Global Spectrum, manager of the Saint Charles Convention Center, said Monday it exceeded its 2009 budget by $8,200. This is the fifth consecutive year since the center opened in April 2005 that Global Spectrum has been able to surpass budget expectations for the facility.
Global Spectrum said it hosted 378 events at the Saint Charles Convention Center in 2009, attracting more than 284,000 people and generating $4.6 million in gross revenue. Attendance was more than 60,000 people over the previous year, and the number of events and gross revenue generated exceeded the 2004 feasibility study’s expectation of 202 events and $1.8 million in revenue, Global Spectrum said.
“In a year where the economy created so many challenges for us, it is especially rewarding for us to be able to come out ahead in the end and to be able to continue our tradition of success here at the facility,” said Shura Garnett, Global Spectrum’s general manager of the 154,000-square-foot facility, in a statement.
Global Spectrum’s parent company, Comcast-Spectacor, is the Philadelphia-based sports and entertainment firm that owns the Philadelphia Flyers and Philadelphia 76ers.
The beautiful St. Charles Convention Center is located at One Convention Center Plaza, St. Charles, MO 63303. The telephone number is 636.669.3000.
From the St. Charles Convention Center website:
“Dedicated to Exceptional Customer Service, Delivered with a Warm and Innovative Approach.”
The Saint Charles Convention Center opened in April of 2005 and has exceeded the expectations of show organizers and event attendees alike.
Situated only a few short minutes from the Missouri River and the famed beginnings of the Lewis & Clark Expedition, the central location of the Saint Charles Convention Center makes it one of the most desirable meeting destinations in the Midwest region. And we’re just minutes from Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.
The 154,000-square-foot facility features:
ü 66,000 sq. ft. of total exhibit space
ü 27,600 sq. ft. of Exhibit Hall space
- Expandable to 35,700 sq. ft.
ü 16,200 sq. ft. Grand Ballroom
ü 6,025 sq. ft. Junior Ballroom
ü 1,200 complimentary on-site parking spaces
ü Partners-for-Progress Executive Board Room
ü 19 Breakout rooms
ü Charter Business Cyber Café
ü Wireless and Ethernet Cabling throughout
ü Guest and Business Services Center
ü Attached 296-suite Embassy Suites
ü More than 500 hotel rooms in walking distance
ü Only 10 minutes from Lambert-St. Louis International Airport
The Saint Charles Convention Center also simplifies your event planning with in-house catering, decorating, audio/visual, marketing, and event staffing for meetings and exhibitions.
The award-winning Embassy Suites St. Louis-St. Charles rests adjacent to the Center and offers 296 suites and the Spa Botanica day spa. There are nearly 2,000 available hotel rooms available in St. Charles, with 400 more expected by late fall. Nearby attractions include Frontier Park, Historic Main Street, Ameristar Casino, and downtown St. Louis is only 20 minutes away.
Global Spectrum, the fastest growing firm in the public assembly facility management field with more than 65 facilities throughout the United States and Canada, manages the St. Charles Convention Center in St. Charles, MO. The Philadelphia-based company is part of one of the world’s largest sports and entertainment firm Comcast-Spectacor, which also owns the Wachovia Center and Wachovia Spectrum, the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association, the Philadelphia Phantoms of the American Hockey League, Flyers Skate Zone, a series of community ice skating rinks, Comcast SportsNet, a regional sports programming network, Ovations Food Services, a food and beverage services provider, New Era Tickets, a full-service ticketing and marketing product for public assembly facilities, and Front Row Marketing Services, a commercial rights sales company.