Jan 11     2018

Norfolk, VA (January 9, 2018) – Spectra by Comcast Spectacor, providers of Venue Management at Old Dominion University’s Ted Constant Convocation Center, is proud to announce that the Constant Center is ranked #1 among venues on a college campus and #7 worldwide with a seating capacity under 10,000 seats, according to Pollstar Magazine’s 2017 year end report.

This is the second year in a row the Constant Center has ranked #1 on a college campus. Among venues within the state of Virginia, the Constant Center ranked #3 and was the only arena ranked in the Hampton Roads area. Additionally, the Constant Center is ranked #176 worldwide and #100 in the US among venues regardless of capacity. 

Pollstar Magazine is the only trade publication covering the worldwide concert industry. The year end report features the top tours, promoters, venues and more during the 2017 calendar year based on worldwide ticket sales, including concerts and traveling shows.

 “Thank you to the artists, agents, promoters, and artists management for playing the Constant Center in 2017. We’d like to thank Old Dominion University for their continued support over the years in bringing world-class entertainment to the Constant Center,” said Spectra’s Mike Fryling, General Manager for the Constant Center. “This ranking demonstrates the commitment our staff members are making in providing all of our guests a first-class entertainment experience during all events. In 2017, we revamped our GREAT experiences program that acknowledges our frontline staff who have gone above and beyond in providing GREAT experiences to our guests and will continue to acknowledge our amazing staff in 2018”. 

During the 2017 season, the Constant Center welcomed a diverse lineup of events including top talent such as Green Day, Ringo Starr, and a sold-out UFC Fight Night. Other noteworthy events included performances by Rick Ross, Paramore, XSCAPE, Old Dominion, 21 Savage, Lil Uzi Vert, Migos, Charlie Wilson, Fantasia and Jonny Gill and annual touring events such as the World Famous Harlem Globetrotters, Festival of Laughs with Mike Epps, and Garden Bros. Circus.  

The Constant Center will continue to bring top talent to Hampton Roads in 2018. Upcoming events include chart-toppers Justin Moore and Dylan Scott on Feb. 9, the World Famous Harlem Globetrotters on Feb. 10, Platinum artists Casting Crowns on Mar. 10, Ireland’s music sensation Celtic Woman on Mar. 23, the all-new interactive live concert experience Disney Junior Dance Party On Tour Apr. 14 and Grammy winner Chris Tomlin May 6. Tickets for these and all other events are available at YnotTix.com. Thank you to everyone that attended our events in 2017, we can’t wait for you to join us in 2018!

About Spectra:
Spectra by Comcast Spectacor is an industry leader in hosting and entertainment, partnering with clients to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra’s unmatched blend of integrated services delivers incremental value for clients through several primary areas of expertise: Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, Ticketing & Fan Engagement and Corporate Partnerships. Learn more at SpectraExperiences.com.