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How Stadium Deals Come Together

  • Senior Writer Mike McCarthy breaks down the biggest changes happening at ESPN.
  • Veteran Sports Lawyer Irwin Kishner shares his insight on what goes into making the biggest sports deals fall in place.
Andy Abeyta – The Desert Sun
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On today’s episode, we get an update from Front Office Sports senior writer Michael McCarthy on life at ESPN. McCarthy talks about the most recent round of layoffs, the troubles around their business model, and ESPN’s role in the upcoming NBA media rights negotiations.

Next, we are joined by Irwin Kishner — a lawyer with over three decades of experience helping teams negotiate major deals. He shares his thoughts on San Diego’s record $500 million MLS expansion fee, the Arizona Coyotes failed entertainment district, and whether or not public funds should be used to pay for sports venues.

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