Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to more than 230 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theatres, performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues.
With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 14.4 million square feet of exhibition space and over 1.75 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 Reliant Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Our business strategy is simple: Go above and beyond to achieve the best results for our clients. We leverage our vast talent network and creative skills to maximize programming and financial performance. Each year, we attract more than 28,000 live events to our managed facilities, generating thousands of local jobs and billions of dollars in economic impact. Our reputation for getting results is why we’ve opened or reopened 24 new or renovated facilities in the past 10 years and it is why we have hosted more special events than any other management company in the business.