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Citizens Business Bank Arena Names New General Manager

Adam Millar - Citizens Business Bank Arena

Ontario, Ca. – Citizens Business Bank Arena has announced the position of General Manager has been filled by Adam Millar.  He will take on the day to day duties of a General Manager.

“We are pleased to welcome Adam to Ontario and look forward to his expertise in managing and booking an entertainment venue.” said Michael Krouse, Regional Vice President of SMG Worldwide. “His experience in the industry and core strength of working in Southern California will ensure we will continue to meet our goals since taking over management of the venue on July 1, 2016.”  Adam will lead the team and continue to build upon the improved content and guest experience upgrades at Citizens Business Bank Arena.

Adam Millar began his career in the entertainment industry as an intern for SMG at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum & Sports Arena, working his way up to Event Manager.  Following that, he served as the Director of Event Management for the SMG-managed Network Associates Coliseum & Oakland Arena until taking on the position of Managing Director for The Forum. Adam’s career then included positions as the Director of Booking & Event Services at Staples Center, Theatre Operations Manager of The Greek Theatre, and Director of National Events for USA Water Polo, all in the Los Angeles area.  Most recently, Adam has served as General Manager of City National Grove of Anaheim since 2005.

Knowledge and work experience in several positions within a venue will provide Adam the tools to educate and lead the team at Citizens Business Bank Arena.  He has a B.S. in Business Administration from San Diego State University and is a graduate from International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) Oglebay Venue Management School.  He is a 2018 Candidate for the IVAM Certified Venue Executive (CVE) Certification.

Adam, a sports and music fan, resides in Long Beach with his wife Doreen, and their family.

About Citizens Business Bank Arena

Citizens Business Bank Arena built and owned by the City of Ontario, operated by SMG, can accommodate over 11,000 guests.  The 225,000 square foot venue features 36 luxury suites located on two levels and a continuous concourse hosting a variety of concession and refreshment stands, merchandise kiosks, the San Manuel VIP Club and other fan amenities. Citizens Business Bank Arena hosts over 125 events annually including concerts, family shows, and sporting competitions. The Arena is home to several sport teams including:  Ontario Reign (American Hockey League), Ontario Fury (Major Arena Soccer League), Aqua Caliente Clippers of Ontario (G League Basketball), and LA Temptation (Legends Football League). For more information and future updates please visit

About SMG

Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to more than 240 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 15 million square feet of exhibition space and more than 1.5 million sports and entertainment seats. For more information visit

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