Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell and Global Spectrum Show No Signs of Slowing Down After Event Filled Fall Season
It has been a very busy fall season at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell following the completed renovation and installation of its brand new ice floor and hockey rink. The Tsongas Center re-opened its doors on October 22 for the Central Massachusetts Youth Football and Cheer Conference Championships and the events have been non-stop since.
In the last two months the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell has seen over 59,000 people pass through its doors, equal to the population of Malden, MA, to watch the numerous shows on the calendar. Due to the thousands who attended the various venue events, Aramark the food service and catering company at the Tsongas Center, was kept very busy serving all the patrons, including:
- 401,232 ounces of soda or 12,538 Big Gulps
- 7,483 bottles of water which is enough to run the average dishwasher 67 times
- 5,924 slices or 1,481 pizzas which is enough for each active NHL player to have two pizzas of their own
- 4,726 pretzels which tips the scales at approximately one Smart Car
- 505 pounds of burgers or the weight of famous American born sumo champion Akebono Taro
- 466 pounds of hot dogs which in real dogs is approximately 116 Chihuahuas
The Tsongas Center and Global Spectrum have been dedicated to providing a diverse event schedule with something for everyone in the Merrimack Valley and the last two months have been a great illustration of that diversity. International star comedian Jeff Dunham took the stage on November 4; Mixed Martial Arts returned on November 12; hard rock pioneers Judas Priest brought their farewell tour to town on November 20; Disney's Phineas and Ferb had parents and kids laughing and singing for two great shows on November 26; the band Chicago helped bring in the holiday season on November 30; and the sold out 2011 Kiss 108 FM Jingle ball on December 8 brought the likes of Kelly Clarkson, Pitbull, and LMFAO to Lowell.
How about those UMass Lowell River Hawks? The now nationally ranked River Hawks hockey team has had an incredible run winning five of their six home games this year including victories over Boston College, Boston University, and Massachusetts-Amherst. On December 2 the Stanley Cup made an appearance at the Tsongas Center for the game versus New Hampshire; it was the largest crowd to ever watch a UMass Lowell River Hawks game.
The Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell is keeping the momentum going as we move into the winter and spring with concerts, family events, and a large dose of River Hawks Hockey. The Harlem Globetrotters make their return to Lowell after an eight year hiatus on December 26; Colonial Classic Synchronized Skating returns January 6-8; TNA IMPACT Wrestling invades January 22; metal legends Megadeth along with Motorhead will rock the Merrimack Valley January 29; punk rockers Rise Against are in on February 1; the Tsongas Center goes country on March 2 with Eric Church; St. Patrick's Day will be punctuated by not one but two huge Dropkick Murphys shows; Best New Artist Grammy nominee J.Cole rolls into Lowell March 30; and that is just the start as more events will be announced in the coming weeks and months. The UMass Lowell River Hawks are also scheduled for 10 home games from January 5 through March 3.
Tickets for Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell events can be purchased via TsongasCenter.com, by calling (866) 722-8780, or at the Tsongas Center Box Office.