ICERAYS & SMG HOLDING JOINT PRESS CONFERENCE TOMORROW

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – The Corpus Christi IceRays of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) and the SMG managed American Bank Center will be holding a joint press conference on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 1:00 p.m. in the American Bank Center Arena VIP Lounge.

The IceRays and SMG staff will be announcing a joint effort taking place over the next few months to celebrate the city of Corpus Christi as well as give back to the community that has provided support to both entities within the last two decades. The conference will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m. with a special meet and greet at 12:30 p.m. for media and special invited guests, including hors d’oeuvres and appearances by the IceRays players and mascot Stinger Ray leading up to the event. The IceRays and SMG staff invite members of the media, sponsors and the general public to the event.

Those attending tomorrow’s press conference should enter the American Bank Center Arena from Resaca Street and proceed up the elevators to the right to the second floor. There will be a carpet and signage leading to the elevator entrance. The VIP Lounge is right at the exit to the elevator on the second floor. Questions regarding the event should be directed to Collin Schuck, Director of Broadcasting & Media Relations for the IceRays, by calling the IceRays Front Office at 361-814-7825 or by email at cschuck@goicerays.com.

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, on Instagram @americanbankcenter, and Tumblr @AmericanBankCenter.

The IceRays begin their final two-game weekend set against at the Amarillo Civic Center on Friday, Feb. 19 at 7:05 p.m. against the Amarillo Bulls. The IceRays come back to the American Bank Center on Friday, Feb. 26 at 7:11 p.m. to begin a two-game set against the Odessa Jackalopes. Contact the IceRays Front Office at 361-814-PUCK or go to www.goicerays.com for details on season tickets along with pricing and seating. In addition, stay connected with the IceRays on Facebook (/CorpusChristiIceRays), Twitter (@goicerays), YouTube (IceRays TV), Instagram (CorpusChristiIceRays), Vine (@goicerays), and Periscope (@goicerays).