Hawks CEO Steve Koonin Talks ‘Business Unusual’ As Atlanta Emerges as Leader in COVID-19 Response

  • “If you think we're going to be able to go back and do what we did before, that's going to be a recipe for failure,” Koonin said.
  • The Hawks have started initiatives to support their employees, combat food insecurity within their community, and give back to healthcare workers helping fight coronavirus.

The Atlanta Hawks, through the Hawks Foundation and State Farm, are funding the preparation of 4,000 meals weekly to be delivered to the more than 1,000 frontline healthcare workers treating COVID-19 patients at Emory Healthcare through a four-week pilot that is part of the newly-formed Atlanta Healthcare Heroes inaugural program.  FOS REPORT: 54.5% of industry executives believe that it would be at least 60 days before leagues resume play. The meals are provided in partnership with two local Atlanta restaurants, […]

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College Football Hall Of Fame Finds New Life In Atlanta

  • The Hall saw consecutive days of record-setting attendance around the 2019 Peach Bowl.
  • Super Bowl LII in nearby Mercedes-Benz Stadium brought nine major events and an influx of NFL fans to the Hall.

Attendance was lackluster, awareness waning and revenue dwindling for the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Ind. But a move to a major market and several key strategy shifts sparked a much-needed resurgence for the Hall as both a shrine to the sport’s storied history and an in-demand event venue. Sitting steps away from Mercedes-Benz Stadium and the iconic Centennial Olympic Park in the heart of downtown Atlanta, the building and the experiences the new Chick-Fil-A College Football […]

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National Sports Forum Gears Up For 25th Anniversary Event In Atlanta

(The National Sports Forum is a proud partner of Front Office Sports) A rising tide lifts all ships.  Now in its 25th year of operation, this is the basic philosophy behind the National Sports Forum. Hundreds of professionals of every level attend the three-day conference every year to share ideas and best practices as well as create new connections and friendships in an effort to move the sports industry forward. This year, the event returns to the East Coast for […]

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