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Executive Interview: Mitchell H. Ziets


  • Daniel Rascher

    () (University of San Francisco)


Mitchell Ziets is the President an CEO of MZ Sports LLC ( Over the past 17 years, he has developed and implemented financing plans for a number of sport facilities nationwide. Because of the media scrutiny and controversy that often surround these projects, Ziets develops plans and strategies that reflect the delicate balance between political, fiscal, legal, and financial realities. His client roster includes some of the US’s most well-known sport facilities, including Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Ameriquest Field, M&T Bank Stadium, Miller Park, Paul Brown Stadium, Giants Stadium, the Georgia Dome, Lincoln Financial Field, Citizens Bank Ballpark, Great American Ballpark, Staples Center, Petco Park, and proposed new buildings in Miami, Minnesota, San Francisco, Virginia, Pittsburgh, and Oakland. In addition to these projects, Ziets has advised on collegiate facilities, minor league ballparks, horse racetracks, skating facilities, convention centers, and hotels.

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  • Daniel Rascher, 2006. "Executive Interview: Mitchell H. Ziets," International Journal of Sport Finance, Fitness Information Technology, vol. 1(1), pages 3-8, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:jsf:intjsf:v:1:y:2006:i:1:p:3-8

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    facility; finance; acquisition;

    JEL classification:

    • L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism


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