Bayside manager: Shows will go on through spring
The potential sale of the Bayside Expo Center to UMass-Boston will not impact the roster of scheduled events planned for the venue in the first four months of 2010, according to the facilityâ€™s management.
In a statement issued on Monday, Bayside manager Tom Ballantine said that the venue has several shows booked through Aprilâ€” including the World of Wheels and a Food and Wine expo.
â€œWith the re-opening of Bayside, we were aware of a potential sale, said Ballantine, whose Virginia-based company was contracted to run the Bayside venue last year. â€œWith that, [Ballantine Management Group] neither promised nor booked any events after April 2010.â€
Ballantine says that his company is â€œin negotiations with several event organizers to add a few more to the schedule.â€
UMass-Boston chancellor Dr. Keith Motley announced last month that the university had entered into an agreement to buy the Bayside property for an undisclosed price. UMass-Boston intends to use the site for classroom space and parking as it builds new facilities on its own Columbia Point campus footprint.