Welcome to the June 2021 Center Dish Newsletter
TCC Wins Common Ground Award 
The Tucson Convention Center (TCC) received a Common Ground Award on May 14 for construction/renovation work at the complex.

Presented by the Metropolitan Pima Alliance, the award recognizes community leaders, projects, and programs that have made significant contributions toward bridging divides and finding solutions to complex challenges in creative ways.

The TCC thrives to support the arts, sports, conventions, and events downtown. However, the facilities at the complex had outdated technology, insufficient parking, and lacked appropriate meeting space and nearby hotels. With the help of Rio Nuevo in renovating the Tucson Arena in 2016 and its 2019 investment of $65 million in the TCC, the facility now has the Tucson Roadrunners hockey team and the Tucson Sugar Skulls indoor football team as regular tenants of the arena.

Completed improvements at the TCC include a new parking garage and the recently opened, privately funded DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, which abuts the TCC. More improvements are underway on other facets of the TCC complex, which will be featured prominently in upcoming newsletters.

Our thanks to Swaim Associates, Sundt Construction, Concord Construction, Ryan Companies, GLHN Architects and Engineers, ARC Studios, BWS Architects, Eglin + Bressler Architects, Grenier Engineering, Technology Plus, and so many others for their work on the various projects. 
We're Back Open With VenueShield
We're back open with events at the TCC, and we're using VenueShield as our reopening guidance. ASM Global, the world’s leading venue management and services company, has deployed VenueShield, its comprehensive and industry-leading reopening program. The protocols and procedures are in place worldwide at more than 325 ASM Global facilities, including the TCC, providing the highest levels of safety, security, and consumer confidence, in alignment with approvals from local government officials and health care experts. Read more at our website or ASMVenueShield.com.

The Tucson Sugar Skulls Indoor Football League team returns to the TCC on June 5. Tickets for the game against the Iowa Barnstormers are on sale now. Game time is 6:05 p.m. Tickets for future games will be on sale soon.

The Gold Over America Tour starring Simone Biles is a celebration of powerful female athletes representing the sport of women’s gymnastics and inspiring the next generation of athletes. See it on Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Tucson Arena. Tickets go on sale June 11.

Comedian and Monty Python co-founder John Cleese is bringing his comedy to the Tucson Music Hall on Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m.

Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) artist Zach Williams’ will perform in concert at the Tucson Music Hall on Saturday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. Williams has become one of CCM's leading artists and songwriters.

Danny Zelisko Presents brings REO Speedwagon to the Tucson Music Hall on Nov. 13, 2021. REO Speedwagon has sold more than 40 million albums around the globe.

The Celtic Woman: Postcards from Ireland tour comes to Tucson on May 3, 2022, at 7 p.m. Celtic Woman represents Irish music and culture all over the world.
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