JOINT PARTNERSHIP WITH BPG|SPORTS AND DELAWARE BLUE COATS RE-BRANDS 161,000 SQUARE FOOT MULTIPURPOSE FACILITY
WILMINGTON – FEB. 18, 2021 — BPG|SPORTS and the Delaware Blue Coats, the NBA G League affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers, announced today a multifaceted joint partnership with JPMorgan Chase that rebrands the state-of-the-art multisport arena in Wilmington and home to the Blue Coats as Chase Fieldhouse, effective immediately. The Chase Fieldhouse will also serve as the home to Titus Sports Academy and Nemours Sports Medicine.
The Chase Fieldhouse emblem adorns both the north and south sides of the 161,000 square foot structure, which also houses tenants Nemours Sports Medicine and Titus Sports Academy, in addition to extensive interior signage. The iconic Philadelphia 76ers logo remains emblazoned on the glass visage of the west facade, as it has since it opened in 2019.
“The 76ers Fieldhouse has been part of the Wilmington community for two years now, and we’re continuing to look for new ways to invest in initiatives and opportunities that help us create a deeper engagement with our athletes and community,” said Rob Buccini, President of Buccini Pollin Group.
“Chase Fieldhouse serves a vital role across the Philadelphia 76ers basketball, business, and community engagement landscapes,” said Philadelphia 76ers President Chris Heck. “This world-class facility and home to our Blue Coats is befitting of a major partner in JPMorgan Chase. Delaware is a huge part of the 76ers footprint and this partnership will further strengthen our commitment to do good in the communities where we live, work, and play.”
“We are thrilled to welcome JPMorgan Chase to our team and arena family,” said Delaware Blue Coats President Larry Meli. “Chase has made an enormous impact in the Wilmington community for many years and it’s a privilege to join them on this next chapter. The promise of Chase Fieldhouse has always been to serve as a beacon for our area youth, and that mission is strongly emboldened by this partnership.”
A ground-breaking ceremony was held on the campus at 401 Garasches Lane in Wilmington in late Summer 2018. BPG|Sports and the Delaware Blue Coats opened the basketball portion of the arena on January 23, 2019 when the Blue Coats hosted the Memphis Hustle before a sold-out crowd. The Blue Coats host 24 regular season home games in the 2,300-seat capacity arena during a traditional NBA G League season. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on June 24, 2019 to signal the opening of the full facility, which includes both indoor and outdoor full-sized professional turf fields, the Nemours Sports Medicine Clinic, Titus Sports Academy, and executive business office spaces.