SMG Goes Stockton

SMG is officially moving into Stockton, Calif., with the announcement of a five-year agreement to manage the Stockton Arena, Stockton Ballpark, Bob Hope Theatre and Oak Park Ice Arena.

The deal, which also includes a five-year renewal option, will see the company operating, booking and programming the 12,000-capacity arena and other venues beginning Feb. 25. The deal was announced previously but required city council approval.

SMG already has a presence in the region that includes the Oracle Arena in Oakland, Moscone Center in San Francisco and Save Mart Center in Fresno.