Major sports teams, venues and related amenities are valuable additions to any community. And can deliver an impactful revenue source as well as new dimensions to civic pride, local businesses, tourism, and their teams. Winstead is proud to have led, strategized, and negotiated some of the most iconic sports facility projects in the United States and has been a trusted advisor to many of the top sports venues in North America, having counseled numerous clients in early-phase project development and sports franchise acquisitions and investments.
Because Winstead has represented both governmental authorities and team owners, we understand the intricacies involved in striking the right public balance for projects. We have also discovered that having experienced legal counsel “at the table early” helps to ensure that our clients’ projects meet both financial and community objectives. Our cross-disciplinary approach to client representation enables us to serve our clients at the highest level, regardless of the dynamic issues involved in their projects. Our Team is steadfast under pressure and ahead of the competition with a perspective strengthened by experience and achievement in major deals and is dedicated to efficiently serving as an extension to our client’s teams.
Professional sports franchises
Colleges and universities
Naming rights holders and sponsors
Areas of Experience:
Team acquisition & financing
Conference realignment issues
Pourage and branding
Legislative and regulatory consulting
Labor and employment