Caesars Entertainment + C3 Presents Lead Efforts For Concert Programming at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium

November 14, 2018

Live entertainment leaders Caesars Entertainment and C3 Presents have partnered with Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village to program and book concerts at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio. The world-class venue, which has hosted top-tier live music acts such as Maroon 5, Toby Keith, Aerosmith, Tim McGraw, and Pitbull, is targeted to host a series of concerts in 2019.   


A 2019 concert schedule is being created for Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, a key component of Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village, a nearly $900 million mixed-use development project surrounding the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village’s partnership with Caesars Entertainment and C3 Presents is part of the vast programming under way to attract world-class events and entertainment to Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village.


Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium is a spectacular sports and entertainment complex that holds 23,000 and features an NFL caliber press box that also includes world-class hospitality experiences in a variety of settings. Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium will also be home to numerous high school, college and NFL sporting events as it has the flexibility to accommodate all types and sizes of events. 


Named among one of “13 game-changing NFL stadiums” by Forbes, Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium is the largest venue in the Akron/Canton metropolitan area and the largest venue in Northeast Ohio outside of the Cleveland/Columbus metro areas. Host of the annual Hall of Fame Game, Enshrinement Ceremony, and Concert for Legends, the amphitheater-style seating with incredible acoustics for fans features a permanent stage at the 50-yard line for maximum floor and fixed seating opportunities.


“Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium is a dynamic concert venue in a distinctive location that will attract fans from around the country,” said Jason Gastwirth, president of entertainment at Caesars Entertainment. “We are excited to partner with Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village and C3 Presents in launching a new and dynamic scene for live music set against the backdrop of this global destination.”


“Caesars Entertainment and C3 Presents share a commitment to drawing the best entertainment to Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium as part of the overall programming by the Village that aligns with the mission, values and vision of the Hall of Fame,” commented Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village Chief Revenue Officer Jim Connelly. “We are thrilled to host great concerts at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, a music venue that we believe ranks as one of the most unique in the country.”


“C3 Presents is excited to be partnering with Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village and Caesars Entertainment to bring world-class entertainment to Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium,” remarked C3 promoter Andrew Blank. “The Pro Football Hall of Fame has brought football’s legends and fans together for decades and we are thrilled to help continue this tradition by bringing iconic bands and musicians to Canton.”


With a demonstrated track record of success in presenting world-renowned talent, Caesars Entertainment and C3 Presents are two heavy-hitters in the field of live entertainment booking.


With a number of awards to its name and recognized as the world’s third-largest live entertainment promoter, as well hosting the most successful headlining residencies in Las Vegas, Caesars Entertainment has truly been a pioneer in Las Vegas entertainment. Caesars Entertainment’s Las Vegas business consists of 15 showrooms across nine properties with over 9,000 performances per year including the top venue of 5,000 capacity or less in the world (The Colosseum at Caesars Palace) and the #2 5,000-10,000 capacity venue in the world (Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino). Outside of Las Vegas, Caesars Entertainment programs 28 venues at 22 properties, consisting of 1,000 performances annually with an attendance of over 830,000.


C3 Presents is one of the largest concert promoters in the world, understanding the complexities of talent buying, touring, and promotion. From the largest festivals in the world, including Lollapalooza and ACL Festival, to intimate club shows, to theaters and casinos, our focus is always on the audience perspective. C3 Presents books and promotes more than 3,500 concerts in arenas, theaters, casinos and clubs across the U.S. and books major artist tours including partnering with Caesars Entertainment for its venues outside of Las Vegas. 




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