Schoenike Tapped For Evansville

Scott Schoenike, executive director of U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been named executive director of the under-construction New Evansville Arena in Indiana by facility manager VenuWorks.

Gene Felling, former GM of The Forum in Los Angeles, will take over at Cedar Rapids, becoming exec director of the arena, Paramount Theatre and Cedar Rapids Ice Arena while continuing to perform as VenueWorks Western Regional VP.

The $127 million, 11,000-capacity Evansville arena is expected to open in November.