Full Speed Ahead for Tonight’s Auto Show Preview at DeVos Place®
Grand Rapids — The and its Charity Spectacular preview event are prepared to go on as scheduled at SMG-managed . Both Wednesday’s preview event as well as the Auto Show Thursday through Sunday will be open at the scheduled times.
Many people have put in extra hours to set-up the displays, place vehicles and detail them to be certain that the show and building can maintain all hours of operation through Sunday. All planned vehicles have arrived. The Grand Rapids Police and city services have assured that roads and traffic will be as safe as possible with parking ramps fully plowed.
The Preview Spectacular opens tonight at 6pm at DeVos Place, and the Auto Show will be open from 11am – 9:30pm Thursday and Friday, 10am-9pm on Saturday, and 10am – 5pm on Sunday.
Also this weekend, the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour rides into SMG-managed on Saturday, February 2 at 7pm. Tickets are available at the Van Andel Arena® and DeVos Place box offices, , and charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000.
DeVos Place and Van Andel Arena are managed by SMG. Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to 243 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 19 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 & Soldier 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 companies, currently serving more than 140 accounts worldwide. For more information visit .