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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 a consulting fee for managing the facility; this year that amount is slated to be $185,362. However, with revenue coming in from the team and the concessions, the contract is a much more lucrative one for the firm — so much so that SMG is paying $250,000 back for capital improvements to the facility.

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