Falcons hire new GM away from Seattle Mariners

Dec 29, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez (88) is introduced to the fans prior to the game against the Carolina Panthers at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

With the opening of a new stadium expected to open for the Atlanta Falcons in 2017, the club has announced that Scott Jenkins has been hired on as the new general manager of the facility.

“Scott joins us at an important time in the new stadium’s development,” Falcons President & CEO Rich McKay said.  “His experience, dedication, leadership and passion for sports and facilities management will add tremendous value as we finalize the stadium design and begin construction in April.  We look forward to his contributions in these areas, as well as in managing the operations of the stadium beginning in 2017.”

Jenkins spent the last seven-and-a-half years as vice president of ballpark operations for the Mariners.  He oversaw ballpark operations for Safeco Field, a 46,000-seat retractable roof stadium.

“My interest in this project was sparked the first time I saw renderings of the stadium,” Jenkins said.  “Mr. Blank’s vision to create a cutting edge design will set a new standard for the stadium experience.  I couldn’t be more thrilled to join the effort to bring this vision to life.  This stadium will create an icon for Atlanta that will have many positive impacts in the city, region and state.”


Topics: Atlanta Falcons, Seattle Mariners

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