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About Us




Our Mission Statement

American Bank Center is to provide economic stimulus to the community by serving as Corpus Christi’s premier event center providing a venue that offers a variety of entertainment and public uses as well as maintaining the economic conditions set forth by the City to SMG, and operating and managing the Center in the most professional manner possible.

In striving to achieve this mission, SMG has adopted the Fans First Mission Statement:

One Team: Collectively we are the key to the success of this establishment. We understand that together we can create an atmosphere online of premiere service. Our effectiveness will depend on us working together, understanding and respecting each other’s importance and contribution.

One Promise: To immediately serve each guest with the highest degree of courtesy, professionalism, sincerity, and integrity.

One Goal: To deliver premiere guest service to all guests and employees. We accomplish this goal by delivering a world-class, unprecedented guest experience to our fans, community, partners and staff.


SMG Management

SMG was selected by the City of Corpus Christi in October 2003 to manage the renovated American Bank Center facility which includes the new state-of-the-art American Bank Center Arena.

On July 21, 2009, the Corpus Christi City Council unanimously approved a new three-year agreement with SMG to manage the American Bank Center Arena, Selena Auditorium and Convention Center. According to the November 2008 study completed by Impact DataSource, the American Bank Center has produced an economic impact of $89.5 million during SMG's first five years of managing the complex.

SMG has received above average to excellent reviews from patrons regarding customer service and overall experience at American Bank Center.

About SMG

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 internet casinon 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, catering and special events division, SAVOR, currently servicing more than 140 accounts worldwide. For more information visit www.smgworld.com.