NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) — Veteran facilities manager Rich Claffey has been named as the new General Manager of New York's iconic Madison Square Garden.
Claffey's new portfolio will include oversight and planning of building operations, event production, event operations, food and merch operations, construction and ticketing. He will report to Hank Abate, executive vice president of Venue Management.
Claffey is no stranger to the market and until November, 2015, served as longtime General Manager of MSG's Radio City Music Hall and has been with the company for more than three decades.
“Rich has always been a part of the MSG family, and we are thrilled to welcome him back in this important role,” said Mr. Abate. “He knows our venues and our business well, and his expertise will be highly valuable as we remain focused on delivering a first-class experience to our customers and partners at The Garden and The Theater, while exploring new and innovative ways to build on the standard of excellence that these venues have set.”