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Atlanta’s Sports Industry and the 2020 Legislative Session

Thursday, 02.13.2020

11:30 am - 1:15 pm

The Commerce Club

49th Floor, 191 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

Hear from the city’s major league sports CEOs as they weigh in on legislation that affects their industry.


Join the Atlanta Press Club for a special Newsmaker luncheon discussion with Steve Koonin, President and CEO of the Atlanta Hawks; Rich McKay, President and CEO of the Atlanta Falcons; and Derek Schiller, President and CEO of the Atlanta Braves, on February 13 at the Commerce Club.

The 2020 legislative session will be a busy one for Atlanta’s lawmakers, and some of the legislation may have a significant impact on the city’s sports industry, including sports waging and a religious liberty bill. Hear from the leaders of Atlanta’s major league sports teams and how pending legislation affects the future of their industry.

Eric Jackson, Business Sports Reporter for the Atlanta Business Chronicle and Donna Lowry, Capitol Correspondent for Georgia Public Broadcasting’s Lawmakers will moderate the conversation.

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Thursday, February 13
11:30 a.m.– Registration
Noon – Lunch
12:20 p.m. – Discussion with Q & A
1:15 p.m. – Adjourn


The Commerce Club
191 Peachtree Street NE, 49th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303

Dress at the Commerce Club is business attire.

The ticket price does not include parking. Parking is available in the 191 Building parking deck with entrances on Ellis Street and Peachtree Center Avenue. Discounted parking vouchers for this deck will be available for $15 at the event. Guests must bring the ticket they receive upon entering the deck to receive a discount. The Peachtree Center MARTA station is also conveniently located nearby.


The Atlanta Press Club offers sponsorship opportunities and promotion for your company with this event. Please contact Paula Hovater at or 404-626-2882 for details and benefits.


This luncheon is open to the public.

Working journalists who wish to cover this event but not partake in lunch may attend for free. Reservations are still required and can be made by calling 404-577-7377 or emailing


APC member tickets – $30
Nonmember tickets – $40

Tickets may be purchased here.


Please contact us at or 404-577-7377 to purchase a table.

Payment must accompany reservations, and there is a 48 business-hour cancellation policy.

Not a member? Click here for more information.