Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center
The Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center is the premier performing arts and convention center site in California’s Central Valley. Located in Fresno’s burgeoning downtown, these four venues are owned and subsidized by the City of Fresno and are professionally managed by industry leader SMG. Each year we host a wide variety of events including memorable concerts, beautiful weddings, large conventions, hit Broadway shows, professional sports, community events and much more. Our friendly and experienced staff is dedicated to providing the highest level of customer service, which means whether you’re planning an event or attending one, your experience with us will be a positive one!
SMG Company History
SMG, the world leader in venue management, marketing and development, was founded in 1977 with the management of our first facility, the Louisiana Superdome. We soon grew to manage convention centers, exhibition halls and trade centers, arenas, stadiums, performing arts centers, theaters, and specific-use venues such as equestrian centers. SMG’s clients benefit from the companies depth of resources and its unparalleled expertise, leadership, and creative problem-solving. Our successful growth has been built on the many partnerships, relationships, and resources we have developed with our clients — both municipal and private. This unique combination of resources, relationships, and expertise has allowed SMG to define and refine the industry throughout its history. Our ownership and team of dedicated corporate support personnel make us unrivaled in the field of private facility management.