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General Manager

Phone: (610) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: p***@***.com
Local Address:  Pennsylvania , United States
300 Conshohocken State Road, Ste 450
West Conshohocken , Pennsylvania 19428
United States

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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Talty will serve as general ..., 6 Jan 2015 [cached]
Talty will serve as general manager of the under-construction Minnesota Multipurpose Stadium, future home of the NFL's Minnesota Vikings.
Skol! Congratulations are in order for Patrick Talty, who will assume the role of general manager at the new Minnesota Multipurpose Stadium for SMG, Jan. 12. Talty has worked around the globe, most recently serving as Sr. VP Live Events for World Wrestling Entertainment where he was responsible for global touring and event marketing for more than 420 annual events.
Now, he's preparing to take the helm of the $1.26-billion construction project in Minneapolis that will serve as home to National Football League's Minnesota Vikings, set to open in summer 2016.
"Minneapolis is a special community and a very exciting town," said Talty.
Talty said that he and his family, including wife, Becky, and four children ages 8-16, are excited to get back to the Midwest. Talty began his career at the now-closed RCA Dome in Indianapolis.
In addition to his time at promoter WWE, Talty has international venue experience having served as GM of Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi, a multivenue complex including a 45,000-seat soccer stadium, from 2009-2012.
"We are pleased they are bringing Patrick to run our new stadium. In addition to his operational expertise, Patrick's promoter experience should bring a wide variety of new events to Minnesota; his international work could offer some new opportunities for the stadium as well."
The next step for Talty is to get his feet on the ground.
"Starting Jan. 12, I can start to immerse myself in the project, figure out what's going on and catch up as much as I can, all while looking for a home," he said, adding that his family will finish the school year in Connecticut before joining him in Minneapolis. In addition to getting acclimated with the weather and community, Talty is looking forward to hiring a solid team, both from within the SMG spectrum of employees and from other areas.
"We'll look at everyone who's out there to try to put a good team together that has some stadium experience, but who are true experts in their field, whether it be finance, HR, operations, or sales and marketing," said Talty.
It's important to me that the fans have the best game-day experience," said Talty. "There's a lot of pressure, but you know what, it's also a lot of fun."
"It's going to be a great atmosphere to work in, and that's what makes it worthwhile and makes the stress manageable," he added. "There's nothing you can't handle because it's a lot of fun."
Contacted for this story: Patrick Talty, Michele Kelm-Helgen and Mark Wilf, (612) 335-3308
FAQ - U.S. Bank Stadium [cached]
The building is managed by SMG General Manager Patrick Talty and the concessionaire is ARAMARK.
In January 2015, SMG hired Patrick Talty, a former WWE executive, to serve as the stadium's general manager.
WWE Names Patrick ..., 31 May 2012 [cached]
WWE Names Patrick Talty SVP of Live Events WWE Names Patrick Talty SVP of Live Events | WWE Corporate
WWE Names Patrick Talty SVP of Live Events
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.
Patrick Talty Vice ..., 17 Feb 2005 [cached]
Patrick Talty Vice President/Operations
Patrick Talty currently is ..., 1 Jan 2015 [cached]
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.
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