Tribute Communities Centre

Tribute Communities Centre

Notable Events: 


Bryan Adams (sold out); Jeff Dunham; Luke Combs (sold out); Jerry Seinfeld (sold out); Battle of the Blades (sold out); Rock the Rink with Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir (sold out) 


Achievements: 


Beat budget by $200k in 2019 and required the second-lowest operating subsidy from the City of Oshawa on record ($163k) 


Background:


Spectra continues to deliver quality programming to the residents of Oshawa and the Durham Region. They are proud to have created memories for 334,914 fans throughout 2019, which generated over $8,876,15 in gross ticket sales. 2019 was also a year that the Tribute Communities Centre had a taste of Hollywood as it became a filming location for Netflix's 'Designated Survivor' and was also home for two episodes of 'Battle of the Blades'. Spectra also focused on making the venue more inclusive for all guests with the introduction of sensory kits for individuals with autism, dementia, or traumatic brain injuries as they may currently find the visual or auditory environment at the arena overwhelming from the bright lights and loud noises. The tools within each Sensory Kit will be useful to them and assist them in enjoying an event with greater comfort. The sensory kits come on the heels of other accessibility projects such as the reconstruction of Red Tilson Lane, the new antenna for Hearing Assistance Devices, and the new tributecommunitiescentre.com website scheduled to launch soon. 


The Tribute Communities Centre ranked 5th in Canada for VenuesNow 2019 Canada Top Stops report for venues 5,001 to 10,000 capacity. The report is based on attendance from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019 with 50,226 tickets sold for $2.85M in gross sales. The venue ranked 193rd in the world by Pollstar Magazine for their 2019 Third-Quarter Worldwide Ticket Sales report. The report is based on ticket sales from November 22, 2018 to August 21, 2019. The Tribute Communities Centre reached as high as 188th in the world for their mid-year report. 


After winning the award in 2014, the Tribute Communities Centre continues to receive a nomination for Major Facility of the Year at the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards that are part of Canadian Music Week held each year in Toronto. 2019 was the tenth consecutive year the venue has been nominated for this award.