(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) Global Entertainment Corporation will develop and manage a 5,500-seat multi-purpose facility in Youngstown, Ohio. Construction will begin shortly on the Youngstown Convocation Center. A grand opening is planned for fall 2005.
The venue will include 550 club seats as well as 26 luxury suites, and significant meeting space. Global Entertainment subsidiaries International Coliseums Company (ICC), Global Entertainment Marketing Systems (GEMS) and the Central Hockey League (CHL) will all play significant roles in the new facility. ICC will handle all project management of the venue, while GEMS will lead the corporate partnership and sales efforts. The completed facility will serve as home to a CHL expansion franchise.
"We are very pleased to complete finalization of an agreement that will spearhead the planned re-development of Youngstown's downtown area," said Rick Kozuback, president and CEO of Global Entertainment. "We are anxious to begin construction of an outstanding facility that will serve as the keystone of these efforts." –- Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner