The transition of the management of the Greensboro Coliseum and related entertainment and sports facilities to a private management company is going to take a little longer than expected.

This week, the City of Greensboro posted a new request for proposals in its attempt to find a capable private management company to oversee the operations – a job long held by coliseum Director Matt Brown.

The request titled, “City Seeks Qualified Proposals for Private Management of the Greensboro Coliseum Complex and Tanger Center” just went up on the city’s website with all applicants now having until just before Christmas to send in detailed information as to why their company should be awarded the job.

“The City of Greensboro is seeking qualified proposals from private management firms to provide facility management and booking services for the City’s premier entertainment complex, the Greensboro Coliseum Complex and Tanger Center,” it reads.

 Details for the job – including vendor specifications and a projected timeline – are now available from the city’s electronic procurement system.

All interested parties must submit their proposals by Friday, Dec. 22, 2023.

Those with questions are being directed to contact the Procurement Division of the city’s Finance and Administrative Services Department.

City officials had hoped to have a vendor by now but clearly it’s going to take longer than expected to fill the hugely important job.

The city opened proposals earlier this year and hoped to have a provider selected by early November.

The Greensboro Coliseum has been managed by the city since it opened in 1959 with Brown filling that lead role since 1994.