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Rick Welts, President And CEO, Phoenix Suns

Rick Welts, president and CEO, Phoenix Suns - AZ Business Magazine July/August 2011

CEO Rick Welts discusses how the recession has affected the professional sports industry, the sports industry’s role in economic development, the Phoenix Coyotes, and more. Rick Welts Title: President and CEO Company: Phoenix Suns How did the recession affect the professional sports industry? It certainly put pressure on pricing. The Suns haven’t raised prices in… Read More →

Cover Story – The Business of Sports


The Business of Sports The economic reach of the Valley’s pro sports teams extends beyond the games By Tom Gibbons   It’s a little past noon on a football Sunday, and there’s a wait at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville restaurant in the Westgate City Center in Glendale, giving a visitor a few minutes to check out… Read More →