Sunday, July 31, 2016

As AEG takes over Nassau Coliseum, Barclays Center GM Rosebrook stretches to oversee both venues

In a press release issued this week, picked up by (among others) the 7/28/16 Amplify, in Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment Selects AEG Facilities to Manage Nassau Coliseum, we learn of some overlap between the Barclays Center and the Nassau Coliseum:
Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment will continue to provide programming, marketing and sales for the facility, while AEG Facilities General Manager Matt Felker handles venue operations at the renovated building. Felker had been the assistant GM at the Barclays Center, and will now transition to Long Island where he currently lives. Felker will report to Barclays Center GM Steve Rosebrook “whose role is expanding to become AEG Facilities Regional General Manager, supervising operations for Barclays Center and Nassau Coliseum,” according to a release from the company. AEG Facilities has provided management services to Barclays Center since it first opened in 2012.
So if Rosebrook supervises both the Barclays Center and the Nassau Coliseum, how much less attention can he give to the regular incursions by arena-related operations on the neighborhood? And how much less likely is it that he will ever attend another community meeting? (He went to a couple, in 2012, as I recall.)

Remember, as I wrote, was the guy who said in 2012, before the Barclays Center opened, there will be “a secured, private, web-based scheduling system. If you're not scheduled to come into the building, you're going to get turned away.” It hasn't quite worked out.

Rosemarie Milano, previously Senior Director of Human Resources at Barclays Center, will serve as AEG Facilities Vice President of Human Resources for both buildings.

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