AMES, IA — Iowa-based venue management company VenuWorks has been hired by the city of Pelham, AL, to manage the Pelham Civic Complex and Ice Arena. VenuWorks will assume management of the complex on Oct. 1.
“Together with the City of Pelham, we look forward to making a positive impact at the complex as we work together to improve and grow operations,” said Steve Peters, President of VenuWorks. “We greatly appreciate the confidence in us demonstrated by this new partnership commitment.”
“I am excited by the possibilities a professional management team brings to our wonderful facility. Based on a solid history of successful outcomes elsewhere, VenuWorks should be able to help us identify the untapped potential of the Pelham Civic Complex and Ice Arena,” said Pelham Mayor Gary W. Waters.
The Pelham Civic Complex and Ice Arena, home of the Birmingham Bulls, holds two NHL-sized ice arenas and 7,000 sq. ft. of multipurpose banquet and conference space. The complex accommodates public skating and is also home to the Pelham Ice Skating School.
“The excitement surrounding this new partnership is contagious. We have heard from many groups who are thrilled to know our facility is going to offer new opportunities and run more efficiently,” said Pelham City Manager Gretchen DiFante. “The Pelham Civic Complex and Ice Arena is a major draw for Pelham. It provides unique recreational and entertainment options that set us apart from surrounding communities. Bringing in VenuWorks and its professional management services confirms our commitment to ensuring our programs and professional partners are successful.”