Yesterday’s bombing outside the Manchester Arena in the United Kingdom has a local connection. The arena is managed by SMG, which makes its corporate home in the 300 Four Falls building in West Conshohocken. Its European office is as the Manchester Arena. SMG manages venues around the world.
SMG released a statement about the bombing:
A MESSAGE FROM SMG REGARDING MANCHESTER ARENA
On Monday evening at approximately 10:30 p.m. (BST) an incident occurred in a public space outside of Manchester Arena, UK, as attendees were exiting the Ariana Grande concert. Arena management continues to assist law enforcement officials in their investigation. Any questions should be directed to the Manchester Police Department. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families of this tragic incident.
According to numerous news reports, a suicide bomber detonated a bomb outside the arena near the box office. Thus far 22 people have been reported to have died and dozens are injured.