Florida Sports is big business: the state boasts nearly 1,800 annual events that generate $3.1 billion in economic impact.


Incredible as it may sound, an Economic Impact of Sports survey concluded that 13.3 million visited the state solely to enjoy sports and recreation. Are we maximizing this dynamic area’s potential?  Sports fan or not, this program offers an informative and thought-provoking discussion.


Rory Babich, CEO/Pres., Florida Panthers

Eric Poms, CEO, Orange Bowl Committee

Tim Robbie, Pres., Fort Lauderdale Strikers

MODERATOR: Dave Hyde, Sports Columnist, Sun Sentinel

Dave Hyde has been a sports columnist at the Sun Sentinel since 1990. He has covered three Heat, two Marlins, four University of Miami championships and too many bad South Florida sports seasons to chronicle. His writing has been in the Top 10 of the national APSE contest 15 times. A native of Ohio, he never seriously considered pulling a LeBron and returning.

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