September 19, 2017, 9:56pm MST
Mike Sunnucks Senior ReporterPhoenix Business Journal
PhoenixMart — a 1.6 million square foot business-to-business international marketplace center being built in Casa Grande — has hired SMG to be the facility’s manager when it opens in 2019.
SMG manages stadium, convention centers and other venues around the world. That includes the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, McCormick Place and Soldier Field in Chicago and convention centers in San Francisco, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Denver and Miami.
“We are pleased to welcome SMG to the PhoenixMart project,” Marshall Stahl, PhoenixMart’s CEO, said. “Our building will be a one-of-a-kind facility and we are confident that SMG will provide the first-class, full-service management services that a concept like PhoenixMart requires. With the formal engagement of SMG as the manager of all day-to-day operations of the PhoenixMart facility, we know that we will hit the ground running at the commencement of operations.”
PhoenixMart issued a request for proposals for the venue management. SMG is based in Philadelphia.
“We are excited for PhoenixMart to join our family of SMG-managed properties and are confident the facility will thrive under our leadership, booking network, client base and other resources,” Gregg Caren, SMG executive vice president for convention and exhibition centers, said. “This facility will be a major asset to the City of Casa Grande, Pinal County and the state of Arizona.”
Mike Sunnucks writes about stocks and financial markets, real estate, government and sports business.