Chase Center

Eric Bresler Named Executive Director of Chase Center

Sports & Entertainment Executive Brings Over 25 Years of Industry Experience (Press Release )

Gensler Named Interior Design Architect for Chase Center

San Francisco Founded Firm To Design Interiors Of The New Sports & Entertainment Arena In San Francisco (Press Release )
Chase Center

Introducing Chase Center

Set to open for the start of the 2019-20 NBA season, the 18,000-seat Chase Center will anchor a district of 11 acres of restaurants, cafes, offices, public plazas and other amenities the neighborhood currently lacks, along with a new five-and-a half-acre public waterfront park

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"The Bay Area is a beacon for technology, innovation and education and we expect that Chase Center will become a beacon of great art, culture, sports and entertainment for this great community." Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO, JPMorgan Chase
Chase Center Southest Immersive View
"Of the top 25 most populous cities in the U.S., San Francisco is the only one that lacks an indoor arena of 12,000 seats or more. Now, with Chase Center, the city will get the state-of-the-art venue it has long deserved – without any public subsidies." Peter Guber, Co-Executive Chairman, GSW Arena LLC
18000 seats
State-of-the-art event space
580000 sq ft
office/lab space
100000 sq ft
of retail space
35000 sq ft
public plaza
3.2 acres
public space (over 30% of the site)
950 parking spots
for office users and site visitors
"Chase Center will be the best sports, entertainment and convention destination in the world, and our partnership with JPMorgan Chase is key to getting this privately financed venue built." Joe Lacob, Co-Executive Chairman, GSW Arena LLC

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Eric Bresler Named Executive Director of Chase Center

Sports & Entertainment Executive Brings Over 25 Years of Industry Experience
June 16, 2016

GSW Arena LLC has named Eric Bresler, who has nearly three decades of experience in venue management in the sports and entertainment industry, as Executive Director of Chase Center, it was announced today. Bresler will direct the overall activation of the Golden State Warriors state-of-the-art sports and entertainment complex in San Francisco's Mission Bay neighborhood including programming, content development and venue operations. He will report to Chase Center Chief Operating Officer, Stephen Collins.

"Eric brings more than 25 years of experience in venue management in the sports and entertainment industry, having served most recently with AEG, one of the leading sports and entertainment presenters in the world,” said Collins. “We are continuing to put the right pieces in place for Chase Center and hiring Eric as our Executive Director continues to show our commitment to building and operating a world-class sports and entertainment facility in San Francisco."

Bresler joins GSW Arena LLC most recently from AEG Facilities where he was Vice President of Event Booking and Development, overseeing the programming of concerts, festivals, family shows, championship sports exhibitions and special events within AEG's portfolio of top facilities. In addition, Bresler was engaged with business development including event revenue generation and marketing efforts at the venues. Bresler has been a part of numerous major venue openings with AEG Facilities including Sprint Center (Kansas City, MO), KFC Yum! Center (Louisville, KY).

"This is an exciting opportunity to join the Golden State Warriors Championship organization and I am thrilled to be working with the team to launch and activate Chase Center in San Francisco,” said Bresler. “Chase Center will have a worldwide impact and will be a premiere destination for entertainment in the Bay Area year-round."

Prior to his success at AEG Facilities, Bresler served as Vice President of Arena Bookings and Marketing for the Heat Group/American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida where he opened the new waterfront arena. Bresler began his career in South Florida at what is now known as Miami Stadium, working in the stadium business offices with a focus on marketing and public relations. He later joined the Charlotte Coliseum, the former home of the NBA's Charlotte Hornets and Charlotte Bobcats where he served as Director of Marketing handling the event and venue marketing and public relations efforts. He left Charlotte and joined what is now known as the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida, as the Director of Marketing, where he was active in the grand opening of the new arena which proved to be his first successful major venue opening.

About GSW Arena LLC

GSW Arena LLC, founded in 2010, is privately funding the construction of a new sports and entertainment arena to be named Chase Center, which will be the anchor of an 11-acre mixed use complex on private property in San Francisco's Mission Bay neighborhood.

Gensler Named Interior Design Architect for Chase Center

San Francisco Founded Firm To Design Interiors Of The New Sports & Entertainment Arena In San Francisco
June 15, 2016

GSW Arena LLC announced today that Gensler, a global architecture firm founded and based in the Bay Area, has been hired to design the interior architecture of Chase Center, the new state-of-the-art sports and entertainment arena to be built in San Francisco's Mission Bay.

"Gensler is a perfect fit for Chase Center, bringing both incredible local experience and extensive global expertise to our project – and of course a track record of architectural excellence," said Stephen Collins, Chief Operating Officer of Chase Center. "We want an arena that is a reflection of the Bay Area, but also a stand-out in the world of sports and entertainment. Gensler will help us achieve that mission."

Gensler will join the current Chase Center architectural team by designing all the public interior spaces, including concourses, clubs, suites, administrative offices, home and visiting locker rooms, as well as theming for concession areas, sponsor zones, team store and retail spaces. Gensler brings to the project extensive sports, entertainment, retail, and hospitality experience with a deep knowledge of San Francisco and the Bay Area.

"Gensler is excited to join the current design team on such a significant project as Chase Center," said Gensler Sports Principal-in-Charge, Ron Turner, FAIA. "When complete, this will be a showpiece for the NBA, the Warriors, and the Bay Area, so helping to achieve this will be a distinct pleasure for our group."

While Gensler is a global architectural firm of over 5,000 staff across 46 offices worldwide, the firm has its roots in the Bay Area, where it was founded by Arthur Gensler over 50 years ago. This design effort will be a collaborative effort between Gensler's San Francisco and Los Angeles offices. Recent local projects include Terminals 2 and 3 at San Francisco International Airport and the Claremont Hotel in Berkeley. Gensler Sports, a division of Gensler that focuses on international sports venues and sports-anchored mixed-use development, is well versed in designing for the fan experience, having recently completed significant architectural sports interiors work at FirstEnergy Stadium for the Cleveland Browns, Hohokam Stadium for the Oakland Athletics, and BMO Field for Toronto FC. Gensler Sports is also involved in the interior design of the new $250M stadium for the MLS expansion team, the Los Angeles Football Club. For images of Gensler's past work, please click here.

Set to open for the start of the 2019-20 NBA season, the 18,000-seat Chase Center will anchor a district of 11 acres of restaurants, cafes, offices, public plazas and other amenities the neighborhood currently lacks, along with a new five-and-a half-acre public waterfront park. Chase Center will be located on a major Muni Metro rail line with easy links to BART and other transit options. When complete, it will be the only privately-financed facility of its kind built on private property in the modern era.

About GSW Arena LLC

GSW Arena LLC, founded in 2010, is privately funding the construction of a new sports and entertainment arena to be named Chase Center, which will be the anchor of an 11-acre mixed use complex on private property in San Francisco's Mission Bay neighborhood.

About Gensler

Gensler is a global architecture, design, and planning firm with 46 locations and more than 5,000 professionals networked across Asia, Europe, Australia, the Middle East and the Americas. Founded in 1965, the firm serves more than 3,500 active clients in virtually every industry. Gensler designers strive to make the places people live, work and play more inspiring, more resilient and more impactful.