ASM Global Has named John Drum as general manager of U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Drum was selected for the role after serving three years as the stadium’s assistant general manager of operations and most recently as the interim general manager.
He brings over 24 years of experience in sports and entertainment to the executive leadership role.
In June 2017, Drum joined ASM Global, a worldwide venue management company and the Stadium’s operator, as an integral member of the U.S. Bank Stadium executive team.
Prior to serving as interim general manager, John Drum oversaw stadium operations including event services, facility management, security, IT, tours and ASM Global’s in-house cleaning services and guest experience departments.
Drum has been a part of hosting four seasons of Minnesota Vikings football, Super Bowl LII, the 2019 NCAA Men’s Final Four and three years of ESPN’s X Games at U.S. Bank Stadium.
During this time, U.S. Bank Stadium welcomed over four million guests at nearly 700 events, was honored with the International Association of Venue Manager’s Venue Excellence Award and became the first professional sports stadium to achieve LEED Platinum for Operations and Maintenance.
Vikings chief operating officer Andrew Miller said:
The Minnesota Vikings congratulate John on this well-deserved promotion and look forward to our continued work together. ASM Global has been an exceptional partner of the Vikings, in large part because of John’s commitment over the last several years to make U.S. Bank Stadium one of the greatest sports venues in the world. John’s leadership during the COVID pandemic has been critical in helping us safely host home games with the health of players, coaches and game day staff as the top priority.
U.S. Bank Stadium, owned by the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority, is a multi-purpose stadium located in the heart of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
With over 66,000 seats, this state-of-the-art facility hosts prominent national and international programming including the Minnesota Vikings, concerts, family shows, college and high school sporting events, conventions, trade/consumer shows, community events and corporate or private meetings.