May 26     2015

Norfolk, VA – The Ted Constant Convocation Center, located on the campus of Old Dominion University captured first place in the Best Music Venue category from Coastal Virginia Magazine’s Best of Readers’ Choice Awards for 2015. The Best of Readers’ Choice contest is a reader-driven competition recognizing businesses in Hampton Roads. Coastal Virginia Magazine will featured the winners in the July 2015 issue.

Global Spectrum, operators of the Constant Center, recorded a banner year at the Constant Center with multiple sold-out shows, including TLC’s Long Island Medium Theresa Caputo, R&B legend Charlie Wilson, ScHoolboy Q, and the World Famous Harlem Globetrotters.  Other noteworthy events included country sensation Brantley Gilbert, comedian Katt Williams, James Taylor, Disney Junior Live and Sesame Street Live.

“Old Dominion University is proud to have the Constant Center receive this accolade as the Best Music Venue in Coastal Virginia.  The Constant Center continues to lead the region in providing world-class entertainment to the Hampton Roads community. We are proud of the work that Global Spectrum has done to represent the University and look forward to continued success” said Todd Johnson, Assistant Vice President of Auxiliary Services.

“This recognition is a true testament to the promoters, agents and artists that bring great entertainment to the Constant Center," said Global Spectrum's Mike Fryling, General Manager of the Constant Center. "This honor would not be possible without our dedicated, hardworking staff and the support from the fans throughout the Hampton Roads region.”

Tickets for all Constant Center events are available for purchase at the Constant Center box office, via phone at 877-Ynot-Tix, or online at You can follow the Ted Constant Center on Facebook at, on Twitter at, and on Instagram at @tedconstantcenter for special contest and daily updates.

About Global Spectrum: Global Spectrum ( manages the Ted Constant Convocation Center, as well as more than 130 other public assembly facilities around the world. Nearly 24-million people attended more than 15,000 events in Global Spectrum venues last year. Based in Philadelphia, PA, Global Spectrum is part of Comcast-Spectacor, one of the world’s largest sports and entertainment companies. Comcast-Spectacor, which operates in 48 of the 50 United States, also owns the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, Ovations Food Services, a food and beverage services provider, Paciolan, the leading provider of venue establishment ticketing, fundraising and marketing technology solutions, Front Row Marketing Services, a commercial rights sales company, and Flyers Skate Zone, a series of community ice skating rinks.