When you’re spearheading a stadium or arena project, the last thing you want is to be thrown a legal curve ball. Brownstein’s Stadiums & Arenas Group has been doing this work for decades at a very high level and on a large scale. We understand the process, how the revenue models work and how to interact with municipalities and government agencies.
For more than three decades, we have worked on major projects involving teams in the National Basketball Association, the National Hockey League and the National Football League, as well as several auto racing venues. Our group deals with all the real estate issues that go into a stadium or arena project, including land use entitlements, water, sewer, electrical and vehicular access. We craft sponsorship agreements, sports league sanctioning rights and concession agreements, and naming rights. In addition, we have arranged a number of local television and radio broadcast rights for professional sports teams.
Most major stadium and arena projects require close partnerships with local communities and public funding from municipal entities. Our attorneys are skilled at guiding project owners through the regulation process, securing the necessary entitlements and overseeing the implementation of public infrastructure matters. We know how to find multiple sources of public funds and how to structure the financing terms. When needed, Brownstein’s Government Relations Department can help clients navigate the political waters to secure public financing and get the deals done quickly and on good terms.