Peoria Civic Center Ranks 11th Internationally for Arena Venue

Thursday, March 3, 2016, 3:05 A.M.

Peoria Civic Center Ranks 11th Internationally for Arena Venue

Peoria Civic Center Arena Ranks 11th Internationally on VENUES TODAY recent “TOP STOPS” Chart



Peoria, IL.- VENUES TODAY Magazine has released their most recent  “TOP STOP” venues worldwide, with the SMG managed Peoria Civic Center Arena landing the 11th  spot internationally, and 7th nationally .


The Arena figures for tickets sold worldwide represent shows played between December 16, 2015 and January 15, 2016.  The Harlem Globetrotters 90th Anniversary Tour single-handedly landed the Peoria Civic Center Arena on this “TOP ARENA STOPS” list in the 10,001-15,000 capacity categories.


“Our continued partnership with the Harlem Globetrotters is such a positive thing for Peoria. Along with being one of our most successful annual shows, they bring so much joy to our arena, and the community. ” said Anne Clayton, General Manager of the Peoria Civic Center.


 The Peoria Civic Center was featured on the list along with one other SMG managed building, the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, MI.   



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

About SMG

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