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Sep 19,2019

ABM Joins Warriors Arena Team

NEW YORK, Sept. 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ABM (NYSE: ABM), a leading provider of facility solutions, announced today it will provide facility services including engineering and housekeeping for Chase Center, the new 18,064-seat privately-financed sports and entertainment arena in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood.

ABM will be providing engineering services including maintenance of lights, HVAC systems and more; housekeeping which included the detailed construction cleanup as the project neared completion; as well as routine maintenance in both customer-facing and back-of-the-house areas of the facility.

“We’ve put together an all-star team for the design, construction and operation of this spectacular destination in Mission Bay,” said Warriors President and Chief Operating Officer Rick Welts. “ABM Industries has and will continue to play a vital role on this team.”

“Our mission is to make a difference for our clients; that means delivering value at critical times,” said Art Rodriguez, Vice President, Business & Industry and head of Sports & Entertainment at ABM. “We’re invested in helping Chase Center offer visitors a place to enjoy, professionals a place to be productive and fans a new way to experience their favorite team.”

In January of 2017, the Warriors announced that the new state-of-the-art sports and entertainment complex will be named “Chase Center,” as part of a 20-year naming rights partnership with Chase.

Now open to the public, the Chase Center anchors Thrive City, which is made up 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 is located on a major Muni Metro rail line with easy links to BART and other transit options. It is the only privately-financed facility of its kind built on private property in the modern era.

Chase Center was built by Joint Venture partners Clark Construction Group and Mortenson Construction, combining an expertise in sports and entertainment construction with a long history of successful projects in San Francisco. Throughout construction, Mortenson | Clark worked closely with the city, OCII, and the community to keep local workers and businesses – and the community as a whole – at the forefront of the project.

The sports and entertainment venue was built on a vacant lot that had been slated for development since 1998. The team purchased the property at Third and 16th Street in 2014 and spent two years participating in an extensive public planning process. Chase Center is expected to host approximately 200 events each year, including Warriors basketball, concerts, cultural events, family shows and more.

ABM is contracted to support events at Chase Center, including the venue’s first ever concert which took place on September 6, 2019, and the Warriors first preseason game on October 5, 2019.

For more information on ABM’s service offerings in the Sports & Entertainment industry, visit www.abm.com.



ABM (NYSE: ABM) is a leading provider of facility solutions with revenues of approximately $6.4 billion and approximately 140,000 employees in 350+ offices throughout the United States and various international locations. ABM’s comprehensive capabilities include janitorial, electrical & lighting, energy solutions, facilities engineering, HVAC & mechanical, landscape & turf, mission critical solutions and parking, provided through stand-alone or integrated solutions. ABM provides custom facility solutions in urban, suburban and rural areas to properties of all sizes - from schools and commercial buildings to hospitals, data centers, manufacturing plants and airports. ABM Industries Incorporated, which operates through its subsidiaries, was founded in 1909. For more information, visit www.abm.com.


Chase Center, an 18,064-seat sports and entertainment arena set to open in September of 2019, will anchor Thrive City, the multipurpose, privately financed complex in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood consisting of 3.2 acres of publicly accessible plazas and open space that are part of a larger mixed-use development including two office buildings and dozens of unique restaurant and retail locations. Easily accessible by foot, bicycle or mass transit, Chase Center will play host to games featuring the six-time NBA Champion Golden State Warriors, concerts, cultural events, family shows and more, totaling nearly 200 events per year. Thrive City, the surrounding district of Chase Center, will be a community gathering space providing a slate of year-round health and wellness programming, including Get Fit clinics, yoga sessions, farmer’s markets, ice skating and much more. For more information, please visit chasecenter.com.


Mortenson I Clark, a joint venture between Mortenson and Clark Construction Group, LLC, two of the nation’s foremost builders, is leading construction operations on the world-class Chase Center. Together, the joint venture team brings 170+ years of experience delivering some of the nation’s most distinguished structures, including more than $11.8 billion in Sports & Entertainment projects from coast to coast. The Mortenson I Clark team’s 43-year presence in the Bay Area, and extensive national resources, allow them to provide unparalleled leadership and value on large-scale, high-profile projects like Chase Center.


ABM Industries

Alex Varjan
(212) 297-9737

Investor Relations and Treasury:
Susie Kim
(212) 297-9721

Golden State Warriors

PJ Johnston, Warriors Arena LLC
(415) 260-8417

Lisa Goodwin, Golden State Warriors                 
(510) 986-2253

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