Remaining RiverHawks games to be played at Ice Sports Center

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

AUGUSTA, GA- MARCH 5, 2013 – The Augusta RiverHawks will play their remaining eight games at the Augusta Ice Sports Center while maintenance continues on the James Brown Arena ice floor. The dates and times will stay the same for these upcoming games.

Global Spectrum, operators of the James Brown Arena, and the RiverHawks had postponed two games last week to address concerns with the ice floor at the arena.

All non-season ticket holders who have purchased tickets to any upcoming games should receive a refund at the point of purchase. If you purchased tickets via phone or internet you will receive a refund within 7 to 10 business days.

“After further investigation, it appears there is additional maintenance required on the ice floor than we originally anticipated," said Global Spectrum's Monty Jones, Jr., General Manager of the James Brown Arena. "In an effort to allow the RiverHawks to continue with the remainder of the season and without delaying any further games, we, along with the Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority, the Augusta RiverHawks and the SPHL, decided a temporary relocation to the Augusta Ice Sports Center is the best scenario for all involved."

The James Brown Arena and the William B. Bell Auditorium are managed by Global Spectrum on behalf of the Augusta Richmond County Coliseum Authority as well as more than 100 other public assembly facilities around the world. Nearly 20-million people attended more than 11,000 events in Global Spectrum venues last year. Based in Philadelphia, PA, Global Spectrum is part of Comcast-Spectacor, one of the world’s largest sports and entertainment companies. Comcast-Spectacor also owns the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, Ovations Food Services, a food and beverage services provider, New Era Tickets, a full-service ticketing and marketing product for public assembly facilities, Paciolan, the leading provider of venue establishment ticketing, fundraising and marketing technology solutions, Front Row Marketing Services, a commercial rights sales company, and Flyers Skate Zone, a series of community ice skating rinks. In a partnership with Disson Skating, Comcast-Spectacor annually produces eight nationally televised figure skating spectaculars on NBC-TV. The company also manages the USC Aiken Convocation Center in Aiken, SC and the Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, SC.

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