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Tahoe South Events Center Erects First Steel Beams

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CALIF./NEV. (Dec. 2, 2021) – The first steel beams in the new Tahoe South Events Center were placed this week as clear weather allowed building progress to continue at a brisk pace. The Phase 2 construction schedule on the 143,000 square-foot, the multi-purpose facility was adjusted to accommodate lost workdays due to both weather and fire impacts. Cooperation among Tahoe Basin partners has helped the project make up lost time. (https://tahoedouglasva.org/)

“Steel began to arrive at the Tahoe South Events Center in early November,” said Rick Kozuback, president and CEO of International Coliseums Company, which is overseeing construction of the project. “Thanks to the owners of the former Wells Fargo bank site across the street, we were able to store significant columns, beams and connections as they arrived allowing the construction crews a less congested worksite relative to final excavation, backfilling and concrete forming and pouring.”

Stairs were installed into the concrete towers prior to Thanksgiving and initial steel columns to their foundations Monday, Nov. 29. This work will continue throughout December with the first steel truss hung onto the columns at the west end of the events center in January 2022. The installation of the first truss will include a ceremony with area officials, project partners and collaborators.

Designed to complement the destination’s gaming and recreational offerings, the events center will provide a venue for conventions, special events and entertainment, as well as a variety of activities for the local South Tahoe community, including concerts, and family programming, as well as professional and amateur sporting events. It is expected to host up to 130 events a year with opportunities to expand visitation into shoulder seasons and mid-week periods. The anticipated economic impact to the entire community is estimated at $40-60 million per year.

The project, scheduled for completion in 2022 and opening in early 2023, will feature two levels: an event floor, and a suites, conference and meeting room level, as well as an event lawn area. Seating for up to 6,000 will be available for concerts, performing arts, trade shows, and sporting exhibitions along with a seasonal micro-transit system.

In conjunction with the construction, International Coliseums Company is continuing the procurement for furniture, fixture and equipment needs to support the multi-use aspects of the facility.

Financing for the $80 million+ project requires no tax increases for residents. Funding sources include $34 million, or 19% via Douglas County Redevelopment Area #2, created in 2016 to strengthen the area’s economic base through focused attention and financial investment; a $5 per night lodging surcharge on each room at Tahoe Township properties: casinos/hotels, Lodge at Edgewood and vacation rentals will account for 43% of debt service to repay the bonds; and current transient lodging license and transient occupancy taxes for the remaining 38%.

For more on the Tahoe South Events Center, or to submit an inquiry to host an event, discuss sponsorship, or become a premium seat holder, visit https://tahoedouglasva.org.

Steel Girders Tahoe South Events Center

The Tahoe South Events Center is shaping up with the installation of the first steel girders Monday, Nov. 29. The events center is slated to open in January 2023.

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Media Contacts:
Christina Proctor, christina@weidingerpr.com
Phil Weidinger, dinger@weidingerpr.com
Weidinger Public Relations
775-588-2412

About the Tahoe Douglas Visitors Authority
The Tahoe Douglas Visitors Authority, a Nevada public agency, was created by the Nevada Legislature in June of 1997 with the passage of Assembly Bill 616 (The Tahoe-Douglas Visitors Authority Act). In an effort to boost tourism, the Act was passed to create the Authority and impose an occupancy tax on hotel room rentals in the County. The act allocates a portion of these occupancy-tax revenues for two purposes; first, for advertising, publicizing, and promoting tourism and recreation in the Township; second, to spend the allocated proceeds on planning, construction, and operation of a multi-use events center in the Township.

 


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Kevin Boryczki Named Spectra General Manager for Tahoe South Events Center

New leader looks forward to integrating facility into the heart of the community

STATELINE, Nev. (November 9, 2021) — Spectra, one of the industry’s top private management and hospitality companies, has named Kevin Boryczki as the first General Manager for the new Tahoe South Events Center. He brings almost two decades of experience in venue, event, and sports management to his new role.

For the past five years, Boryczki was General Manager at the Stride Bank Center in Enid, Okla. During his tenure, the facility averaged nearly 400 events annually and attracted more than 50 national touring acts. He was an active member in the Enid community serving as president of Gaslight Community Theatre and as treasurer of the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center.

As General Manager, Boryczki will oversee daily operations including contract negotiations, financial planning, marketing initiatives, and event booking.

“I am thrilled to be here on the south shore of Lake Tahoe as this tremendous facility is built from the ground up,” Boryczki said. “I look forward to bringing world-class entertainment, sports events, and family shows to the Center, and to working with local leaders to make it an integral part of this community’s economic growth.”

Boryczki joined Spectra in March 2014 as the Director of Marketing at the Salina Bicentennial Center in Kansas, before being promoted to Assistant General Manager a year later. Prior to joining Spectra, Boryczki was the Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations for Providence Sports + Entertainment. He also has eight years of experience in marketing, public relations, and broadcasting, with the Providence Bruins, AHL affiliate of the Boston Bruins; Adirondack Frostbite, formerly of the United Hockey League; and Lakewood Blue Claws, Class A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies.

A native of Berlin, Conn., Boryczki earned his bachelor’s degrees in broadcast journalism and in history from Syracuse University.

“Kevin is one of our strongest general managers, as evidenced by his rapid rise through the ranks,” Mike Scanlon, Spectra’s senior vice president of arenas and stadiums, said. “He made a deep and positive impact on the community in Enid, and we know he’s going to do the same on the south shore of Lake Tahoe.”

In March, the Tahoe Douglas Visitors Authority unanimously selected Spectra as the provider of venue management, food services & hospitality, and partnerships services for the new Tahoe South Events Center. The 143,000 square-foot facility will provide a venue for conventions, entertainment, and community events.

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About Spectra
Spectra is an industry leader in hosting and entertainment, partnering with clients to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra’s unmatched blend of integrated services delivers incremental value for clients through several primary areas of expertise: Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, and Partnerships. Learn more at SpectraExperiences.com. Follow Spectra on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn..

 


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Spectra Names Pair of New General Managers

New leaders bring deep industry experience to facilities in Lake Tahoe and Enid

PHILADELPHIA (November 9, 2021) — Spectra, one of the industry’s top private management and hospitality companies, today announced Kevin Boryczki as the first General Manager for the new Tahoe South Events Center in Nevada and Rob Copeland as Boryczki’s successor as the new General Manager for the Stride Bank Center in Enid, Okla.

As general managers, Boryczki and Copeland will oversee daily operations at their respective facilities, including contract negotiations, financial planning, marketing initiatives, and event booking.

Kevin Boryczki

General Manager, Tahoe South Events Center, Stateline, Nev.

In March, the Tahoe Douglas Visitors Authority unanimously selected Spectra as the provider of venue management, food services & hospitality, and partnerships services for the new, 143,000 square-foot Tahoe South Events Center.

Boryczki brings 17 years of experience in venue, event, and sports management to his new role in Tahoe. For the past five years, he served as General Manager at the Stride Bank Center in Enid, Okla. During his tenure, the facility averaged nearly 400 events annually and attracted more than 50 national touring acts.

“I am thrilled to be here on the south shore of Lake Tahoe as this tremendous facility is built from the ground up,” Boryczki said. “I look forward to bringing world-class entertainment, sports events and family shows to the Center, and to working with local leaders to make it an integral part of this community.”

Rob Copeland

General Manager, Stride Bank Center, Enid, Okla.

Copeland succeeds Boryczki as General Manager at the Stride Bank Center and brings to Spectra more than a decade of experience in the live-events industry, including box office, operations, and group sales. Previously, he served as Assistant General Manager for Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine.

“I could not be more excited to be here in Enid and to continue the standard of excellence Kevin set for the Stride Bank Center and its place in the community,” Copeland said. “I look forward to working with this great team and our community partners to attract even more family entertainment and events to the facility.”

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About Spectra
Spectra is an industry leader in hosting and entertainment, partnering with clients to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra’s unmatched blend of integrated services delivers incremental value for clients through several primary areas of expertise: Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, and Partnerships. Learn more at SpectraExperiences.com. Follow Spectra on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

 


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TAHOE SOUTH EVENTS CENTER EXCAVATION FINDS A ‘GREEN’ LINING

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CALIF./NEV. (June 1, 2021) –Construction on the new Tahoe South Events Center is underway with more than 50,000 cubic yards of dirt being excavated from the site at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa. Luckily, it didn’t have to go far. In cooperation with Edgewood Tahoe and Tahoe Beach Club, the dirt is being repurposed for landscaping features and fill dirt. (https://tahoedouglasva.org/)

“This partnership is a great environmental benefit to the project,” said Rick Kozuback, president and CEO of International Coliseums Company, project managers for the events center. “By keeping the dirt in Tahoe, we are not having to put multiple trucks on the road every day to transport to Minden, and Tahoe Beach Club isn’t having to import dirt for their construction. It reduces congestion, wear and tear on the roads, and exhaust emissions in the Basin.”

The 143,000 square-foot, multi-purpose facility designed to complement the destination’s gaming and recreational offerings, is expected to finish the majority of the mass excavation to prepare the site for foundation work and vertical construction by mid-July. The project will also finish construction in June on a new entrance to the MontBleu parking lot from Lake Parkway East and a new entrance to the resort’s parking garage.

Edgewood Tahoe is using the dirt to build up the landscape along the east side of the golf course adjacent to U.S. Highway 50. The Event Center project team is grading the dirt and will install permanent irrigation and revegetate the area in the fall.

The events center will provide a venue for conventions, special events, and entertainment, as well as a variety of events for the local South Tahoe community, including concerts, and family programming, as well as professional and amateur sporting events. It is expected to host up to 130 events a year with opportunities to expand visitation into shoulder seasons and mid-week periods. The anticipated economic impact to the entire community is estimated to be $40-60 million per year.

The project, scheduled for completion in 2022, will feature two levels: an event floor, and suites, a conference, and meeting room level, as well as an event lawn area. Seating for up to 6,000 will be available for concerts, performing arts, trade shows, and sporting events along with a seasonal micro-transit system.

Financing for the $80 million+ project requires no tax increases for residents. Funding sources include $34 million, or 19% via Douglas County Redevelopment Area #2, created in 2016 to strengthen the area’s economic base through focused attention and financial investment; a $5 per night lodging surcharge on each room at Tahoe Township properties: casinos/hotels, Lodge at Edgewood and vacation rentals will account for 43% of debt service to repay the bonds; and current transient lodging license tax and transient occupancy tax for the remaining 38%.

For more on the Tahoe South Event Center, or to submit an inquiry to host an event, discuss sponsorship, or become a premium seat holder, visit https://tahoedouglasva.org.

Excavation on Tahoe South Events Center Site

Excavation work is underway on the Tahoe South Events Center. Dirt from the dig is being recycled across the street to Edgewood Tahoe Resort and to Tahoe Beach Club.

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Media Contacts:
Christina Proctor, christina@weidingerpr.com
Phil Weidinger, dinger@weidingerpr.com
Weidinger Public Relations
775-588-2412

About the Tahoe Douglas Visitors Authority
The Tahoe Douglas Visitors Authority, a Nevada public agency, was created by the Nevada Legislature in June of 1997 with the passage of Assembly Bill 616 (The Tahoe-Douglas Visitors Authority Act). In an effort to boost tourism, the Act was passed to create the Authority and impose an occupancy tax on hotel room rentals in the County. The act allocates a portion of these occupancy-tax revenues for two purposes; first, for advertising, publicizing, and promoting tourism and recreation in the Township; second, to spend the allocated proceeds on planning, construction, and operation of a multi-use events center in the Township.

 


 

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TAHOE SOUTH EVENTS CENTER CONSTRUCTION RESUMES MAY 3

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CALIF./NEV. (April 28, 2021) – Construction on the new Tahoe South Events Center, the 132,000 square-foot, multi-purpose facility designed to complement the destination’s gaming and recreational offerings, resumes Monday, May 3, with excavation, concrete, and foundation work.

The project broke ground in July 2020 at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa, along U.S. Hwy 50. It will provide a venue for conventions, special events, and entertainment, as well as a variety of events for the local South Tahoe community, including concerts, and family programming, as well as professional and amateur sporting events. The events center is expected to host up to 130 events a year with opportunities to expand visitation into shoulder seasons and mid-week periods. The anticipated economic impact to the entire community is estimated to be $40-60 million per year.

Construction-related jobs attributable to the Tahoe South Events Center project are estimated to exceed 500. This includes on-site workers during peak periods (100 – 120/day) along with off-site workforces, vendors, and suppliers, including furniture, fixtures, and equipment manufacturing, fabricating, and installation.

During construction season, parking at MontBleu will be available in the garage, and backlot as well as valet.

The completed project will feature two levels: an event floor, and a suites, conference and meeting room level, as well as an event lawn area. Seating for up to 6,000 will be available for concerts, performing arts, trade shows, and sporting events along with a seasonal micro-transit system.

In a collaboration with Edgewood Tahoe just across the street, dirt from the initial excavation site will be transported and recycled there for landscape features at the golf resort and lodge.

In March, The Tahoe Douglas Visitors selected Spectra, a leading private management company as the provider of venue management, food services, and hospitality, and partnerships services for the new Tahoe South Events Center. Spectra will also utilize the facility to attract regional and national meetings, conferences, and conventions, along with a schedule of local community, arts, cultural and social events.

Financing for the $80 million+ project requires no tax increases for residents. Funding sources include $34 million, or 19% via Douglas County Redevelopment Area #2, created in 2016 to strengthen the area’s economic base through focused attention and financial investment; a $5 per night lodging surcharge on each room at Tahoe Township properties: casinos/hotels, Lodge at Edgewood and vacation rentals will account for 43% of debt service to repay the bonds; and current transient lodging license tax and transient occupancy tax for the remaining 38%.

For more on the Tahoe South Event Center, or to submit an inquiry to host an event, discuss sponsorship, or become a premium seat holder, visit https://tahoedouglasva.org.

Tahoe South Events Center Rendition

Construction on the new 132,000 square-foot Tahoe South Events Center resumes May 3.

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Media Contacts:
Christina Proctor, christina@weidingerpr.com
Phil Weidinger, dinger@weidingerpr.com
Weidinger Public Relations
775-588-2412

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Blair Cardinal
Blair.Cardinal@spectraxp.com
(267) 738-2806

About the Tahoe Douglas Visitors Authority
The Tahoe Douglas Visitors Authority, a Nevada public agency, was created by the Nevada Legislature in June of 1997 with the passage of Assembly Bill 616 (The Tahoe-Douglas Visitors Authority Act). In an effort to boost tourism, the Act was passed to create the Authority and impose an occupancy tax on hotel room rentals in the County. The act allocates a portion of these occupancy-tax revenues for two purposes; first, for advertising, publicizing, and promoting tourism and recreation in the Township; second, to spend the allocated proceeds on planning, construction, and operation of a multi-use events center in the Township.

About Spectra
Spectra is an industry leader in hosting and entertainment, partnering with clients to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra’s unmatched blend of integrated services delivers incremental value for clients through several primary areas of expertise: Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, and Partnerships. Learn more at SpectraExperiences.com. Follow Spectra on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

 


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Spectra Named Management and Hospitality Partner for Tahoe South Events Center

Tahoe Douglas Visitors Authority engages leading professional management company to help draw entertainment, sports, and conventions to the region

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CALIF./NEV. (March 10, 2021) – The Tahoe Douglas Visitors Authority on Wednesday evening unanimously selected leading private management company Spectra as the provider of venue management, food services & hospitality, and partnerships services for the new Tahoe South Events Center.

Construction resumes late spring with completion expected in 2022 of the 132,000 square-foot facility that broke ground July 2020. The centerwill provide a venue for conventions, special events and entertainment on Lake Tahoe’s south shore.The venue will be host to a variety of events for the local South Tahoe community, including concerts, family shows, and professional and amateur sporting events. Spectra will also utilize the facility to attract regional and national meetings, conferences, and conventions, along with many local community and social events.

The first-class event center is going to be an excellent complement to the abundance of outdoor activities, extensive amenities, and vibrant nightlife in South Lake Tahoe,” John Page, Spectra’s president of Venue Management, said. “We are confident that the arena and convention space will help generate year-round tourism, in particular driving economic activity during the shoulder season.

Spectra has long-been committed to sustainable operations and will implement green initiatives to minimize the venue’s environmental impact on the region.

“South Lake Tahoe is a beautiful and pristine destination, and we want to help keep it that way,” Page said. “Spectra has a track-record of innovative and sustainable management, and we are eager to share those tools, policies and best practices to run a venue that will be environmentally responsible.”

The events center will further diversify our economy and provide an additional 550 year-round employment opportunities for locals,” said Carol Chaplin, president and chief executive officer of the Tahoe Douglas Visitors Authority.Selecting Spectra with their expertise in venue management is another step forward in realizing that goal.

Spectra expertly oversees a combination of venue management, partnerships, and food services and hospitality for more than 330 venues – including 90+ multi-purpose facilities similar to the Tahoe South Events Centerand has opened upwards of 100 facilities. Spectra’s client partners include: Budweiser Events Center in Loveland, Colo.; Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, Wash.; Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa; Stride Bank Center in Enid, Okla.; and Santa Clara Convention Center in Calif.

Right now, we are eager to use this global pause in the live events industry to gear up for business once the venue opens its doors for the first time,” Page said.

For more on the Tahoe South Event Center, or to submit an inquiry to host an event, discuss sponsorship, or become a premium seat holder, visit https://tahoedouglasva.org.

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About Spectra
Spectrais an industry leader in hosting and entertainment, partnering with clients to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra’s unmatched blend of integrated services delivers incremental value for clients through several primary areas of expertise: Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, and Partnerships. Learn more at SpectraExperiences.com. Follow Spectra on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

About the Tahoe Douglas Visitors Authority
The Tahoe Douglas Visitors Authority, a Nevada public agency, was created by the Nevada Legislature in June of 1997 with the passage of Assembly Bill 616 (The Tahoe-Douglas Visitors Authority Act). In an effort to boost tourism, the Act was passed to create the Authority and impose an occupancy tax on hotel room rentals in the County. The act allocates a portion of these occupancy-tax revenues for two purposes; first, for advertising, publicizing, and promoting tourism and recreation in the Township; second, to spend the allocated proceeds on planning, construction, and operation of a multi-use events center in the Township.

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