Oak View Group Seattle

As a 20 year resident of Seattle, I am excited to be involved in bringing Seattle a world class arena in the place it belongs – Seattle Center. I have always viewed Seattle Center as the soul of the city. It’s home to landmarks like the Pacific Science Center, the iconic Space Needle and, of course, the Seattle Coliseum. With Seattle amidst rapid growth, downtown is now expanding towards South Lake Union, Uptown and the Belltown neighborhoods. Seattle Center is now Seattle’s heart as well. To play a small part in shaping the next 50 years of Seattle Center is a role I will embrace with the focus it deserves. I am proud of our region’s natural beauty and our passion for preserving our environment. Our commitment to restore and re-use this historic arena is consistent with my values and those of our community. My hope is that someday, decades from now, we will look at the arena as our Wrigley Field or Lambeau Field – a facility that serves its community proudly for a century or more. I look forward to leading the local efforts of OVG Seattle for this project. We will reflect the neighborhoods and community we live in. I will work tirelessly to ensure Seattle is proud of its new partner.



Steve Mattson is Director of Operations for the New Arena at Seattle Center. Mattson brings 27 years of major market arena operations experience to OVG. He comes to Seattle from the Target Center in Minneapolis, home of the NBA Timberwolves. For the past 16 years he was Vice President/General Manager with full responsibly for all aspects of the 19,000-seat facility. Over the course of his time at the Target Center, Mattson oversaw: · The $140 million public/private partnership with the City of Minneapolis for the renovation of the Target Center · Industry record concert tours · National events, including: NBA All-Start Game, NCAA Women’s Final Four, NCAA Wrestling Championships, and International Figure Skating Championships · 8 consecutive years in the NBA playoffs (1997-2004) Earlier in his career, Mattson held positions at Deloitte and 3M. A Minnesota native, Steve is a graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College.