McDonald Operating PPL Park

Jim McDonald, who ran operations at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., has been named director of operations at PPL Park, the new 18,000-capacity stadium for Major League Soccer’s Philadelphia Union.

McDonald, a 13-year veteran of Global Spectrum who also worked at the Wachovia Center, will oversee day-to-day operations at the facility and report to GM Michael Scanlon.

While in Glendale, McDonald oversaw operations for 30 Arizona Cardinals games, Super Bowl XLI and three Fiesta Bowls, among other events.