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Chiefs hire Tim Hassett to be vice president of stadium operations

The Chiefs have a new vice president of stadium operations.

The team announced Monday that it has hired Tim Hassett from the Pittsburgh Penguins to serve in the role, which was vacated when David Young left to become the vice president of operations/general manager of CenturyLink Field, which is the home of the Seattle Seahawks.

“Tim’s knowledge and experience as a facility operator in both the sports and entertainment industries will make him a key addition to our executive team,” Chiefs president Mark Donovan said in a statement. “Through an extensive search process, it became apparent that Tim shares our vision for Arrowhead Stadium and is committed to our goal of delivering the best fan experience in the National Football League for games and other events at our venue.”

Hassett joins the Chiefs after spending two years as a regional vice president for AEG Facilities and the general manager of the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. He was responsible for the management of all the arena’s business operations, the creation of new events and the development of new revenue opportunities, which served as the home of the Penguins.

“I want to thank the Hunt family and the Kansas City Chiefs for the opportunity to join the team at Arrowhead Stadium,” Hassett said in a statement. “Personally, my wife and I are excited to join Chiefs Kingdom and start this chapter of our lives in Kansas City. Professionally, I’m looking forward to the opportunity to get back into football while continuing to grow non-football events at one of the best football stadiums in the country.”

During his career, Hassett was also the vice president of operations at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City for nearly two years, and was also the executive vice president for facilities for The Madison Square Garden Company from 2004 to 2011.

He also served as senior vice president and general manager of Giants Stadium and Continental Airlines Arena from 1996 to 2003 at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in New Jersey.

To reach Terez A. Paylor, call 816-234-4489 or send email to tpaylor@kcstar.com. Follow him on Twitter at @TerezPaylor.

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