Steve Tadlock, Save Mart Center
Save Mart Center
Tadlock has operated Fresno State’s Save Mart Center since it opened in November 2003, and he serves as one of SMG’s booking directors for the West region. Save Mart Center is the top-ranked on-campus facility on Pollstar’s list, placing 73rd last year overall with 225,000 tickets sold for special events. Tadlock and Jeff Nickler, GM of BOK Center in Tulsa, are among the company’s best at generating live content at their buildings, said Doug Thornton, SMGs executive vice president.
Other SMG GMs making their mark:
• Mark Miller at NRG Stadium is a fixture in Houston dating to 1980 at the old Summit, former home of the Houston Rockets.
• Bill McConnell at EverBank Field and five other sports and entertainment venues in Jacksonville moved to SMG in 2013 after spending 25 years at the NFL.