Have you ever wondered just how brightly the Larry O’Brien Trophy shines in person? Whether you could pull off wearing the glitziest, highest-carat NBA championship ring in league history? How about what it’s like to be a Splash Brother, raining jumpers under pressure on the Chase Center hardwood?
The Golden State Warriors and Confirmed360 make those dreams become your new reality with the MVP Experience, an exclusive, one-of-a-kind add-on to single-game tickets that allows fans to feel the joy and thrill of being a reigning NBA champion.
An elite entertainment agency providing fans VIP access to the world's most coveted events across sports, music, Hollywood and more, Confirmed360 is the official Experience Provider for the Golden State Warriors and Chase Center.
“Confirmed360 is proud to partner with the seven-time NBA Champion Golden State Warriors, one of the world’s preeminent sports organizations, to bring the ‘MVP Experience' to life for the real MVPs, the fans,” says Founder & CEO of Confirmed360, Matt Ampolsky.
“This collaboration is a byproduct of our shared mission with the Warriors to elevate the game day experience and give fans a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play on the same court as the greatest shooter of all time. We are excited to officially cross over into sports and leverage our expertise to create the ultimate game day experience.”
Unparalleled access is reflected from start to finish of the MVP Experience, an event fans old and new will come to cherish forever, making indelible memories alongside family and friends while enjoying perks normally reserved for their favorite Warriors stars.
“We want to provide fans of all ages an elevated experience and level of access they thought they could only dream of,” says Jose Martinez Jr., Head of Partnerships and Business Development of Confirmed360. “We want our guests to enjoy gameday like they’re the MVP, to give them an opportunity to take what they know as a gameday and add to it like never before. When planning out their gameday, it’s no longer just about finding the best seat available, but how we make this event even more special. The MVP Experience is a new option for the fans to feel like they’re truly part of the team like never before, like they’re on the 15-player roster.”
The MVP Experience begins with early VIP entry to Chase Center, where attendees are whisked away for a pre-game reception at Bay View Terrace on the state-of-the-art arena's suite level. Longtime Warriors hype man Franco Flinn brings the same unbridled energy and enthusiasm to the MVP Experience he does during in-game timeouts, setting the stage for exclusive fan access to Golden State's newest championship bling.
As champagne is toasted before another home showcase of the most exciting team in basketball, MVP Experience guests are granted ample time to awe at and cheese with the historic Larry O'Brien Trophy—awarded every June to the newly-minted NBA champions—and the Warriors' 2022 championship ring.
Fans can even put the 16-carat, yellow and white diamond ring on their finger, just like Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and the Dubs did while celebrating their fourth title in eight years on opening night of the 2022-23 season. Much as you won't want it to, just be sure the gaudy jewelry designed by Jason of Beverley Hills actually slides off your finger. It was nearly too tight on mine, but I certainly wasn't complaining.
Once you've had all the time you want with Golden State's blinding title-winning mementos, the MVP Experience continues at one of Chase Center's many fan shops, where attendees splurge on Warriors merchandise with a provided gift card. My partner and I left with an embroidered Golden State sweatshirt from Pro Standard, Nike's Classic Edition Swingman shorts and a mini Warriors ball.
But the MVP Experience never loses sight of its foundation: Golden State basketball. After watching the Warriors fight for another victory on the NBA's best home court is when fans are treated to the most surreal portion of a truly unforgettable night.
“The on-court Splash Challenge is the biggest wow factor of the MVP Experience,” Martinez says. “Being on the Chase Center court on a gameday seems like an unattainable experience and we wanted to make that a possibility. As fun as going to a Warriors game is, most don’t grow up dreaming about just going to games to watch, they dream about being in a game and having the chance to make a game-winning half-court shot at the buzzer. We believed that offering that opportunity would be an amazing way to cap off the MVP Experience.”
The Splash Challenge is a shooting contest on the Chase Center floor that echoes Curry's legendary pregame warmup routine. Everyone participating in the MVP Experience gets 45 seconds to make as many shots as they can from four designated spots on the court, fulfilling all Dubs fans' burning desire to step in the shoes of the Splash Brothers.
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Once every guest has embraced their inner Curry and Thompson and you're done pinching yourself, the MVP Experience finally comes to a close. But the stirring excitement of living like an MVP persists long after the night is over, begging the question of what Experience Confirmed360 will offer sports fans next—with the Warriors in 2023-24, or many more NBA, NFL and MLB franchises in the future.
“The Warriors were the perfect partner to expand our experiential business into the NBA. Since the partnership announcement, teams and venues all across sports have reached out about creating similar experiences tailored toward their respective fan bases,” Martinez says.
“We plan on continuing to be strategic about working with other partners that are open to expanding beyond the limitations of their fans' gameday experience. As we identify the organizations that align with our vision for enhancing the fan experience while not distracting from the main event, we’ll continue to aggressively expand in the sports world.”
Limited MVP Experience tickets are available for January games beginning December 19th at WarriorsMVP.com, so be ready to act fast. Space is limited to 30 guests per outing, and no fan base craves true VIP access like Dub Nation.