MORE THAN 300,000 GUESTS ATTEND OVER 100 EVENTS IN ENMARKET ARENA’S INAUGURAL SEASON AS OAK VIEW GROUP DELIVERS ON ITS PROMISE TO BE A POSITIVE DISRUPTION IN THE SOUTHEAST.
SAVANNAH, GA (February 8, 2023) – Enmarket Arena, the new 9,500-seat
arena in Savannah, GA, is celebrating its first anniversary this week,
and what an inaugural year it was.
Enmarket Arena welcomed over 330,000 fans through its doors to over 100
events, featuring many of the world’s top entertainers, including,
Reba McEntire, Alan Jackson, Eagles, Morgan Wallen, New Edition, Brooks
& Dunn, Rod Wave, The Lumineers, and Andrea Bocelli, all sold-out shows,
as well as Kane Brown, Earth, Wind & Fire, Widespread Panic, Pitbull,
Bon Jovi, and Barry Manilow. In addition, the Harlem Globetrotters,
Disney on Ice, WWE, Cirque du Soleil, and AEW filled Enmarket Arena, much
to the joy of families across the region. Adam Sandler, Mike Epps, John
Mulaney and 85 South brought laughs to Enmarket Arena during the
first 12 months.
Savannah’s newest professional sports team, the Savannah Ghost Pirates
of the ECHL, sold out 17 of their first 18 games at Enmarket Arena.
OVG360, managers and operators of Enmarket Arena, exceeded its promise
to be a positive disruption in the Southeast by providing the Southeast
with the best live entertainment and sports.
“Savannah is a terrific city for live entertainment,” said Peter
Luukko, Co-Chair, OVG360. “Enmarket Arena is a fantastic facility that
unites the community and brings the region together to see many of the
world’s top performers. We’re grateful to Mayor Johnson and City
Council for the opportunity to be part of the excitement here in
Savannah. We look forward to many more exciting years here in
As part of the celebration, more than 1,000 guests attended the First
Anniversary Community Day party at Enmarket Arena on Sunday, February 5,
featuring live music, interactive hockey, and basketball games, a magician,
a dunk tank with proceeds going to local Boys & Girls Club, giveaways,
food and beverage from local purveyors, and much more.
Journey and Toto will perform a special first-anniversary concert at
Enmarket Arena tonight, February 8, is sold out.
According to OVG360, Enmarket Arena sold over 93,892 chicken tenders,
10,605 hot dogs, and an astonishing 829,568 soft drinks during its
inaugural season. In addition, more than 135 tour buses pulled into the
arena to set up events. The OVG360 staff set almost 60,000 chairs for
the many different events during more than 100 changeovers.
OVG360, with a commitment to being sustainable, uses 100 percent
recycled paper and materials at all concession stand at Enmarket Arena,
and processed more than 1,000 pounds of food waste this year through
ORCA to refine the waste and drain it, as opposed to sending it out as
trash into a landfill.
“Our partners, guests, and promoters have truly helped make our success
possible,” said OVG360’s Monty Jones Jr., General Manager, Enmarket
Arena. “When we opened the venue last year, we made a promise to
Savannah to feature something for everyone. We did just that and showed
the region that Savannah is an entertainment destination. And, we have
so much more for the region coming up.”
Enmarket Arena’s 2023 calendar is stacked with top-notch entertainers,
including Journey and Toto (February 8), Bert Kreischer (February 16),
Whiskey Myers (February 19), The Judds featuring Wynonna with Martina
McBride (February 23), Koe Wetzel (March 9), Disney on Ice (March
23-26), Shinedown with Three Days Grace (April 17), Janet Jackson with
Ludacris (April 21), Old Dominion (May 4), For King + Country (May 11),
Dude Perfect (June 22) and Luke Bryan (October 6), with more on the way.
Tickets for upcoming events are available online at enmarketarena.com,
ticketmaster.com, or at Enmarket Arena Box Office. For exclusive pre-sale
opportunities, offers, show information, and more, sign up to receive
Enmarket Arena’s newsletter at, enmarketarena.com/newsletter. Enmarket
Arena can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram,
ABOUT ENMARKET ARENA
A new wave of entertainment has hit the coastal empire. Opened in
February 2022, Enmarket Arena is the most celebrated disruption in the
Southeast and is managed and operated by Oak View Group’s, OVG360,
leaders in the sports and entertainment industry.
Decades of heightened anticipation have over-delivered with an arena
experience unlike any other – intentionally designed to show off for
worldwide guests and make locals and visitors fall in love with
Savannah. The 9,500-seat arena has proven itself to be one of the top
arenas in the country welcoming through its doors the likes of Reba,
Alan Jackson, The Lumineers, Eagles, Morgan Wallen, Disney on Ice, New
Edition, Rod Wave, Pitbull, Brooks & Dunn, AEW, Jason Aldean, Earth,
Wind & Fire, Andrea Bocelli, and many more to come. Enmarket Arena is
also the host to the newest ECHL team, Savannah Ghost Pirates.