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Comcast-Spectacor is the Philadelphia-based sports and entertainment firm, which has established itself as a leader in the sports management industry, providing high quality sports and entertainment to millions of fans around the world. The company operates in 46 of the 50 United States. The company owns:
Comcast-Spectacor is the principal owner of Global Spectrum, the fastest growing firm in the public assembly management field. The company manages and operates public assembly facilities throughout the world. Global Spectrum provides complete management and operational services to its clients and offers a full service, in-house marketing department at all of its facilities to increase ticket sales for the events and to enhance the image of its facilities.global-spectrum.com
Comcast-Spectacor also owns Ovations Food Serviceswhich provides food and beverage services to arenas, stadiums, amphitheatres, fairgrounds and convention centers throughout the country. Ovations offers clients over a century of food service management experience with specialty catering and fine dining. As part of the Comcast Spectacor companies, Ovations Food Services works independently from Global Spectrum but can also work together to create a synergy that maximizes benefits for the client.ovationsfoodservices.com
Another member of the Comcast-Spectacor family is Front Row Marketing Services, the industry’s leading firm in creating, identifying and selling new revenue streams at facilities. The company serves a number of Global Spectrum accounts, however it also has its own list of clients, including authorities, sports teams, educational facilities and ad agencies. Front Row Marketing provides innovative consulting services to develop effective sports and entertainment marketing, sponsorship and advertising strategies. frontrow-marketing.com
Another Comcast-Spectacor subsidiary is Paciolan, the leader in white-label ticketing, fundraising and marketing solutions for live entertainment organizations across North America. Collectively, Paciolan powers over 500 organizations who sell over 100 million tickets annually. Primary markets include college athletics, professional sports, performing arts, arenas and museums. The Paciolan solution provides organizations with comprehensive tools and services to manage their customer relationships, brand and revenue potential. paciolan.com
Comcast-Spectacor operates Flyers Skate Zone, a series of community skating facilities designed to promote ice skating and youth hockey participation. Each Flyers Skate Zone offers unique skating opportunities, including interactive public skating sessions with DJ, light shows, ticket and prize giveaways and a free Philadelphia Phantoms ticket with any paid public skating admission. Flyers Skate Zone offers Learn to Skate, and Learn to Play programs with professional instructors, youth hockey leagues, tournaments and Flyers and Phantoms player appearances. Schools and groups are also invited to rent out the rinks for fundraisers and meetings. flyersskatezone.com
Comcast-Spectacor provides a unique and excellent opportunity for its teams, as well as its facilities, to utilize the relationships in the Comcast Family of Companies, including Comcast Cable, the Comcast Network, 14 Regional Comcast SportsNets, E! Entertainment Television, the Golf Channel, Outdoor Life Network, TV1 and G4, to increase market visibility.
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (www.comcast.com) is one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information and communications products and services. Comcast is principally involved in the operation of cable systems through Comcast Cable and in the development, production and distribution of entertainment, news, sports and other content for global audiences through NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone providers to residential and business customers. Comcast is the majority owner and manager of NBCUniversal, which owns and operates entertainment and news cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, local television station groups, television production operations, a major motion picture company and theme parks.