OAK VIEW Group (OVG) has added two key executives to its team at the 17,459-capacity New Arena at Seattle Center in Washington state, scheduled to open later this year.
Eric Bresler has been appointed senior vice-president of programming and Tom Conroy as vice-president of operations.
The New Arena, also known as KeyArena, is undergoing a $600 million renovation by OVG, in a deal with the city of Seattle.
Bresler, with nearly 30 years of experience in the sports and entertainment industry, will also assist in driving content for OVG’s other operated properties, including the Moody Center at the University of Texas at Austin (15,000), New Arena at Agua Caliente (10,000) in Palm Springs and the New Arena (10,000) in Belmont, New York State.
Conroy has 30 years of arena industry experience and has been involved in the opening of new venues in the UK, Canada and the US. At the New Arena he will oversee all back-of-house and venue operations.