SYDNEY, Australia (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — A major concert venue, the 12,500 seat Sydney Entertainment Centre is set to re-launch under new management.
The Centre's future had been up in the air after the venue's owner, Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority evicted the venue's previous operator, Arena Management, after the company was put into recievership. Arena Management's chairman Kevin Jacobsen said his firm was the victim of the recent economic downturn in the entertainment industry.
After Arena Management folded, Darling Harbour Convention and Exhibition took over the venue and according to Billboard, have named Steve Romer as the new General Manager at the venue.
"We're going to rebrand and relaunch the SEC," the venue's GM Steve Romer told Billboard. "We believe our arena is a very, very iconic piece of Sydney infrastructure. There's an enormous amount of memories in people's eyes, and we'd like to see it become the Madison Square Garden of Sydney."
Romer is a veteran hand at venue management and most recently served as the director of operations at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre for the past six years, Billboard reported. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers