Friday, December 21, 2012

2012 Marks Another Stellar Year for SMG & SAVOR

SMG, the world leader in venue management, saw 2012 bring a number of facility top stops, industry recognition, and the start of what appears to be an even bigger and better 2013.

“Year-after-year the industry recognition received by our SMG people and facilities is very gratifying. We manage marquee facilities, provide marquee food services, and do it all with marquee people. It gives me great pleasure to see them receiving the recognition they so truly deserve,” said SMG President & CEO, Wes Westley
SMG managed facilities garnered numerous industry recognitions including 16 “top stops” in Venues Today, nominations for Arena of the Year for Coliseo de Puerto Rico and BOK Center (Tulsa, OK) from Pollstar Magazine plus Billboard Magazine recognition of 1st Mariner Arena in their Top 10 year end charts.
Venues recognized by Venues Today as “Year End Top Stops” include:
SMG stadiums

• Reliant Stadium (Houston)

• Soldier Field (Chicago)

SMG Arenas:

• Coliseo de Puerto Rico (Hato Rey)

• 1st Mariner Arena (Baltimore, MD)

• Boardwalk Hall (Atlantic City, NJ)

• Van Andel Arena (Grand Rapids, MI)

• Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena (Jacksonville, FL)

• Save Mart Center (Fresno, CA)

• INTRUST Bank Arena (Wichita, KS)

• Huntington Center (Toledo, OH)

• Mohegan Sun Arena (Wilkes-Barre, PA)

• K Rock Centre (Kingston, ON)

• Sovereign Center (Reading, PA)

SMG Theaters:

• Landmark Theatre (Richmond, VA)

• Sovereign Performing Arts Center (Reading, PA)

• Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center (Odessa, TX)

Members of the SMG family were also recognized within the industry with “Hall of Headlines Awards“ in Venues Today:

• Sarah Haertl for creative marketing ideas at Intrust Bank Arena

• Chef Vincent Lai of SAVOR…McCormick Place Chicago for his culinary creations.

2013 will begin with a bang as SMG is proud to welcome two new venues set to open in 2013:

• Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska

• Leeds Arena in the United Kingdom