ASM Global has appointed Steve Tadlock, an industry veteran with more than three decades of experience in event and facility operations, as general manager of Pechanga Arena in San Diego.
Tadlock spent 19 years with SMG, opening and operating two arenas as general manager, most recently the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California. In addition, he had supervisory responsibilities of 14 facilities in the Western United States and Canada as regional vice president.
“I’m grateful to join the Pechanga Arena San Diego team and for the opportunity to lead this iconic arena and continue its legacy,” said Tadlock. The venue has a long history of success in this vibrant sports and entertainment market, and I’m excited to be an active participant in the next chapter of the arena and the future of the entire property as the development of the Sports Arena site and surrounding area comes to fruition.”
Tadlock succeeds Ernie Hahn, who will work with Pechanga Arena as a senior business advisor.
“We are very fortunate to have two highly successful leaders collaborating together to continue the long tradition of success and world-renowned entertainment coming to Pechanga Arena,” ASM Global Regional Vice President Dave Jolette said.