Purchase of SportProsUSA, Inc. at Atlantic City Convention Center
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (Thursday, December 6, 2018) Zero Gravity Volleyball and Select Events Basketball have signed contracts with the Atlantic City Sports Commission and Spectra Venue Management to bring a consecutive three week tournament series to the Atlantic City Convention Center after the purchase from SportProsUSA, Inc.
The Atlantic City Sports Commission and Spectra have worked together to find a seamless way for these specific sporting events to take place at the Atlantic City Convention Center, while keeping costs low for event organizers. With the approval of $966,000 from the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA), Spectra has purchased 18 courts with 36 basketball hoops and 18 volleyball nets to be utilized.
SportProsUSA has been the premier source for building and maintaining sport courts in the metro area for over 10 years. As the exclusive Sport Court® residential and commercial court builder in New Jersey and New York City, SportProsUSA has a proven history and unparalleled experience of installing unique, playable and safe surfaces for every sport in every environment.
“The ‘all under one roof mantra’ that is sweeping the sports industry entices event organizers to host their events in a sizable location that is large enough to hold their event without using multiple locations. This purchase allows us to become a major competitor not only on the East Coast, but also throughout the country,” stated Daniel Gallagher, sports account director for the Atlantic City Sports Commission.
“The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority is pleased to have been able to fund the acquisition from SportProsUSA courts to be used at the Atlantic City Convention Center and Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall,” said CRDA Executive Director Matt Doherty. “This, along with other investments in our buildings, has allowed us a competitive advantage over other cities, as is shown by the booking of this prestigious tournament series,” he added.
Zero Gravity Volleyball will be hosting the Boardwalk Block Party April 26-28 at the Atlantic City Convention Center.
Select Events Basketball will be hosting two events at the Atlantic City Convention Center. The Main Event will take place May 3-5 and Atlantic City Showcase will take place May 17-19.
“We are very pleased to be extending our relationship with Zero Gravity and Select Events at the Atlantic City Convention Center. They are a great organization that provides high level events around the country to help teams get maximum exposure,” said Spectra’s Dean Dennis, General Manager of the Atlantic City Convention Center. “This partnership now includes three separate events for Atlantic City and we are thankful for the opportunity to serve as the host venue.”
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About Meet AC
Meet AC, Inc. is a 501(c)(6) organization formed and funded as a public-private partnership by the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) to create economic development through conventions, sporting events, film production and group tourism. Meet AC focuses on three primary objectives: sales, marketing and services.
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About the Atlantic City Sports Commission
The Atlantic City Sports Commission was officially formed on January 13, 2015 as a 501 (c)(3) organization with the support of Meet AC and the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) to attract sporting events, conventions and competitions to Atlantic City.
Spectra is an industry leader in hosting and entertainment, partnering with clients to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra’s unmatched blend of integrated services delivers incremental value for clients through several primary areas of expertise: Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, and Partnerships. Learn more at SpectraExperiences.com.
About the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority
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 since 1984. Under the 2011 Tourism District Act, the Authority's mission evolved from statewide projects to becoming the state's key economic development agency for Atlantic City. CRDA's expanded responsibilities now include land use regulation, tourism marketing and clean and safe initiatives. The CRDA also oversees Historic Boardwalk Hall (the leading entertainment venue of its size in the country) and the Atlantic City Convention Center. In total, CRDA has invested nearly $2 billion in more than 400 projects statewide, of which $1.8 billion has been invested in Atlantic City, spurring business investments and expansions, and creating permanent jobs in the process. For more information about CRDA and our projects, visit www.njcrda.com. Follow us on Facebook at Facebook.com/njcrda, and Twitter at www.twitter.com/njcrda.
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