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Citizens Business Bank Arena ranks #2 in California Top Spots


Monday, February 11, 2019 (Ontario, California) Citizens Business Bank Arena ranked #2 in the 10,001-15,000 venue seat capacity in the ‘Top Stops’ ranking for California based on data from concerts and events as reported to Venues Now and Pollstar from January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018.

Citizens Business Bank Arena, managed by SMG Worldwide, ranks #2 and is only 442 tickets behind #1.  “When you look at the comparison between #1 and #2 in this ranking there is a seating capacity difference of 2,000 seats which means we are booking the arena with more concerts that are selling out. As they say #2 tries harder and we will continue to push our calendar to the max!” said Michael Krouse, President & CEO of Citizens Business Bank Arena.



Citizens Business Bank Arena built and owned by the City of Ontario, operated by SMG, can accommodate over 11,000 guests.  The 225,000-square foot venue features 36 luxury suites located on two levels and a continuous concourse hosting a variety of concession and refreshment stands, merchandise kiosks, the San Manuel VIP Club and other fan amenities. Citizens Business Bank Arena hosts over 125 events annually including concerts, family shows, and sporting competitions. The Arena is home to several sport teams including:  Ontario Reign (American Hockey League), Ontario Fury (Major Arena Soccer League), Aqua Caliente Clippers of Ontario (G League Basketball), and LA Temptation (Legends Football League).

Since opening in 2008, Citizens Business Bank Arena is the biggest and most modern arena within the Inland Empire, an area with over 4.3 million people. It is located in Southern California, in the City of Ontario, on a 37-acre parcel located between Haven Avenue and Milliken Avenue, Fourth Street and the Interstate 10.

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Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to more than 240 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theatres, performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 15 million square feet of exhibition space and more than 1.5 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Soldier Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s NRG Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering company SAVOR, currently serving more than 140 accounts worldwide.

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Inland Empire Business Journal
The Inland Empire Business Journal (IEBJ) is the official business news publication of Southern California’s Inland Empire region - covering San Bernardino & Riverside Counties.