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City of Corpus Christi and the Type A Board Bring the Community a Free IceRays Game to Celebrate Ten Years at the American Bank Center arena

11/10/2014 1:50 PM -

          City of Corpus Christi & the Type A Board Bring the Community a Free IceRays
Game to Celebrate Ten Years at the American Bank Center Arena

All patrons are welcomed to the November 12 game for free!

(Corpus Christi, TX November 10, 2014) SMG managed American Bank Center is Corpus Christi’s premier event center that has been providing unprecedented guest experiences since it’s opening in 2004. Home to sporting events, concerts and conventions, the American Bank Center has welcomed world class acts such as Cher, Taylor Swift, Elton John, Backstreet Boys, Miranda Lambert, and Shakira since the doors were opened to the public in 2004.

Sporting events such as IceRays hockey have become a staple here at the American Bank Center Arena, giving the community fantastic entertainment for the entire family. This Wednesday, November 12, the City of Corpus Christi and the Type A Board will be celebrating the coveted ten year mark by opening the doors of the American Bank Center to all patrons to enjoy an IceRays game for free!

“SMG is extremely proud to celebrate this 10 year anniversary with the IceRays.  Not only have the IceRays been an excellent partner, they have been a staple of entertainment and commitment to Corpus Christi at the American Bank Center.  We truly wanted to express that the American Bank Center is this community's premier event venue and thought what better way to do so than opening up the doors for a free game for everyone!  We are looking forward to kicking off our 10 year anniversary with the IceRays this Wednesday and hope the community can come out and enjoy it as well.” said Director of Marketing of SMG managed American Bank Center, Eric Jaramillo.


Free tickets to the Nov. 12, 2015 IceRays game can be picked up at the American Bank Center Arena Box Office Nov. 10-11 between 10am-6pm and Nov. 12 between 10am-8pm. 


Prizes and cash will be given out to lucky winners in attendance.  $1 soda, $1 popcorn and buy one pizza slice get another cheese pizza slice for free along with the first 500 fans to walk through the door will receive a commemorative 10 year anniversary puck. Doors will open at 6pm and the puck will drop at 7:05pm. Corpus Christi will come together to celebrate this milestone and cheer on the Corpus Christi IceRays.

About SMG

Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to more than 230 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theaters, 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 & Solider Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s NRG Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering company SAVOR, currently serving more than 130 accounts worldwide.

SMG managed American Bank Center is Corpus Christi’s premier event center. Follow us online at www.Americanbankcenter.com, facebook.com/AmericanBankCenter, twitter.com/AmericanBankCtr, Instagram @americanbankcenter and on Tumblr @americanbankcenter.


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