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Company Description: SMG manages nearly all of the publicly owned exhibition space in North America that is operated by third-party management companies. SMG provides facility services...   more

Employment History


  • Bachelor of Science degree , accounting
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • graduate degree
    Ball State University
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Patrick Talty currently is senior vice president of live events for World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. (WWE). He comes with a career history in both facilities and events management. What drew him to Minneapolis, he said, is the combination of leading the opening of a new stadium, working with the Vikings and joining global sports giant SMG.
Since mid-2012, Talty has worked for WWE, a wildly popular entity that is expanding globally and has launched the careers of many entertainers under the direction of businessman Vince McMahon. In the past year, WWE moved to online streaming of matches, a major shift in how fans access its shows.
That "fan experience" is considered critical to the success of the new Vikings stadium. The team wants to provide a venue that's enticing enough to draw fans out of their living rooms, where they can watch games on their big-screen TVs with their fantasy football devices by their sides.
"Our focus is going to be to make this stadium as alive as we possibly can 365 days a year," Talty said.
Talty, 43, will start Monday. His wife, Becky, and four kids ages 7-16 will be moving with him to Minneapolis. Talty, an Air Force brat who graduated from Virginia Tech with an accounting degree, considers Fairfax, Va., his boyhood home. He also studied for his MBA at Ball State University in Indiana. While there, he said he learned from his work at the recreational center that he wanted to combine his love of sports and recreation with a business career. He landed his first job at the now-extinct RCA Dome in Indianapolis.
Ever since, he's worked in stadium, arena and sports management. From 2009 to 2012, he worked in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates, as general manager of Zayed Sports City, a multivenue complex with a 45,000-seat soccer stadium. The Vikings and the MSFA are competing to land a pro soccer franchise for the new stadium.
During his time in Abu Dhabi, the Zayed venue oversaw several major sporting events, including the 2009 FIFA Club World Cup, the 40th UAE National Day Celebration, and the first WWE Raw World Tour.
Before that, Talty worked as the assistant general manager, overseeing booking and sales, at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.
To relax, Talty said, he spends a lot of time with his family and keeps in touch with friends all over the world. He likes to bike, downhill ski and run, although he says his physique doesn't always reflect his commitment to working out.
He likes to read inspirational, leadership and management books and is currently reading "Death by Meeting" by Patrick Lencioni, which tries to teach leaders to run energetic meetings rather than tedious and unproductive ones.
Talty calls himself a hard worker who likes to "create a fun atmosphere" on the job. According to his Twitter feed, he's also a fan of homemade ravioli, cinnamon buns and good coffee.
WWE Corporate - WWE Names Patrick Talty SVP of Live Events, 31 May 2012 [cached]
WWE Names Patrick Talty SVP of Live Events WWE Corporate - WWE Names Patrick Talty SVP of Live Events
WWE Names Patrick Talty SVP of Live Events May 31, 2012 STAMFORD, Conn., May 31, 2012 - WWE (NYSE: WWE) today announced the appointment of Patrick Talty as Senior Vice President, Live Events. Talty, previously a general manager at Global Spectrum, a subsidiary of Comcast-Spectator, will report to WWE Executive Vice President of Talent and Live Events, Paul Levesque.
Talty will be responsible for managing more than 300 live global events per year.
Prior to joining WWE, Talty oversaw Global Spectrum's multi-venue sporting complexes and booking of events at the University of Phoenix Stadium and for Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Before joining Global Spectrum, Talty held the role of interim president and CEO at Lansing Entertainment & Public Facilities Authority in Michigan. Talty started his career at the Indiana Convention Center & RCA Dome.
Talty graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and did post graduate work at Ball State University specializing in sports administration.
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Patrick Talty Vice President/Operations
The Minnesota Sports Facilities ... [cached]
The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority, the Vikings and SMG announced recently that Patrick Talty has been hired as SMG's general manager for the new Minneapolis stadium. SMG is contracted to operate and manage the facility on behalf of the MSFA. Talty joins SMG from World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) where he most recently served as the senior vice president of Live Events.
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Patrick Talty was senior vice president of live events at the WWE.
Talty will work for SMG, the company contracted to operate and manage the stadium, which is scheduled to open next year.
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