Boston, MA (November 24, 2008) – The Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA won the prestigious honor of Amphitheatre of the Year at the Billboard Touring Conference and Awards at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. The award recognizes the top-grossing amphitheatre for the 2008 season.
«Driving sales this season were the most sold out shows the Comcast Center has presented in recent memory» said Senior VP Dave Marsden. «Ticket sales were up 50 percent from last year». General Manager Bruce Montgomery added «The Comcast Center is one of the most uniquely beautiful amphitheatres in the country which makes it an attractive venue for our loyal patrons to return to every summer season. As with most summers, we had an exceptional line up of artists this year as well as our annual events including KISS 108’s KISS Concert, WKLB 99.6’s Country Fest, JAM’N 94.5’s Summerjam which were all sell-outs. We were also very proud to host the first ever New England appearance of Farm Aid. I would be remiss not to mention one of the most important factors which is our highly skilled, devoted team of local employees. Their hard work, skill, and dedication is the key to our success.»
The Comcast Center would like to thank the following for their partnership which contributed to the venue’s phenomenal year: Comcast, Budweiser, MA State Lottery, New England Chevrolet Dealers, Pepsi, Papa Gino’s, Citi, Southwest Airlines, The Boston Globe, Boston.com, WZLX-FM, WXKS-FM, Willow Tree Poultry Farm, Army National Guard, Qdoba, Cape Cod Potato Chips, Fetzer Wines, United States Marine Corp, Dunkin Donuts, Gulf, Major League Baseball, Nikon, Nokia, Wrigley’s and Monster Energy Drink.