EVENT WILL GENERATE MORE THAN 2,600 ROOM NIGHTS AND MORE THAN $1.5 MILLION IN DELEGATE SPENDING FOR ATLANTIC CITY ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (Wednesday, March 4, 2015)
The Atlantic City Convention Center will welcome more than 6,000 volleyball athletes and spectators into the facility for the Jersey Surfside Festival indoor volleyball tournament, which will take place for three days throughout the weekend.
Local Atlantic City businesses are expected to greatly benefit from the Jersey Surfside Festival activity at the Convention Center over the weekend. The estimated delegate spending is expected to reach more than $1 million. In addition, more than 2,600 hotel rooms have been contracted by Convention Center visitors throughout the week.
Jim Wood, President and CEO of Meet AC said, "Sports continues to be a very vibrant travel segment for Atlantic City. We look forward to hosting the thousands of players and fans that are participating in the 2015 Jersey Surfside Festival.”
The Jersey Surfside Festival is the newest East Coast indoor volleyball tournament in Atlantic City. Teams from the surrounding regions will take part in the first indoor volleyball event held at the Atlantic City Convention Center. The tournament will begin on Friday, March 6 and conclude on Sunday, March 8. Athletes will have the chance to set, bump and serve against competitors in front of their family and friends.
Karen Totaro, General Manager, Global Spectrum at Atlantic City Convention Center stated, “We are thrilled to have another great athletic tournament take place at the Atlantic City Convention Center. Volleyball fans will see as many as 18 courts with simultaneous games throughout the exhibit floor this weekend. Coming out to support these teams will be a thrilling way to beat those winter blues.”
A variety of vendors and sponsors will have booths at the competition. The hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day of the tournament.
For more event information, visit http://www.jerseysurfsidefestival.com.
About Meet AC
Meet AC, Inc. was officially formed as a 501(c) (6) organization on June 23, 2014. Prior to its formation, the Meetings and Convention sales and marketing group was operating under the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA). Meet AC, a tourism economic development agency, will focus on three primary objectives: sales, marketing and services. For complete Atlantic City tourism and convention information, visit www.meetinac.com. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MeetAtlanticCity and Twitter at @Meet_AC.
Global Spectrum (www.global-spectrum.com) manages more than 125 other public assembly facilities around the world. Nearly 24-million people attended more than 15,000 events in Global Spectrum venues last year. Based in Philadelphia, PA, Global Spectrum is part of Comcast-Spectacor, one of the world’s largest sports and entertainment companies. Comcast-Spectacor, which operates in 48 of the 50 United States, also owns the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, Ovations Food Services, a food and beverage services provider, Paciolan, the leading provider of venue establishment ticketing, fundraising and marketing technology solutions, Front Row Marketing Services, a commercial rights sales company, and Flyers Skate Zone, a series of community ice skating rinks.
About the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) www.njcrda.com The only agency of its kind nationwide, the CRDA has used Atlantic City casino reinvestments as a catalyst for meaningful, positive improvement in the lives of New Jersey residents, investing nearly $2 billion in more than 400 projects statewide since 1984. Under the 2011 Tourism District Act, CRDA’s mission evolved from statewide projects to becoming the state’s key economic development agency for Atlantic City. CRDA responsibilities expanded to include land use regulation, clean and safe initiatives, tourism marketing, ownership and oversight of the Atlantic City Convention Center and Boardwalk Hall, and partnership with the Atlantic City Alliance to brand and market Atlantic City. The former ACCVA, now a division of CRDA, is the first destination marketing organization in New Jersey to achieve prestigious Destination Marketing Accreditation by the Destination Marketing Association International.
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