Tag: Fenway Park

Arrive’s Parking Playbook

Chase Field in Phoenix is one of the venues that has found success using e-parking service ParkWhiz. (Getty Images) Company adds teams, venues to ParkWhiz roster with plan that eliminates a pain point and increases profitability Josh Simon, director of ticket operations for the Arizona Diamondbacks, had been looking for a prepaid parking vendor for about three years. He was faced with a problem common in the industry — how to provide convenient, affordable parking for patrons of his venue, Chase Field. “We run three garages and a lot with under 5,000 parking spaces, and parking is tight in downtown Phoenix,” he said. “We were looking for a provider that was adaptable and could work within our structure here.” Simon reached out to Chicago-based Arrive to find out more about ParkWhiz, its e-parking service that allows users to book parking spaces before reaching their destinations. “We implemented ParkWhiz last year, […]

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Generation Next: Mike Melisi

Aramark’s General Manager for Fenway Park, Boston  Aramark executive Mike Melisi has been a fixture at Fenway Park for 13 years, ever since he was hired on the spot as an intern in the company’s finance department. Melisi, 33, now serves as the concessionaire’s general manager at the historic ballpark, home of the Boston Red Sox. It’s a position he has held since midway through the 2017 season after being promoted from senior controller. It all started in the spring of 2006. Marco DePalma, a friend and Suffolk University student (now a police officer), had just landed an operations internship with Aramark. DePalma contacted Melisi and gave him a tip that the food vendor had a finance internship to fill over the summer.  “On his first day, he called me and said if I could make it down to Fenway within an hour I’d have the job,” Melisi said. “I […]

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