The Meridian Centre, a new 100,000 sq.ft. 6,000+ seat venue, is owned by the City of St. Catharines and operated by SMG
The Meridian Centre’s mission is to generate significant regional economic activity by attracting, touring groups for concerts and family events, conventions, tradeshows, and other events while maximizing the investment return for the residents and businesses in the City of St. Catharines. The building is home to the OHL’s Niagara Ice Dogs hockey franchise.
SMG, the world leader in venue management, marketing and development, was founded in 1977 with the management of its first facility, the Louisiana Superdome. It 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 company’s depth of resources and its unparalleled expertise, leadership, and creative problem-solving. Its successful growth has been built on the many partnerships, relationships, and resources we have developed with both its municipal and private clients. This unique combination of resources, relationships, and expertise has allowed SMG to define and refine the industry throughout its history – less