Scranton Says Bye To SB Bowl

Sam Scranton, executive director of the Santa Barbara Bowl in California, will retire from the job at the end of the year to pursue other interests.

“My proudest accomplishment has been the saving and renovation of the Bowl, creating the world-class venue that I knew was possible back in 1980,” Scranton said in a statement.

The industry vet was first hired as the Bowl’s GM in 1979 and went on to co-found the Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation the next year to preserve and renovate the 4,562-capacity facility.

During his 19-year tenure, the Bowl has undergone $23 million in renovations as part of the foundation’s American Classic Capital Campaign.

Assistant GM Rick Boller will assume responsibilities.