LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) Steve Tadlock, former regional VP of Stadiums, Arenas and Theatres for SMG and GM of the Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif., has been named the exec VBP and GM of the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles.
Tadlock has three decades of leadership roles in the oversight, management and operation of large-scale entertainment and sports venues including 18 years at SMG Worldwide. He will report to Adam Friedman, president of Banc of California Stadium Entertainment and exec VP of LAFC Sports.
Friedman said, “World class facilities deserve world class management. Steve is known throughout the entertainment and sports industries as a leader in the management and operation of large entertainment properties. He not only deploys best practices, but creates them as an innovator in the space. He is equally well versed in both programming and operations and is a perfect fit for the role as we continue with our launch of the venue with a robust schedule of premium events.”
“Operating for less than a year, the Los Angeles Football Club and Banc of California Stadium have already had global impact, said Tadlock.”The Stadium is uniquely versatile due to its ‘outdoor arena’ design and capability resulting in a wide range of programming. In addition to home matches of LAFC, we will continue to grow and host top concerts and music festivals, the greatest in exhibition sports, and branded special events. I’m honored and greatly excited to be joining this team, utilizing my industry experience to help make BOCS the venue of choice for artists, producers/promoters, and fans alike.”
Friedman added, “I am also delighted to announce that Otto Benedict will continue with us as SVP, Facility Operations Banc of California Stadium, reporting to Tadlock and will work hand in hand with Steve to ensure that all of our guests and clients have unforgettable experiences as we host global superstars, top sporting events, and a wide range of Special Events at the Stadium.”
Tadlock has overseen SMG venues in Southern California and played a key role in SMG’s securing the management contract of the City owned Greek Theatre while overseeing all transitional operations at the iconic venue. Early in his career at SMG, he was GM of the CenturyTel Center in Bossier City, Louisiana and began his career in Florida for Leisure Management International at multiple stadiums in Miami and then at The Pyramid in Memphis, Tenn.
Tadlock oversaw operations at the Save Mart Center for 14 years, producing between 120 and 140 events annually.