Spectra Venue Management Hired to Manage Sullivan Brothers Convention Center

posted on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 in The Cedar Valley Community

Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center Gets New Management

Original article written by Cedar Falls-Waterloo Courier reporter, Tim Jamison.

The city has picked up the pieces more than a year after a deal to sell the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center collapsed.

Waterloo City Council members voted unanimously Monday to hire a firm to manage the downtown convention center, which comes as a private developer has purchased and started renovating the adjoining hotel.

Spectra Venue Management, a Philadelphia-based company owned by Comcast and NBCUniversal, will begin its management duties Wednesday. The company manages 184 venues worldwide, including the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Xtream Arena in Coralville and Tyson Events Center in Sioux City.

“I personally think this is a wonderful opportunity for Waterloo,” said Councilwoman Margaret Klein.

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