Marinaccio Named First Arena GM

Mostafa Afr, owner of Elmira, N.Y.’s First Arena, has named Michael Marinaccio GM of the 5,087-seat venue, where he will be in charge of day-to-day operations.

Marinaccio will reportedly become the seventh GM or acting GM since the facility was built in 2000.

Afr named himself GM September 12th after Bob Thomas resigned the position. Thomas reportedly left after South Carolina-based Centerplate Management ended its agreement to manage the venue.

Marinaccio was previously GM of the Broome County Veteran’s Memorial Arena in Binghamton, N.Y.