Enmarket secures naming rights to new Savannah arena

Savannah Georgia’s new 9,500-seat multi-purpose sports and entertainment venue is to be named Enmarket Arena, following a naming rights agreement. The multi-year deal with the progressive and ever-growing chain of convenience stores based in Savannah was brokered by OVG’s Global Partnership division. OVG Facilities will operate and manage the venue.

Officials gathered Tuesday at the Savannah arena site on Stiles Avenue to unveil the Enmarket Arena. Months before its anticipated completion, the facility which has been under construction since 2019 now has an official name.

Financial terms of the 15-year agreement between Enmarket and the arena management group, Oak View Group (OVG), were not disclosed.

Enmarket is a Savannah-based company initially founded as Interstate Stations by Robert Demere in 1963. The company rebranded to Enmark in 1990 and to the current Enmarket starting in 2015. Enmarket is part of Colonial Group, another Savannah company founded by the Demere and one that celebrates its 100th anniversary on Wednesday.

Matt Clements, vice president of marketing for Enmarket, said:

To come in and be involved and affiliated with such a grand thing as this arena is really humbling.

Partnering with Live Nation and the City of Savannah, Oak View Group is transforming the historic downtown area to become a premium entertainment destination
Inspired by Savannah’s historic charm, the new arena will boast 18 Premium Areas, Two Premium Clubs, 12 Suites, One Party Suite and Club Seating for 725

Clements added the arena is an extension of the company’s ongoing commitment to the community:

Our mission at Enmarket is to enrich lives. This is certainly a huge statement and embodiment of what we do in enriching lives of the community. 

Crews first broke ground on the 149,000-square-foot facility in September 2019 and the city hopes to have the building complete by December with a targeted opening during the first quarter of 2022.

The new Enmarket Arena will be home to a new sport for the Hostess City — professional ice hockey. The 9,500-seat venue will also host national touring concerts, Family Shows, Theatre, Sporting Events and other Live Events.

For further information on the new arena, go to: http://www.thesavannaharena.com

Image, courtesy: Enmarket Arena

Source: Savannah Now

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