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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, our team works directly with your team to provide legal support for your business.

Real property matters and licensing represent a significant portion of sports business operations. We help clients navigate a range of venue contracts and licensing agreements, including leases, tenant improvements, property portfolios, waivers, and licensing for team venues. In addition, our team provides comprehensive support on corporate matters, from sponsorships, marketing, and broadcasting, to employment agreements, intellectual property, third-party agreements, and venue operations.


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