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September 13, 2010 11:22 PM

Wizards select Global Spectrum to operate new stadium

Global Spectrum, a subsidiary of the Philadelphia-based sports and entertainment firm Comcast-Spectacor, has been selected to manage and operate the Kansas City Wizards' new 18,500-seat stadium that will open in June 2011. The firm manages 90 stadiums, arenas and convention centers throughout North America, including PPL Park in Chester, Penn., home of Major League Soccer's Philadelphia Union. The Wizards $160 million venue is being built at The Legends in Village West in Kansas City, Kan. According to the team's press release, Global Spectrum will provide innovative management, marketing and operations at the new stadium, which features 33 luxury suites, two premium clubs, a 60,000-sq. ft. entertainment plaza, and a 2,000-seat supporters section. Global Spectrum will also book non-soccer events for the stadium.

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