By: Staff Reports, The Brookings Register 

BROOKINGS – The Swiftel Center received the 2018 Prime Site Award presented by Facilities & Event Management magazine.

“We are incredibly honored to receive this award. Our focus at the Swiftel Center continues to be to host top-notch events and execute these events with Midwest hospitality at its best,” Executive Director Tom Richter said. “We will continue to bring WOW-worthy moments to Brookings.”

The Prime Site award is given to the top entertainment, sports and special event venues. Award winners were selected based on the physical and structural dynamics of the building, venue staff and level of technology of its sound, lighting and staging.

Additionally, eight VenuWorks-managed venues – including the Swiftel Center – received the 2018 Prime Site Award. The Swiftel Center is owned by the City of Brookings operating under a management agreement with VenuWorks. The VenuWorks 2018 award-winning venues include:

• Ford Center, Evansville, Indiana

• Hartman Arena, Wichita, Kansas

• Sanford Center, Bemidji, Minnesota

• Swiftel Center, Brookings

• Iowa State Center, Ames, Iowa

• United Wireless Arena, Dodge City, Kansas

• Bridge View Center, Ottumwa, Iowa

• Topeka Performing Arts Center, Topeka, Kansas

“It is incredibly gratifying to win these awards,” VenuWorks President Steve Peters said. “This validates the dedication and work our entire team puts into managing exceptional venues for our clients and communities.”

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