Venue Management Company Continues Relationship
Spanning More Than Three Decades

 (PEORIA, Ill. – Sept. 26, 2023) – ASM Global [1], the world’s leading
venue-management company and producer of live-event experiences,
has announced the successful renewal of its management agreement with
Peoria Civic Center [2] in Illinois.

ASM Global has managed the iconic facility since 1990 with the new
agreement extending the partnership through 2028. The continued
partnership solidifies ASM Global’s commitment to delivering
exceptional experiences and ushering in a new era of innovation for
Peoria Civic Center.

“This relationship has proven itself mutually beneficial for more than
three decades,” said Yvonne Greer-Batton, Peoria Civic Center Authority
board chair. “We are grateful for our past and excited about our future.
ASM Global offers our facility world-class management and provides
industry access and opportunities we could not achieve on our own.”

Peoria Civic Center is a cornerstone of entertainment and commerce in
the heart of Peoria, featuring an 11,000-seat arena, a 2,196-seat
theater, 110,000 square feet of exhibit hall space, and 45,000 square
feet of meeting room space. This multifaceted venue proudly hosts over
275 events annually and is seamlessly connected to two hotels via a
convenient skywalk.

One of the top priorities under the extended agreement is to continue to
promote a wide variety of programming to appeal to the largest
marketplace possible. Ultimately, Peoria Civic Center will continue to
be a catalyst for economic impact in the Peoria market.

Since its inauguration in 1982, Peoria Civic Center has been a hub for
countless events that have played a pivotal role in boosting business in
downtown Peoria. Notably, the 2007 revitalization, which included the
construction of the Great Hall, Ballroom, and Exhibit Hall D, marked a
significant milestone in the center’s history. Looking ahead, PCC is
committed to a series of capital improvements totaling over $40 million
between 2023-2025, ensuring that it remains a state-of-the-art
destination for years to come.

“The PCCA and its city and state partners are proud to provide
leadership, innovation, and support as the facility undergoes $45 million
in capital-improvement projects,” added Greer-Batton. “This
relationship will keep Peoria Civic Center on the cutting edge of events
and entertainment, enhance the vitality of our region and offer a
higher quality of life for area residents and visiting patrons.”

“ASM Global is grateful for the support and trust that the PCCA has
shown us over the past 33 years,” said Rik Edgar, ASM Global, Peoria,
and PCC general manager. “Together we have experienced tremendous
growth, and we want to continue to build on that momentum; and the
commitment to our leadership team will position us to accomplish that

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About Peoria Civic Center
 Peoria Civic Center is a premier entertainment and convention venue
located in Peoria, Illinois. With a rich history dating back to 1982,
PCC boasts a versatile array of event spaces, making it a popular choice
for concerts, conventions, conferences, and community gatherings. PCC
provides a world-class experience for its guests while contributing to
the economic development of downtown Peoria. For the most up-to-date
event information, visit [3]. [3]

About ASM Global
 ASM Global is the world’s leading producer of entertainment
experiences. It is the global leader in venue and event strategy and
management, delivering locally tailored solutions and cutting-edge
technologies to achieve maximum results for venue owners. The
company’s elite venue network spans five continents, with a portfolio
of more than 350 of the world’s most prestigious arenas, stadiums,
convention and exhibition centers, and performing arts venues. Follow us
on Facebook [4], Instagram [5], LinkedIn [6] and Twitter [7]. For more
information, please visit [1].

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