The Faces of ENTERTAINMENT
Chris Semrau & Drew Gershenson
From sold-out concerts to family-friendly events to monster truck rallies, the Chesapeake Energy Arena is the top entertainment arena in the region. In 2021, its staff and organizers are pulling out all the stops for a year of exciting events with safety top-of-mind. Perhaps best-known as the home of the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder, the Chesapeake Energy Arena offers something for anyone and everyone.
“There has been a minimal number of events this past year due to COVID-19,” said General Manager Chris Semrau. “But we are ready to open back up with excitement and guest safety as our priorities. We’re busy preparing the venue for the highest quality events and atmosphere possible.”
Management team ASM Global has added new members to its highly experienced staff to bring a bigger and better experience to Oklahoma City. The arena is the city’s largest venue, with over 18,000 seats and hundreds of employees trained in offering a fan-centric guest experience, which sets it apart from the com- petition. Director of Programming Drew Gershenson said it’s a privilege to call Oklahoma home.
“Oklahoma City is the heart of America,” Gershenson said. “The community is very supportive, the guests are friendly and the city and the Thunder are great partners. We couldn’t ask for a better environment in which to live, work and play.”
Top acts on the horizon include artists like Michael Bublé, Kane Brown and Elton John. Semrau and Gershenson said they are committed to offering opportunities for guests to create lasting memories, and the future is bright at Chesapeake Energy Arena.