GREEN BAY Riley Ridley Jersey , Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers hired Ravens front office veteran Milt Hendrickson as director of football operations on Thursday.Hendrickson has spent the past 14 seasons in the personnel department with Baltimore, a span that includes four division titles and a Super Bowl victory. He was promoted to national scout after the 2016 draft.The position is the result of a front office restructuring. Ted Thompson once held titles of executive vice president, general manager and director of football operations, but those positions were split up and football operations director Eliot Wolf left for Cleveland last January after interviewing for the GM job that went to Brian Gutekunst. Russ Ball held the operations job last season.Green Bay is coming off a 6-9-1 season that left the Packers out of the playoffs for the second straight year.Hendrickson was a training-camp intern for Green Bay in 2004. He holds a master’s degree in exercise and sports science-sports administration from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Greedy Williams Jersey , where he was also an assistant coach in 1996.The Packers also named Kirk Olivadotti inside linebackers coach, Justin Outten tight ends coach and Adam Stenavich offensive line coach.Olivadotti has spent all 16 seasons as a coach in the NFL with the Washington Redskins, including the last five as inside linebackers coach. Outten was an offensive assistant for the Atlanta Falcons the past two seasons andStenavich spent the past two seasons as an assistant offensive line coach for the San Francisco 49ers. The site of next year’s Super Bowl already is celebrating a championship for best concessions.
Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home of the Atlanta Falcons and MLS Atlanta United Sione Takitaki Jersey , finished first in a 2017 NFL fan survey for quality and value of food and beverages. The results released Thursday show the lowered prices, including $2 hot dogs, $3 pizza slices and $5 beer, were a big hit with fans. Those prices will remain in place for Atlanta’s Super Bowl in 2019.
The Falcons ranked 18th in surveys the last two years at the Georgia Dome before the 2017 debut season in the new $1.5 billion stadium. The lower prices led to more sales. Average spending per fan increased by 16 percent in 2017 Sheldrick Redwine Jersey , according to the survey.
Falcons president and CEO Rich McKay said the survey reflects input from fans in planning for concessions.
”It means that we got it right by listening to them,” McKay said. ”I think what makes us feel good is we really tried to pay attention to the feedback that our fans gave us on food and beverage, where we needed to make changes.”
The new stadium also placed first in the MLS food and beverage survey of 12 of 22 teams.