Barry Geisler Announces Retirement After 34 Years at Virginia’s EagleBank Arena


Monumental Sports & Entertainment GM Barry Geisler will retire after 34 years at EagleBank Arena on the campus of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, at the end of the year. The news was announced Monday (Sept. 23).

Geisler began his career in 1982 at the Oakland Coliseum and subsequently became an event coordinator at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center in California from 1983-85. He moved to the Washington, D.C. in 1985 to work for Centre Management at the then-Patriot Center as the director of arena administration working for Gary Handleman. Geisler was named Patriot Center GM in 1987.

“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 in a release. “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.”

During Geisler’s tenure, EagleBank Arena hosted superstar acts including Bruce Springsteen, Prince, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Pearl Jam, Sting, Jonas Brothers and One Direction

“We are very appreciative of Barry’s hard work and dedication in positioning EagleBank Arena as one of the top university venues in the world and wish him a wonderful retirement,” added David Touhey, president of venues at Monumental Sports & Entertainment.

The search for Geisler’s replacement will commence immediately.

Barry Geisler Announces Retirement After 34 Years at Virginia's EagleBank Arena