30 SMG Arenas And Theaters Win 2017 Prime Site Awards

Thirty SMG-managed arenas and theaters received the prestigious Prime Site Award presented by Facilities and Event Management magazine. The Facilities’ Prime Site award is given to the top entertainment, sports, and special event venues, including Arenas, Civic Centers, Coliseums, Auditoriums, Stadiums, Theaters, PACs, Amphitheaters, University Venues, Fairgrounds and Special Event Venues. Readers of the magazine nominate venues based on numerous criteria ranging from promotional support and event staff proficiency to physical aspects such as seating versatility, A/V and staging quality, and back-of-house amenities. Winners of the award demonstrate the ability to please both incoming acts and patrons on multiple levels.

Doug Thornton, SMG Executive Vice President, Stadiums and Arenas said, “This is continued validation that SMG-managed arenas and theaters provide their users with the greatest value and highest level of service in the industry. We are proud of the men and women of SMG for their hard work and dedication to the communities they serve.”

This year’s Prime Site winning SMG-managed arenas and theaters are:

Arie Crown Theater, Chicago, IL
Bellco Theatre, Denver, CO
BOK Center, Tulsa, OK
Blue Cross Arena, Rochester, NY
Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, Concord, NC
CenturyLink Center, Bossier City, LA
Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, OK
Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, CA
Coliseo de Puerto Rico, Hato Rey, PR
Covelli Centre, Youngstown, OH
DCU Center Arena, Worcester, MA
Dunkin’ Donuts Center, Providence, RI
Florence Civic Center, Florence, SC
George M. Sullivan Sports Arena, Anchorage, AK
Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, FL
Laredo Energy Arena, Laredo, TX
Meridian Centre, St. Catharines, Ontario, CA
Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, Wilkes Barre, PA
North Charleston Coliseum, North Charleston, SC
Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, NE
Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, VA
Rogers K-Rock Centre, Kingston, ON
Royal Farms Arena, Baltimore, MD
Santander Arena, Reading, PA
Save Mart Center, Fresno, CA
Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA
SNHU Arena, Manchester, NH
Stockton Arena, Stockton, CA
Times Union Center, Albany, NY
Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI

The post 30 SMG Arenas And Theaters Win 2017 Prime Site Awards appeared first on International Association of Venue Managers.

IAVM is grateful for
the support of our
Global Partners:


Have a question for us? We’d love to hear from you! Fill out this contact form, and we’ll make sure the most appropriate department receives your message.


Join the passionate venue industry leaders who are IAVM: