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Was Quebec City arena bidding process legal?

With Quebecor and NHL officials discussing a team for Quebec City, the possibility that the Canadian media giant illegally gained the right to manage a new arena is causing some to question whether the process should have been more open. In theory, the bidding process for the naming-rights/management deal snared by Quebecor should have been […]

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SMG takes over management of Stockton Arena

SMG is in and International Facilities Group is out on the management side of Stockton Arena, as the city looks for more entertainment booked at the seven-year-old arena. The deal calls for SMG to receive $270,000 annually for five years, as well as inventive payments tied to increased attendance and revenue at the waterfront facility. […]

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Reading Royals, SMG commit to Sovereign Arena through 2020

The ECHL’s Reading Royals and arena-management-firm SMG — which has an ownership stake in the Royals — will be integral parts of Sovereign Arena under contract extensions announced yesterday. SMG has managed the arena since it opened in 2001; Savor, the firm’s concessions arm,  also had its contract extended through 2020 as well. SMG receives […]

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