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    March 08, 2018
    The IHSA State Basketball Tournaments and the March Madness Experience will return to the Peoria Civic Center on March 8-10 and 15-17. Heading into its 23rd year playing in Peoria, there will be a few notable changes for fans to be aware of.
    This year the upper bowl and select sections in the lower bowl will be general admission seats. The switch to general admission is aimed to get fans closer to the action no matter which school they are supporting. This will also speed up the ticket purchasing process at the Toyota Box Office. General Admission seats are priced at an affordable $11 per ticket and tickets include access to the March Madness Experience.
    The Peoria Civic Center is committed to providing everyone a safe and enjoyable experience. In order to do this, the venue has implemented a number of industry standard security measures. Metal detectors will be in use for the arena and entrance will be limited to 3 locations. Patrons entering the March Madness Experience will be subject to bag checks and additional security measures if needed. Fans are encouraged to read the entrance and security information prior to visiting the facility. Any prohibited items confiscated at the entry points will be discarded. Review the security and entrance information here at www.peoriaciviccenter.com/marchmadness.
    Tickets are on sale now at the Toyota Box Office at the Peoria Civic Center, online at PeoriaCivicCenter.com and Ticketmaster.com, and by phone at 1-800-745-3000. For more information on IHSA, please visit https://www.ihsa.org.
    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 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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