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  • AEG Facilities and SMG Announce Merger

    Feb 7th, 2019

    Forming ASM Global, a Dynamic Company Spanning Five Continents AEG Facilities, the venue management subsidiary of AEG, and SMG, an Onex (TSX: ONEX) portfolio company, today announced they have signed a definitive agreement to merge. This combination will create a… Read more…

  • Manchester Arena Welcomes 30 Millionth Visitor

    Feb 4th, 2019

    Milestone announcement comes as Europe’s largest indoor arena embarks on 140-strong show schedule for 2019, with ambitious new landlord at the helm. Manchester Arena, the largest indoor arena in Europe, has welcomed 30 million visitors through its doors since its… Read more…

  • Utilita Energy to Illuminate the North East Skyline

    Jan 25th, 2019

    The heart of the North East is alive with power as Newcastle Arena welcomes rising energy brand Utilita Energy as our naming rights partner – providing an electric start to an already exciting 2019. Today sees the beginning of a… Read more…

  • SMG awarded Kai Tak Sports Park project

    Jan 3rd, 2019

    The Hong Kong government has awarded the contract for the design, construction and operation of the Kai Tak Sports Park to Kai Tak Sports Park Ltd. Kai Tak Sports Park Ltd is a subsidiary of New World Development Company Limited and NWS Holdings Limited established… Read more…

  • Deezer has been named as the official streaming partner for Manchester Arena

    Oct 23rd, 2018

    Manchester Arena, the SMG Europe flagship venue, is proud to improve the concert going experience for millions of people through an exciting industry-first partnership with Deezer, the world’s most personal music streaming company. Visitors will now be able to get… Read more…

  • Van Morrison opens Bonus Arena

    Aug 31st, 2018

    Van Morrison officially opens Bonus Arena, Hull Van Morrison officially opened the Bonus Arena, Hull with a sold-out show. The singer/songwriter’s performance last Thursday saw the musician perform two encores at the conclusion of his 95-minute set. John Sharkey, SMG… Read more…

  • Hull Venue becomes Bonus Arena

    Jun 22nd, 2018

    Hull Venue has secured a sponsorship deal with local business group Bonus, and will now be known as the Bonus Arena. It is hoped that this new deal will help to secure a lasting legacy for the city, after it was… Read more…

  • SMG returns to Ticketmaster

    May 1st, 2018

    SMG announces return to Ticketmaster   SMG Europe and Ticketmaster, a Live Nation Entertainment company, have announced  that SMG’s UK venues have signed an agreement to once again make Ticketmaster their official ticketing partner from later this month.   SMG… Read more…

  • first direct Arena wins award

    Apr 5th, 2018

    first direct bank & first direct arena – Winners of the Naming Rights Sponsorship category at the 24th UK Sponsorship Awards   first direct bank and its sponsorship of the SMG venue the first direct arena in Leeds , entered… Read more…

  • Manchester Arena fundraising

    Dec 8th, 2017

    Manchester Arena benefit concert raises over £270,000 for city’s Memorial Fund We Are Manchester, September’s benefit concert staged by Manchester Arena, has raised over £270,000 for the Manchester Memorial Fund The 9 September charity event, headlined by Noel Gallagher’s High… Read more…

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