MACON, GA – Spectra, managers of the Macon Centreplex, is delighted that the Macon-Bibb County Commission voted last week and confirmed today to extend Spectra’s management contract for the Macon Centreplex. The vote cast was unanimous, granting Spectra a five-year extension to their contract, originally instated in 2016, now through 2026.
Throughout the last five years, the Spectra team has worked in close partnership with the County to strengthen the reputation of the Centreplex venues as music, sports, and entertainment destinations in Middle Georgia.
“We successfully decreased the fiscal impact of the venues on the county budget year over year”, says David Aiello, Spectra General Manager. “We enriched the diversity, quality, and quantity of live entertainment at the Macon Coliseum and Macon City Auditorium and became a supportive and engaged community partner. We look forward to continuing to build our relationship with the county, our guests, and our trusted partners and reconfirming our commitment to positioning the region as an epicenter for live events. I have no doubt in my mind that we can build on the successes to date and only continue to improve our contribution here in Middle Georgia for the next five years.”
Notable events from the last five years include bringing back the Georgia High School Association wrestling and basketball state championship events annually to the Macon Coliseum, sold out shows with Jason Aldean, Kevin Hart, Willie Nelson, Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, Jerry Seinfeld, Earth, Wind, and Fire, MercyMe, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Alabama, Price is Right, Bob Dylan, and more, hosting the Macon Mayhem hockey team, All that Jazz in partnership with the Tubman Museum, most recently as the film location for TBS’s The Go Big Show, and the annual Cherry Blossom Festival gala.
About Macon Centreplex
The Macon Centreplex is comprised of the Macon Coliseum and Macon City Auditorium. The Macon Coliseum is home to tenant hockey team, the Macon Mayhem and sits 9,000 patrons. Family shows, concerts, trade shows, GHSA, among others, are frequent entertainment in the venue. The Macon City Auditorium first opened in 1925 and has hosted iconic greats like Otis Redding, The Allman Brothers, and Little Richard. The venue hosts concerts, weddings, private galas, comedy shows, among other events, in its 2,500 seat space. Learn more at MaconCenterplex.org. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.