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7.15: Warriors owner Peter Guber on Chronicle Live

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Sat, 16 Jul 2011|

Guber talks with Greg Papa about the Warriors and his movie production career.

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An era of 704 Jamison. Baseball players forever and marketing professional sports the number was 810 boards in the Portland trailblazers sold out every game from able to 77 through November but 95 that was until. This past Saturday when the Dayton dragons the single a affiliate affiliate. The reds sold out there 858 straight they've had about a couple more. They've sold out every game for all over eleven years not of their twelve here. Bottling here on product alive because their owner is a co owner of the Golden State Warriors are these are chronicled conversation subject tonight you've met. Peter -- before. And we're gonna have a nice sit down with in the ninth bunt chronicle live Peter welcome back to -- -- Greg Papa studio in San Francisco 817. Games as a mind -- -- how have you guys done this. A lot of praying a lot of hard work a lot of terrific people that worked on it. You know we have we have senator a baseball games a professional baseball things that we bone around the country this is his one about -- asked me on the Yankees AAA team. Partisan the Yankees in Scranton -- bar and a single -- team is that an island that we used on the dud the dodgers' triple -- game in Las Vegas and we -- all over the country. This stadium we built and rebuilt the relationship with the community in a unique way and we have. Not only have medicine -- -- -- we have 9000. Season ticket -- is on a waiting list nine dollars. And second tick -- season ticket holders at a wedding was for a ballpark that holds only 7200. People now. Dayton Ohio is near Cincinnati so they can go there and watch the future. Reds Peter but this is a rough economy for those folks there in that area of Ohio. What what are you doing from a customer service standpoint I know what a creative guy you are why is everybody flocked -- to watch this space. -- Well I think it's a cohesive entertainment. Proposition. It's yes the the team on the field has to have some competitive valuable during that streak. One time we lost when He got 22 games in a row may still turned out so what it was. A what it is is a family friendly experience. Every piece of him from driving up to the stadium to the parking attendants the people and major at the door. To limit it to the other players of affinity to the fans to the sponsors working integrated really into the community so there's a real benefit to them. To -- -- really affordable prices have really good food. But provide merchandise and right at the right prices and then recognize. Did you have a relationship with these fans you have to -- -- -- the fanatics -- -- apostles if you will because -- transactions. Your run out of people and about three weeks so you literally have to build it as the place to -- and go for a social experience. That's social networking that the baseball. Stadium and the team and that venue provides and that's the secret sauce. Peter for a long time the Golden State Warriors in a lengthy sellout streak of their own back in the eighties when the building was much smaller they said it 151025. There. Every single night now the building is obviously over 1910191263. When you guys a salad out of you have sold out many games but not. Every single game it is that your goal maybe not to get -- they daughter and seventeen year old but why can't the Warriors sellout every single home game. They can they can I get -- remember you know you have to figure that. All of that God's got a conspire to me that means all the elements have to conspire to have that. The fan experience. -- -- the attention to detail. The cohesive management. Team that runs the business. The pricing in the tickets correctly and having a good concessions creating an attitude not just the -- dude that's what all does is not just. It's not just on the field. Baseball players it's about. The relationship. Between the fans and the product and if you will the ownership and the community. Almost got it together it's it's really a kid delay having twelve Bulgarian -- is live on twelve look very -- perfectly it did that so that's a real risk. But you have to be willing to be inventive you have to be willing to take the -- try new things -- present new on -- on in the stadium and attainment. You have to be very thoughtful a lot the fact that you have to provide a lot of certain they -- they have to provide -- you have to have sounds funny. Everything from the clean bathrooms to clean stadiums too. The relationship. Of the community to the team is crucial components for success. You rattled off some of the -- teams in a pro baseball then that you currently own I think there's six if I'm if I'm correct minor league teams that you currently own -- the had to -- Mandalay sports entertainment I have -- in various sources that. You look at the by. The LA Dodgers a one point before frank and Jamie McCourt bought the Dodgers is that true. Peter and why did you not buy the Dodgers at that time. Well -- it's funny -- it no wasn't sure it is ensure that we tried to -- before Frank McCourt Joseph leg up. The other owner of the Golden State Warriors myself. Where where Frank McCourt. At that point negotiating to do to do it together we were involved -- back from Boston. And -- -- northern California and in and in Los Angeles and ultimately. It didn't work you know it didn't work the deal just didn't work but we were very heavily involved in that and it was something that we really had RI on we felt. It was -- a really interesting franchise purchased at that time. You really interest in that time the team under the tutelage of fox isn't losing it in 45 and fifteen million dollars a year. So that was -- it was not a winning proposition and there are Canas was hovering around three million. But whatever is -- about Frank McCourt not rattling his cage not giving them bravery. You know over a few -- -- improve the stadium He brought. The team to be up up profitable team ending -- did -- almost four million or I think there was woman so the Iditarod as. This whole collapse that happened really happened on the back end of some success so the story like everything has success and failure and it. And then now. On the field actually went to the National League Championship Series in back to back years so there was some level. Of success so what do you think ultimately happens since -- Peters now joining us from a down and out in Southern California in LA or what what is the talk down there about the Dodgers is -- gonna have to get that team up and Mark Cuban Premier League the NBA champion Dallas Mavericks whose name has been mentioned it anyway Mark Cuban buys the Dallas Mavericks -- -- Did dodges right now. There there and ate a little bit of a freefall that I think they're probably close to the very bottom of the league performance. Mean really they're I think there were and close you know last quarter of the group of teams in the major leagues on the National League level. There attendance is down markedly. This and sponsorship. I'll push back because of the nature of what's gone on them it's a family friendly environments. And the legacy people to be able that a follow the dodges for decades feel that they team has lost the team of the businesses -- Has lost -- sense of they still love. They're dodges this one of the storied franchises when you O'Malley brought the Los Angeles. And it's sad to see that it is really one of these kinds of problems but it tells you very. Truthfully that the that nothing's too big to fail nothing's too big to run these problems if you don't manage it correctly pay great attention to detail. And have great authenticity and integrity in your operation. You know I don't know it'll happen but you know the movie there will be blood gap there will be -- yeah. And they've got a turnaround out there and LA which is the entertainment capital of the entire world and mr. -- I think you're aware for out of him what He bought the Warriors as great a track record of the motion picture. Industry and I'm looking and all that they they movies that you either -- the producer for. Or the executive producer for the list is just so impressive to me did did you. Midnight express the deep with Jacquelyn the sack that changed my child and I gotta say Peter I know they do very rich man it. American werewolf in London flashed past color purple little which is -- -- with Rain Man it guerrillas have been -- -- -- -- tango and cash fat man but bonfire of the managers I can go on long that. And edit it down this list even more that tell me a couple of stories about some of these projects because you're involved in some of the greatest. Motion picture making any history. Well you know the idea is every and every movie is a story every movies and hasn't storing -- -- make getting them made it's totally inactive -- though the average movie takes about three years to get made. And the avid movie today. Is about 78 million dollars and the average it will go releasing cost them move in a global basis committee is fifty million dollars in -- about. Huge investment that all comes down to what you know one moment Friday night when they release that either nationally or internationally. So it's a very high risk proposition and today each movie is a new business there's not a movie going business it's a movie that people go do. And as such is a much more risky business. What we look at today the reason why there's so many sequels and so many franchises that dance studios are trying to do that has been to go looking for certainty. They are being able to have gotten him 12 and three by being able to -- by the -- until Andre can have rain in one don't rate for the idea of being able to have his continuity. Is allows them to really build a platform were slate of pictures. Because going to the marketplace each time with a new picture. While that's daring do. It's time for a lot -- I gotta go Peter I gotta say that yes -- that so much for your time and -- a chronicle last.

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