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SBD/February 19, 2014/People and Pop Culture
Falcons Hire Safeco Field's Scott Jenkins To Run New Stadium Set To Open In '17
Published February 19, 2014
READY FOR SOMETHING NEW: In addition to the stadium design, Jenkins -- who was an inaugural member of the nonprofit Green Sports Alliance and now serves as Chair -- said the Falcons’ sustainability efforts align with his beliefs for pushing green initiatives. Jenkins was first contacted for the job in late November by recruiting firm RSR Partners. His first day on the job is next Monday. He will rent an apartment in Atlanta and move his family from Seattle at the end of the school year. Jenkins: "It was a tough decision to leave Seattle because my family loves it here. It had to be the ideal situation to leave. I looked at the job description and kept checking each box, and by the time I got to the bottom of the list I thought I was the right guy for the position.” In Atlanta, Jenkins will be an employee of the AMB Sports & Entertainment Group, the Falcons’ newly-formed stadium management division. The team will run the building on behalf of the Georgia World Congress Center Authority, the facility’s owner.