Venue Committee

CRDA legislation charges CRDA with operating, maintaining and marketing the Connecticut Convention Center and with the management of other facilities such as the XL Center and Rentschler Field through contractual agreements. The legislation also asks the Authority to work with DECD to attract, through a coordinated sales and marketing effort with the capital region's major sports, convention and exhibition venues, large conventions, trade shows, exhibitions, conferences, consumer shows and events. These responsibilities are essentially the Venue Committee’s scope of responsibility.

 

 

Connecticut Convention Center
www.ctconventions.com

The 540,000-square-foot Connecticut Convention Center (CTCC), is the largest, full-service convention facility between New York and Boston. The convention center offers 140,000 square feet of exhibit space; a 40,000 square foot ballroom; 25,000 square feet of meeting space; and 2,339 attached parking spaces. The Connecticut Convention Center is owned by the State of Connecticut and operated by the Waterford Venue Management Group under a contract with CRDA.

 
 

XL Center
www.XLcenter.com

The original facility opened in 1975 as the Hartford Civic Center Veterans Memorial Coliseum and Exhibit Center. It is owned by the City of Hartford and operated by Global-Spectrun.The 16,000 seat arena is currently the home of the UCONN Huskies Men’s and Women’s National Championship basketball teams, UCONN Men's Hockey and the AHL’s Harford Wolf Pack. In addition to major sporting events, the arena continues to host world-renowned artists such as U2, Taylor Swift, James Taylor, Billy Joel, Britney Spears and the Black Eyed Peas.

 
 

Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field
www.rentschlerfield.com

Rentschler Field is Connecticut's sports & entertainment stadium owned by the State of Connecticut and managed by Global-Spectrum. In addition to being the home of the University of Connecticut Huskies football team, Rentschler Field's 40,000-seat stadium is the perfect setting for college football, concerts, conferences, banquets and special events.

Board Committee Members

Chairwoman Suzanne Hopgood

Andy Bessette - Chair

David Jorgensen

Michael Matteo

Cmmr. Catherine Smith

David Robinson

 

 

CRDA Staff Committee Members

Michael Freimuth

Anthony Lazzaro

Kim Hart

 

Venue Committee Meeting Schedule

October 10, 2018 Venue Committee Meeting - Agenda

October Committee Meeting Change Notification

September 7, 2018 Venue Committee Meeting Agenda

June 1, 2018 Venue Committee Meeting - DRAFT Minutes

May 4, 2018 Venue Committee Meeting - CANCELLED

April 6, 2018 Venue Committee Meeting Minutes

March 2, 2018 Venue Committee Meeting - CANCELLED

February 2, 2018 Venue Committee Meeting - CANCELLED

January 12, 2018 Venue Committee Meeting Minutes

November 1, 2017 Venue Committee Meeting Minutes

December 1, 2017 Venue Committee Meeting - Cancelled

October 13, 2017 Venue Committee Meeting - DRAFT Minutes

September 1, 2017 Venue Committee Meeting - Cancelled

August 4, 2017 Venue Committee Meeting - Cancelled

July 7, 2017 Venue Committee Meeting - Cancelled

June 2, 2017 Venue Committee Meeting Minutes

May 5, 2017 Venue Committee Meeting - CANCELLED

April 7, 2017 Venue Committee Meeting-CANCELLED

February 3, 2017 Venue Committee Meeting Minutes

January 6, 2017 Venue Committee Meeting - Cancelled

October 13, 2016 Venue Committee Meeting Minutes

September 9, 2016 Venue Committee Meeting Minutes

September 9, 2016 Venue Committee Meeting - Notification

August 5, 2016 Venue Committee Meeting - CANCELLED

July 1, 2016 Venue Committee Meeting-CANCELLED

 

 

Meeting Minutes

FY2015-2016

FY2014-2015

FY2013-2014

FY2012-2013

 

 

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