Doug Hall - General Manager
Doug Hall is the General Manager for BBVA Compass Stadium and oversees all day-to-day matters including operations, guest services, programming, food and beverage and turf management.
Prior to his tenure at the stadium, Hall served as the Interim Executive Director and Vice President of Operations for the 2011 Houston Final Four Local Organizing Committee. In that role, Hall had direct oversight and responsibility for 15 Volunteer Committees including Stadium Operations, Public Relations, Community Relations, Law Enforcement and others. As part of the 11-person staff, the Local Organizing Committee was charged with executing all local planning and logistical elements for the NCAAMen’s Basketball staff for the Houston Final Four.
Prior to his work on the Final Four, Hall spent the previous seven years as the Vice President and General Manager of the Toyota Center, as a member of the Rockets organization. Hired only 10-months prior to the opening of the facility in October 2003, Hall successfully navigated the waters of opening a premier NBA facility. In that pre-opening period, Hall oversaw the hiring of an entire facility operations and booking team, helped finalize construction details, oversaw FF&E purchasing, facilitated the integration of the food service company, coordinated all programming for the venue and helped launch the organization’s in-house ticketing system.
Hall’s responsibilities included 50 full-time employees, 300 part-time employees and four major subcontractors. He served as the primary booking/programming person for the Toyota Center, overseeing all scheduling for both the NBA and AHL teams.
Hall was the Rockets’ point person for the 2006 NBA All Star Game and 2009 Latin Grammy Awards Ceremony at the facility and also served on the Executive Committee for the Greater Houston Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.
Prior to returning to Houston and the Toyota Center, Hall spent 10 years working for SMG, a private facility management company. During that period, he spent seven years in Pittsburgh at the Mellon Arena (originally the Pittsburgh Civic Arena) serving in various capacities starting as an Event Coordinator, then Director of Operations and culminating as the General Manager. In Pittsburgh, Hall gained invaluable experience working in a strong union environment while negotiating with five different collective bargaining units.
Between 1997 and 2000, Hall lived in Jacksonville, FL, also working for SMG. During that period, he gained experience in all five, city-owned, privately-managed multipurpose venues including an NFL football stadium, a minor league baseball park, an 8,000-seat arena, a convention center and a theater.
Hall received a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Texas A&M and an MS in Sports Administration/Facility Management from Ohio University. He is a Marine Corps veteran and actively supports military charities including the Impact a Hero Foundation.