Arena Management Firms Help Schools Boost Revenue

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Marty Bechtold isn't one to leave his job at the office. In fact, it's rare that he's even home.

But there he was on May 26, watching the "American Idol" finale with his daughter, when Fox announced the six cities that will host auditions for the popular reality show's fourth season. Cleveland happened to be one of them. Bechtold's employer, Philadelphia-based arena management firm SMG, happens to handle booking for The Convocation Center at Cleveland State University. So much for a relaxing night in front of the tube.

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