Sports & Entertainment Venue Adds Industry Expertise To Enhance Guest Experience
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Chase Center, the Golden State Warriors new 18,064-seat privately financed sports and entertainment arena in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood, announced today it has started to expand its operations team adding a handful of positions to prepare for the opening of the venue in September of 2019. Among the new hires are Mike Sciortino as Vice President of Operations, Michael Rescigno as Senior Director of Parking and Transportation and Adrianne Wynne as Senior Director of Event Services. The team also promoted current Warriors employees Stevie Gray to Vice President, Ticket Operations and Phil Hastings to Vice President, Event Experiences. All of the above will report directly to Chase Center’s Chief Operations Officer, Stephen Collins.
“We are just over a year out from Chase Center opening in September of 2019 and the expansion of our operations team is critical to the success of our opening and overall fan experience,” said Collins. “All of our new hires and promotions bring a wide variety of experience to Chase Center and will further provide our guests, fans and attendees with the best experience possible.”
Mike Sciortino, the Vice President of Operations, will be responsible for the day to day operations of Chase Center overseeing all of the ‘back of house’ functions. He will provide leadership and oversight to the departments which are responsible for event set-up, conversion, event production and the overall physical upkeep of the facility. Sciortino joins Chase Center having recently headed up Facility and Event Services at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
Michael Rescigno, the Senior Director of Parking and Transportation, will develop and implement strategies to effectively operate Chase Center’s 950-space parking garage, as well as partner with off-site opportunities. In addition, Rescigno will collaborate with the SFMTA and other city agencies to ensure safe and efficient access for all modes of transportation to Chase Center, including cars, public transit, bicycle, walking, shuttles, taxi and ride share companies. Prior to joining Chase Center, Rescigno was a senior executive at Impark where he worked with the San Francisco 49ers, Superbowl 50, the San Francisco Giants and the San Jose Earthquakes on parking and transportation strategies including close coordination with public transit, off-site parking owners, and a variety of city agencies.
Adrianne Wynne, the Senior Director of Event Services, will focus as the primary point of contact for promoters, tour managers and other event personnel for various major entertainment events at Chase Center. Wynne previously worked for the Prudential Center, home of the NJ Devils, and most recently at Madison Square Garden having overseen event operations for a variety of events including the Grammys, Papal Mass, MTV Music Awards, Stanley Cup Finals and the NCAA Regionals. She was also part of the team responsible for the reopening of the LA Forum after the renovation in 2013.
Stevie Gray, the Vice President of Ticket Operations, has been with the Warriors since November of 2002 and in her new role will continue management of the Warriors ticket operations, but now will also be responsible for overseeing the Chase Center ticket operations and box office functions. These additional responsibilities include the day-to-day management of the Chase Center Box Office operations, as well as working with promoters, tours, and other clients on the development and execution of their ticketing strategies.
Phil Hastings, the Vice President of Event Experiences, joined the Warriors in April of 2016 and in his new role will direct all aspects of the Chase Center guest experience to ensure the venue will deliver a world class customer service to all Chase Center guests, employees, talent, and clients. Hastings will be directly responsible for the development, training and management of the guest services staff including ushers, ticket takers, the concierge staff and the uniform operation. Hastings will also oversee Chase Center’s Food & Beverage program and manage Chase Center’s partnership with Bon Appetit and Levy. Prior to joining the Warriors, Phil was the Director of Arena Operations for the Orlando Magic/Amway Center.
For more information on the Chase Center please visit chasecenter.com.
About Chase Center
Chase Center is a 18,064 seat sports and entertainment arena, set to open in the Fall of 2019, which will anchor an 11-acre mixed use privately financed complex in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood. Chase Center will play host to Warriors basketball, concerts, cultural events, family shows, and convention activities, totaling nearly 200 events a year. The sports and entertainment district will include two office buildings and 29 unique retail locations, along with 3.2 acres of publicly accessible plazas and open space