America’s Game, Philadelphia’s Honor

Philadelphia Wins Bid to Host Army-Navy Game

In 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2022

 

Today we are proud to report that Philadelphia has won four out of the next five bids to host the Army-Navy Game. In addition to playing host this year, Lincoln Financial Field will also host the 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2022 games. We are proud to be the home of America’s Game, just as we have been 86 times since its inception in 1890.

 

The Army-Navy Game is one of the biggest hospitality weekends of the year for our city, welcoming more than 50,000 fans, generating 30,000 hotel room nights and resulting in an estimated economic impact of more than $30 million. Through the leadership and hard work of PHL Sports, one of our business development divisions, sporting events continue to be a major opportunity for Philadelphia, delivering both economic benefits and national media exposure.

 

We’d like to thank our partners who helped to make this bid phase successful, including Mayor Jim Kenney and his team at the City of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Eagles, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, our Army-Navy Host Committee Co-Chairs Ron Naples and Tom Lynch and the team at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.  Please also join us in congratulating Larry Needle, executive director of PHL Sports, and Brea Webster Stanko, PHL Sports marketing manager, on securing this great economic win for our city.

 

We are most grateful to the Service Academies for their partnership, and very proud to be home to America’s Game — it is truly Philadelphia’s honor.

 

Read more at PHLsports.com

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

Atlantic City Convention Center to Welcome Back National Sports Collectors Convention in 2020

 

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (Wednesday, August 2, 2017) The Atlantic City Convention Center will welcome back the National Sports Collectors Convention (NSCC) to the Atlantic City Convention Center in 2020. More than 40,000 sports fans and memorabilia collectors will attend the 41st Annual National Sports Collectors Convention, which will be held July 29 through August 2, 2020.

The National Sports Collectors Convention is an annual gathering of collectors, dealers and many other groups interested in collecting trading cards, autographs, authentication, vintage game–used equipment and other sports and entertainment related memorabilia. The National has grown to be a mega-event, which can be housed in only a few locations in the country, but it still attracts all aspects of the multi-billion dollar collectibles industry. With support from the major card manufacturers, card grading services, and auction houses as well as from the licensees of these groups, the National is the premier collectibles event to attend each summer.

Local Atlantic City businesses are expected to greatly benefit from the National Sports Collectors Convention over five days. The estimated economic impact is expected to reach more than $6.5 million. In addition, more than 5,400 hotel room nights will be contracted by convention center visitors throughout the week.

“We are thrilled to welcome back the National Sports Collectors Convention to Atlantic City in 2020. The 2016 NSCC was a huge success and event producers were very pleased with how organizations throughout Atlantic City worked collaboratively to create a successful show, which drew thousands of sports fans and memorabilia collectors to the destination,” said Jim Wood, president and CEO at Meet AC.

“We are extremely excited the 41st National Sports Collectors Convention is returning to Atlantic City in 2020,” said John Broggi, NSCC Show Manager. “The collector base in the area is one of the strongest in the nation and Atlantic City really stepped up to support and promote our return to AC in 2016. We are looking forward to a great 41st National.”

The National’s show hours are scheduled starting Wednesday, July 29, 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, August 2, 2017, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission and VIP Admission tickets will go sale in March of 2020 at www.nsccshow.com and will be available for purchase on-site throughout the show. Children under 12 are free. TRISTAR Productions will start announcing approximately one hundred plus athletes who will be signing in the TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion, starting March 1, 2020. 

For more event information, please visit: www.nsccshow.com. For up-to-date events and information be sure to follow NSCC on Facebook, www.facebook.com/nsccshow and Twitter and Instagram at @NSCCSHOW.

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About National Sports Collectors Convention
The National Sports Collectors Convention (NSCC) is the world’s largest sports and entertainment convention.  Open to the public, the NSCC is an annual gathering of collectors, dealers and sports fans interested in buying, trading and selling  trading cards, autographs, authentication, vintage game–used equipment and other sports and entertainment related memorabilia.  Visit www.NSCCShow.com for more information concerning the annual multi-billion dollar collectible industries premier showcase. 
  
For up-to-date events and information be sure to follow NSCC on Facebook, www.facebook.com/nsccshow and Twitter and Instagram at @NSCCSHOW.
 

 
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.

For complete Atlantic City tourism and convention information, visit www.meetac.com. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Spectra
Spectra by Comcast Spectacor is the expert in hosting and entertainment, partnering with over 300 clients at 400 global properties to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra’s expertise is embodied within three divisions: Venue Management (formerly Global Spectrum), Food Services & Hospitality (formerly Ovations Food Services) and Ticketing & Fan Engagement (formerly Paciolan). Learn more at SpectraExperiences.com.

About the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) 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 Twitter at www.twitter.com/njcrda.

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The Commander Hotel & Suites Unveils New Displays of Local Artwork to Enhance Guest Experiences

Industry: Hotels

The Commander Hotel & Suites in Ocean City, MD has introduced diverse works by local artists in its newly renovated common areas.

Ocean City, MD (PRUnderground) July 26th, 2017 

The Commander Hotel & Suites, which is ranked #8 out of 103 hotels in Ocean City, MD, has introduced diverse works by local artists in its newly renovated common areas. The goal of the displays is to beautify the hotel’s interiors and exteriors and to provide a connection to the history and essence of Ocean City.

“When we recently completed our $5MM renovation, we felt it was crucial to establish a visual and experiential link for our guests to Ocean City’s spirit as well as the proud lineage of The Commander Hotel & Suites, which has been family owned since 1930,” says Michael Hayes, General Manager. “We selected a variety of area artists who work in different mediums to help us achieve this, and judging from the enthusiastic responses from our guests, these creative enhancements to our hotel are huge hits.”

Artists whose work is on display at The Commander Hotel & Suites include:

  • Brian Waggoner/Ocean City Murals (Berlin) – interior wall murals in the indoor pool and first floor hallway, and an exterior mural across from the lobby entrance
  • Wyatt Harrison/Plak That (Ocean City) – photos on wood in the lobby and indoor pool

Rina Thaler, Executive Director of the Art League of Ocean City, believes that The Commander Hotel & Suites’ support of local artists differentiates the hotel from other businesses in the region.
“It’s admirable that The Commander Hotel & Suites, which has been a corporate partner of the Art League of Ocean City, has chosen to invest in and showcase the artwork of local artists, rather than simply hanging it as decor,” says Thaler, who is also a partner artist at Gallery One in Ocean View, DE and a member of the Worcester County Arts Council, the Delaware Watercolor Society, and the Millsboro Art League. “By presenting original artwork in their common spaces, the hotel helps to strengthen the art community and adds a distinctive and authentic Ocean City touch to their property.”

For more information about The Commander Hotel & Suites and its support of local artists, contact Michael Hayes (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 410-289-6166 x 515).

About The Commander Hotel & Suites

Family owned since 1930 and located on the bustling boardwalk of Ocean City, MD, The Commander Hotel offers 109 newly renovated guest suites – all of which overlook the beach. Ranked #7 in TripAdvisor’s customer reviews of 102 hotels in the market, we aim to deliver superb customer service and meticulous attention to your every need. Whether you choose to stay in one of our clean and spacious Oceanfront Suites, Oceanfront Studios, or Cabana Suites, The Commander Hotel will provide you with an Ocean City escape that’s comfortable, relaxing, and memorable.