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Stadiums, Arenas, and Sports

Areas of Focus

Stadiums and arenas are complex, high-profile, and often require public buy in. Our team helps cut through the chaos to help complete projects on time, on budget, with minimal claims.

Developed for sports, events, and entertainment, stadiums and arenas require unique features to create experiences optimized for players, fans, and guests. We coordinate and manage relationships with owners, architects, contractors, subcontractors, and governmental authorities, to ensure the client’s expectations for these multi-purpose projects are met. Clients rely on us to execute their vision at every stage of a project, from lobbying for government approvals, development, construction, and financing, through venue operations.

Incorporating the intricate rules of various sports leagues (NFL, NHL, NBA, WNBA, MiLB, FIFA, MLS, NCAA, among others) into every facet of design and development is only one layer of the project compliance profile our team oversees. We also guide clients to ensure the project meets the terms of community buy in plans, DEI requirements, and public funding requirements. 

Our work doesn’t end when the project is complete. We continue supporting owners and management teams with the myriad operational needs of these multi-purpose venues.  

Successful sports franchise development requires specialized legal knowledge. From building multibillion dollar stadiums to daily business operations, clients rely on us for agile legal guidance. We provide overflow assistance and project-specific expertise for in-house legal teams of large and small professional sports franchises. For clients without a dedicated legal department, we serve as outside counsel.

Depending on the business needs of the franchise, we can provide full-service legal coverage including compliance with major sports leagues rules, protecting intellectual property assets, licensing, commercial contracts, talent contracts (players, coaches, team staff), investigations, litigation, and management of real property portfolios.


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