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A sports podcast hosted by Bob McCown with co-host John Shannon. We talk about the biggest stories with the biggest names in professional sports. New every weekday.

October 18, 2021

EP 250 - TIM LEIWEKE on how he built Climate Pledge Arena, his time at MLSE & his plans for the future.

Former CEO of MLSE and current CEO of the Oak View Group, responsible for the construction of two of the newest arena's in the NHL - TIM LEIWEKE - joins todays podcast to chat with Bob and John.

The three discuss the process of acquiring and building Climate Pledge Arena - home of the Seattle Kraken - as we get an inside look at the logistics of how to build a stadium not only for an NHL team but various other live entertainment opportunities as well.

We get into some of the other plans Tim and OVG have for the future as he is set to begin the redevelopment of FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton and complete the New York Islanders new home, UBS Arena.

To end the show we chat about Tim's time in Toronto and the experience he gained working as the CEO of MLSE and we find out just how ready Seattle is to have an NBA team return to their city.

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