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  • 64,551 Through the Building in 11 Days
    6/23/2014

    The Everett Public Facilities District and Global Spectrum welcomed 64,551 guests to the Comcast Arena at Everett  over 11 days, with 17 graduations and a sold out OneRepublic concert. 

     From June 6 through 16, Comcast Arena hosted a record 17 high school and college gradations that included schools from Mukilteo, Monroe, Snohomish, Lake Stevens, Marysville, Edmonds, Everett, Shoreline and Northshore school districts. Marysville-Pilchuck High School, a new addition to the graduation line-up, celebrated their first Comcast Arena graduation on June 11.

     On June 12, Comcast Arena’s operations crew transformed the ‘convocation hall’ to host the sold out OneRepublic Native Summer Tour with The Script and special guests, American Authors. The show drew more than 7,500 fans from the Pacific Northwest and Canada.  

     “It is an honor to host these graduates and their families here at Comcast Arena each year,” said Global Spectrum’s, Rick Comeau, General Manager of the Comcast Arena at Everett. “The economic impact of these community events to downtown is significant and there was vibrancy felt throughout downtown Everett.”

     With out of town families attending graduations and more than 60% of attendees to OneRepublic traveling more than 20 miles to the concert, many experienced downtown Everett for the first time. “El Paraiso has served the local community for 14 years, but during graduation time, we are pleased to share our hospitality with so many first-time guests,” said Martin Guerrero, General Manager of El Pariaso in Everett.

     The graduations and concert also provided 5,000 hours for part-time operations, guest services, box office, concessions and catering staff. 


  • Platinum-selling Artist Demi Lovato to Play Comcast Arena October 2
    5/29/2014

    Multi-talented, platinum-selling recording artist Demi Lovato announced today the North American dates for her all-new World Tour that kicks off on Sept. 6 in Baltimore, Md. and makes a stop at Comcast Arena at Everett October 2. Christina Perri and MKTO will join Demi’s World Tour as special guests. 

    Demi Lovato is a singer, songwriter, and television star with a fan base that includes over 22 million die-hard Twitter followers and 33 million fans on Facebook. She is a platinum-selling recording artist whose latest album, Demi, hit #1 on iTunes in over 50 countries around the world. The lead single, “Heart Attack,” earned Platinum status just ten weeks after its launch. Demi is currently on the road for the NEON LIGHTS TOUR, which was named after the (approaching platinum) third single and Top 5 radio hit off her album, Demi. In addition to her musical accomplishments, in 2014, her book, Staying Strong: 365 Days a Year, became a New York Times best-seller; she returned to television as a judge and mentor on The X-Factor and starred in Fox’s hit series Glee. She is an outspoken advocate for young people everywhere. She has become a role model by talking openly about her personal experiences and speaking out against bullying, among other issues. She serves as an official Ambassador for We Day and the organization Free The Children. She has recently launched The Lovato Treatment Scholarship Program, which helps people struggling with mental health and/or addiction issues cover the cost of treatment.

    Acclaimed pop singer/songwriter Christina Perri recently released her much anticipated second album, HEAD OR HEART, which features the platinum selling hit single “Human,” and entered the SoundScan/Billboard Top 200 at #4. Named as iTunes’ “Breakthrough Pop Artist of 2011,” Christina earned critical applause and an increasingly fervent fan following with her extraordinary debut, lovestrong. Highlighted by the 4x-platinum certified smash, “Jar of Hearts,” the album entered the SoundScan/Billboard 200 among the top 5 upon its initial release, while also proving an unqualified international sensation. Perri followed lovestrong with the RIAA 4x-platinum certified hit single, “A Thousand Years,” exclusively featured on Summit Entertainment/Chop Shop/Atlantic’s The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 & 2 – Original Motion Picture Soundtracks.
    Popular duo MKTO, comprised of Tony Oller and Malcolm Kelley, are climbing the charts with their hit single “Classic” at radio and a music video that has amassed over 15 million views. MKTO have seen international success with a #1 album and 9x Platinum singles in Australia and New Zealand.
  • Tilted Thunder Rail Birds Bout 3
    5/23/2014

    Tilted Thunder Rail Birds’ thrilling banked track roller derby league will be at Comcast Arena on Sunday, June 1 at 3:30 pm. To kick off the third bout of the season, Sugar Skulls will be up against Royal Crush, followed by season three champions Saint Hellions and the Rolling Blackouts.

    The Rail Birds are supporting Sibling House for the third bout of the season. Sibling House is a network of foster homes where siblings can live together, as a family, while in foster care. Sibling House also provides activities such as swimming lessons, BBQ's and pool parties. For more information on Sibling House visit www.siblinghouse.org. With summer on its way, the Rail Birds will be hosting a "Pool Party Donation Drive”. Needed items include: beach towels, beach balls, sunscreen, swimsuits and inflatable water toys. A donations box will be located at the couches during the June 1 bout.

    Further information is available at www.tiltedthunder.com.

  • Graduations to Draw 50,000 to Comcast Arena at Everett
    5/23/2014

    This June, Global Spectrum, operators of Comcast Arena at Everett, will host 17 scheduled graduations and anticipate attracting 50,000 attendees during a 10-day span which begins on Friday, June 6 and continues through Monday, June 16.                      

    “Comcast Arena at Everett was designed as a venue for everyone,” said Global Spectrum’s, Rick Comeau, General Manager of Comcast Arena. “Community events like these graduations are just as important to us as any other event we host. It’s an opportunity for attendees and graduates to create special memories inside our arena and we hope they come back to experience another event.” 

    Many high schools are opting for hosting their graduation ceremony at Comcast Arena at Everett because of the Arena’s large seating capacity and centralized location. The gathering of 50,000 graduates and their families to the Everett area will also provide increased patronage at local restaurants and businesses as well as hours for part-time employees at the Arena. 

    Graduation is a distinguished accomplishment and the Everett Public Facilities District and Global Spectrum staff are proud to be a part of this memorable time for graduates and their families.                       

    Suite rentals are available for each ceremony by calling, 425.322.2629.                        

    Date

    Ceremony

    Event Time

    June 6

    Kamiak High School

    4:00 pm

    June 6

    Mariner High School

    8:00 pm

    June 7

    Monroe High School

    2:30 pm

    June 9

    Snohomish High School

    4:00 pm

    June 9

    Glacier Peak High School

    7:30 pm

    June 10

    Lake Stevens High School

    7:30 pm

    June 11

    Marysville Getchel High School

    4:00 pm

    June 11

    Marysville-Pilchuck High School

    8:00 pm

    June 13

    Edmonds Community College

    7:30 pm

    June 14

    Everett High School

    12:00 pm

    June 14

    Cascade High School

    4:00 pm

    June 14

    Jackson High School

    8:00 pm

    June 15

    Shorecrest High School

    2:00 pm

    June 15

    Shorewood High School

    6:00 pm

    June 16

    Inglemoor High School

    12:00 pm

    June 16

    Woodinville High School

    3:00 pm

    June 16

    Bothell High School

    7:00 pm

     

     

                 

               

     

                           

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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