Mike Scanlon to take over Portland arena.


Philadelphia-based facility management firm Global Spectrum has named Mike Scanlon as the new GM for the 20,000-seat Rose Garden Arena in Portland, Ore., reporting to Global Spectrum chairman Peter Luukko.

Global was selected to manage the arena effective Jan. 1.

Scanlon comes to Portland after four years as GM of the Global Spectrum-managed Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton, N.J. The day-to-day operations of the arena had been under the direction of the Portland Trailblazers' J. Isaac.