May PCCA Meeting

Thursday, May 29, 2014, 5:15 A.M.

May PCCA Meeting

Peoria Civic Center Authority Board May Meeting


May 29th  (Peoria, IL) – The Peoria Civic Center Authority Board met on Thursday, May 22nd  at the Peoria Civic Center. The meeting opened with the approval of the minutes from the April meeting and the approval of the consent agenda.


SMG General Manager of the Peoria Civic Center, Jim Wetherington, then gave his report which included information on events held in April and May 2014. After a busy April in the arena and theater with multiple shows, including the two sold out performances of the Blue Man Group and a range of rock legends on the Experience Hendrix Tour and the Joe Bonamassa concert, May kicked off with back to back shows of Celtic Women, Red Green and the Broadway hit Addams Family the Musical. The Peoria Civic Center also partnered with Cumulus Radio on the annual Spring Fling concert, which brought over 5,000 rockers into the arena for Five Finger Death Punch, Adelitas Way, Alter Bridge and The Pretty Reckless.


 The finance committee reported that during the month of April the Peoria Civic Center hosted 45 event days, which was 7 more than budgeted and 31,680 people attended events in the facility.  It was also reported that ticketed events held at the Peoria Civic Center in the month of April generated close to $2.2 million dollars in economic impact for the community.


The Mission statement of the Peoria Civic Center is to be a catalyst for improving the quality of life and economic vitality in our area by hosting diverse events that are enjoyed and supported by all segments of the general public. The Peoria Civic Center will operate as a business enterprise consistent with sound industry practices, financial principles and in an open and responsive manner.

The next Peoria Civic Center Authority Board Meeting will be held on June26th at the Peoria Civic Center in room 405.


The Peoria Civic Center, an SMG managed facility, is an entertainment and convention venue that contributes significantly to the economic impact on the downtown Peoria area.  For the most up-to-date event information, please check us out on the web at


Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to more than 230 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theatres, performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 14.4 million square feet of exhibition space and over 1.75 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Soldier Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s Reliant Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions, catering and special events division, SAVOR, currently servicing more than 100 accounts worldwide. For more information visit