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San Antonio Tech Port Center + Arena Opens to Sellout Crowds

ASM Global and its culinary division SAVOR have opened the 3,300 capacity Tech Port Arena in San Antonio, Texas with a sellout event headlined by rock band The Smashing Pumpkins who helped showcase state-of-the-art facility, sightlines, VIP amenities and a unique hospitality offering.

Billed as the most technologically advanced lifestyle entertainment venue in the world, the venue offers a food and beverages offering SAVOR is claiming to be unique In the live entertainment industry.

Tech Port is an expansive community project combining a sports arena, food hall and museum/conference/special event space in equal parts as part of the Tech Port enterprise zone, a hub for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).

The venue’s unique offerings leverage SAVOR’s expertise and incorporate many of San Antonio’s favorite local brands into their design, providing the ultimate community home for entertainment dining in the Tech Port Provisions Food Hall. The immersive culinary concept includes imaginative local favorites such as Earl Abel’s, The Pantry, The Big Bib BBQ, Capo’s Pizzeria, The Cherrity Bar and Brevity Coffee Company, imbedded into the venue’s vast indoor and outdoor walk-up and in-seat VIP experiences.

Shaun Beard, senior vice president of food and beverage, ASM Global, says: “This was an inventive solution to a very specific enterprise reflective of a deep community project of immense importance to San Antonio.

“This is a project involving the public and private sector with national and international import.

“Food hall, arena, VIP revenues and per caps exceeded our grand-opening projections by 41 per cent.

“This reflects an unorthodox but highly comfortable reconfiguration of not only the physicality of our POS positions but additionally the local flavors familiar to our audience.”

The system previously enjoyed a successful beta-run at ASM Global’s popular Vystar Arena in Jacksonville.

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