Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell and Global Spectrum's Busy October Sign of Positive Things to Come this Holiday Season
Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell and Global Spectrum had a very busy October as the facility opened its doors for patrons to experience the venue again for the first time, following a summer of big changes. This past month offered a host of different events catering to the diverse population in Lowell and the Merrimack Valley.
The month of October at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell welcomed over 45,000 patrons and logged nearly 1,000 hours from the venue's operations department, keeping pace with the ever changing events. Aramark, the food service and catering company at the Tsongas Center, also kept very busy. In October, 1,200 gallons of fountain sodas were poured; 3,800 hot dogs steamed; nearly 1,000 pizzas made; and over 150 pounds of pulled pork was enjoyed.
October started with Living Proof Live with Beth Moore presented by Lifeway, an event which Global Spectrum and the Greater Merrimack Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau collaborated to bring to Lowell. As the month progressed the Tsongas Center was rocked by the likes of Godsmack and Drake and audiences were captivated by the incredible skill and grace of Riverdance on Ice. Spirits were high when the venue hosted two separate cheerleading competitions representing Central and Eastern Massachusetts. Arrow Electronics Inc. brought the facility's first trade show of the fall season as they hosted Arrowfest, a private coast-to-coast technology exhibition which visits just six cities each year.
What would October be without hockey? The UMass Lowell River Hawks started their 2010-11 campaign this past month hosting Providence College, Northeastern University, and Boston University. Hockey fans were wowed by the enhanced amenities at the Tsongas Center including its new video board, sound system, and the Lowell Bank Pavilion which is a private lounge offering great food, drink, and spectacular views.
Events will keep on rolling into Lowell throughout the upcoming holiday season. The River Hawks will continue their home hockey schedule; legendary performer Bob Dylan appears on November 20; Disney Live! Mickey's Magic Show will enchant crowds on November 28; and the top pop acts in the country hit the stage as part of Kiss 108 FM's Jingle Ball 2010 on December 9. The Tsongas Center will also play host to the Holiday Hoop Slam on December 11 which will feature UMass Lowell, Merrimack College, Andover High School, and Lowell High School in quadruple header basketball action. Skating will make its return to the Tsongas Center as well, when the 2011 Colonial Classic precision skating competition hits the ice for two exciting days January 7-8.