Eric Bresler is currently in his third year as executive director of Chase Center, the Golden State Warriors’ state-of-the-art sports and entertainment complex in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood. In this role, he leads the overall activation of Chase Center, including programming, industry and arena event marketing and venue operations.
Bresler brings nearly three decades of experience in venue management in the sports and entertainment industry to GSW Arena LLC. Most recently he served as the Vice President of Event Booking and Development for AEG facilities for eight years, overseeing the programming of concerts, festivals, family shows, champion sports exhibitions and special events within AEG’s portfolio of top facilities. In addition, he was engaged with business development including event revenue generation and marketing efforts at the venues. Bresler was a part of numerous major venue openings during his time with AEG Facilities.
Prior to his success at AEG Facilities, Bresler spent eight years as Vice President of Arena Bookings and Marketing for the Heat Group/AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, Fla., where he opened the Miami Heat’s new waterfront arena. He was responsible for event programming, venue marketing, and public relations. Bresler began his career in South Florida at what is now known as Hard Rock 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, 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, Fla., the home of the Tampa Bay Lightning, 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.
Bresler is a graduate of the University of Arizona with a degree in radio/television/journalism and currently lives in San Francisco.