The Atlanta Falcons added a new position to their corporate roster Tuesday, hiring a general manager of the team’s planned new stadium.
Scott Jenkins joins the Falcons from Major League Baseball’s Seattle Mariners, where he was vice president of ballpark operations for the past 7 ½ years.
His previous positions also include stints as vice president of stadium operations and facility management for the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles and vice president of stadium operations for MLB’s Milwaukee Brewers. He helped open new stadiums for the Eagles (Lincoln Financial Field) and Brewers (Miller Park).
He will join the Falcons on Feb. 24 and will report to Rich McKay, the team’s president and CEO.
The Falcons said Jenkins will “provide insight into planning and construction of the stadium” over the next three years and manage its operations after it opens in 2017.
Under the stadium deal reached last year with the Georgia World Congress Center Authority and the City of Atlanta, the Falcons will have operating rights over the facility.