FEDERAL WAY, ,Wash. (CelebrityAccess) The City of Federal Way City Council in Washington has approved Spectra as the new facility manager for its Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center in a multiyear partnership starting Aug. 1.
The 705-seat, 46,000-square-foot multipurpose venue opened last August and has been managed by the city. Spectra will now provide venue management, food services & hospitality and partnerships. It will also manage the process for naming rights, introduce culinary concepts and increase engagement with the surrounding Puget Sound community, according to an announcement.
Spectra regional VP Tim Savona will oversee the transition, including booking events and day-to-day operations.
“We are excited to enter into this partnership with Spectra,” Federal Way Major Jim Ferrell said in a statement. “We sought them out based on their sterling reputation in the management and operations capabilities of facilities similar in size and function as the Performing Arts and Event Center.
“We have the utmost confidence that this partnership between Spectra and the City of Federal Way will elevate the PAEC to the next level, bringing in high-quality performances and shows while simultaneously continuing to make the facility accessible to local arts groups, service clubs and nonprofits.”