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2019 News & Press Releases

GREATER COLUMBUS CONVENTION CENTER DIRECTOR OF EVENT MANAGEMENT & PARKING JOE SHAW RECEIVES NORTHSTAR MEETINGS GROUP’S PASSION MADE POSSIBLE AWARD


TCF Center volunteers pitch in at Life Remodeled Project


SMG Names Rick Reno as General Manager of the Rapides Parish Coliseum


U.S. Bank Stadium Becomes the First Professional Sports Stadium to Earn LEED Platinum Using the Arc Performance Platform


GREATER COLUMBUS CONVENTION CENTER BECOMES WORLD’S FIRST CONVENTION CENTER TO QUALIFY AS KULTURECITY CERTIFIED SENSORY INCLUSIVE


GREATER COLUMBUS CONVENTION CENTER PREPARES FOR ‘SUPER BOWL OF MEETINGS’ AS ASAE 2019 ANNUAL MEETING & EXPOSITION BRINGS LEADING ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVES TO COLUMBUS AUGUST 10-13


U.S. BANK STADIUM WILL BECOME THE FIRST PROFESSIONAL SPORTS STADIUM TO EARN LEED PLATINUM USING THE ARC PERFORMANCE PLATFORM Building earned the designation using the Building Operations and Maintenance (O+M) rating system


SMG-MANAGED CORONADO PERFORMING ARTS CENTER PROUDLY ANNOUNCE 2018-19 YEAR HAS BEEN THE BEST YET! WORLD-CLASS ENTERTAINMENT IN DOWNTOWN ROCKFORD


Van Andel Arena® Ranks as Billboard’s #1 Mid-Sized Venue in North America


U.S. Bank Stadium Recognized with the 2019 Venue Excellence Award; an International Achievement in Operational Excellence and Venue Management


SMG Europe To Manage UK’s New Gateshead Quays Arena, Conference Center


SMG Names Charlton Northington General Manager of Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts & Sciences


Aberdeen’s brand new events venue announces naming rights partner


MEETING PROFESSIONALS INTERNATIONAL NAMES PENNSYLVANIA CONVENTION CENTER 2018 VENUE OF THE YEAR The PA Convention Center accepted its award at MPI PHL Awards Celebration at the National Constitution Center


SMG NAMES Jason Blumenfeld General Manager of the 1st Summit Arena @ Cambria County War Memorial and the North Central Recreational Center


SMG Announces Appointment of Jason Pedone as Northeast Regional Booking Director


IEBA Selects SMG’s Bolton For Board President - 2020


SMG NAMES BECKY COLWELL REGIONAL BOOKING MANAGER - GREEK THEATRE GENERAL MANAGER TO ASSIST SMG WEST COAST VENUES


SMG Announces Appointment of New National Director of SMG Promotions

Additional 2018 Releases

SMG Managed Reading Venues achieve new high ranks on Pollstar’s top venues lists


EPA AWARDS SAVOR…CHICAGO FOOD RECOVERY CHALLENGE AWARD RECOGNIZING THEIR WASTE DIVERSION INITIATIVES


DRCFA extends SMG contract to operate Cobo Center through 2022


CCCFDC renews SMG management contract for Huntington Convention Center and Global Center for Health Innovation New five-year agreement includes renewal clause


INTRUST BANK ARENA EXECUTIVE CHEF BEN GEORGE NAMED CHEF OF THE YEAR BY KANSAS RESTAURANT & HOSPITALITY ASSOCIATION


Cobo Cares volunteers get involved with Humble Design


GREATER COLUMBUS CONVENTION CENTER GENERAL MANAGER JOHN PAGE TO BE HONORED AS DIVERSITY PIONEER ON OCTOBER 31


Brian Sipe Named Regional Director of Booking


SMG Managed Greek Theatre and BOK Center Take Home Highest Awards at 2018 IEBA Conference


Editorial, 9/21: In 5 years, Pinnacle Bank Arena has far exceeded its goals


SMG Launch TECA Scotland to London Audience


SMG PROMOTES CHRISTINE PILECKAS TO DIRECTOR OF BOOKING AND MARKETING


GREATER COLUMBUS CONVENTION CENTER GENERAL MANAGER JOHN PAGE TO BE HONORED AMONG CITY’S MOST ADMIRED CHIEF OPERATING OFFICERS BY COLUMBUS BUSINESS FIRST


SMG ANNOUNCES NEW HIRES AT INTRUST BANK ARENA


UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SELECTED AS REGIONAL HOST FOR 2021 NCAA DIVISION I WOMEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP IN CEDAR PARK


INTRUST BANK ARENA NAMED 2018 IAVM VENUE EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNER


Wichita selected to host 2022 NCAA Women's Basketball Championship Regional Rounds


INTRUST BANK ARENA ANNOUNCES WINNING TEAMS AND CHARITIES FROM DODGEBRAWL 2018


SMG Announces Hiring of Chris Semrau as General Manager for the Chesapeake Energy Arena and Cox Convention Center


SMG Approved to Continue to Operate Two Major Facilities in Oklahoma City


SMG Celebrates Success of Event Innovation Team


Van Andel Arena’s “Thank You Cards for the Troops” Campaign wins Publicity Campaign of the Year at Event & Arena Marketing Conference (EAMC) Awards


SMG Approved to Operate Greek Theatre Under 5-year Management Agreement


3 SMG Venues Nominated for Academy of Country Music Awards 2018 Most Outstanding Venue


6 SMG Female Leaders Nominated for 2018 Women of Influence Awards


9 SMG Employees Named Top 30 Under 30 by IAVM Foundation


Rogers K-Rock Centre Named MAJOR VENUE OF THE YEAR UNDER 8,000 SEATS at 2018 Canadian Music Week Awards Gala


Cobo Center drives business growth in Detroit


RSCVA APPOINTS SMG TO MANAGE RENO-SPARKS FACILITIES SMG to Oversee Operations of Four Major Convention and Entertainment Venues


INTRUST BANK ARENA RANKED AS 39th BUSIEST ARENA IN THE U.S. THROUGH FIRST QUARTER


ESPN and Minneapolis Agree to Two-Year Extension as X Games Host City


SMG Names Long-Time, Berks County Resident Mark Wallace, as General Manager of the Santander Arena and Santander Performing Arts Center


first direct bank & first direct arena - Winners of the Naming Rights Sponsorship category at the 24th UK Sponsorship Awards


SMG Introduces Another Level of Customer Service Training


Report card: How did Intrust Bank Arena do as an NCAA host Thursday?


PINNACLE BANK ARENA WELCOMES ONE-MILLIONTH FAN


Garth Brooks, Foo Fighters help Premier Center set another attendance record in 2017


Greek Theatre Named “Best Small Outdoor Venue”


Van Andel Arena and DeVos Performance named top concert and event venues


63 SMG Venues Make Pollstar’s 2017 Year-End Top 200 Venue Lists


SMG Richmond Venues Rise in Year-End Pollstar Rankings

2017 News & Press Releases

INTRUST BANK ARENA MAINTAINS TOP SOCIAL MEDIA RANKING IN 2017


SMG RICHMOND AND TOYS FOR TOTS PARTNER TO HELP LOCAL CHILDREN THIS HOLIDAY SEASON


TAYLOR SWIFT’S REPUTATION STADIUM TOUR FIRST ROUND OF DATES ANNOUNCED


MSU-Georgia Charity Basketball Game Raises over $360K for Disaster Relief


SMG‐Managed Altria Theater Named Best Theater and Best Concert Venue at RTD the Best Awards


GEARING UP FOR A RECORD BREAKING 2017


30 SMG Arenas and Theaters Win 2017 Prime Site Awards


SMG Five Flags Center Recipient of Dubuque Chamber Innovator of the Year Award


SMG Takes 6 IEBA Industry Award Nominations!


War Memorial to be named 1ST SUMMIT ARENA @ Cambria County War Memorial


SMG named corporate partner of the year by the Department of Hospitality & Tourism Management of the College of Charleston’s School of Business


SMG Launches its Newest k’nekt Training Classes Designed For Convention and Visitors Bureaus/DMOs


ALL-TIME RECORD YEAR FOR THE PETERSEN EVENTS CENTER


SMG-Managed Arenas, Theaters, Amphitheaters Continue Strong Performace on New Pollstar Mid-year Charts


Citizens Business Bank Arena Celebrates 45% Attendance Increase in 2016/17


Record Setting Concert Year for SMG New Orleans


SMG-managed Santander Arena and Santander Performing Arts Center Host Record Number of Events during the 2016-2017 Season


New contract with Cobo Center locks in NAIAS through 2025


SMG Knoxville Increases Concert and Event Activity by 50% in First Year


SAVOR…Selected as new food and beverage provider at the Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center


SAVOR…Selected as new food and beverage provider at PA Farm Show Complex and Expo Center


30 SMG Convention Centers Win 2017 Prime Site Awards


SMG’s k’nekt Training Programs Approved for CMP Education Credits


SMG Selected To Manage One of World’s Largest Convention Centers Slated To Open in China in 2019 – Agreement Propels SMG’s International Growth


SMG SHARES GROUNDBREAKING STORY OF DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM AT RITZ THEATRE AND MUSEUM


FIRST QUARTER SUCCESS AT TIMES UNION CENTER


BOK CENTER #11 ARENA IN THE UNITED STATES


SIXTH ANNUAL DODGEBRAWL TOURNAMENT CREATES COMPETITION FOR A CAUSE


CA-USA Wrestling, Inc. Exceeds Estimated Hotel Room Nights in City of Fresno


MIRANDA LAMBERT SPREADS LOVE OF HELPING HOMELESS ANIMALS TO LOCAL WICHITA ANIMAL RESCUE THROUGH HOSTING A PET SUPPLY DRIVE THIS FRIDAY


The Peoria Civic Center is expecting to welcome over 30,000 people through its doors this weekend


FLORENCE CIVIC CENTER WILL IMPLEMENT ADDITIONAL SECURITY ENHANCEMENTS


Rogers K-Rock Centre Receives Worldwide Recognition From Pollstar Magazine


PREMIER Center Finishes 2016 with $2.1 million Net Operating Income, Increased Attendance


JACKSONVILLE VETERANS MEMORIAL ARENA CLIMBS IN INTERNATIONAL RANKINGS


SMG MANAGED TIMES UNION CENTER ANNOUNCES 2016 NET OPERATING PROFIT


Arena Still Ranks Top of Class


Florence Civic Center Honored with 2 National Awards for 2016


DAILY’S PLACE READIES FOR INAUGURAL WEEKEND SHOWS


DENNY SANFORD PREMIER CENTER NOMINATED AS PART OF 52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS


SMG Richmond’s Dwight Johnson Honored as Sports Tourism MVP by Richmond Region Tourism


New Leadership Brings Excitement to the Miller Theater


SMG-Managed Venues Pick Up 13 NCAA Championship Events


NCAA ANNOUNCES DIVISION I WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIP AT U.S. BANK STADIUM IN MARCH 2020


TIMES UNION CENTER AWARDED 2 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS!


WICHITA SELECTED TO HOST 2021 NCAA DIVISION I MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP FIRST/SECOND ROUNDS


TIMES UNION CENTER CLOSES FIRST QUARTER AFTER JAM-PACKED EVENT SCHEDULE


SMG Announces Its Gift of Kindness Contest


INTRUST BANK ARENA RANKED AS 28th BUSIEST ARENA IN THE U.S. IN FIRST QUARTER RANKINGS


SMG To Manage Existing Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre as well as the New $416 million Complex


SMG TURNS 40!


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


Experient and SMG Renew Partnership


MATT LONGO INDUCTED INTO THE VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY VARSITY HALL OF FAME


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


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

2016 News & Press Releases

Inline skating announced for this December at U.S. Bank Stadium


SMG receives record 7 nominations for 2016 Pollstar Awards


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


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


SMG TO MANAGE THE HISTORIC MILLER THEATER


Big Wins for SMG at IEBA


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

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