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.
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.
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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The Commander Hotel & Suites Unveils New Displays of Local Artwork to Enhance Guest Experiences
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:
- Jeffrey Auxer Designs (Berlin, MD) – a blown glasswork sculpture behind the lobby’s front desk
- Erick Sahler Serigraphs (Salisbury, MD) – silk screen images of sealife on the lobby wall
- Alison Carmody/Flowers by Alison (Ocean City) – floral arrangements in the lobby
- 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.”
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.