(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The City of Lewiston, ME, through the Colisée Board of Directors, has hired Global Spectrum to operate the Colisée, a 3,700-seat multipurpose sports and entertainment arena, that is home to the Lewiston MAINEiacs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
As managers, Global Spectrum will handle the day-to-day operations of the Colisée, including increasing the number of events, adding amenities and attractions and increasing revenues at the facility for the City of Lewiston.
"Global Spectrum is the finest operator of sports and entertainment complexes in the United States," said Normand Rousseau, chairman of the Colisée Board. "They offer an incredible vision for our facility and their experience in marketing and operating similar facilities will make the Colisée a most exciting place for our fans and our customers. We look forward to working with them."
"It is our goal to increase the number of events and attractions at the Colisée while at the same time to enhance the customer experience each and every time they visit our facility," said Global Spectrum COO John Page. "We look forward to working with the City of Lewiston and becoming a strong and active corporate citizen in Lewiston."
"Adding the Colisée into our family of facilities provides us with incredible synergistic opportunities with our other Northeast facilities at UMASS, UNH and Rhode Island," said Global Spectrum President Michel Sauers.
For more than 10 years, The Colisée, was previously known as Central Maine Civic Center. That changed on February 19, 2004, when it was renamed the Colisée, a name synonymous with both hockey and French Canada, during a pre-game ceremony in front of a packed house before a game against Rimouski Oceanic. — Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen