About SMG Stockton
Stockton Arena, Bob Hope Theatre, Stockton Ballpark, Oak Park Ice Arena, Stockton Civic Auditorium and Weber Point Event Center are all venues owned by the City Of Stockton.
The City of Stockton hired SMG, a world leader in venue management, marketing and development, to manage these facilities. Witin the first year, Stockton Arena and the Bob Hope Theatre and Stockton Ballpark hosted more than 150 events.
SMG turns 40 in 2017! Celebrating its 40th anniversary and founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to 233 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theaters, performing arts centers, amphitheaters, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 15 million square feet of exhibition space and more than 1.5 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 NRG Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering companies, currently serving more than 140 accounts worldwide.