|Private Management for Public Facilities|
|Hired in 2000|
|SMG was founded in 1977 to manage its first account, the Louisiana Superdome. Since its founding it has grown to 168 facilities. These facilities benefit from the company's depth of resources and its unparalleled expertise, leadership, and creative problem-solving. Our successful growth has been built on the many partnerships we have developed with our clients -both municipal and private. For more information on SMG or its venues please visit the SMG website at www.smgworld.com Organizationally, SMG has two separate operating divisions, one for stadiums and arenas and another for convention centers, providing the same effective business principles to two distinctively different business segments. At this time SMG manages 69 arenas, 7 stadiums, 49 convention centers, 33 performing arts centers, and 10 other recreational facilities.|
SMG-managed facilities grossed more than $1 billion in 2002, hosting 8,832 events and attracting more than 46 million patrons. Our ownership and team of dedicated corporate support personnel make us unrivaled in the field of private facility management. SMG is a joint venture in general partnership form with two equal principals: The Hyatt Hotel Company and ARAMARK corporation.
SMG is also the facility manager for the Sovereign Center here in Reading. Headquartered in Philadelphia, SMG is the world\'s largest private management company employing thousands of people worldwide.