It’s not easy for a venue operator to be a game-changer in the dense and highly competitive Northeast live entertainment market. But Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment (BSE) has made quite an impact on the New York area and beyond with the opening of a stellar new arena and the renovation of a classic one. While not quite on the scale of the Barclays Center’s new renovation project, see below for details on several other newsworthy arena renovations in the Northeast.
In many states, patronage at outdoor events is inhibited during the winter months — not so in Florida. Mecum Auctions, for example, enjoyed a very healthy attendance of around 30,000 at its January event in Kissimmee. . In fact, attendance at the world’s largest collector car auction has increased annually over the 10 years it has been held at Osceola Heritage Park, and the show remains the best attended of the 18 auctions Mecum holds.
Over the last half-decade, the Ford Center has proven its versatility as a host for acts in a variety of genres. As Darin Lashinsky, CEO of NS2, confirms, “Evansville has always been and continues to be a strong ticket-selling market for rock and country concerts.” And “rock” includes modern bands that are finding it profitable to route a tour through the Ford Center’s corner of the Heartland.