The Philadelphia 76ers are one of the most storied franchises in the National Basketball Association, with some of the sport’s most decorated athletes having represented the club, including Hall of Famers Charles Barkley, Wilt Chamberlain, Julius Erving and Allen Iverson, among several other all-time greats. The team has won three World Championships, earned nine trips to The Finals and has made 50 playoff appearances over 71 seasons. In 2016, the 76ers opened a 125,000-square-foot training complex, the largest in the NBA. The facility, located in Camden, NJ, includes two NBA regulation-size basketball courts, a 2,800-square-foot player locker room, and state-of-the-art performance, wellness, recovery, and hydrotherapy rooms. In 2018, the 76ers were named one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Companies,” the only professional sports team to be included on the list.
NEW JERSEY DEVILS
The New Jersey Devils are part of the 31-team National Hockey League, with teams throughout the United States and Canada. Established in 1982, they are entering their 38th year in the Garden State. During that time, the team has won three Stanley Cup Championships: 1995, 2000 and 2003, and also went to the Stanley Cup Final in 2001 and 2012. In that period, the Devils have retired the numbers of five players: Scott Stevens, Ken Daneyko, Scott Niedermayer, Martin Brodeur and Patrik Elias. The current club presents a promising young core which includes 2019 No. 1 Draft Pick Jack Hughes and 2017 No. 1 Draft Pick Nico Hischier, guided by the leadership of General Manager Tom Fitzgerald and Head Coach Lindy Ruff. Dedicated to the Newark and greater New Jersey communities, the Devils engage in multiple charitable programs each year including this Diversity & Inclusion initiative.
New Meta Entertainment (NME) is a digital sports and entertainment company backed by an investor group that includes HBSE, Fertitta Entertainment, Susquehanna International Group and Delaware North. Dignitas is the competitive team vertical within the NME franchise.
Since its formation in 2003, Dignitas has established itself as one of the most successful esports organizations in the world, amassing 18 World Championships across multiple game titles. In September 2016, HBSE acquired Dignitas, which now sits within the NME portfolio. Dignitas currently fields seven teams in five of esports’ largest and most popular games: League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (men’s and women’s teams), Super Smash Bros., Rocket League, and Clash Royale. With player content studios and wellness facilities in New York City and Los Angeles, and infrastructure in Europe and China, Dignitas is the global leader dedicated to esports athletes.
Built and operated by Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, the 8,000-square-foot GRAMMY Museum Experience is housed within Prudential Center. The Experience marks the first GRAMMY Museum outpost to be built on the East Coast and, similar to the original GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles, the Experience is dedicated to exploring the past, present and future of music, and the cultural context from which it emerges, while casting a focused spotlight on the deep musical roots of New Jersey.
The Experience features a dynamic combination of educational programming including Summer Session, “Spotlight Series” and “An Evening With Series” and interactive permanent and traveling exhibits, including a spotlight on legendary GRAMMY winners from New Jersey.
HBSE Real Estate (HBSE RE) was created to advance HBSE’s mission to be the most impactful sports and entertainment company in the world by investing in communities in which HBSE teams and properties live, work, play, and perform. HBSE RE looks to execute large-scale mixed-use developments that improve the quality of life in our communities. HBSE RE is primarily focused on building neighborhoods around our sports and entertainment venues while driving social impact through job creation, economic growth, and impact investments. HBSE RE builds on the progress made in the cities of Camden, Newark, and Philadelphia where we have stimulated economic growth, promoted diversity and inclusion, built/operated facilities, and curated community programming.
HBSE REAL ESTATE
Elevate Sports Ventures is a best-in-class sports and entertainment consulting firm, providing proven, innovative solutions to organizations across the global sports and entertainment landscape.
Elevate taps into the extensive resources, relationships, and expertise of its partners to innovate and execute comprehensive strategies and solutions in Venue Renovations, Sales and Marketing, Stadium Licenses, Premium Ticketing, Corporate Hospitality, Customer Research, Strategy and Analytics, Sales Training, and more.
Formed in partnership between the San Francisco 49ers and Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment (HBSE) in 2018, Elevate welcomed Oak View Group (OVG) and Ticketmaster and Live Nation as partners in June 2018.