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Banc of California Stadium Names Steve Tadlock Executive VP & GM

Steve Tadlock
Courtesy of Banc of California Stadium

Steve Tadlock 

President of Banc of California Stadium Entertainment and evp of LAFC Sports Adam Friedman announced today (Jan. 14) that sports and entertainment executive Steve Tadlock has been named evp and general manager of Banc of California Stadium. Tadlock brings three decades of experience to the leadership and managerial role including 18 years at SMG Worldwide.

“World class facilities deserve world class management,” said Friedman in a release. “Steve is known throughout the entertainment and sports industries as a leader in the management and operation of large entertainment properties. He not only deploys best practices, but creates them as an innovator in the space. He is equally well versed in both programming and operations and is a perfect fit for the role as we continue with our launch of the venue with a robust schedule of premium events.”  

Tadlock will report directly to Friedman and be based out of the stadium in Los Angeles. The new hire will be responsible for all facility operations and event production at Banc of California Stadium and the Stadium Grounds in Exposition Park, for concerts/music festivals, sports and special events.

Overseeing front and back of house operations, Tadlock is charged with ensuring first-class experiences for all stakeholders from patrons to artists, athletes, promoters and producers to sponsors and special event clients.

"Operating for less than a year, the Los Angeles Football Club and Banc of California Stadium have already had global impact,” said Tadlock in a release. ”The Stadium is uniquely versatile due to its ‘outdoor arena’ design and capability resulting in a wide range of programming. In addition to home matches of LAFC, we will continue to grow and host top concerts and music festivals, the greatest in exhibition sports, and branded special events. I'm honored and greatly excited to be joining this team, utilizing my industry experience to help make BOCS the venue of choice for artists, producers/promoters, and fans alike."

Prior to joining BOCS, Tadlock served as regional vp of stadiums, arenas and theaters for SMG in Fresno, Calif. where he oversaw nine general managers and 14 venues in the U.S. and Canada. In the last 30 years, Tadlock has worked with various sport and entertainment entities including MLB, NBA, NHL, AFL and three NCAA Division I Athletic programs.


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