Centre Unveils New Website Design


(Evansville, IN) – The Vanderburgh County Auditorium and Convention Centre has unveiled a new design for their website. The site, www.smgevansville.com , has a new look and feel and is now more interactive for users.

“We are thrilled with the look of the new Centre website. It is more interactive with the new seating charts for the Aiken Theatre, and much more modern than the old web site. We truly appreciate Commissioner Winnecke and the computer services department for their insight and development on this project, and we believe that it will be a benefit to the marketing of the Centre and the community for future events.” said Darren Stearns, Assistant General Manager of the Centre.

The new site now includes a three dimensional seating chart with pictures showing seating perspectives, an interactive calendar of events, links to social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google+, maps with parking locations, and more. Matt Arvay, Chief Information Officer for the City of Evansville and Vanderburgh County adds “Along with the many other new features, patrons now have the option to receive notifications via RSS feeds, or obtain directions to the Centre through a link to Google Maps. These new features provide citizens a more interactive way to find events of interest. “


  1. I am not sure why Movies at Mesker events appear on the Centre’s web site, but I do love Alison Kraus. The new web site looks good.

    But all of this is like rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. I call on the members of the County Commissioners/Council , and specifically Russ Lloyd, Jr. , CPA, to demonstrate the financial wisdom in keeping the Centre open when it is an underhand softball toss from the Arena ? The bond payments are a sunk cost, and can not be considered in making a shut down decision. All that matters are the operations of the facility, the fact that the Centre loses $ 800,000 to $ 1,200,000 each and every year; and the ability to move the events from the Centre to the Arena, and thus spread the Arena’s overhead over more events. Come on Russ, you are a good man, show us the numbers ! It’s my belief that leaving the Centre open cannot be justified, and it should be torn down for parking. As I have stated before, the Centre is an example of what happens when a City doesn’t follow a long-term plan. Let’s all admit it: once the Arena opens, would we as a community think it a good idea to plop down a facility the size of the Centre right next door the Arena ? Of course not, that’s clearly a REDUNDANCY, and only a maroon (like maybe the ERC) would think that is a bright idea.

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