Hewlett Packard Enterprise has been unveiled as a founding partner of Chase Center, the state-of-the-art arena that will serve as the future home of NBA basketball team the Golden State Warriors.

The facility is due to open in September 2019 and will form part of a wide-ranging sports and entertainment complex in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighbourhood.

HPE will exclusively provide IT infrastructure and networking solutions to Chase Center, enabling connected experiences for Warriors fans on game days, along with other guests at the arena.

Technology from HPE and Aruba, a HPE company, will drive the arena’s IT infrastructure and deliver next-generation mobility and indoor location services throughout Chase Center and the surrounding district.

Chase Center will also feature the most advanced HPE hybrid cloud and Aruba networking solutions to provide secure, seamless connectivity. The arena and surrounding district will also deliver custom mobile content and venue-specific services during NBA games, concerts, family shows, conventions and more.

HPE president and chief executive Antonio Neri said: “Attending sporting events, concerts and stage performances used to be a passive experience, with fans simply sitting and watching. Industry-leading servers, storage and strong connectivity combined with new location technology inside the arena and theatre and across the entire 11-acre site, makes the entire space a connected, interactive playground.”

Rick Welts, Warriors president and chief operating officer, added: “Our partnership with HPE will enable our fans and guests to experience a seamless connected experience from the moment they step onto our site. HPE’s experience in the connectivity space and their knowledge and understanding of our needs is what makes them a perfect partner for the Warriors and Chase Center.”

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