May 10, 2016

Inside the Business of St. Louis Sports

The Anders Sports, Arts & Entertainment Group teamed with the St. Louis Sports Commission for the 4th annual Inside the Business of St. Louis Sports, a morning of engaging interviews and panel discussions at Washington University on May 5th. Local sports legends, media and fans came together to discuss the state of St. Louis sports and the economic impact on our city’s future.

St. Louis’ greatest Olympian, Jackie Joyner-Kersee started the day with her thoughts on the Olympic movement, the games in Rio, and her inspiring journey as a six-time Olympic medalist.

Media Views
A mix of St. Louis media veterans and fresh faces gave their takes on the local sports scene, prominent issues confronting the sports world, and the business of sports media.

Panelists included:
Frank Cusumano, Channel 5 KSDK Sportscaster, CBS Sports 920AM Radio
Audrey Dahlgren, Channel 5 KSDK Sportscaster
Randy Karraker, The Fast Lane Co-Host, 101 ESPN Radio
Maurice Drummond, Channel 4 KMOV Sports Director

Where to Next?
A panel of St. Louis sports executives and insiders tackled the big questions and issues bringing St. Louis sports to a crossroads and driving the region’s sports future.

Panelists included:
Chris Zimmerman, President and CEO of Business Operations for the St. Louis Blues
Jim Kavanaugh, CEO of World Wide Technology, CEO of the St. Louis Football Club
Ron Watermon, Vice-President of Communications for the St. Louis Cardinals
Frank Viverito, President of the St. Louis Sports Commission
Tim Hayden, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Stadia Ventures

To wrap-up the morning, Dave Peacock provided his insight as chair of the St. Louis Sports Commission, co-chair of the NFL Stadium Task Force and member of the MLS2STL Group.  Dave shared the ups and downs of the effort to keep the NFL in STL, his perspective on the state of the region, and his vision for growing and strengthening St. Louis from a sports standpoint.

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