Spectra by Comcast Spectacor Unveils Enhancements to Venues in Maine and Georgia
Cross Insurance Arena in Portland, Maine
Spectra By Comcast Spectacor Partners With ANC To Design And Integrate New Center-Hung Scoreboard At Cross Insurance Arena
(Portland, Maine) – November 21, 2016 – Spectra by Comcast Spectacor, the providers of Venue Management to the Cross Insurance Arena, today unveiled a new video display system that will be used for all sporting events at the facility, including University of Maine Black Bears men’s hockey games.
Spectra partnered with ANC to integrate a new video display system, highlighted by a center-hung display that features four main video screens measuring 12.60’ high by 15.75’ wide.
The center-hung is complemented by eight LED ribbon displays, which will be utilized throughout the arena for real-time statistics, crowd entertainment, and advertising messages.
The renovation included a complete new in-house video production system which enables HD quality live video and instant replays.
"As an established partner of Spectra, ANC stood out for their ability to create a display that will take Cross Insurance Arena to the next level," said Spectra’s Matt Herpich, General Manager, Cross Insurance Arena. "The new display system will empower Spectra and the sports tenants that play at Cross Insurance Arena to create an immersive environment for a variety of sporting and entertainment events hosted at the arena."
Through a multi-year partnership, ANC’s creative services division will develop content for the video display system, including dynamic content, statistical templates and sponsor graphics. The video display system will be operated through ANC’s award-winning vSOFT™ operating system, creating an immersive fan experience.
"We are excited to bring state of the art LED displays to the Cross Insurance Arena," said Dave Watroba, Vice President Sales, ANC. "Building upon our relationship with Spectra, we look forward to partnering on another center-hung display system, along with developing content to create an engaging environment for all visitors of Cross Insurance Arena."
A long-time partner of Spectra by Comcast Spectacor, ANC designed, installed, and maintains the LED video display system at the company’s flagship arena, the Wells Fargo Center, home of the Philadelphia Flyers and 76ers. Spectra partners with ANC at 4 other properties across North America including Liacouras Center at Temple University, Abbotsford Centre in Abbotsford, BC, PPL Center, Allentown, PA and XL Center, Hartford, CT.
Upcoming Events at the Cross Insurance Arena
UMaine Men’s Hockey vs Brown – November 26
Five Finger Death Punch w/Shine Down & Sixx AM and As Lions – November 27
Disney Live! 2PM and 5PM – December 1
Chris Young w/ Dustin Lynch and Cassadee Pope – December 2
UMAINE Men’s Basketball vs QUINNIPAC – December 18
Disney on Ice – January 5- 8
Portland on Tap – January 28
Brantley Gilbert – February 4
UMaine Men’s Hockey vs. Notre Dame – February 10
Panic! At The Disco – February 26
Harlem Globetrotters – March 12
TRAXXAS MONSTER TRUCKS – April 21 & 22
Macon Coliseum in Macon, Georgia
Spectra By Comcast Spectacor Unveils New Protective Eventdeck To Cover Ice Floor At Macon Coliseum
Macon, GA – November 28, 2016 Spectra by Comcast Spectacor, the providers of Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality and Ticketing & Fan Engagement to the Macon Coliseum, today unveiled a new protective flooring by EventDeck to cover the ice floor at the Macon Coliseum. The $91,000-floor, which was approved by the Macon-Bill County Commissioners on October 18, will enable Spectra to not only reduce costs associated with ice maintenance between events, but to also increase the operational efficiency of the playing surface.
In addition, with the new protective flooring, Spectra can increase bookings by covering the floor and creating new opportunities to host additional events.
EventDeck Ice (EDIce) is the premier temporary flooring solution for converting an ice arena into a multi-use facility. This new floor will allow Spectra to seamlessly transition from hockey to another event quickly and economically without melting or damaging the ice.
During the 2015-2016 hockey season, the ice was removed approximately six times to accommodate other events at an average cost of roughly $10,000 per removal. The new floor will eliminate those additional costs by allowing the ice to remain insulated underneath the EventDeck flooring. Additionally, the seamless transition will allow for more events to be added to the Macon Coliseum calendar.
"This new EventDeck ice floor enables us to operate more efficiently while securing new and exciting opportunities for the region," said Spectra’s Brian Martin, Assistant General Manager of the Macon Coliseum and Macon City Auditorium.
The new protective flooring was installed on Monday, November 28 following a weekend of Macon Mayhem hockey and ahead of the weekend run of Sesame Street Live: Elmo Makes Music, which takes over the Coliseum from December 3 until December 4.