October 30, 2017

The Centre is one of thirty facilities to receive the award from Facilities and Event Management Magazine


Youngstown, OH — The Covelli Centre has been chosen as one of 2017’s Prime Site Award recipients. The award is given by one of the industry’s biggest publications, Facilities and Event Management Magazine. The Facilities’ Prime Site award is given to the top entertainment, sports, and special event venues, including Arenas, Civic Centers, Coliseums, Auditoriums, Stadiums, Theaters, PACs, Amphitheaters, University Venues, Fairgrounds and Special Event Venues. Readers of the magazine nominate venues based on numerous criteria ranging from promotional support and event staff proficiency to physical aspects such as seating versatility, A/V and staging quality, and back-of-house amenities. Winners of the award demonstrate the ability to please both incoming acts and patrons on multiple levels.


The Covelli Centre is managed by the locally owned and operated company, JAC Management Group. Eric Ryan, President of JAC Management Group and JAC LIVE is honored to be the recipient of such a prestigious national award. “We continually strive for growth and benchmark successes, so to be recognized with some of the biggest venues in the country is incredible. The community and city’s support and belief in our process has largely contributed to our progress.”


Covelli Centre is home to the Youngstown Phantoms hockey team and has hosted some of the biggest names and spectacle shows in entertainment including Bob Dylan, Carrie Underwood, Elton John, Tim McGraw, Lionel Richie, Barry Manilow, Keith Urban, Cirque Du Soliel, Disney On Ice, Disney Live, Walking with Dinosaurs, and more.


About JAC Management Group and JAC LIVE


JAC Management provides a comprehensive plan to build the future of each facility it manages. Whether full arena management or consulting on specific areas of arena management is required, JAC offers a wide range of 15+ years’ experience in the concert and event industry. We strengthen ties to the local, regional, and national community by identifying and establishing strong relationships that will ultimately maximize economic development. While keeping the patron at the forefront of all decisions, JAC specializes in the advancement and development of industry standards and practices including: full arena/theater management, event and concert booking, food and beverage consulting, corporate sales and sponsorships, marketing/public relations, contract negotiations and more. JAC Management Group proudly manages the Covelli Centre and Packard Music Hall.


JAC Live, formerly Eric Ryan Productions, is a promoting and event producing company. We have produced/promoted some of the largest acts in the world, including Zac Brown Band, Keith Urban, Barry Manilow, Bob Dylan, Brad Paisley, Def Leppard, Journey, Motley Crue, Lionel Richie, Pitbull and more!



Kelsey Klim