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Madison Square Garden Co. names Hank Abate EVP of venue management

The Madison Square GardenThe Madison Square Garden Company announced that Hank Abate has been named EVP of venue management, effective June 20, 2016.
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Mr. Abate joins the Company from Comcast Spectacor, where he served as senior vice president of Spectra Venue Management and Food Services & Hospitality.

Mr. Abate brings more than 30 years of experience in managing entertainment facilities, including facility operations, box office oversight, booking and programming, marketing and sales, finance and reporting, and labor management and negotiations.

Throughout his career, he has worked closely with some of the country's top promoters, agents, and key industry players, along with a number of professional sports teams. Mr. Abate joins MSG from Comcast Spectacor, where he served as senior vice president of Spectra Venue Management and Food Services & Hospitality.

During his nearly three years with the company, Mr. Abate played a key role in merging the operations of Ovations Food Services and Global Spectrum Facilities Management, while overseeing more than 40 facilities with a focus on increasing event activity and driving bottom-line growth.

Prior to Comcast Spectacor, Mr. Abate spent 20 years working for SMG Facility Management, where he held a number of key positions, and had principal responsibility for SMG managed arenas and stadiums in more than 120 cities.

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