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NATIONAL SPORTS LAW INSTITUTE VENUE CONFERENCE A SUCCESS
Published October 20, 1995
Milwaukee was the center of the sports venue world last week, and not because of the significant victory for the Brewers' towards getting a new stadium. Co-sponsored by Marquette Law School and Deloitte & Touche, the National Sports Institute hosted a two-day conference covering the key venue issues facing team and league execs, stadium owners and operators, state and local government officials and concessionaires. The keynote was delivered by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, who related his league's dealings with cities in need of new arenas and those seeking teams. Bettman said to watch for arenas becoming "entertainment meccas" complete with high-tech attractions and interactive features. Key themes from some of the other speakers included the idea that there is no "cookie cutter approach" to venue issues -- whether it is determining the best funding package for renovation or construction or in negotiating lease and concessions contracts. In addition, many stressed the need for "public-private partnerships" for new construction, although definitions differed (THE DAILY).