Boardwalk Hall was formerly known as the Atlantic City Convention Hall and was the city’s first convention center. Built in 1929, it is the home of the Miss America Pageant and is an iconic landmark in Atlantic City that draws tourists to the area. The Atlantic City Convention Center was built in 1997 and is now the largest convention center in New Jersey. Both are managed by Spectra Venue Management. Formerly known as Global Spectrum, Spectra Venue Management has been in business since 2000, managing convention centers, arenas and stadiums around the country.