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Facilities Update
SMG And Peoria Civic Center Authority Agree To Three-Year Contract Extension

The Peoria Civic Center Authority and SMG, the global leader in convention/conference center, arena, theatre and stadium management, have agreed to an extension of the Civic Center Management Agreement which will allow the Philadelphia-based company to continue operating the Peoria Civic Center until August 31, 2014.

“We are looking forward to continuing SMG’s rich history in Peoria,” said Wes Westley, SMG president and chief executive officer. “The Peoria Civic Center Complex is an extraordinary story of success.”  Peoria Civic Center Authority Chairman Dan Silverthorn noted, “I am extremely happy to be able to extend the management agreement between SMG and the Peoria Civic Center for three years. The work done by SMG to bring professional systems to our facilities is outstanding, and the contributions made to the Civic Center go beyond those of any corporation with which I have ever worked.”

SMG has managed the Civic Center successfully since 1990, and has been involved in each renovation and expansion over the years. The most recent expansion and renovations, completed in April, 2007, have given Peoria a state-of-the-art facility for artists and entertainers, convention and meeting planners and the citizens of the greater Peoria community.

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