Sioux City Announces Oak View Group as New Private Management and Food Service Partner at Sioux City Convention Center

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(SIOUX CITY, IA – January 23, 2024) – The City of Sioux City Council
[1] today announced the expansion of its contract with Oak View Group
[2], the global sports and entertainment company, to include management
as well as food and beverage services for the Sioux City Convention
Center [3]. The contract is scheduled to begin on April 1, 2024.

The announcement is a key component in the continuing business
development at the Convention Center. Oak View Group will play a key
role in collaborating on event attraction, food and beverage
enhancements, and marketing and sponsorship growth.

“OVG has a successful track record of facility management, both
locally and across the country,” said Bob Padmore, City Manager for
Sioux City. “We look forward to this new partnership with the Sioux
City Convention Center.”

The Sioux City Convention Center expands Oak View Group’s footprint in
the Sioux City market joining Tyson Events Center [4] and Orpheum
Theatre [5] as properties managed by both OVG360 and OVG Hospitality,
divisions of Oak View Group. In addition, OVG360 manages booking
services at the Seaboard Triumph Foods Expo Center [6] and OVG
Hospitality manages food and beverage service at select locations at
Sioux Gateway Airport [7].

Since taking over the Tyson Events Center, OVG360 has reduced the annual
operating subsidy and maintained a high level of booking content for the
market including top-name shows such as Disney On Ice, Harlem
Globetrotters and Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live and concerts such as
Doobie Brothers, Judas Priest, and upcoming shows with Journey and Sam
Hunt. At the Orpheum Theatre, Oak View Group has reduced the operating
deficit by improving the overall mix of content and making improvements
in concession operations. Both venues have been upgraded with digital
payment processing systems for faster transaction times.

“We are honored that the City of Sioux City has entrusted Oak View
Group to guide the next chapter of the Sioux City Convention Center,”
said Greg O’Dell, President, Venue Management, OVG360. “We see this
as an incredible opportunity to bring our depth of experience in the
marketplace and around the globe to elevate the visitor experience,
support the surrounding community, and drive sustainability. With our
relentless pursuit of operational excellence, we look forward to further
establishing the Sioux City Convention Center as a leading destination
for meetings and conventions.”

Planning begins immediately to ensure a seamless transition for Sioux
Center Convention Center clients, guests, and employees. Nick Palmiotti,
a hospitality industry veteran and current general manager of Oak View
Group’s properties in Sioux City, will also oversee the vision and
operations for the convention center.

It has been an active time for Oak View Group’s convention center
business. The company was recently awarded management contracts for
Chicago’s McCormick Place, the largest convention center in North
America, Tulsa’s Cox Business Convention Center, and Grand River Center
in Dubuque, IA — growing a portfolio that also includes the Miami Beach
Convention Center, Atlantic City Convention Center, the Kay Bailey
Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Overland Park Convention Center
in Kansas, Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, and many others.

About Oak View Group (OVG)
Oak View Group (OVG) is a global sports and entertainment company
founded by Tim Leiweke and Irving Azoff in 2015. OVG’s mission is to
be a positive disruption to business as usual in the sports, live
entertainment, and hospitality industries. OVG is world-renowned as the
leading full-service live entertainment and hospitality group, with 10
major new arenas either open or under development including: Climate
Pledge Arena at Seattle Center; UBS Arena in Belmont Park, NY; Moody
Center in Austin, TX; Acrisure Arena in Greater Palm Springs, CA; and
CFG Bank Arena in Baltimore, MD; as well as arena development projects
for Co-op Live in Manchester, UK;  Anhembi Arena in São Paulo, Brazil;
FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton, ON; a New Arena and entertainment
district in Las Vegas, NV; and a New Arena in Cardiff, Wales. OVG360 is
a full-service venue management, hospitality solutions, and venue
services company servicing more than 400 arenas, stadiums, performing
arts centers, culture institutions, and convention centers worldwide.
More information at [8], and follow OVG on Facebook
[9], Instagram [10], X [11], and LinkedIn [12].

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