AEG Facilities has named industry veteran, Eric Granger, General Manager of KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky. Granger will be bringing more than 20 years of live entertainment, sports, and facilities management experience to the position recently vacated by Dennis Petrullo.
“We are thrilled to have Eric join the AEG Facilities and KFC Yum! Center team in Louisville,” said President of AEG Facilities Bob Newman in a release. “Eric brings a great depth of knowledge and industry experience and will play a key role in the continued success and stellar reputation of one of the region’s premier and busiest destinations for sports and entertainment.”
As GM of the KFC Yum! Center, Granger will be responsible for the management of all of the arena’s business operations, the creation of new events and the development of new revenue opportunities for the seven-year old, 22,000-seat sports and entertainment arena which serves as the home of the University of Louisville men’s and women’s basketball programs.
Granger will also oversee numerous proprietary initiatives of AEG Facilities including AEG S.A.F.E., AEG 1Source, AEG 1EARTH, AEG 1Force, AEG Encore and AEG Energy Services, in addition to working closely with AEG Global Partnerships and other divisions of the company.
“I am looking forward to working with the great group of professionals in Louisville with AEG Facilities and the Louisville Arena Authority,” said Granger. “KFC Yum! Center is an incredible facility.”
Granger is a graduate of University of South Alabama and most recently worked as Vice President of Operations and GM at FedEx Forum, home of NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies. Granger will assume his new role on Jan. 1.
“KFC Yum! Center is pleased to welcome Eric Granger and his family to Kentucky,” said Scott C. Cox, Chairman, Louisville Arena Authority. “Eric’s experience and talent will help maintain the arena’s reputation as one of the finest venues in the world.”