Peoria Civic Center Box Office to Be Renamed the 'Toyota Box Office'
Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 4:25 A.M.
Peoria Civic Center Box Office to Be Renamed the ‘Toyota Box Office’
Tuesday, August 11th (Peoria, IL)- SMG and the Peoria Civic Center are excited to announce a new naming rights partnership with local Toyota Dealers that will rename the Peoria Civic Center box office to the ‘Toyota Box Office’.
Toyota’s pledge to ‘Building a Better Tomorrow’ has come to Central Illinois with their commitment to entertainment through this partnership with the Peoria Civic Center. Through this naming rights partnership, fans will see updated signage in the facility and verbiage on ticket sales information. The Toyota Box Office will continue to sell tickets to upcoming events at the Peoria Civic Center, as well as operate as a Ticketmaster outlet.
The Toyota Box Office at the Peoria Civic Center will be open Monday through Friday 10:30am – 5:30pm, and two hours prior to a ticketed event held on Saturday or Sunday. It will open early or on a weekend if there is a Peoria Civic Center event going on sale during those off hours.
To launch this new partnership, the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting on Thursday, August 13th at 10am. After the ribbon cutting, the first 5 people to show the keys to their Toyota vehicle at The Toyota Box Office will receive a pair of tickets to see Shania Twain at the Peoria Civic Center on September 29th!
The naming rights partnership with the local Toyota dealers was a joint effort between the Peoria Civic Center and the US Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington, Illinois.
Toyota (NYSE:TM), the world's top automaker and creator of the Prius and the Mirai fuel cell vehicle, is committed to building vehicles for the way people live through our Toyota, Lexus and Scion brands. Over the past 50 years, we’ve built more than 25 million cars and trucks in North America, where we operate 14 manufacturing plants (10 in the U.S.) and directly employ more than 42,000 people (more than 33,000 in the U.S.). Our 1,800 North American dealerships (1,500 in the U.S.) sold more than 2.67 million cars and trucks (more than 2.35 million in the U.S.) in 2014 – and about 80 percent of all Toyota vehicles sold over the past 20 years are still on the road today.
Toyota partners with philanthropic organizations across the country, with a focus on education, safety and the environment. As part of this commitment, we share the company’s extensive know-how garnered from building great cars and trucks to help community organizations and other nonprofits expand their ability to do good. For more information about Toyota, visit www.toyotanewsroom.com.
About the Peoria Civic Center
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 www.PeoriaCivicCenter.com.
Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to more than 230 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theaters, performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 15 million square feet of exhibition space and more than 1.5 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 & Solider Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s NRG Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering company SAVOR, currently serving more than 130 accounts worldwide.
SAVOR is the food and beverage division of SMG, the global leader in public facilities and special event venue management. Since its inception in 1983, SAVOR has specialized in creating menus that showcase local cuisine expertly prepared and presented to ensure a seamless dining and entertainment experience. SAVOR currently provides catering, concessions and special event services, to more than 130 facilities worldwide.
The company is also an industry leader in introducing green standards and programs to public facilities. SAVOR’s commitment to farm to table freshness and food quality features locally grown products for their venue clients whenever possible. SAVOR staff prides themselves on being on the cutting edge of the latest food and beverage trends in addition to searching out the most innovative food technologies available on the market. To learn more, visit www.savorsmg.com
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