Liam Boylan is the General Manager at Wembley Stadium. An Irish immigrant, he was born in Dublin and moved to Manchester at the grand old age of three. He grew up in a very large council estate in South Manchester called Wythenshawe, eventually fighting his way out by joining the RAF Police when he was 18.
He served 9 years in the RAF and returned back to Manchester in 1996. Not quite sure on his next career step he was offered the chance to work at Manchester Arena as a steward for Showsec. That was, as Liam puts it, “the left turn in life we are all looking for” and set him down this road.
He managed to get a full-time job in the arena in their control room, then moved over to Customer Services and eventually managed to become an Event Manager in the arena. He stayed there for five years before being offered the chance to switch sides and join the promoter ranks becoming a promoter’s rep for 3A with Dennis Arnold and was trained by the legend that is Jolyon Burnham.
He only stayed with 3A for a year as he was lured back to Manchester to work for SJM Concerts who he worked with for 13 years looking after arena stadium tours plus a few wonderful greenfield events and the V Festival.
In 2015 he was offered the chance to go back to a venue when Wembley Stadium came knocking…