Previously, Burke – a native of Farmville, Va. – worked with Palmetto-based Feld Entertainment, which produces national touring shows including the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus.
Prior to that he was with the Tampa Bay Rays organization, where he spent five years as Manager of Ticketing Operations.
“When I was with the Rays, I remember looking at The Mahaffey and thinking ‘Wow, that would be a great gig,'” Burke says. “This is a great career step for me. I wasn’t even looking, but when I saw the job had opened up I realized it might not come along again – and I’d better throw my hat in the ring.”
According to Mahaffey General Manager Joe Santiago, Burke will make a welcome addition to his team. “You need to be a thorough professional to work here, of course, but also a good person who can fit in with our family,” Santiago explains. “And Tim Burke, I’m happy to say, is both. That combination is very important to us.”
The Mahaffey Theater
The Mahaffey Theater, under the management of Big3 Entertainment, is one of Tampa Bay’s top-rated performing arts venues. Home to the Florida Orchestra, The Mahaffey hosts top-quality national and international artists and performances – Broadway, pop, rock, comedy, dance, classical and interactive engagements and exhibitions.
Located in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, the 2,031-seat cultural jewel boasts spectacular waterfront views and is located only minutes away from white sandy beaches and world-renowned museums. Additionally, the theater supports the highly successful Class Acts program, which enables school children to experience the performing arts through in-theater performances as well as in-school outreach and extension programs.
The Mahaffey Theater is owned by the City of St. Petersburg.
Al Lang Stadium
Owned by the City of St. Petersburg and managed by Big3 Entertainment, Al Lang Stadium is home to the North American Soccer League’s Tampa Bay Rowdies. In 2015, the historic outdoor venue underwent a major renovation including upgraded seating, improved concessions and concourse area, enhanced locker rooms and a state-of-the-art video scoreboard.
Al Lang Stadium has been a vital part of the community since it was built in 1947. Originally a baseball park, the venue is named in honor of Al Lang, a former mayor of St. Petersburg who was instrumental in bringing professional baseball to the city in the early twentieth century.
For decades, the stadium was the spring training home for many Major League Baseball clubs and the summer home of their affiliated minor league teams. The stadium hosted its last spring training game in 2008.