Nick Addison has been appointed as the new chief executive of the Adelaide Oval.
Addison (pictured) joins from the Victoria Racing Club, where he held a number of senior roles and most recently served as executive general manager of commercial operations.
He becomes just the second chief executive of the Adelaide Oval Stadium Management Authority and takes over from Andrew Daniels, who is stepping down at the end of May after 10 years in the role. Addison will assume the role in June.
Venue management and hospitality company OVG360 has appointed Gregory A. O’Dell as its president of venue management.
O’Dell will start his new role in April after leaving his position as head of Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia. He will report to Chris Granger, chief executive of OVG360, which is a division of Oak View Group.
O’Dell will oversee venue operations for more than 230 properties around the world and will be responsible for setting strategy to bolster sustainable operations, booking and content development, premium and sponsorship sales, public safety, health and sanitisation, parking, and transportation.
Oak View Group last month rebranded its OVG Facilities division and its recent Spectra acquisition as OVG360.
Madison Square Garden Entertainment has announced that Lucas Watson will join the company as president of its MSG Sphere venues, the first of which will open in Las Vegas in 2023.
He will begin the role on March 28 and will lead the strategy and execution of all business aspects of MSG Sphere venues in Las Vegas and London. Watson will drive commercial strategy, go-to-market planning and bookings, overseeing global development of the MSG Sphere brand.
Watson most recently worked as senior vice-president of commercial operations at Cruise, where he led development of the self-driving car technology company’s commercial strategy and go-to-market operations.
MSG Entertainment has also announced that Andrew Lustgarten is stepping down as president on April 1.
Lustgarten will now focus his efforts on leading the growth and operations of MSG Sports.
The Seattle Mariners Major League Baseball franchise has appointed Malcolm Rogel to the newly-created position of vice-president of fan experience.
Rogel most recently served as the Mariners’ vice-president of ticket operations and event services. In his new role, he will use direct fan feedback from comment cards, guest services and MLB’s Voice of the Consumer survey to analyse experiences and whether expectations can be met.
Rogel said: “The entire journey from ticket to traffic will be scrutinised with one view in mind – that of the fan. When our fans make their way home from T-Mobile Park after a game, we want them to say ‘that was the most fantastic venue experience I have ever had’.”
Swiss ticketing provider Ticketcorner has named Oliver Niedermann as its new chief executive.
Niedermann will replace Andreas Angehrn, who will be leaving the company at the end of June. Ticketcorner is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ticketcorner Holding, which has been owned in equal shares by CTS Eventim and Ringier since 2010.
Niedermann has been head of marketing at Raiffeisen Switzerland for the past 10 years. He previously worked for agencies such as SUI AG and iSe – Hospitality AG, which managed the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany.
Greg Turner has joined the East Asia Super League basketball competition as senior vice-president of operations.
Turner is the founder and managing director of Shenzhen High Performance Event Management and previously worked for the Li Ka-Shing Shantou University Foundation, where he oversaw the development of the STU Sports Park.
Scottish Premiership football club Rangers has appointed John Speirs as its disability access officer.
Speirs will support disabled fans and help to build and develop the disabled services the club offers.
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