2011SMG Year End Press Release by yh1s7G

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									Contact: Kathy Embry
Director of Marketing & Sales
812-435-5770 x 212
kembry@smgevansville.com



           SMG Releases Outstanding Year End
                 Report For The Centre

Evansville, IN ~ SMG delivered an excellent Year End Management Operations Report for 2011
to the Vanderburgh County Commission last evening. Included were details of The Centre’s 226
events, totaling 359 event related days, with an attendance estimated conservatively of over
148,000.

The Centre hosted Broadway performances of Legally Blonde, Spamalot, South Pacific, and
three showings of Mamma Mia!. Other great artists included Don Williams, Trans Siberian
Orchestra, Hinder, Max & Ruby, Allison Krauss and Union Station, Oak Ridge Boys, Straight No
Chaser, Moscow Ballet, and Vince Gill & Amy Grant. Numerous events and conventions were
hosted including the Illinois Oil & Gas Convention, dance recitals, trade shows, conferences, and
receptions.

 Revenue from events at the Centre totaled $1,940,074.66 for 2011. The Centre for the 2011
fiscal year was $297,523.25 under budget.

Event surveys were sent out to all users for 2011, the surveys returned rated their overall
experience at the Centre to be 4.49 out of 5, with 1 being “Poor”, and 5 “Excellent”!

The SMG part time staff completed Customer Service Training and received certification
through the Indiana Alcoholic Beverage Commission program for serving alcoholic beverages.
Annual training for Emergency Procedures was completed by all event staff and volunteer
Ushers.
The first quarter of 2012 will have had two bridal shows, a motorcycle show, a race car auction
and trade show, Illinois Oil and Gas Convention, The Really Big Show, Three “Centre’d on Kids”
children’s Broadway productions, Disney Live, Cirque Dreams Pop Goes Rock, Sandi Patty and
Patsy Clairmont, the Pink Floyd Experience, Gabriel Iglesias, Damn Yankees, Girls In Bloom, and
the Home Show, along with numerous receptions, meetings, and training sessions.

SMG continues to build upon the recurring, annual events, as well as pursuing new events that
will increase the usage of the Centre, as well as bring quality entertainment to Evansville and
Vanderburgh County.

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     About SMG -Since 1977, SMG has provided management services to over 219 public assembly facilities including arenas,
   stadiums, theatres and performing arts centers, and convention, congress and exhibition centers. With facilities across the
 United States, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Canada, Europe and the Middle East, SMG manages more than 11 million square feet (1.1
million square meters) of exhibition space, and over 1.5 million entertainment seats worldwide. As the recognized global industry
  leader, SMG provides construction and design consulting, pre-opening services, venue management, sales, marketing, event
       booking, and programming. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through an in house catering company,
        Savor…Catering by SMG, currently servicing 117 accounts worldwide. For additional company information, visit
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