NATIONAL GROUPS SPOTLIGHT COX BUSINESS CENTER IN MARCH

(Tulsa, Okla.) March 1, 2016 – The SMG-managed Cox Business Center hosts its largest event of the year in March, along with several other events of all types. For a complete list of Cox Business Center events, visit www.coxcentertulsa.com/events, or follow the venue’s social media on Facebook at facebook.com/coxcentertulsa, or on Twitter at twitter.com/coxcentertulsa.
The GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by GO PRO returns to Tulsa for its 2016 event with activities at both the Cox Business Center and BOK Center March 4-6. The Classic Expo, presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods, features the industry’s largest trade show with new product launches, seminars and demonstrations. Held in Exhibit Halls ABC and other areas of the building, the 150,000sf Expo is open Friday 12pm (noon)-8pm, Saturday 10am-7pm and Sunday 10am-4pm. Admission to all activities is free. More than 100,000 people are expected throughout the weekend. For more information, go towww.bassmaster.com.

The Region 25 Heart of America Competition of the Tulsa-based national organization Sweet Adelinesreturns March 10-13 to the Tulsa Ballroom.  The event features a cappella barbershop-style musical performances by ladies from several states, as well as educational sessions for the attendees. The event is expected to draw more than 1,000 people.  For more information, go to www.sweetadelines.com.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame Fan Fest stops at the Cox Business Center March 12 from 10am-6pm and March 13 from 10am-4pm in Exhibit Halls B/C. The event features live appearances by football legends Thurman Thomas, Barry Sanders and others participating in a kids-only “chalk talk” as well as teaching football drills to youth participants. Attendees will experience the game through interactive Hall of Fame exhibits, artifacts from the Hall’s vast collection and multi-media displays. There is an Impact Zone the size of half a football field featuring NFL scouting-inspired drills, field goal kicking, simulators and other activities. Tickets range from $15 for kids, to the full VIP package at $95 (additional fees may apply). Tickets are available at www.coxcentertulsa.com or by calling 1-877-TULSACC. Get more information atwww.profootballtour.com.

Other March Events at Cox Business Center:
Star Power Talent Competition – March 11-13/Exhibit Hall A

North American Deer Farmers Association – March 16-19/Exhibit Halls AB, Conference Hall, Tulsa Ballroom

Spring Fling Rock AF 2016 Concert featuring Cage the Elephant – March 18/CBC Arena

Star Power Talent Competition – March 11-13/Exhibit Hall A, Conference Hall

Alien Games Card Competition – March 26/Conference Hall AB

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About Cox Business Center:
Cox Business Center, formerly Tulsa Convention Center, is a 310,625 square-foot facility hosting an 8,900 seat arena with event suites, Oklahoma’s largest ballroom, 34 meeting rooms, and a 102,600 square-foot, column-free exhibit hall. Cox Business Center is managed by SMG, the world leader in venue management, marketing and development, and owned by the City of Tulsa. In fiscal year 2014-15, the economic impact of events held at the CBC was more than $33 million.

About SMG:
Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to more than 230 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theatres, performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 14.4 million square feet of exhibition space and over 1.75 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 Reliant Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions, catering and special events division, SAVOR, currently servicing more than 100 accounts worldwide. For more information, visit www.smgworld.com.