Paul Smyth Named General Manager At Wembley Stadium

Paul Smyth
Paul Smyth, a long-time member of the Wembley Stadium team, has been promoted to general manager.

Wembley Stadium connected by EE has promoted Paul Smyth to the role of stadium general manager, as Liam Boylan, the stadium’s director of nine years, leaves the iconic building.

Smyth moves up from his previous position as head of event operations. He will be responsible for overseeing the overall delivery of events at the stadium, in addition to managing day-to-day operations.

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Having been part of the Wembley team since the new stadium opened in 2007, Smyth has
contributed to numerous enhancements in event delivery, maintaining Wembley’s status as one of the world’s premier multi-purpose venues.

Recent accomplishments include the collaborative effort with his teams to introduce two sensory rooms and British Sign Language (BSL) at every event. These initiatives have played a huge part in reinforcing Wembley’s commitment to leading on inclusivity.

Smyth’s promotion coincides with the departure of stadium director Liam Boylan, who, after nine successful years, is embarking on a new venture in the music industry next year.

Chris Bryant, the current director of tournaments & events at the FA, will serve as the interim stadium director while the search for Boylan’s successor is underway.

Pollstar spoke with Smyth for our recent special celebrating the 100th anniversary of one of the world’s most famous buildings. Both Smyth and Boylan also spoke with VenuesNow to commemorate this milestone.

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