FAIRFAX, VA (CelebrityAccess) — Monumental Sports & Entertainment, operators of EagleBank Arena on the campus of George Mason University announced that longtime General Manager Barry Geisler plans to retire at the end of December.
Geisler began his career in 1982 at the Oakland Coliseum and later became an event coordinator at Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center. In 1985, he moved to the East Coast to work for Centre Management at the then-Patriot Center as the Director of Arena Administration working for then-GM Gary Handleman. Geisler was named Patriot Center General Manager in 1987.
During Geisler’s tenure, EagleBank Arena hosted a wide variety of events, from NCAA basketball to concerts by major touring artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Prince, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Pearl Jam, Sting, Jonas Brothers, and One Direction.
“It has been a great run and I’m looking forward to working these final three months, making a seamless transition to my successor and then cheering on EagleBank Arena’s continued success,” Geisler said. “A huge thank you to the many agents, promoters and family show producers who have placed their acts in our venue and have made EagleBank Arena one of the most successful mid-size arenas over the past 34 years.”
The search for Geisler’s replacement will commence immediately.