(CelebrityAccess News Service) – The Philadelphia Phillies have selected Global Spectrum, a subsidiary of Philadelphia-based Comcast-Spectacor, to manage the operational aspects of the new Citizens Bank Park. The park is slated to open on April 12, when the Phillies begin their 2004 season.
"We are very excited to be working with the Philadelphia Phillies and their new ballpark," said Comcast-Spectacor Ventures President Peter Luukko. "We want to assist Dave Montgomery and the Phillies make Citizens Bank Park the envy of all Major League Baseball facilities. Our staff is truly committed to working closely with the Phillies."
Global Spectrum will be involved with pre-opening phases of managing Citizens Bank Park, including preparing a pre-opening budget, recruiting and hiring of building services staff for Citizens Bank Park, assisting in the procurement of furniture, fixtures and equipment, and securing and finalizing operations of subcontractors. Global Spectrum will also establish and implement financial and accounting programs and procedures, as well as help prepare Citizens Bank Park for its opening.
Upon opening, Global Spectrum will handle the day-to-day operational management of Citizens Bank Park, including maintenance, contracted services, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, repairs, cleaning, staffing and other operations.
"We are very pleased to team with Global Spectrum to help us manage Citizens Bank Park as we begin to play baseball in this spectacular new ballpark," said David Montgomery, Phillies general partner and president. "We want to get off to a great start and believe that an experienced, first-class facility management team will help us to do that."
"We selected Global Spectrum from a number of very impressive proposals from first-rate facility management companies who were interested in working with us," added Mike Stiles, Phillies vice president for operations and administration. "The Phillies look forward to working with Global Spectrum to assure that the fans' enjoyment of Phillies baseball in Citizens Bank Park is second to none."
Global Spectrum provides public assembly facility management for more than 35 facilities throughout the United States and Canada, including both the Wachovia Center and Wachovia Spectrum.–Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen