Detroit-based Olympia Entertainment Inc. is among the potential bidders seeking to manage city-owned McMorran Place in Port Huron.
The venue includes a hockey rink, 1,200-seat theater and 1,000-seat secondary pavilion and is home to the minor-league Port Huron Icehawks of the International Hockey League. The team, owned by Howell-based Datapak Services Corp., also is seeking the management contract.
Bids are due June 13, and the City Council is expected in August to award the contract, McMorran General Manager Larry Krabach said.
The city wants a private management company to run the 50-year-old arena to help offset a $335,000 annual subsidy from taxpayers.
Other likely McMorran bidders include Philadelphia-based SMG Inc.; Mechanicsville, Va.-based Rink Management Services Corp.; Ames, Iowa-based VenuWorks Inc.; and RG Sports & Entertainment of Vancouver, British Columbia.