Stadium People Remembers Andrew Thomas and his 6 Years of Service
Tarrant County Event Staff and Guest Service Member
It comes with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of our dear friend and Texas Christian University and Tarrant county event staff member Andrew Thomas.
Andrew passed away unexpectedly this week and has been part of the Stadium People team since March 2018.
Andrew will be remembered for his love of TCU athletics guests, his loyalty, kindness and fun-loving spirit when working events. He would always have a smile on his face as he welcomed TCU fans to
Amon G. Carter Stadium.
He was also recognized by WFAA news in 2019 during the TCU Graduations as the most encouraging staff member in the venue. He gave his love and support to the TCU graduates by clapping for each one of them as they walked the stage or by him in the venue. Andrew left a legacy by reminding us to always be good to one another.
Please keep Andrews family in your thoughts as they go through this difficult time. He will be missed dearly by us all.
Stephen Espinoza- 12 Years of Service
DFW Event Security Staff and Guest Service Member - "Dancer of the Game"
Stadium People is saddened to learn of the passing of our DFW security guard and guest service staff member Stephen Espinoza. Steve passed away on May 23, 2022 and has been a part of the Stadium People team for 12 years since August 2010.
Steve will be remembered for his love of sports, his loyalty, and always having a smile on his face as he welcomed fans to AT&T Stadium and all of our North Dallas venues that he worked in that Dallas region.
Stephen lived in various locations as a younger boy due to his dad being in the U.S. Army. While they were stationed in Italy, he played semi-pro soccer. In 2009, Stephen relocated to the area from North Carolina. He was a Dallas Cowboy fanatic, and he landed his dream job with us in 2010 working security at the AT&T Stadium. Stephen loved spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren.
May Angels Lead You Home
Josh Marshall- 2 Years of Service
Auburn Game Day Staff - "Hero of the Game"
Stadium People is saddened to learn of the passing of Auburn University event staff member Josh Marshall. Josh passed away unexpectedly on December 26, 2021 and has been part of the Stadium People team since September 2019.
Josh will be remembered for his love of Auburn athletics, flight, and always having a smile on his face as he welcomed Auburn fans to Jordan-Hare Stadium and Auburn Arena. He was also recently recognized as “Hero of the Game” prior to the Auburn men’s basketball game vs. Murray State on December 22, 2021. Josh honorably served 4 years in the US Navy and was scheduled to graduate in the Spring of 2022 from Auburn University with a degree in Professional Flight. Josh was also a member of the Auburn University Student Veterans Association. The ASVA is utilizing their current secretary, Ricky Ballenger (@Ricky-Ballenger) to donate funds to the family through his Venmo account, for individuals wishing to help contribute to funeral expenses.
In addition, in honor of Josh, the Marshall family and the Auburn Student Veterans Association have decided to set up an annual scholarship fund for student veterans at Auburn University.
This scholarship will be used in the years to come to help student veterans demonstrating a financial need. This scholarship will be given to students that embody the spirit and love for life that Josh portrayed to others every day. Please consider a donation to the link below to support this
Kevin Nelligan: 1 Year of Service
OSU Game Day Staff - Access Management
Kevin previously worked in event staffing when he lived in Florida, then after moving to Oklahoma he saw one of Stadium People's ads at Oklahoma State and decided to reach out. He interviewed and joined our Access Management team at Oklahoma State and has since joined our teams at AT&T Stadium and TCU as well! We are so thankful to have him as part of our team and friendly attitude he brings with him at each event! Kevin is a great example of always giving our guests the best.
Stadium People Hall of Fame
In celebration of our ten years offering the best in the events industry, we have opened our Stadium People Hall of Fame. This exclusive group of staff have been selected by our Executive Management Team based on their contributions to our business, our client venues, fellow staff members, and their representations of our core values. Each year we will induct a new group of those active or retired staff who have meant so much to our success.
Click here to learn more about each one our amazing and celebrated staff members and read some of their comments about their experience with Stadium People.
While working for Stadium People, I am most proud of being a person with compassion. I help everyone but especially those with special needs. I think about how I would like to be treated.
A special moment for me is when I decided to let a couple with a special needs child sit in a loge out of the blazing sun. They thanked me and every time they come to COTA for an event, they track me down to say hello.
I would like to thank everyone that I work with. When I am happy they celebrate and sing with me. When I am sad the team surrounds me with confort and love even when we have not seen each other for awhile.
10 Years of Service: AT&T Stadium
CELIA DE ALVA