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Inaugural Ticketing Symposium opens Sports Facilities & Franchises conference

Sports executives gathered for the inaugural Ticketing Symposium leading into the Sports Facilities & Franchises conference last week in Hoboken, N.J.
Photos by Shana Wittenwyler

Ticketmaster’s Jared Smith, Kirsten Corio of the NBA and Ticketmaster’s Clay Luter
















Bill Schlough of the San Francisco Giants, Bill Haggard of the Dallas Cowboys and Mike Birdsall of FanConneX














Marty Greenspun of the New York Yankees and Sportservice’s Rick Abramson





















John Walker of Tickets.com and Eric McKenzie of Spurs Sports & Entertainment





















Ueberroth receives Wooden Award

ROBERT DOWNS
Peter Ueberroth, former Olympics executive and MLB commissioner, received the John Wooden Global Leadership Award last Monday at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. The award was presented by UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.



































Multisport lineup at ESPN Upfront

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At the ESPN Upfront on May 17 at Best Buy Theater in New York City, from left: Winter X Games medalist and analyst Kier Dillon, Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews, ESPYs host Seth Meyers of “Saturday Night Live,” Walt Disney Co. President and CEO Bob Iger, ESPN/ABC Sports President George Bodenheimer and skateboarder and executive Tony Hawk.





















WNBA honors Couric


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Former CBS News anchor Katie Couric received the WNBA Inspiration Award at the sixth annual WNBA Inspiring Women Luncheon on May 24 at Gotham Hall in New York City. From left: WNBA President Laurel Richie, NBA Commissioner David Stern, Couric, Washington Mystics guard Alana Beard, and Sheila Johnson, Mystics vice chairman, president and managing partner.












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