PHILADELPHIA, PA (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — SMG has signed a five-year agreement to provide management consulting services at the Chevrolet Centre in Youngstown, Ohio. SMG will assist JAC Management Co. LLC, the local company who has handled the centre’s daily operations since October 2007. JAC will run the Chevrolet Centre’s day-to-day operations, while SMG will provide support with marketing services, event booking, risk management and insurance, administration, and finance.
“We truly are excited to work with SMG and look forward to a bright future for the Chevrolet Centre and The City of Youngstown. SMG has an impeccable reputation in our industry and all of us at JAC feel honored and privileged to work along side them,” said Eric Ryan, principal of JAC, who will also serve as the Centre’s Executive Director.
“SMG’s alignment with JAC is an excellent opportunity not only for the Chevrolet Centre, but for the City of Youngstown as well,” said Youngstown Mayor Jay Williams. “The worldwide management experience of SMG coupled with JAC’s local presence will insure that the Chevrolet Centre remains a facility that makes Youngstown proud.”
"We are pleased to work with Eric Ryan and his staff. We believe in the market and know it has untapped potential, as evidenced by the recent success of the Carrrie Underwood concert,” said Mike Evans, SMG’s Senior Vice President of Sports and Entertainment. “SMG looks forward to working hand-in-hand with JAC by bringing the Chevrolet Centre into our booking network and, in turn, bringing more events to the Chevrolet Centre and the people of the Mahoning Valley."
Opened in 2005, the Chevrolet Centre has a maximum seating capacity of 7,000. The Centre is home to professional hockey as well as the Mahoning Valley Thunder arena football team, playing in ArenaFootball2. It has played host to numerous concerts by such artists as 3 Doors Down, Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Carrie Underwood. The Centre has also hosted family shows like Disney on Ice and televised events from World Wrestling Entertainment. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers