(Glendale, Ariz. – July 13, 2012) Global Spectrum, managers of University of Phoenix Stadium, announced today that another record number of high school and college graduations, 24 in all, took place at the multi-purpose stadium during the spring of 2012. The 24 events hosted this year beats the record of 23 held in 2011 and maintains the stadium’s streak of adding additional graduations each year since its opening. This year’s ceremonies bring the total number of commencements hosted since 2007 to 117.
The 117 ceremonies have a combined attendance figure of 661,939 from 2007 through 2012.
“Each year we have increased the number of graduations held at the facility. We feel this is a testament to the convenience, affordability, and service provided by the stadium and our staff. Our ability to host multiple ceremonies on the same day, in a climate controlled environment, is very appealing to school administrators and we continue to receive inquires from other school districts for future years”, Stated Peter C. Sullivan, General Manager and Regional Vice President for Global Spectrum at the University of Phoenix Stadium.