News & Press Releases

The Coliseo de Puerto Rico Stands Out Between The Main Arenas Of The World

West Conshohocken, PA (February 22, 2017) – The Coliseo de Puerto Rico was ranked # 44 among “The Top 200 arena…

Venues Today Magazine names 13 SMG Finalists for Annual Generation Next Awards

West Conshohocken, PA (February 20, 2017) – Venues Today magazine will be presenting its 2017 Generation Next Awards in May recognizing…

Experient and SMG Renew Partnership

New agreement will expand industry opportunities Feb 10, 2017 – TWINSBURG, Ohio/CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. – Experient, A Maritz Global Events Company, and…

MATT LONGO INDUCTED INTO THE VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY VARSITY HALL OF FAME

(West Conshohocken, PA — January 30, 2017) — Matt Longo ended his career at Villanova as one of the best offensive…

SMG ANNOUNCES RE-HIRING OF FREDIA BRADY AS GENERAL MANAGER FOR THE WILMINGTON CONVENTION CENTER

(West Conshohocken, PA — January 26, 2017) — SMG, the worldwide leader in entertainment and conference venue management, announces the selection…

POLLSTAR RANKS 32 SMG-MANAGED ARENAS, 14 THEATRES and 4 Amphitheaters in TOP 200 VENUES

West Conshohocken, PA (January 18, 2017) – SMG-managed arenas, theaters and amphitheaters completed another outstanding year with 32 arenas, 14 theaters…

DANE COUNTY HIRES NATIONAL FIRM TO LEAD CONCERT AND EVENT SALES AT VETERANS MEMORIAL COLISEUM

New Partnership to Bring More Acts, Shows to Alliant Energy Center (West Conshohocken, PA — November 28, 2016) — Today, Dane…

‘Five’ is Number of the Week for SMG-Managed Big Sandy Superstore Arena

HUNTINGTON, W.Va— Five seems to be the lucky number for the SMG-managed Big Sandy Superstore Arena this week. On Saturday, Dec….

Hull Venue to be run by Leeds and Manchester Arena operator SMG Europe

One of the UK’s top entertainment venue operators has been appointed to run Hull’s new 3,500-capacity auditorium. The £36m Hull Venue…

LN, SMG WIN BID FOR PIER SIX

Live Nation and SMG won their joint bid to operate Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore for up to 10 years despite…

Eric Jaramillo named the new General Manager of SMG managed American Bank Center

(Corpus Christi, TX November 30, 2016) – Recently in the position as Assistant General Manager / Director of Marketing & Corporate…

INLINE SKATING ANNOUNCED FOR THIS DECEMBER AT U.S. BANK STADIUM

Minneapolis, MN (November 21, 2016) – The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority and SMG announced the inaugural inline skating event at U.S….

SMG receives record 7 nominations for 2016 Pollstar Awards

Conshohocken, PA (November 17, 2016) – Pollstar magazine, the trade publication that covers the concert industry worldwide recently announced the nominations…

Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza and WWE Team up to Support Local Veterans

Enter to Win a Luxury Suite to see WWE SMACKDOWN LIVE on November 15 and Meet a WWE Superstar by supporting…

Venues Today Magazine names 14 SMG Finalists for Annual Hall of Headline Awards

Conshohocken, PA (October 20, 2016) – This December, Venues Today magazine will be presenting its “most prestigious award”, the Hall of…

SMG TO MANAGE THE HISTORIC MILLER THEATER

(West Conshohocken, PA — October 20, 2016) — SMG has been awarded the pre-opening and 5-year management contract for the historic…

Big Wins for SMG at IEBA

SMG Announces selection to manage the H-E-B Center and takes home 2016 Arena of the Year Award SMG, the worldwide leader…

BOK CENTER NAMED ARENA OF THE YEAR BY THE INTERNATIONAL ENTERTAINMENT BUYERS ASSOCIATION

(Tulsa, Okla.) October 12, 2016 – BOK Center was named the Arena of the Year by the International Entertainment Buyers Association (IEBA) during…

THREE SMG GENERAL MANAGERS NAMED AMONG CONCERT INDUSTRY’S ELITE BY BILLBOARD

(West Conshohocken, PA — October 11, 2016) — In their September 24, 2016 issue, Billboard magazine revealed their list of Top…

SMG AWARDED THREE YEAR MANAGEMENT CONTRACT EXTENSION FOR CENTURY CENTER SOUTH BEND

West Conshohocken, PA (September 6, 2016) – The Century Center Board of Managers has unanimously voted to approve extending its contract…

SMG Takes 6 IEBA Industry Award Nominations!

West Conshohocken, PA (September 1, 2016) – The International Association of Entertainment Buyers announced their 2016 Industry Award nominations today. SMG…

COLISEUM OF PUERTO RICO ANNOUNCES RECORD YEAR IN SALES AND ATTENDANCE

San Juan, P.R. (8.10.16) – SMG manager of the Coliseo of Puerto Rico Jose Miguel Agrelot, announced Fiscal 2015-2016 as one…

Gord Downie, Frontman for the Tragically Hip, in His Final Act

By MELENA RYZIK AUG. 21, 2016 Gord Downie, the Tragically Hip’s frontman, in Kingston, Ontario. CreditDavid Bastedo In an unparalleled moment of…

SMG Managed Arenas, Theaters, and Amphitheaters Rank High In Ticket Sales

(West Conshohocken, PA — July 19, 2016) — SMG-managed venues accounted for more than 3.3 million concert tickets sold through the…

SMG ANNOUNCES HIRING OF ANDY GORCHOV AS GENERAL MANAGER FOR UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX STADIUM

West Conshohocken, PA (June 15, 2016) – SMG, the worldwide leader of public assembly facility management, announces the selection of Andy…

SMG Announces Hiring of Hugh J. Lombardi as General Manager for the Chesapeake Energy Arena and Cox Convention Center

(Oklahoma City, Oklahoma — June 14, 2016) — SMG, the worldwide leader of public assembly facility management, announces the selection of Hugh…

PUBLIC TOUR PROGRAM ANNOUNCED FOR U.S. BANK STADIUM

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (May 17, 2016) – The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA) and SMG announced this morning the grand opening of…

SMG Selected to Manage, Operate, Maintain and Market the University of Phoenix Stadium

West Conshohocken, PA (May 11, 2016) – SMG today was selected as the new operator of University of Phoenix Stadium by…

A NEW ERA FOR THE GREEK THEATRE SET TO BEGIN

LOS ANGELES, California (Wednesday, April 13, 2016) – In November of 2015, the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and…

INTRUST BANK ARENA RANKED AS 41st BUSIEST ARENA IN THE U.S. IN FIRST QUARTER RANKINGS

(Wichita, Kan.) – The SMG-managed INTRUST Bank Arena finished the first quarter of 2016 ranked as the 41st busiest arena in…

SMG and Huka Entertainment Join The Centre of Tallahassee

Tallahassee, FL – April 12, 2016 – SMG, the worldwide leader in venue management and Huka Entertainment, have been selected by…

G-Eazy’s When Its Dark Out Tour Sells Out Selland Arena

FRESNO, CA – G-Eazy’s When Its Dark Out tour made a stop at the SOLD OUT Selland Arena last night, making…

BOK CENTER #12 VENUE IN THE UNITED STATES

(Tulsa, Okla.) April 8, 2016 – Over seven years after opening, BOK Center continues to maintain its status as one of the world’s…

City of Pembroke Pines Picks SMG Partnership for New Civic Center

For Immediate Release March 7, 2016 For More Information Contact: Gregg Caren – Executive Vice President, SMG 601-729-7922; gcaren@smgworld.com City of…

INTRUST BANK ARENA CONTINUES TO LEAD US VENUES ON SOCIAL MEDIA

For Immediate Release March 7, 2016 Contact: Christine Pileckas, SMG Director of Sales & Marketing, 316-440-9026, christine.pileckas@intrustbankarena.com INTRUST BANK ARENA CONTINUES…

DENNY SANFORD PREMIER CENTER NOMINATED FOR 51ST ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS®

SIOUX FALLS, SD  (February 23, 2016) – The Academy of Country Music® announced today the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center has been…

SAVOR…Peoria is awarded Newcomer of the Year

Peoria, IL (February 26, 2016) – On February 8, 2016, SAVOR…Peoria was honored at the Par-A-Dice Hotel during the Heart of…

Multiple SMG Leaders Nominated for Venues Today Generation Next Award

Houston, TX (February 29, 2016) – SMG, the world leader in venue management, announces the nomination of 11 employees for the…

INTRUST BANK ARENA RECORDS SECOND BEST YEAR IN VENUE’S HISTORY IN 2015

Wichita, KS (February 29, 2016) – The SMG-managed INTRUST Bank Arena ended 2015 with an exceptional year of concerts, family shows,…

SAVOR… TO PROVIDE FOOD SERVICE FOR THE ALAMODOME

For Immediate Release West Conshohocken, PA (February 23, 2016) – SAVOR… one of the food and beverage divisions of world leading…

INTRUST BANK ARENA HONORED WITH DESTINATION PROMOTION AWARD

Wichita, KS (February 4, 2016) – INTRUST Bank Arena was recently honored with the prestigious Destination Promotion Award for the second…

Jamie Huckleberry Named Convention Services Manager of the Year by Successful Meetings Magazine

Pittsburgh, PA (February 1, 2016) – Executives for the David L. Lawrence Convention Center today announced that Jamie Huckleberry was named Convention…

The newly renovated Cobo Center hosts record breaking NAIAS

Detroit, MI (January 25, 2016) – 2016 is off to a great start in the Motor City as the North American…

Pollstar Ranks 28 SMG-Managed Arenas & 16 SMG-Managed Theaters in Top 200 Venues Worldwide

For Immediate Release West Conshohocken, PA (January 11, 2016) – SMG-managed arenas and theaters completed another outstanding year with 28 arenas…

JIM SACHS RECEIVES INDUSTRY BOX OFFICE STAR AWARD

Wichita, KS (January 7, 2016) – Jim Sachs, SMG Director of Ticketing for INTRUST Bank Arena and Select-A-Seat, has been named…

SMG VENUES MAKE 2015 BILLBOARD MAGAZINE TOP 10 LISTS INCLUDING SOLDIER FIELD’S #1 GROSSING EVENT OF 2015!

Conshohocken, PA (December 22, 2015) – Billboard Magazine’s 2015 Year End Top 10 Lists are out and SMG venues made several of…

SMG TULSA’S WINTERFEST FEATURED IN PEOPLE MAGAZINE

(Tulsa, Okla.) December 18, 2015 – Each state in America has its own unique way of celebrating the Christmas season, so People…

Royal Farms Arena’s 2016 music lineup is its best in years

Taken from The Baltimore Sun. After a year that saw a proposal for a new $450 million arena in the Inner…

SMG-Managed Soldier Field Takes 2015 Top Box Office Award at Billboard Touring Conference

(New York, NY) – The SMG managed Soldier Field in Chicago was honored with the Top Box Office Award for The…

EPA Recognizes McCormick Place Food Service Provider for Outstanding Waste Reduction Efforts

SAVOR…Chicago remains committed to sustainable food service practices at the nation’s largest convention center For Immediate Release  CHICAGO, IL (November 19, 2015)…

ORPHEUM RENEWS MANAGEMENT AGREEMENT WITH SMG

Wichita, KS (November 13, 2015) – The Orpheum Performing Arts Centre, Ltd. is pleased to announce that it has renewed its…

Frank Lapsley Appointed As New General Manager of The North Charleston Coliseum

Conshohocken, PA (November 13, 2015) – Beginning November 16, Frank Lapsley will take over as the new General Manager of the…

SMG Wins In Two Categories In Venues Today’s 2015 Hall of Headlines Awards

Conshohocken, PA (November 11, 2015) – After receiving nominations in all five categories of the Hall of Headlines Awards, SMG took…

Summit League Basketball Championships to Remain in Sioux Falls Through 2022

ELMHURST, Ill. – The Summit League and Sioux Falls Sports Authority have exercised the option years of their long-term agreement that…

SMG to serve as interim management contractor for Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum, Chilhowee Park & Exposition Center

SMG, the country’s leading entertainment and venue management company and manager of the Knoxville Convention Center, is pleased to provide the…

WBIR Reports On SMG Taking Over Management of the Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum

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SMG Hosts Industry Leaders at IEBA

Conshohocken, PA (October 22, 2015) – SMG, the worldwide leader of public facility management, hosted industry leaders from CAA, WME, Live…

SMG Receives 12 Nominations for Venues Today’s Hall of Headlines Awards

Conshohocken, PA (October 22, 2015) – This December, Venues Today will be presenting its “most prestigious award”, the Hall of Headlines,…

Shaun Beard Wins Venues Today’s 2015 Silver Spoon Award for Best New Concept

Taken from Venues Today’s website: BEST NEW CONCEPT IN FOOD AND DRINK FOR 2015 Shaun Beard, Senior Vice President, SMG Savor,…

SMG Names Becky Colwell General Manager of The Greek Theatre

Conshohocken, PA (October 12, 2015) – SMG announced today the appointment of Becky Colwell as General Manager of the SMG-managed Greek…

PBR Built Ford Tough Series at the SMG-managed Tucson Convention Center becomes most watched PBR event on CBS in more than four years

PUEBLO, Colo. – On Sunday, Oct. 4, 2.3 million people tuned in to watch the PBR’s (Professional Bull Riders) Built Ford…

INTRUST BANK ARENA CELEBRATES TWO MILLION TICKETS SOLD AND HONORS LUCKY GUEST

Wichita, KS (October 1, 2015) – The SMG-managed INTRUST Bank Arena hosted its two millionth ticketed fan at last Thursday’s Florida…

SMG TO MANAGE ICONIC GREEK THEATRE

CONSHOHOCKEN, PA (September 29, 2015) – On Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks Board voted…

BOK CENTER WELCOMES FIVE MILLIONTH FAN

(Tulsa, Okla.) September 25, 2015 – BOK Center hit another monumental milestone this evening at the Florida Georgia Line concert. At…

SMG Tulsa Wins IAVM Venue Education Award

Taken from IAVM. The Venue Education Award acknowledges allied organizations, venues, and academic institutions that demonstrate active student involvement, excel in…

Jim Gaffigan’s Contagious tour sells out Lincoln’s Pinewood Bowl Theater.

Jim Gaffigan’s Contagious tour played to a sellout July 31 at Lincoln’s Pinewood Bowl Theater. SMG – Lincoln’s General Manger Tom Lorenz and Mammoth Live’s Jeff Fortier present Jim with some unique Nebraska gift items to celebrate the occasion.

Venues Today ranks Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena number 3 in the world by attendance and number 6 in the world by gross ticket sales for venues of 10,001-15,000 seats for the first half of 2015.

The report ranks the arena number 1 in the U.S. in both categories. View Venues Today’s mid-year report.

Premier Food Services Provides Catering Services For Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015

Los Angeles, CA (July 31, 2015) – Premier Food Services is proud to have provided food and beverage services for the…

COME SAY HELLO TO THE CANALTA CENTRE

Medicine Hat, AB (July 28, 2015) – After twenty-­three months of construction, the Canalta Centre is ready for its debut. The…

Chesapeake Energy Arena Climbs Ticket Sales Chart

Oklahoma City, OK (July 13, 2015) – The SMG-managed Chesapeake Energy Arena posted its strongest showing in 12 years in Pollstar’s…

Grateful Dead Concerts Meant Chicago Raked In Hotel Taxes

City of Chicago officials say the Grateful Dead’s set of final concerts over the Fourth of July weekend brought in more than $431,000…

Alaska Aces, SMG to host charity 5K

ANCHORAGE – The Alaska Aces are trading in their skates for running shoes and raising money for some Alaskan causes. Sept….

23 SMG Venues Ranked in Pollstar’s 2015 Mid-Year Charts

West Conshohocken, PA (July 13, 2015) – SMG-managed venues accounted for more than 3.1 million concert tickets sold through the first…

INTRUST BANK ARENA RANKED AS 37th BUSIEST ARENA IN THE UNITED STATES IN MID-YEAR RANKINGS

Wichita, KS (July 14, 2015) – The SMG-managed INTRUST Bank Arena finished as the 37th busiest arena in the United States…

Cobo Center Achieves International Green Meeting Certification

Detroit, MI (July 9, 2015) – Thom Connors, SMG regional vice president and general manager of Cobo Center, is pleased to…

Soldier Field Wraps Up Historic Grateful Dead Farewell Concert On The Heels Of Gold Cup Doubleheader

Chicago, IL (July 9, 2015) – Soldier Field made music history as The Grateful Dead played the last show of their…

GENERAL MANAGER OF SMG-MANAGED DCU CENTER APPOINTED TO MASSACHUSETTS CULTURAL COUNCIL

Worcester, Massachusetts (June 25, 2015) – The SMG-managed DCU Center is proud to announce that General Manager Sandra L. Dunn has…

Rustic Educational Amphitheater Established in Honor of Paul McCartney’s Visit to Charlottesville

Charlottesville, VA (June 23, 2015) – In honor of Paul McCartney’s June 23rd visit to Charlottesville, the Albemarle County Parks and Recreation…

U.S. BANK AND MINNESOTA VIKINGS INTRODUCE “U.S. BANK STADIUM,” ANNOUNCE “PLACES TO PLAY” PROGRAM

Minneapolis, MN (June 15, 2015) – With construction of Minnesota’s state-of-the-art, multi-use stadium more than halfway complete, the Minnesota Vikings can…

Director of Sales for Pennsylvania Convention Center / SMG honored by Black Meetings and Tourism magazine

PHILADELPHIA (June 25, 2015) – Stephanie Mays Boyd, director of sales and marketing for the Pennsylvania Convention Center, an SMG-managed facility,…

GARTH BROOKS BREAKS HIS LOUISIANA RECORD IN JUST 43 MINUTES

LOS ANGELES – June 5th, 2015- Garth Brooks has broken his Louisiana ticket sales record in just 43 minutes. The previous…

SMG Canada and Legends Global Sales announces naming rights partnership for the Medicine Hat Regional Event Centre

Medicine Hat, AB (June 4, 2015) – SMG Canada, a global leader in venue management, and Legends Global Sales, industry leader…

INTRUST BANK ARENA RANKS #1 AMONG US VENUES ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Wichita, Kan. (June 3, 2015) – The SMG-managed INTRUST Bank Arena continues to increase their social media presence and recently ranked…

Big 12 Women’s Basketball Championship has a Home at Chesapeake Energy Arena

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (May 29, 2015) —The SMG-managed Chesapeake Energy Arena will host the Big 12 Women’s Basketball Championships through 2019,…

The Hemispheres Cup is coming to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on August 1, 2015.

Two of the best rugby clubs in the world, the Saracens from England and the Crusaders Knights from New Zealand will…

SMG managed, Royal Farms Arena Hits a Home Run with Prince

Baltimore, MD (May 13, 2015) – On Sunday night, royalty descended on Baltimore. The SMG managed Royal Farms Arena welcomed entertainment icon…

Johnstown, PA Awarded Title of First-Ever “Kraft Hockeyville USA”

Johnstown, PA (May 4, 2015) – SMG-managed Cambria County War Memorial Arena has been named the first-ever “Kraft Hockeyville USA.” In partnership…

PAUL McCARTNEY GETTING BACK “OUT THERE” IN THE U.S.A.

Charlottesville, VA (April 29, 2015) – Following an incredible 2014 which saw Paul McCartney’s universally acclaimed Out There tour play 32…

PREMIER CENTER SMASHING SUCCESS

Sioux Falls, SD (April 29, 2015) – Denny Sanford Premier Center is on course to smash annual income projections in Sioux Falls, S.D.,…

DENNY SANFORD PREMIER CENTER REPORTS $1.1 MILLION IN NET OPERATING INCOME THROUGH FIRST 6 MONTHS

Sioux Falls, SD (April 23, 2015) — The financial health of the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center is in great shape after…

INTRUST BANK ARENA INTRODUCES WINGAPALOOZA

Wichita, KS (April 24, 2015) – SMG and INTRUST Bank Arena are pleased to introduce Wingapalooza on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015…

Cobo Center wins recognition for energy efficiency

Detroit, MI (April 15, 2015) – Cobo Center has received the Sustain­ able Communities Champion Award from EcoWorks, a nonprofit organization…

Chesapeake Energy Arena Boasts Busy First Quarter of 2015

Oklahoma City, OK (April 6, 2015) – The beginning of 2015 was a strong one for the SMG-managed Chesapeake Energy Arena…

ORPHEUM LAUNCHES BLOG IN SUPPORT OF PHASE 1 RESORATION PROJECT

Wichita, KS (April 6, 2015) – In February, Wichita’s historic Orpheum Theatre began Phase 1 of its final restoration project. Last…

INTRUST BANK ARENA RANKED 16th BUSIEST ARENA IN THE UNITED STATES AFTER FIRST QUARTER

Wichita, KS (April 6, 2015) – The SMG-managed INTRUST Bank Arena finished as the 16th busiest arena in the United States…

SummitWBB Posts Nation’s Highest Tournament Attendance Figure

ELMHURST, Ill. (March 31, 2015)  – The Summit League owns the highest session attendance mark of any NCAA Division I postseason…

INTRUST BANK ARENA TO HOST WSU NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP WATCH PARTY FOR THIRD ROUND GAME

Wichita, Kan. (March 17, 2015) – INTRUST Bank Arena announced today plans to host an NCAA Basketball Championship watch party in…

Dinosaur Ad Earns Award for SMG Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City, OK (March 2, 2015) – The marketing team at the SMG-managed Chesapeake Energy Arena has been honored by the…

SMG Managed Big Sandy Superstore Arena Nominated for Academy of Country Music “Venue of the Year” Award For Second Consecutive Year

HUNTINGTON, W.V – The SMG Managed Big Sandy Superstore Arena is proud to announce their second nomination for an Academy of Country…

BOK CENTER NOMINATED FOR ACM VENUE OF THE YEAR

(Tulsa, Okla.) February 27, 2015 – The SMG-managed BOK Center was nominated for the sixth consecutive year by the Academy of…

INTRUST BANK ARENA GEARS UP FOR FOUR EVENTS IN FOUR DAYS

 Wichita, Kan. (February 25, 2014) – INTRUST Bank Arena is set to host thousands of guests in downtown Wichita this week…

SMG AND INTRUST BANK ARENA NOMINATED FOR BEST IN BUSINESS AWARD

(Wichita, Kan.) – The Wichita Business Journal has recognized INTRUST Bank Arena, an SMG managed facility, as a nominee for the…

SMG Names New Regional Director of Marketing from Houston

For Immediate Release HOUSTON, TX (Feb. 16, 2015) – SMG, the world leader in arena and venue management, announces the appointment…

INTRUST BANK ARENA CONTINUES TO DOMINATE SOCIAL MEDIA RANKINGS IN 2015

Wichita, Kan. (February 12, 2015) – The SMG-managed INTRUST Bank Arena ranked #1 in the US and #3 in the world among mid-size…

SMG Corpus Christi American Bank Center Senior Director of Sales Receives NAACP President’s Award

(Corpus Christi, TX.) January 19, 2015 – SMG Corpus Christi Senior Director of Sales Donna Cannatella received the highly regarded 2015…

INTRUST BANK ARENA LAUNCHES SURVEY SEEKING COMMUNITY FEEDBACK

Wichita, Kan. (February 11, 2015) – As part of INTRUST Bank Arena’s fifth anniversary year, it is gathering additional feedback from…

SMG GROWS UK F&B PORTFOLIO

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 Earlier this month, SMG announced that it acquired CGC Events Limited (CGC) — a catering company based…

SMG Completes Deal to Acquire CGC Events Limited

For immediate release West Conshohocken, PA (February 4, 2015) – SMG, the world leader in facility management and a leading provider…

Tom Marchetto, a highly respected hospitality executive, joins SMG as Senior Vice President, to accelerate the growth of the company’s foodservice division

West Conshohocken, PA (February 2, 2015) – Tom Marchetto, one of the most respected industry veterans in the contract management business,…

Pensacola Bay Center Celebrates 30 Years with Brad Paisley

(Pensacola, Fla.) January 23, 2015—2015 marks the Pensacola Bay Center’s 30th anniversary of providing first class entertainment in the Pensacola Bay…

INTRUST BANK ARENA ANNOUNCES PLANS TO GIVE FANS 5-STAR FAN EXPERIENCES IN 2015

Wichita, KS (January 21, 2015) – This year, INTRUST Bank Arena celebrates five years of creating memories and providing world-class entertainment to…

Cars, Cobo kick-start 2015 with big buzz for Detroit

Wes Westley, CEO of the company that runs Cobo Center and 240 venues worldwide, planned to visit Detroit in March to…

2014 – A Banner Year of Community Involvement for SMG Managed Arenas & Stadiums

West Conshohocken, PA (January 14, 2015) – SMG-managed arenas and stadiums recorded a banner year of community involvement projects and initiatives…

POLLSTAR RANKS 32 SMG-MANAGED ARENAS IN TOP 200 VENUES WORLDWIDE

West Conshohocken, PA (January 13, 2015) – SMG-managed arenas completed another outstanding year with 32 arenas appearing on Pollstar Magazine’s annual…

UNIQUE CRAFT BEER BAR BREWHAUS BROS. NOW OPEN AT INTRUST BANK ARENA

(Wichita, Kan.) – INTRUST Bank Arena has remodeled and rebranded an upper level concourse concession stand into a brand-new destination space…

PINNACLE BANK ARENA IS FIRST ARENA IN NATION TO OFFER MAMAVA LACTATION SUITE

Mayor Chris Beutler today helped cut the ribbon on the Bryan Health Nursing Nook for breastfeeding mothers and their babies at…

SMG APPOINTS TWO INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS TO KEY POSITIONS

For Immediate Release Conshohocken, PA – SMG, the worldwide leader in venue management, is pleased to announce the appointment of two…

JOHN PAUL JONES ARENA RECOGNIZED AS 2014 GREEN ATTRACTION OF THE YEAR

Charlottesville, VA (December 5, 2014) – SMG managed John Paul Jones Arena has been recognized by the Virginia Green Program as the…

SMG WICHITA SET TO HOST THOUSANDS OF GUESTS IN DOWNTOWN WICHITA THIS WEEK

Wichita, KS (December 2, 2014) – INTRUST Bank Arena is set to host thousands of guests in downtown Wichita this week….

SMG-Europe Selected to Run Bristol’s New 12,000 Seat Indoor Venue

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SMG Venues to Host Four Upcoming NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championships

West Conshohocken, PA (December 1, 2014) – SMG-managed facilities were awarded four bids when the NCAA announced host sites for upcoming NCAA…

SMG Scores 5 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Games Including 2019 Final Four

West Conshohocken (November 18, 2014) – SMG is proud to announce the NCAA has selected five SMG-managed venues to serve as…

Wichita Selected to Host 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship First/Second Round

WICHITA, KS (November 17, 2014) — A news conference today at 1:30 p.m. announced that NCAA chose Wichita State University and the…

GARTH BROOKS BREAKS HIS TULSA RECORD

Tulsa, OK (November 14, 2014) – Garth Brooks has broken his Tulsa record! Garth sold 79,855 tickets over 5 shows during…

Denny Sanford PREMIER Center Nominated for Best New Major Concert Venue

SIOUX FALLS, SD (November 10, 2014) – The SMG-managed Denny Sanford PREMIER Center received one of the entertainment industry’s highest honors this…

SAVOR Receives State of Illinois Sustainability Award

CONSHOHOCKEN, PA (November 10, 2014) – Confirming SAVOR’s sustainability commitment, SAVOR…Chicago and its team at McCormick Place, the largest exhibition and…

SMG Awarded Management Renewal for ShoWare Center in Kent

SMG, the Worldwide Leader in Venue Management, is proud to announce that the Kent City Council has unanimously voted to approve…

ORPHEUM THEATRE DIRECTOR NOMINATED FOR INDUSTRY AWARD

Wichita, KS (November 5th, 2014) – Wichita’s Orpheum Theatre, an SMG-managed facility, is honored to announce that Theatre Director, Barney Byard,…

SMG Hires Peter Jelinski as General Manager of Medicine Hat Regional Event Centre

West Conshohocken, PA (November 4th, 2014) – SMG Canada is pleased to announce that Peter Jelinski will now be taking over…

Taylor Swift to open tour in Bossier City

Originally published in The Shreveport Times. Taylor Swift is headed back to Bossier City. The Grammy award winner announced Monday she…

Florence Civic Center Wins ConventionSouth’s Annual Readers’ Choice Award

For Immediate Release Florence, SC (November 3rd, 2014) – Winning yet another award this year for venue excellence, Florence Civic Center…

SMG TULSA GENERAL MANAGER RECEIVES BOOMTOWN AWARD

Tulsa, OK (November 3, 2014) – SMG Tulsa General Manager Jeff Nickler received the 2014 Boomtown Award for the category of “The…

DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS: FROZEN BREAKS RECORDS FOR FAMILY SHOWS

November 3rd, 2014 – Think back to that time… the lights were low, the Arena was full, and there was a…

Bahía Urbana surpassing 100 events in 2014

Originally published in Caribbean Business Magazine. (Puerta de Tierra, San Juan, Puerto Rico) October 27th, 2014 – Bahía Urbana’s General Manager Linnette…

Artexis easyFairs and SMG sign strategic alliance

(Brussels and Philadelphia, PA) October 20, 2014 – Eric Everard, CEO of Artexis easyFairs and Wes Westley, SMG President & CEO…

Pensacola Bay Center Ranks as One of the Country’s Top Venues

(Pensacola, FL) October 17, 2014 – The Pensacola Bay Center is giving a standing ovation to all of its fans! With their help, the Pensacola Bay…

SMG to Extend Contract with Coliseo de Puerto Rico

For Immediate Release HATO REY, PUERTO RICO (October 10th, 2014) – SMG, the leader in venue management, recently renewed its management…

EcoWorks Designates Cobo Center a Sustainable Communities Champion

DETROIT Oct 8, 2014 – Thom Connors, SMG regional vice president and general manager of Cobo Center, is pleased to announce…

SMG to Begin Managing Tucson Convention Center

West Conshohocken, PA (October 7th, 2014) – SMG, the worldwide leader of public assembly facility management, is proud to announce it…

SMG Connects at IEBA

West Conshohocken, PA (October 7th, 2014) – SMG, the worldwide leader of public facility management, connected with hundreds of other entertainment…

Pinnacle Bank Arena’s Tom Lorenz Receives Roger T. Larson Community Builder Award

For Immediate Release LINCOLN, NE (October 1, 2014) – Tom Lorenz, General Manager of the Pinnacle Bank Arena was awarded the…

SMG Announces New Executive Vice President, European Operations

West Conshohocken, PA (September 26, 2014) – SMG President & CEO, Wes Westley, today announced that John Sharkey will become Executive…

Cobo Center Bookings Reach a Twenty Year High

DETROIT September 15, 2014 – Thom Connors, SMG regional vice president and general manager of Cobo Center, announced today several new…

PEORIA CIVIC CENTER RECOGNIZED THREE TIMES BY VENUES TODAY

September 5th 2014 (Peoria, IL.) – VENUES TODAY Magazine has released the top ticket sellers and concert venues for June and…

INTRUST BANK ARENA SOCIAL MEDIA RANKED #1 IN US AMONG MID-SIZE VENUES

(Wichita, Kan.) – The SMG-managed INTRUST Bank Arena ranked #1 in the US and #3 in the world among mid-size venues…

MSFA Board Approves Additional Funds for Stadium Budget and Selects SMG as Marketing and Management Firm

Minneapolis, MN (August 22, 2014) – Today, the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA) Board approved an increase to the stadium budget funded…

BOK Center, INTRUST Bank Arena, John Bolton, and Michael Owens Nominated for IEBA Annual Honors and Awards

West Conshohocken, PA (August 20, 2014) – SMG venues and employees received several nominations from the International Entertainment Buyers Association (IEBA)…

INTRUST BANK ARENA NAMED AS TOP 3 FINALIST FOR 2014 IAVM VENUE EXCELLENCE AWARD

(Wichita, Kan.) – The International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) has recognized INTRUST Bank Arena as a Top 3 finalist for…

BMO Harris Bank Center Receives 2014 Illinois Excellence Award

Rockford, IL (July 30, 2014) – The Rockford Area Venues and Entertainment Authority (RAVE) board announced today that the BMO Harris…

Pensacola Bay Center Tops the Chart for Ticket Sales

Pensacola Bay Center, managed by SMG, tops the charts once again! PBC has consistently ranked in the top ten for ticket…

Venues Today Announces that the SMG managed Santander Performing Arts Center is Ranked 11th in Top Stops

READING, PA—July 21, 2014— Venues Today the leading source of original reporting for live entertainment and events, serving management, owners and…

INTRUST BANK ARENA RANKED AS 12TH BUSIEST STOP BY VENUES TODAY

(Wichita, Kan.) – The SMG-managed INTRUST Bank Arena ranked as the 12th busiest arena according to the Venues Today 2014 Mid-Year…

BOK CENTER RANKS 16TH IN POLLSTAR’S MID YEAR POLLS

(Tulsa, Okla.) July 14, 2014 – The SMG-managed BOK Center finished the first half of 2014 ranked 16th in the United States…

INTRUST BANK ARENA RANKED 27TH BUSIEST ARENA IN THE UNITED STATES

(Wichita, Kan.) – The SMG-managed INTRUST Bank Arena finished as the 27th busiest arena in the United States and 69th in…

SMG-MANAGED VENUES RECEIVE TOP RANKINGS BY OKLAHOMA MAGAZINE

(Tulsa, Okla.) July 7, 2014 – The SMG-managed BOK Center and Cox Business Center recently received top honors by Oklahoma Magazine…

INTRUST BANK ARENA RECEIVES MULTIPLE MARKETING AWARDS IN JUNE

  (Wichita, Kan.) – The SMG-managed INTRUST Bank Arena has received multiple awards in the marketing category throughout the month of…

BOK Center Trade Ad Wins National Award

(Tulsa, Okla.) June 23, 2014 – The SMG-managed BOK Center was honored for its 2013 trade publication advertising campaign during the…

IEBA Announces “Buyer/Promoter” Category Director

For Immediate Release John Bolton Returns to IEBA’s Board of Directors NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 17, 2014) – The members of IEBA…

First Direct Arena Named Best New Venue in the World.

For Immediate Release    West Conshohocken, PA (June 16, 2014) – The first direct arena in Leeds, operated by SMG Europe has…

SMG in the News: In Convention Center management what you dont see does count

From the Philadelphia Inquirer / Philly.com Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer Posted: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 3:35 AM Read more at…

SMG’s Lynn Carlotto, Wesley Cullen Honored as 2014 Women of Influence by Venues Today

For Immediate Release West Conshohocken, PA (June 5, 2014) — Lynn Carlotto, General Manager of the Rogers K-Rock Centre in Kingston,…

COLORADO CONVENTION CENTER ACHIEVES GOLD LEED CERTIFICATION

DENVER – MAY 15, 2014 – The Colorado Convention Center has improved its LEED status to LEED Gold by the U.S. Green…

Club Seats Sold Out at Denny Sanford PREMIER Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Sioux Falls, SD)— Club seats in the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center have sold out. More than 500 club…

SMG and McConnell Valdés Form Joint Venture: SMV Advisors

San Juan, PR – Monday, May 12, 2014 – SMG, the world leader in facility management, and McConnell Valdés Consulting, an…

PAINTER RECEIVES WOMEN OF INFLUENCE NOMINATION

(Tulsa, Okla.) May 8, 2014 –Kerry Painter, Assistant General Manager of the Cox Business Center, has been nominated for the Women…

PINNACLE BANK ARENA NAMED BEST ARENA IN COLLEGE BASKETBALL

  (Lincoln, NE) – SMG-managed Pinnacle Bank Arena was named the ”2014 Best Arena in College Basketball” by Athletic Business, a magazine…

CenturyLink Center Named in Top 50 of Worldwide Ticket Sales

Bossier City, Louisiana – (April 10, 2014) – Bossier City’s CenturyLink Center has been named among the Top 50 Arena Venues…

WrestleMania XXX Sets Mercedes-Benz Superdome Record SMG Leads Local Coordination Efforts

New Orleans. LA –April 10, 2014  – SMG announced this week that WrestleMania XXX shattered the record for the Mercedes-Benz Superdome’s…

PINNACLE BANK ARENA NAMED BEST ARENA IN COLLEGE BASKETBALL

2014 Athletic Business Magazine Facility Madness Tournament Winner (Lincoln, NE) – SMG-managed Pinnacle Bank Arena was named the ”2014 Best Arena…

CenturyLink Center Named in Top 50 of Worldwide Ticket Sales

Bossier City, Louisiana – (April 10, 2014) – Bossier City’s CenturyLink Center has been named among the Top 50 Arena Venues…

SMG ASSUMES MANAGEMENT OF BRANSON CONVENTION CENTER MARC MULHERIN ANNOUNCED AS GENERAL MANAGER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Conshohocken, PA, April 7, 2014)  — SMG, the worldwide leader of public assembly facility management, commenced management of…

Colorado Convention Center Adds $235,000 of Art

DENVER – March 24, 2014 – The Colorado Convention Center, already known for its innovative public art that includes the 40-foot…

New Web Site, Logo Launches for Denny Sanford PREMIER Center

Starting today, the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center has a new look and a new web site.

JOHN BOLTON AND JEFF NICKLER PROMOTED WITHIN SMG

(Tulsa, Okla.) February 28, 2014 – SMG is pleased to announce John Bolton has been promoted to Vice President, SMG Entertainment….

Le Cordon Bleu Selects Montego Bay Convention Centre Chef

For Immediate Release Montego Bay, Jamaica (February 11, 2014) Randie Anderson is the Executive Chef at the Montego Bay Convention Centre,…

LADY ANTEBELLUM TAKE ME DOWNTOWN TOUR 2014

Seven-time GRAMMY award-winning trio Lady Antebellum is bringing their TAKE ME DOWNTOWN TOUR 2014 to the BOK Center on Friday, March 28. Tickets are on sale now and start at just $32.50. Joining the band on their arena tour are special guests Kip Moore and newly crowned GRAMMY winner Kacey Musgraves.

COX BUSINESS CENTER TO HOST MORE THAN TWENTY EVENTS IN FEBRUARY

For Immediate Release  Sarah Haertl I Regional Director of Marketing I 918.894.4250 I shaertl@smgtulsa.com (Tulsa, Okla.) January 31, 2014 – The…

‘WINGAPALOOZA’ WELCOMES THOUSANDS OF WING LOVERS TO BOK CENTER

SMG Special Events welcomed thousands of wing lovers to the inaugural Wingapalooza earlier today at the BOK Center. The event included 25 Tulsa-area restaurants serving specialty chicken wing recipes and vying for titles in several award categories. More than 80,000 wings were prepared and devoured during the one-day event. Guests also enjoyed live music by 90s cover band “My So Called Band.”

BOK CENTER FINISHES YEAR AS THIRD HIGHEST GROSSING MIDWEST VENUE

The SMG-managed BOK Center finished 2013 as the third highest grossing venue in the Midwest (15,001-30,000 capacity) as ranked by industry publication Venues Today. In 2013, the BOK Center hosted 93 shows grossing $19,245,909 in ticket sales with a total attendance of 553,232.

IDAHO CENTER TO BE RENAMED FORD IDAHO CENTER

The city of Nampa and the Idaho Center staff are proud to welcome our new partner – The Ford Motor Company and The Treasure Valley Ford Stores. The Ford Idaho Center will be made up of four different venues. The Ford Arena which holds 12,500 people, the Ford Amphitheater, which holds 11,000 people, the Ford Sports Complex and the Ford Idaho Horse Park.

FILM FEST BRINGS A-LISTERS TO PALM SPRINGS CONVENTION CENTER

The Palm Springs Convention Center has seen its profile rise to Oscar-caliber buzz each January with the Palm Springs International Film Festival, which celebrates its 25th anniversary, Jan. 3-13.

BOK CENTER FINISHES YEAR AS 13TH RANKED VENUE IN THE US

The SMG-managed BOK Center finished 2013 ranked 13th in the United States and 34th in the world in Pollstar Magazine’s 2013 Year End Top 200 Arena Venues based on ticket sales. During this period, the BOK Center reported ticket sales of 426,536 tickets sold.

Chesapeake Energy Arena Brings Top Acts to Oklahoma City

For Immediate Release Jan. 16, 2014 Chesapeake Energy Arena Brings Top Acts to Oklahoma City The SMG-managed Chesapeake Energy Arena finished…

31 SMG-MANAGED ARENAS IN POLSTAR TOP 200 VENUES WORLDWIDE

SMG-managed arenas and theatres completed another outstanding year with 31 arenas appearing on Pollstar Magazine’s annual list of the Top 200 Arena Venues.

ARVEST WINTERFEST CELEBRATES ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL SEASON

(Tulsa, Okla.) January 13, 2014 – Arvest Winterfest celebrated its sixth anniversary by welcoming nearly 140,000 guests to downtown Tulsa over…

Colorado is First of Four SMG Facilities in Top Ten for Green Meetings in 2014

Green Biz.com has recently compiled the Top 10 Cities for Green Meetings in 2014 and we are pleased to recognize that four of these cities are home to SMG-managed facilities, with Colorado Convention Center nabbing the top honors.

SMG Renews Management Contract for DCU Center

SMG, the world leader in venue management, and the City of Worcester reached an agreement to extend SMG’s management services at the DCU Center located in Worcester, MA for an additional five years. SMG has been the management firm since prior to the opening of the arena in September 1982, originally named the Centrum in Worcester.

JOHN BOLTON HONORED AS OKLAHOMAN OF THE YEAR

John Bolton, SMG Regional Vice President and General Manager of the BOK Center and Cox Business Center, was honored as one of Oklahoma Magazine’s 2013 ‘Oklahomans of the Year.’

Eight SMG-Managed Venues to Host NCAA Tournament Games/Matches

SMG, the worldwide leader in venue management, is proud to announce the NCAA selected eight SMG-managed venues to serve as host sites for upcoming NCAA tournament regionals and championships.

Reopened DCU Center posts record in October

From Telegram.com By Aaron Nicodemus The DCU Center in downtown Worcester reopened in October — after undergoing a three-month, $23 million…

INTRUST BANK ARENA ACHIEVES TOP 5 RANKING IN SOCIAL MEDIA AMONG MID-SIZE VENUES

The SMG-managed INTRUST Bank Arena entered the top 5 for the first time and ranked 5th among mid-size venues in the most recent edition of the Venues Today Social Media Power 100 Chart, released in their November issue.

Bolton and Nickler Named Hall of Headlines Winners

Selected as Venues Today Hall of Headlines winners in Bookings for creating the BOK Center’s 5th Anniversary Concert Series.

BOK Center Nominated for Arena of the Year

Sixth consecutive year the BOK Center received a nomination.

Cox Business Center Receives Multiple Awards From Industry Trade Publication

Honored with the ConventionSouth’s 2013 Readers’ Choice Award and 2014 Top New or Renovated Meeting Site Award.

SMG to Manage Baylor Stadium: Venues Today

SMG’s first foray into a collegiate football stadium and Baylor University’s first step into private management.

John Page Promoted to General Manager of Greater Columbus Convention Center

Page will have direct overall management responsibilities for the GCCC.

Pinnacle Bank Arena honored with Downtown Impact Award

Arena wins 2013 Significant Public Development Award.

NBA Pre-Season Takes to The Court in SMG Venues Around the Country

Fans in Baltimore, Canton, Jacksonville, Manchester, Providence, Tulsa and Wichita got a sneak peek at the 2013-2014 NBA teams.

Baylor University Selects SMG to Manage New Football Stadium

SMG to provide pre-opening and management services for Baylor Stadium, opening in August 2014.

SMG Appoints Three Regional Vice Presidents to Executive Team

John Bolton, Gregg Olson, and Larry Wilson part of re-organized Stadium and Arena Division.

SMG in the News: TVS to Build Studio in Cobo Atrium

5,000-square-foot studio to be built in the new atrium area of Cobo Center.

SMG in the News: Country Superfest at EverBank Field

One of country music’s biggest festivals will plug into EverBank Field next June.

SMG Holds 27 of Pollstar’s Top 200 Arenas

SMG venues accounted for more than 3.6 million concert tickets sold thus far in 2013.

SMG and Palm Springs Renew Contract Through 2018

“We are proud to have unanimous support from the City of Palm Springs.”

SMG in the News: Keeping the beat — Kelvin Moore Uses Music to Lead

“Do all you can to surround yourself with the most talented people you can find.”

SMG Management Agreement of Cobo Center Extended

Three-year extension in light of SMG’s excellent performance.

INTRUST Bank Arena Ranks 8th in Social Media Rankings

“A great tool to measure our social media success against other venues.”

SMG Awarded Management Renewal for Jackson, MS Convention Complex

Testament to the strong team in Jackson.

Jason Aldean’s Night Train Tour Rolls into Pinnacle Bank Arena

Plays to a capacity crowd at Lincoln, NE’s new arena.

SMG in the News: BOK Center Exceeding Expectations 5 Years Later

Tulsa arena had its most lucrative year yet between July 2012 and June 2013.

Meridian Donates $5.23 Million to St. Catharines Spectator Facility

So long, spectator facility. Hello, Meridian Centre.

SMG Reorganizes Domestic Operations with Executive Promotions

Reorganized domestic lines of business will provide greater focus and oversight.

Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, NE Ribbon Cutting

A new era has begun for the City of Lincoln, Nebraska, as the Pinnacle Bank Arena held its ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening weekend August 29 – 31.

SMG’s 2013 Annual Operations Meeting Recap

Meeting drew over 115 attendees from venues across North America and roughly 75 of the industry’s leading vendors.

SAVOR takes Farm to Fork Initiatives through the Roof!

SAVOR…Chicago at McCormick Place has planted and is harvesting food from the largest rooftop garden in the Midwest.

SMG in the News: Fine-Tuning

The Pinnacle Bank Arena has an impressive lineup of concerts for its first five shows, including performances by in-demand artists The Eagles and Pink, with more to come.

Ribbon Cutting Slated for Car Charging Stations at Peoria Civic Center

SMG-managed Peoria Civic Center is proud to announce the opening of PEP electric vehicle charging stations in its Marquee Parking Lot.

INTRUST Bank Arena Named 2013 IAVM Venue Excellence Award Winner

Prestigious award is given annually to only one arena in the world and recognizes the best arena based on four criteria.

Maureen Ginty Honored as 2013 Woman of Influence by Venues Today

The prestigious award celebrates women who have proven themselves as mentors and leaders in the sports, entertainment, and meetings industries.

SMG Tulsa General Manager, John Bolton, Named IAVM Board Chair

GM of the BOK Center and Cox Business Center, begins his one-year-term as Board Chair of IAVM this week at the VenueConnect conference in New Orleans.

BOK Center Ranked 17th in the US by Pollstar Magazine

Through the first half of 2013, the BOK Center hosted 13 of the top 100 tours including: Justin Bieber, Maroon 5, and two Paul McCartney dates.

Mercedes Benz Superdome Crowned Venue of the Year at 2013 Stadium Business Awards

The New Orleans venue beat off strong competition from across the globe to lift the coveted prize.

Ken Noakes Hired as GM of St. Catharines Spectator Facility

Noakes brings over 20 years of facility management experience to his new position.

Paula Abdul to Launch National Cheer & Dance Championship

“IGNITE! Spark the Moment” will debut at SMG’s Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, RI.

BOK Center Continues to Garner Industry Honors

The SMG-managed BOK Center will be highlighted in the July issue of trade publication Venues Today as one of the industry’s “Top Stops.”

SMG in the News: Center stage: Mohegan Sun Arena gets high rank

Ranked tenth in the world for venues with a seating capacity of 5,000 to 10,000 by “Venues Today.,”

SMG in the News: Cobo authority, unions agree to ease work rules

“Landmark agreement” reached with five labor unions.

Blue Cross Arena General Manager Honored

Jeff Calkins will receive the Charles Wagner Award for his contributions to Rochester sports.

Tulsa Approves New Arena, Convention Center Management Agreement with SMG

Tulsa Public Facilities Authority unanimously approved a new 5-year contract.

Reliant Stadium to Host Super Bowl LI

National Football League team owners have awarded Super Bowl LI to Houston following a highly competitive bidding process.

SMG in the News: BOK Center still packs ’em in

After five years, the investment by Tulsa County voters is paying off in both ticket sales and international prestige.

May 29th Declared Paul McCartney Day in the State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has declared May 29, 2013, as Paul McCartney Day as part of the kickoff to McCartney’s back-to-back concerts at the BOK Center.

SMG Atlantic City Employees Receive Customer Service Honors

Three SMG employees receive Atlantic City Host Awards.

Peoria Area CVB Honors Civic Center General Manager

Jim Wetherington, General Manager of the SMG managed Peoria Civic Center, was honored at the Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau Annual Meeting.

SMG in the News: Cobo Surplus Sets Worthy Example

Cobo Center reported last week that it has a surplus for the first half of its fiscal year of $744,000.

NHL Launches 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series

Chicago Blackhawks to Face Pittsburgh Penguins at Soldier Field in March, 2014.

SMG in the News: 1st Mariner Arena: Staging Some History

There was a time when event promoters weren’t as enamored with Baltimore. SMG is changing that.

SMG Oklahoma City Marketing Staff Awarded for Local Promotions

OKLAHOMA CITY – The SMG staff in Oklahoma City has again been awarded for their promotion of the Batman Live! shows…