As if Atlantic City, N.J., hasn’t had enough exciting announcements, one more news of note has popped up.
TEAMS ’16, the leading conference and expo for the sports event industry, will take place in Atlantic City Sept. 26–29, 2016 at the new $125 million, 100,000-square-foot Waterfront Conference Center.
Hosted by SportsTravel magazine, the event is the world’s largest within the sports event industry.
Atlantic City has announced a stellar quarter and representatives believe this will welcome even more business in the coming months.
“The key indicators show that the current operators continue to improve,” says Matthew Levinson, chairman, New Jersey Casino Control Commission. “Gaming revenue is up, total revenue is up, net revenue is up, gross operating profits are up, hotel occupancy rate is up and the average room rate is up. ”
Atlantic City remained a popular destination for events during the first quarter of 2015
During the timeframe, the Meet AC sales team brought 30 conventions and meetings to the Atlantic City Convention Center and 19 to hotel properties—a more than 25 percent increase from 2014’s first quarters.
Meet Atlantic City has recently revealed that Triple Play REALTOR Convention and Trade Expo officials have signed a three-year deal to remain in Atlantic City for 2016, 2017 and 2018.
The convention, which brings in more than 8,000 attendees each year, features 80 educational seminars led by top industry experts. The expo also holds 325 booths that give visitors cutting-edge tools they can use to enhance their real estate business. The annual estimated impact is more than $4.8 million each year.
Atlantic City will soon draw a larger number of sporting events and conventions thanks to the creation of the Atlantic City Sports Commission by Meet AC, the city’s tourism development agency, which will power the commission.
Mayor Don Guardian announced today the formation of the commission—a vision of Jim Wood, Meet AC’s president since June 2014.