New Era Ticketing will be handling ticketing services for the new 7,000-capacity, multipurpose arena in Abbotsford, BC, that is scheduled to open in May.

The Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre will be managed by Global Spectrum Facility Management, which will receive a base management fee and incentives based on actual performance.

“The greatest benefit to working with an established entertainment company is the relationships they’ve built in the industry,” said Mayor George W. Peary, in a statement. “Global Spectrum works with tour management companies such as Live Nation, AEG Live, Feld Entertainment, Feld Motor Sports and many, many others. The caliber of entertainment they will bring to our city will be simply outstanding.”

Global Spectrum currently operates five Canadian facilities, including two British Columbia venues — South Okanagan Event Centre in Penticton and Encana Centre in Dawson Creek. Others are: General Motors Centre in Oshawa, ON; John Labatt Centre in London, ON; and WFCU Centre in Windsor, ON.