Experienced venue manager Granger joins AEG
Eric Granger, a entertainment/sports industry veteran with more than 20 years’ experience in venue management, has joined AEG Facilities.
Granger, formerly of the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee, and Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, becomes GM of KFC Yum! Center, AEG’s arena in Louisville, Kentucky. He replaces outgoing GM Dennis Petrullo, who retired earlier this month.
KFC Yum! Center (formerly Downtown Arena) has a capacity of 22,090, and is home to the Lousville Cardinals basketball teams. Since its opening in October 2010, it has hosted several major concerts, including Luke Bryan, Janet Jackson, Eagles, Pink, Mary J. Blige, Maroon 5 and Kid Rock.
“Eric brings a great depth of knowledge and industry experience”
“We are thrilled to have Eric join the AEG Facilities and KFC Yum! Center team in Louisville,” says AEG Facilities president Bob Newman. “Eric brings a great depth of knowledge and industry experience and will play a key role in the continued success and stellar reputation of one of the region’s premier and busiest destinations for sports and entertainment.”
As GM, Granger will be responsible for the management of all of the arena’s business operations, the creation of new events and the development of new revenue opportunities. He steps into his new role on 1 January 2018.
“I am looking forward to working with the great group of professionals in Louisville with AEG Facilities and the Louisville Arena Authority,” he comments. “KFC Yum! Center is an incredible facility.”
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