Juan Rodriguez was named the Executive Vice President and General Manager of BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston in June of 2017.
Rodriguez spent the previous three years as the Senior Vice President of Arena Operations for the NBA’s Sacramento Kings. In that role, he oversaw the construction and opening of the Golden One Center, the Kings’ new home arena in Downtown Sacramento hailed as the greenest and most technologically advanced sports venue in the world, and served as General Manager of the arena.
The move brings Rodriguez back to Houston, where he previously spent more than 14 years with Reliant (now NRG) Park in a number of roles. During his tenure at Reliant Park, Rodriguez helped oversee the construction and opening of Reliant Stadium, home of the NFL’s Houston Texans, and major events such as Super Bowl XXXVIII, the 2011 NCAA Final Four, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, and numerous major international soccer matches.
Rodriguez brings nearly 25 years of sports and entertainment experience to this role, including experience in the NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAA in addition to a diverse entertainment background. He began his operations career with an Arena Football League team in his hometown before transitioning to venue management at Miami Arena in 1995.
Rodriguez resides in Houston with his wife, Cari, and two children, Ava and Connor.