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May 24, 2012

Meet Barclays Center General Manager John Sparks, just for a bit

Atlantic Yards Report

Like a fleeting Sparks, this guy couldn't be bothered to hang around for long.

A key Barclays Center figure, General Manager John Sparks, made brief appearances at two meetings (morning and evening) May 22 regarding the Barclays Center Transportation Demand Management (TDM) plan.

In both cases, he received the exact same introduction by Forest City Ratner executive Jane Marshall, reading from a prepared script.

"We engaged with our new colleagues, the arena operators, to develop plans for running the building," Marshall said. "To that end, I want to introduce John Sparks, the general manager of the Barclays Center. As such, he runs the building, and everybody reports to him. Going forward, as John builds his team and we open the arena, there will be more interaction with arena operations and the community, elected officials, and agencies. We want you to meet him. We cannot stay for the entire presentation today, but we thought it was important to put a face to the name.

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Photo: Tracy Collins

Posted by eric at May 24, 2012 11:33 AM