Memphis Venues All Shook Up

The city of Memphis has named new facility managers for the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis Cook Convention Center and Liberty Bowl Memorial Center.

An arm of the Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau takes over management of the convention center, while Global Spectrum was selected to operate the stadium.

Memphis Management Group is the first new manager in 19 years for 35,000-square-foot convention center, which was managed by SMG, according to the Commercial Appeal.

The Bureau recently hired Pierre Landaiche, SMG’s former regional GM, who oversaw both venues.

Landaiche has managed the center since 1996.

A former convention and visitors bureaus sales manager in Baton Rouge, La., Landaiche managed a convention center in Jacksonville, Fla., for SMG before moving to Memphis, according to the paper.