AESC manager honoured by industry

Jason Blumenfeld, general manager of Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre, has won the 2013 Venues Today Generation Next Award.

AESC general manager Jason Blumenfeld has been at the helm of the facility for just over two years.

AESC general manager Jason Blumenfeld has been at the helm of the facility for just over two years.

Global Spectrum’s Jason Blumenfeld, general manager of Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre, has been named the recipient of the 2013 Venues Today Generation Next Award and will be recognized at the Event and Arena Marketing Conference in Austin, Texas, June 12-15.

“Jason is an extremely deserving recipient of this award considering the impact he has been able to make in the industry at his age,” said Global Spectrum’s Chief Operating Officer John Page.

“Jason is a great example of a leader growing within our company and we are confident he will continue to make a difference in the community of Abbotsford.”

Venues Today is a leading international trade publication that covers the business side of entertainment and sports, particularly as it relates to venues. The Venues Today Generation Next award honours  young leaders under the age of 35 who make a difference in sports, music, conventions, family shows and fairs and festivals.

Blumenfeld began his career interning for the winter and summer X Games. He turned that experience into jobs with both the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles and baseball’s Philadelphia Phillies.

In 2006, at age 26, he became General Manager of the Androscoggin Bank Colisée in Lewiston, Maine and just two years later the 4,800-seat Glens Falls Civic Center in New York.

Now 32, Blumenfeld has been at the helm of the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre for two and a half years and has been vital in bringing in both legends and up-and-comers with the likes of Kiss, John Fogarty, Maroon 5, John Mellencamp, and Carrie Underwood.