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    December 18, 2018
    - POLLSTAR Magazine just released its annual Top 200 rankings for venues, and the Peoria Civic Center made both lists.  The arena at the Peoria Civic Center ranked 89th and the theater ranked 105th in the United States according to the magazine.
    The rankings are based on total number of tickets sales from November 23, 2017 through November 21, 2018. During this time, the Peoria Civic Center hosted multiple outstanding performances including Lynyrd Skynyrd, Jeff Dunham, Avenge Sevenfold with Breaking Benjamin, Kevin Hart, Keith Urban, Jason Aldean with Luke Combs in the arena and, Lion King, Lauren Daigle, Ghost, Jay Leno, and Chicago in the theater.
    “We ended the year on an upswing with numerous sellouts. We are excited to see that momentum carry forward into 2019 with our upcoming lineup of shows in both the arena and theater,” said Rik Edgar, General Manager of the Peoria Civic Center.
    The Peoria Civic Center’s 2019 schedule features performances by Bob Seger, Blake Shelton, Zac Brown Band, Disturbed, Mercy Me, John Mellencamp, Martin Short/Steve Martin, Gabriel Iglesias, Sebastian Maniscalco, and Weird Al Yankovic.
    For a full listing of upcoming events in the Peoria Civic Center arena and theater, visit www.PeoriaCivicCenter.com/Events/Upcoming-Events.
    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