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Second Annual Black Sports Business Symposium Returns To Mercedes-Benz Stadium In Atlanta

AMB Sports and Entertainment and the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation partner with the Black Sports Business Symposium to create opportunities and advancement for Black talent in sports

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Feb. 7, 2023 – ATLANTA – Mercedes-Benz Stadium will host the second annual Black Sports Business Symposium (BlackSportsBiz) on April 13 – 15, 2023. BlackSportsBiz was founded by sports industry executives including CEO Gregory Gibson Jr., founder of recruitment initiative HBCU Battle of the Brains, to create a more inclusive and equitable professional sports community by uniting Black professionals and students in the sports business industry. The Symposium serves as an opportunity for Black talent acquisition, engagement, and development within professional sports, spanning leagues, teams, agencies, and beyond, for all career levels.

BlackSportsBiz launched in 2022 with an overwhelmingly successful event. Multiple organizations across the sports industry came together to support and inspire more than 2,000 students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities seeking a career path in the industry; professionals exploring career progression; and established leaders who wish to share insights.

The Black Sports Business Symposium includes panel discussions, workshops, keynote, and featured speakers, as well as intentional engagement between employers and prospective candidates, from college students and recent graduates to veterans of the c-suite. Coaches, both current and former players exploring future career options, and entrepreneurs also have a space carved out for them at the Black Sports Business Symposium.

“We are excited that Mercedes-Benz Stadium remains the home for the Black Sports Business Symposium. The commitment of Arthur Blank and AMBSE was vital for such an industry-shifting event and continues to be foundational in the support of Black students and professionals seeking an opportunity to break into and or grow within sports.” said Gibson. “The impact felt in 2022 continues to reverberate within the industry and 2023’s event will be even more impactful.”

For the second year, AMB Sports and Entertainment Chairman and Owner Arthur M. Blank has committed to sponsoring 100 of the best and brightest students to BlackSportsBiz through the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation.

“On behalf of AMB Sports and Entertainment and our family of businesses, we are thrilled to welcome back the Black Sports Business Symposium, and young professionals from across the nation, to our great city of Atlanta and world class venue, Mercedes-Benz Stadium,” said Arthur M. Blank, chairman of the Blank Family of Businesses. “The success of last year’s symposium elevated diverse ideas that are necessary, needed and welcomed to enhance our industry. We are honored to host the next generation of leaders as sports continues to be a catalyst for community and innovation, and we look forward to continuing to see the opportunities and connections that come from this special event.”

For information about the Black Sports Business Symposium and to learn more about how to attend, please visit

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