The Comeback: Sports in a Worldwide Pandemic (Series)

15 September 2021 Webinar Past Event

Location

Webinar

Agenda

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. ET

More than a year ago, the fear of an emerging pandemic summarily shut down sports, and severely impacted the trillion dollar global sports business. Today, thanks to vaccine technology and an unprecedented global response, the sports world is now months into “The Comeback” even as the threat of COVID-19 remains and continues to present challenges and obstacles.

Foley & Lardner’s Sports & Entertainment Group, along with renowned sports industry author and adviser Rick Horrow, is pleased to invite you to its Leadership Insight series, The Comeback: Sports in a Worldwide Pandemic. Each month, the series will feature lively discussions on the business of sports (as well as impacts on hospitality, real estate, tourism, and other ancillary industries). The series will include rotating panels of high–profile industry executives and experts, who will offer their unique perspectives, predictions for the future, and practical advice for moving forward.  

Future Installments of The Comeback

As plans for upcoming installments of The Comeback are being finalized, developing details can be found here. The current schedule, topics, and expected speakers are as follows: 

Expected Speakers (among others):

  • Don Garber – Commissioner, MLS
  • Mike Whan – Commissioner, LPGA
  • Kevin Warren – Commissioner, Big 10 Conference
  • Joe Castiglione – Athletic Director, University of Oklahoma
  • Bob Griese – Hall of Famer, NFL
  • Jack Nicklaus – Golf Legend
  • Bob Kain – Executive, IMG/USGA
  • Mark Lazarus – President, NBC Broadcast Group
  • Ken Solomon – President, Tennis Channel
  • Bill Galvano – Former President, Florida Senate

Nationwide COVID Regulation Tracker: Roadmap to Restart for Sports and Entertainment Venues in the U.S.

Foley & Lardner’s Sports & Entertainment Group is pleased to offer its Nationwide COVID Regulation Tracker: Roadmap to Restart for Sports and Entertainment Venues in the U.S. – a compendium of state and local COVID–related regulations and rules that impact the reopening and operation of professional sports stadiums and arenas across the United States, including for every jurisdiction where an MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, or MLS team is located. The Tracker will help stakeholders across the sports and entertainment industries navigate their complex legal, operational, and consumer–related decisions at this challenging time. This valuable resource provides state–, city–, and team–specific information on venue capacity limits, ticketing policies, screening procedures, and other safety and mitigation requirements, and includes direct links to state and city regulations and to the rules established by the local teams. The Roadmap to Restart will be updated regularly, so be sure to check back for the latest developments. For more information on the tracker, click here.

Sports & Entertainment Group

Foley’s broad and deep history, experience, and multi–disciplinary reach in sports and entertainment is unmatched. We do it all. For decades, Foley has been a market leader in sports & entertainment law. Leveraging our team of industry insiders and seasoned practitioners, our Sports & Entertainment Group is consistently recognized as one of the preeminent legal practices in the country. Our attorneys have held high–profile positions at leading sports, entertainment, and media companies and organizations. Our industry practice is nationally recognized and our attorneys have been consistently top–ranked by the leading publications and ranking services.

The Comeback: Sports in a Worldwide Pandemic - Previous Sessions

All-Star Lineup

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET

Our first installment focuses on challenges impacting the Business of Sports, as well as hope and expectations for post–pandemic business and operations. You can view the recorded presentation in its entirety here.  In addition, you can find a full recap of the presentation here. We hope you will find the presentation interesting and informative!

Hosts

  • Bob DuPuy, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP, Former Chief Legal Counsel, President and COO, Major League Baseball
  • Rick Horrow, Author, Sport Business Handbook: Insights from 100+ Leaders who Shaped 50 Years of the Industry

Speakers

  • Tom Ricketts, Owner, The Chicago Cubs
  • Kyle Sanborn, Vice President of Marketing, Enterprise Holdings
  • Dr. John DiFiori, Director of Sports Medicine, National Basketball Association
  • Donald Dell, Founder, ProServ
  • Phil de Picciotto, Founder & President, Octagon

All-Star Lineup

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET

Our second installment focuses on key issues of stimulus financing, facility projects, and the importance of infrastructure recovery in a post–pandemic world. You can find a full recap of the presentation here.

Hosts

  • Bob DuPuy, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP, Former Chief Legal Counsel, President and COO, Major League Baseball
  • Rick Horrow, Author, Sport Business Handbook: Insights from 100+ Leaders who Shaped 50 Years of the Industry

Speakers

  • Greg Ballard, Founder, United States Conference of Mayors Sports Advisory Committee
  • Frank Supovitz, Founder, Fast Traffic Events & Entertainment / Former NFL/NHL Executive
  • Bryan Trubey, Global Director, Principal and Executive Vice President, HKS
  • Janet Marie Smith, Executive Vice President, Planning & Development, Los Angeles Dodgers

Our third installment focuses on covering all aspects of the business in and around sports facility operation and management; showcasing diverse Foley expertise on key issues of stimulus financing, facility projects, and the importance of infrastructure recovery in a post–pandemic world.

Hosts

  • Bob DuPuy, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP, Former Chief Legal Counsel, President and COO, Major League Baseball
  • Rick Horrow, Author, Sport Business Handbook: Insights from 100+ Leaders who Shaped 50 Years of the Industry

Speakers

  • Al Guido President, San Francisco 49ers; Chairman & CEO, Elevate Sports Ventures
  • Larry Lucchino, Chairman, Worcester Red Sox
  • Amy Latimer, President, TD Garden
  • Peter Luukko, Chairman, OVG Facilities

All-Star Lineup

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET

Our fourth installment focuses on covering all aspects of the business in and around sports facility operation and management; showcasing diverse Foley expertise.

Hosts

  • Bob DuPuy, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP, Former Chief Legal Counsel, President and COO, Major League Baseball
  • Rick Horrow, Author, Sport Business Handbook: Insights from 100+ Leaders who Shaped 50 Years of the Industry

Speakers

  • Fred Ridley, Chairman, Augusta National Golf Club; Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP  
  • Angela Ruggiero, Hall of Famer, Women’s USA Hockey; Co–Founder, Innovation Lab
  • Gary Bettman, Commissioner, National Hockey League

 

All-Star Lineup

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET

Our fifth installment focuses on covering all aspects of the dominant landscape of media rights and expanding digital sports platforms.

Hosts

  • Bob DuPuy, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP, Former Chief Legal Counsel, President and COO, Major League Baseball
  • Rick Horrow, Author, Sport Business Handbook: Insights from 100+ Leaders who Shaped 50 Years of the Industry

Speakers

  • Zack Leonsis, SVP of Strategic Initiatives, Monumental Sports & Entertainment; General Manager, Monumental Sports Network 
  • Alev Kelter, Seven’s Player, Women’s USA Rugby
  • Phil de Picciotto, Founder and President, Octagon
One year ago, the fear of an emerging pandemic summarily shut down sports, and severely impacted the trillion dollar global sports business. One year later, thanks to vaccine technology and an unprecedented global response, the sports world turns its attention to “The Comeback.”

All-Star Lineup

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. ET

Our sixth installment focuses on all aspects of the business, in and around the National Football League, with the start of the football season, featuring c-suite executives.

Hosts

  • Bob DuPuy, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP, Former Chief Legal Counsel, President and COO, Major League Baseball
  • Rick Horrow, Author, Sport Business Handbook: Insights from 100+ Leaders who Shaped 50 Years of the Industry

Speakers

  • Al Guido, President, San Francisco 49ers; Chairman & CEO, Elevate Sports Ventures
  • Dawn Aponte, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrator of Football Operations, National Football League
  • Hymie Elhai, President, New York Jets
  • Mark Lamping, President, Jacksonville Jaguars

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The Comeback: Sports in a Worldwide Pandemic (Series)

Location

Webinar

Agenda

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. ET