Wells Fargo Center, and four Flyers Skate Zone community ice skating and hockey rinks. In addition, Comcast-Spectacor is also the principal owner of Global Spectrum, the fastest growing firm in the public assembly management field with more than 100 facilities throughout the United States and Canada; Ovations Food Services, a food and beverage service provider; Front Row Marketing Services, a commercial rights sales company; FanOne, a digital fan marketing company; and Paciolan, the leading provider of venue enablement, ticketing, fundraising and marketing technology solutions.
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