SMG To Manage John Paul Jones Arena

SMG has been awarded a contract to provide pre-opening and management services for the University of Virginia’s 15,000-seat John Paul Jones Arena, set to open in spring 2006.

SMG has already made its presence felt at the Charlottesville, Va., campus by booking The Rolling Stones at the 61,000-seat Scott Stadium October 6th.

“Bringing The Rolling Stones to the University of Virginia is just the first step of what we are planning for the university and the new arena,” SMG Senior VP Mike Evans said.

“We will do all that we can by engaging our national contacts, to bring a diverse roster of talent and entertainment to the arena, making it all that it can be.”