MACON COLISEUM AND MACON CITY AUDITORIUM SEE HIGHER ATTENDANCE AND TICKET SALES
From Spectra – Spectra, the provider of Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, and Partnerships services to the Macon Coliseum and Macon City Auditorium, today presented to Macon-Bibb County Commissioners their annual report for fiscal year 2019. As for the previous two fiscal years, Spectra has decreased the annual operating subsidy, hitting a record low of a projected $605,021.00. Prior to Spectra coming into management, the average annual operating subsidy was $1.7 million. The cumulative savings exceeds $2.5 million for these three years.
“Our primary focus is to substantially decrease Macon-Bibb County’s annual operating subsidy for these two venues” says General Manager David Aiello. “We accomplish this by reducing our operating expenses, establishing strong relationships with local, regional, and national promoters to bring quality and high-caliber talent and events to the Middle Georgia community, and working alongside our partner institutions here in Macon-Bibb to collaboratively create opportunities to showcase Macon as a top destination in the south.
Other notable accomplishments from the year include an increase in event dates and event revenue coming to the Macon Coliseum and Macon City Auditorium. Sell out events to note include, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Paw Patrol Live, Ron White, MercyMe, The Price is Right Live, and Alabama. The Macon Coliseum hosted four days of GHSA Basketball Championships along with both GHSA Traditional and Duals Wrestling Championships. The economic impact of bringing GHSA to Macon exceeds $6.4 million.
In looking to the future, Spectra Venue Management will continue to provide a diverse array of entertainment and programming coming to Middle Georgia. Already accomplished for fiscal year 2020 was a double sell-out for 85 South, who performed at the Macon City Auditorium September 15. Additional events slated for fiscal year 2020 include WWE Live, Monster Jam, Disney on Ice, Music of Randy Travis, Travis Tritt, Mannheim Steamroller, and more. All upcoming events can be found at www.maconcentreplex.org.
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