PEORIA CIVIC CENTER MAKES TOP 200 IN ARENA AND THEATER VENUES WORLDWIDE

Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 10:15 A.M.

PEORIA CIVIC CENTER MAKES TOP 200 IN ARENA AND THEATER VENUES WORLDWIDE

PEORIA CIVIC CENTER MAKES TOP 200 IN ARENA AND THEATER VENUES WORLDWIDE

POLLSTAR Releases Top Venues Based On Ticket Sales

 

Peoria, IL. – POLLSTAR Magazine just released the top 200 arena and theater venues worldwide for midyear ticket sales, with the SMG-managed Peoria Civic Center landing in the top 200 for both the theater and arena venues. The Peoria Civic Center came in 192nd internationally and 113th in the nation for the arena, and 147th internationally and 114th in the nation for the theater.

 

The figures for tickets sold worldwide represent performances between January 1, 2017 and June 30, 2017. The Peoria Civic Center provided multiple outstanding performances during this time, which helped to land both venues on the top 200 lists. These shows included Thomas Rhett, Eric Church, Harlem Globetrotters, Xtreme International Ice Racing, Winter Jam, Disney on Ice and WWE in the arena and Daniel Tiger, Rodney Carrington, Get the Led Out, Theresa Caputo, Kansas, David Blaine, #IMOMSOHARD­­ and The Head and the Heart in the theater.

 

“We are thrilled to see the hard work of our staff and the strong support of the Central Illinois community reflected in our rank across the globe,” said Anne Clayton, the Peoria Civic Center’s General Manager. “It is an honor for the Peoria Civic Center, SMG, and the City of Peoria to be recognized in POLLSTAR again.”

 

The Peoria Civic Center Arena is featured on the lists along with 30 other SMG managed buildings, including BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita, Kanas, and Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, Rode Island and more.

 

SMG-managed theaters also took 16 spots on the theater list, including DeVos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Wagner Noel PAC in Midland, Texas, Saenger Theater in Pensacola, Florida, Santander PAC in Reading, PA, and N. Charleston PAC in North Charleston, South Carolina.

 

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 visit www.PeoriaCivicCenter.com.

 

About SMG

Celebrating its 40th anniversary and 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, amphitheaters, 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 & Soldier 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 companies, currently serving more than 140 accounts worldwide. For more information visit www.smgworld.com.

SAVOR

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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