When the email popped through the box earlier today, I did a combination double take/spit take.
“Falcons hire Scott Jenkins as General Manager,” the clipped subject line read.
So what happened to Thomas Dimitroff? And who the hell is Scott Jenkins?
Jenkins is indeed the General Manager — of the team’s new stadium. He spent the last 7.5 years as V.P. of ballpark operations with the Seattle Mariners.
“My interest in this project was sparked the first time I saw renderings of the stadium,” Jenkins said in a team-issued release. “Mr. Blank’s vision to create a cutting-edge design will set a new standard for the stadium experience. I couldn’t be more thrilled to join the effort to bring this vision to life. This stadium will create an icon for Atlanta that will have many positive impacts in the city, region and state.”
Speaking of the cutting-edge design, architects have issued more images of the stylized change purse that will house Falcons football games as of 2017. It’s a revolutionary design, the likes of which will attract plenty of people to come to games because they simply want to be in the stadium.
That said, the images show that the hole in the roof will create a shadow that likely will annoyingly migrate across the field during games — and also bake the folks in the lower level of the stadium who’ll be getting a full dose of ultraviolet rays.
[Photo credit: Falcons.com]