SMG is the world’s leading venue management company, and it operates/manages dozens of convention centers, exhibition halls and trade centers, arenas, stadiums, performing arts centers, theaters, and specific-use venues.

The company was founded in 1977 when it first began managing the Louisiana Super Dome. Since then, the Pennsylvania-based company has signed deals with venues all over the world with a concentration on North America.

In the fall of 2008, the company signed a five-year partnership deal with Live Nation to allow the entertainment giant’s burgeoning ticketing operation to be the exclusive ticket seller for SMG’s North American venues.