Tim Leiweke has been hired as president and chief executive officer of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd., the sports and real estate group that owns the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League and the Raptors professional basketball club.
Phil Anschutz has taken Anschutz Entertainment Group off the market after bids for the world’s second-biggest concert promoter and owner of the Staples Center in Los Angeles didn’t meet the billionaire’s demand.
The Los Angeles City Council approved plans by Anschutz Entertainment Group to build a new downtown football stadium and convention space, opening the door for a National Football League team to return to the city.
West Ham United ’s plan to turn London’s Olympic stadium into a joint soccer and athletics complex would create a sporting facility that will be “broke in 10 years,” according to one of the organizers of a rival bid.
David Beckham will end his six-year stint with the Los Angeles Galaxy in next month’s Major League Soccer championship game, saying he wants to experience “one last challenge” before the end of his playing career.
AEG Worldwide, responding to Los Angeles officials, cut the amount of municipal bonds it wants the city to issue to build a convention center addition and make way for a proposed $1 billion football stadium.