SBA Red Carpet: Kraft, Rubin, Pitaro, Sankey and more
The biggest names in the industry walked the red carpet before the start of the 2022 Sports Business Awards.
Robert Kraft Lifetime Achievement Tribute
A look at the career of SBJ Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Robert Kraft.
The 2022 Sports Business Awards
The 2022 Sports Business Awards full program, hosted by Laura Rutledge from ESPN and SEC Network.
Sports Sponsor of the Year: Constellation Brands: Beer Division
Rene Ramos of Constellation Brands: "We've created rocket fuel to take our brands through the stratosphere. It's been able to achieve things for brands like Corona and Modelo, and the results speak for themselves."
Best in Sports Social Media: Drone Racing League
Rachel Jacobson: "Our legacy is delivering an innovative sport to anyone who envisions a new playing field that's inclusive for all."
Best in Property Consulting Sales and Client Services: CAA Sports
CAA's Paul Danforth: "Now it's a party! ... Thank you to Sports Business Journal and to all the other nominees, because this is not easy and we've all made it through the last two years."
Sports Executive of the Year: Michael Rubin, Fanatics
Michael Rubin: "I really accept this on behalf of Fanatics. We have more than 10,000 associates around the world that wake up every morning, go to bed every night obsessed with how to create the best experience for the fan."
Lifetime Achievement Ceremony with Robert Kraft and Meek Mill
Meek Mill introduces Robert Kraft, who accepts the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2022 Sports Business Awards.
UFC's big surprise at the Sports Business Awards
Gene Tinner was so surprised that UFC won League of the Year that he didn't make it to the stage in time to accept the trophy. But we caught up with him in the winners' room.
Sports Facility of the Year: Climate Pledge Arena
Acceptance by Oak View Group's Tim Leiweke: "There is nothing more important than saving our earth. So come join us and our commitment towards sustainability."
Best in Sports Media: ESPN
ESPN's Jimmy Pitaro: "Our rights acquisitions team, our programming team, they've been on a pretty good run. I think it's fair to say it's been our best run in the past 42 years."
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