Phil Olofson Dies

Phil Olofson, 88, a longtime Indiana promoter who previously served as general manager of the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, died May 8th.

Olofson got started handling marketing and publicity for the Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons, the founding team for what later became the Detroit Pistons basketball franchise, according to the Journal Gazette.

He later promoted a variety of events including wrestling, ice shows and concerts, as head of Doorway Promotions a company that continues operate in the region.