Hollywood Park named Russell Gordon as Vice President and General Manager of YouTube Theater. Gordon will report to Otto Benedict, Senior Vice President of Campus and Facility Operations at SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park.
In his new position, Gordon will oversee the evaluation, execution and management of events at YouTube Theater.
“Russell’s vast network of relationships and deep understanding of the live music industry make him a strong addition to our team,” Jason Gannon, managing director of SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park, said in a statement. “His leadership and expertise in opening and operating music and entertainment venues will be vital to the development of YouTube Theater’s growth in the marketplace.”
Before joining SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park, Gordon worked at Pollstar‘s parent company, Oak View Group, as Vice President, Venue Operations and Special Projects. There, he helped with operational planning and provided corporate guidance for the opening of Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, UBS Arena in New York, Enmarket Arena in Savannah, Georgia, and Moody Center in Austin. Gordon’s resume also includes working as Vice President and Assistant General Manager of Microsoft Theater.
“YouTube Theater is a venue unlike any other, and has already hosted a slate of great concerts and events with a remarkable partner in Live Nation,” Gordon said in a statement. “There’s an incredible opportunity to build upon the existing talent here, expand the calendar with awards shows, esports competitions, community gatherings, conferences and more, and really make this the must-play mid-size venue for agents, managers, and artists in Los Angeles.”