The Business of Sports – from youth recreation to billionaire stadium strategies: how does the commerce of sport impact our region?

March 3, 2011

South Florida has hosted Super Bowls, organized international swim competitions, and is a perennial stop for the professional golf and tennis tours.  The area is nationally renowned for producing top football prospects, and is known for excellent local parks and recreation programs.  The four major professional  sports leagues all have successful franchises here, with some playing in stadiums operated with public dollar subsidies.  Who benefits, who profits, who wins and who loses?  The Tower Forum will host a look at how playing for fun and money impacts our economy.

SPONSOR:   Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney 

SPEAKERS

John Webb, Senior VP & Director of Sports Development, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitor’s Bureau

Aaron Davidson, Vice President of Traffic Sports, one of the leading sports and media companies in the Americas; Acting CEO of the new North American Soccer League (NASL); President of Miami Football Club (soon to be Strikers), the NASL professional soccer team owned by Traffic.

G. Eric Knowles, Miami Dolphins, Senior Director, Government Affairs; responsible for communicating the organization’s mission to the public and governmental agencies.