How To Prepare For The New Future Of Sports

May 08, 2020

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Sports Management During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic: How to prepare for the new future of sports

Over 100 people gathered – online and in safe, social distancing fashion of course – to hear Todd Taylor, Executive Vice President of Chief Sales and Marketing for Pacers Sports & Entertainment, Joe Ondrejko, Senior Vice President of Ticket Sales and Service for the Colts and Jordan Mirabile, Director of Administration and Culture for Indy Eleven answer these key questions:

  1. How did you break into the sports industry?
  2. What are the top two issues your organization is debating with respect to the COVID-19 Pandemic?
  3. How is the COVID-19 Pandemic affecting ticket sales and team culture?
  4. What positive outcomes have resulted from the COVID-19 Pandemic?
  5. What advice do you give aspiring sports career professionals?

The Zoominar was co-hosted by Sports Circle Indy (SCI) and CVR, combining SCI’s aim to share ideas and make connections along with CVR’s mission to Build Brands That Matter™. SCI and CVR purposely attracted University students and recent college graduates so that they could have an exclusive and FREE behind-the-scenes look at what steps Taylor, Ondrejko and Mirabile have taken to be successful.

In true sports fashion, the Zoominar included a prediction and contest. Attendees voted on which sport they believed would be the first to play a game, including fans in attendance. The NFL rose to the top with 24% percent, followed closely by the MLB with 20% of the vote.

Additionally, the contest included attendees posting a selfie using #SCIzoominar on their social media channels. After the Zoominar concluded, three winners were randomly selected, winning a prize package from the Colts, Pacers or Indy Eleven. The selfies and more can be viewed on Twitter at @SportsCircleInd.

Thank you to the three panelists for giving their time and insight. Next to the NFL Draft, this Zoominar has been the only “LIVE” sporting event in weeks!

Watch the entire Zoominar below: