Jul 18, 2016

NEWS RELEASE_Donald L. Tucker Civic Center Ranks 4th Among The 'Top Stops In Florida' According To Venues Today



Tallahassee, FL – Donald L. Tucker Civic Center, a Spectra by Comcast Spectacor managed facility located on the campus of Florida State University, has received a distinguished honor from Venues Today. Based upon total gross ticket sales and attendance from April 1, 2015 – March 31, 2016, the Tucker Center ranked 4th within the state of Florida in venues with a capacity of 10,001 – 15,000 according to Venues Today Magazine.

Venues Today Inc. is the leading source of original reporting for live entertainment and events, serving management, owners, and suppliers to music, sports, and meeting venues internationally with an average of 1,500-2,000 venues reporting.

“Both Spectra and Florida State University are proud to have the Tucker Center recognized as one of the top venues of its size,” says Spectra’s Ben Weiss, General Manager of the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center. “After recent major renovations, including new LED videoboards and seating, our venue is back on the map as the premier North Florida sports and event destination.  Our success is a byproduct of the staff’s hard work and the support we receive from Florida State University, the FSU Athletic Department and all of our local, regional and national partners.”

Over the last year, the Tucker Center hosted a variety of concerts including the 2015 Gospel Explosion, Celtic Woman, Zac Brown Band, Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage, Brantley Gilbert, and Yanni. Other events that have contributed to the venue’s #4 ranking include Monster Jam, Stomp, the 2015 League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational, WWE Live, Combat Night #50 and Combat Night #57, Amy Schumer & Friends, Flashdance The Musical, The Harlem Globetrotters, and Saturday Night Fever.

Two other properties Spectra by Comcast Spectacor operates in Florida also made the list, including CFE Arena in Orlando, Florida and the USF Sun Dome in Tampa, Florida.

All ticketed events at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center are available online at www.TuckerCivicCenter.com, by phone at 850-583-4871, or in person at the Tucker Center Box Office. You can also become a fan and follow the Tucker Center on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/FSUTuckerCenter and Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/FSUTuckerCenter for special sneak peaks and daily updates. For more information, visit the Tucker Center online at www.TuckerCivicCenter.com. 

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