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Massive multisport facility under construction in Mesa gets first general manager, new events

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Posted at 8:59 AM, Feb 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-22 10:59:53-05

Legacy Sports Park, the 320-acre multivenue property under construction in Mesa, has hired the former sports business development manager at ESPN World Wide of Sports in Orlando, Florida as its general manager.

Los Angeles-based Oak View Group, the company contracted to manage and operate Legacy Sports Park, announced in February that Rodney Reese was hired to serve as the first general manager of the massive property.

Reese will work closely with Legacy Sports USA, the owners of the complex, in overseeing the construction of the property, scheduling the events, hiring staff and creating operating procedures for the execution of live events on the property. Once it is open, Reese will lead the day-to-day operations of the multisport complex.

When it opens in January 2022, Legacy Sports Park — on 320 acres at Ellsworth and Pecos, just east of Mesa Gateway Airport on the former General Motors Proving Ground — will be the largest privately-owned facility of its type in the country.

Legacy Sports Park is expected to be home to local, regional, state, national and international sporting competitions, as well as conventions, concerts and other large gatherings. The complex will include both indoor and outdoor facilities with dozens of fields and courts for nearly every sport imaginable.

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