Why the Change?
This is the 28th year for World Pulse Festival and we are more excited than ever to host this family-friendly event at one of the nations top family-friendly venues! For the past 27 years, the festival was outside on our own property at the LeSEA Broadcasting Grounds. In 27 years, we went through many changes and adjustments to be able to provide an environment that was both fun and safe for all involved. We had the privilege of hosting thousands of people on the grounds every year without incident or any major events. Unfortunately, that is not true for all of Indiana and state regulations have been changing making it more and more difficult for us to build what the state considered an approved venue. It was decided that 2013 would be the last year we would have the festival on our own property, and so we started looking for a replacement location. Luckily, we found the perfect location at the beautiful Compton Family Ice Arena.
The Compton Family Ice Arena opened in October 2011, adjacent to the Joyce Center and west of the Irish track and field facility. The state-of-the-art arena houses two ice rinks and was designed to support the Notre Dame hockey programs and those in the local community. The facility was made possible by a generous lead gift from Kevin and Gayla Compton, who also own the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League (NHL). With its eye-catching, barrel-vaulted roof and bow trusses, the main arena has two levels with a capacity of 5,000 – both seated and standing room combined–with the majority of the seats a comfortable, chair-back style.
World Pulse Festival has always been an event that has adapted and changed when necessary. We are looking forward to this new change and phase of World Pulse Festival. We are excited about hosting the festival for another 28 years and about being able to provide a family friendly event to the city of South Bend and Pulse FM listeners.
What benefit does this change bring to you the attendee?
- Two days! With less set-up necessary, we were able to extend the festival into a two day event- meaning more of your favorite Christian artists with still a free ticket!
- Less to bring! Get tired of hauling so much stuff to events? Well, at the Compton everything is provided for you…air condition, comfortable chair, concessions…all you need to bring this year is your ticket.
- No more port-a-johns! While outside events can be nice….the bathroom situation is not always nice. At the Compton you will of course find regular restroom facilities with warm running water.
- Don’t have to worry about the weather. Rain, Thunderstorms, Hail, Intense Heat- all of them don’t matter at the Compton. The show and 100% of the artists will perform since what’s happening outside doesn’t affect what goes on inside. You get to plan to just enjoy yourself without the worry of the fickle South Bend summer weather ruining your day.