Big sporting events, from figure skating to volleyball, helped boost profits for the Metropolitan Entertainment and Convention Authority in the last fiscal year.
The organization said Tuesday that it recorded a profit of just under $2 million in the fiscal year that ended June 30.
That's up from last year, when the profit was $1.19 million.
MECA manages the CenturyLink Center, TD Ameritrade Park and the Omaha Civic Auditorium.
In a press release, officials said about 1.2 million people attended events at those venues in the 2012-13 fiscal year. That's similar to the previous year's attendance.
Major events included the U.S. Olympic Swim Trials, the U.S. Figure Skating Championships and the NCAA Division I regional volleyball tournament. Officials also noted that the College World Series broke attendance records in 2013.
MECA plans to spend $10 million during the current fiscal year on several upgrades to the CenturyLink Center, including some that have already been completed. Among the changes: a new scoreboard and video controls, a remodeled club lounge, and revamped concession stands with digital menu boards and new menu items.