The Pensacola Bay Center, managed by SMG is starting their 30th anniversary on a high note! With over 73,800 tickets sold in 2014, Pensacola Bay Center reached number 86th in the United States and 152nd in the world for tickets sales, by Pollstar Magazine’s 2014 Top 200 Arena Rankings. “We are extremely grateful and excited to be in the top 200 this year” said General Manager, Cyndee Pennington. “Each year is different in the entertainment industry, there's no predictability. It's an accomplishment to be ranked among the best arenas in the world.” Pensacola Bay Center has hosted seven of Pollstar's top 100 tours in 2014 including World Wrestling Entertainment, The Harlem Globetrotters, Cirque du Soleil – Varekai, Elton John, Miranda Lambert, Jeff Dunham and Casting Crowns.
Pollstar is a weekly trade publication covering the worldwide concert industry.
Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to more than 230 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theatres, performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 14.4 million square feet of exhibition space and over 1.75 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 Reliant Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions, catering and special events division, SAVOR, currently servicing more than 100 accounts worldwide. For more information visit www.smgworld.com.