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Leaders Podcast: Tim Leiweke

In conversation with Oak View Group CEO Tim Leiweke.

Tim Leiweke is probably best known as the long-time CEO of AEG, where he spent 18 years and was hailed as a visionary leader, before leaving the sports and entertainment giant suddenly in 2013, pitching up not long afterwards in Toronto as CEO of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment.

Almost three years later, he was back in his adopted home of LA, this time starting his own venue specialist operation, Oak View Group – or OVG – which he launched alongside his partners music biz legend Irving Azoff and the Madison Square Garden company.

James visited Tim in his well-appointed office in Westwood, Los Angeles, on a cloudless February or March day this year.

On the conversational agenda:

– OVG: What is it? Why did he leave Toronto so quickly to launch it? And is it competing with AEG?

– The arena business in general: how to fill them, how to commercialise them, how to programme them, how to secure them, how to service them, and how to pick opportunities in the space;

– David Beckham in Miami – and why that Major League Soccer project will happen;

– a new Kevin Plank-driven arena project in Baltimore;

– why Tim would never have given the go-ahead to AEG’s O2 project in London had he had real skin in the game;

– secondary ticketing; and the next frontier for content in major global arenas.

Listen to the podcast below, or subscribe on iTunes or your chosen podcast platform today.

The Sport Business Summit
体育商业峰会

21 July 2017
2017年7月21日


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