Patrick Rishe

Director, Sports Business Program Washington University in St. Louis

Dr. Rishe is the Director of the Sports Business Program at Washington University and the Founder/CEO of Sportsimpacts. He has conducted 80+ economic impact studies for major sporting events, written 600+ OpEd pieces for, and appeared on CNBC, CNN, CBS, FoxBusiness, and Bloomberg.

Bachelor's and Masters, Economics 1988 - 1993
PhD, Economics 1993 - 1997
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Lionel Messi Increases Ticket Prices: Can He Also Boost the Quality Perception of Major League Soccer?

Patrick Rishe - August 18, 2023

Soccer superstar Lionel Messi will grace Nashville with his presence as he and Inter Miami CF gear up to challenge Nashville SC in the highly anticipated Leagues Cup final. Fans eagerly await the match, scheduled for Saturday, August 19, at 9 p.

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Unparalleled Reach Meets Operational Experience: the ESPN and Penn Entertainment Partnership Is One to Bet On

Patrick Rishe - August 14, 2023

ESPN and PENN Entertainment have unveiled a groundbreaking deal to launch ESPN BET, a branded sportsbook set to debut this fall in 16 states. This ambitious venture sees PENN committing significant financial investment in ESPN over a decade, with the latter gaining share options.

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A Diverse and Non-Linear Career Background is Pivotal in the Making of Every Successful Sports Industry Leader

Patrick Rishe - June 23, 2023

The business landscape of sports is witnessing a transformation, brought on by shifts in technology, fan experience, and operational strategies. Its why understanding the role of sports executives in this dynamic environment has never been more crucial.

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PGA Tour LIV Golf Merger

Why the Merger of the PGA Tour and LIV Golf is Great for Golf

Patrick Rishe - June 6, 2023

The PGA Tour, LIV Golf, and DP World Tour have announced their merger, putting an end to the conflict that has dominated sports business news for the past 18 months.The PGA Tour's merger with LIV Golf, a Saudi-backed men's golf organization, has generated significant attention.

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The Importance of Legal Counsel to Major League Organizations

Patrick Rishe - June 2, 2023

Live sporting events continue to be at the forefront of entertainment in America year after year. Between enthused fans, good food and drinks, and anticipation for record-breaking moments, the ambiance of a stadium on a game day is unmatched.

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Major League Soccer

Snapdragon Stadium and Record-Setting Expansion Fee Keys to San Diego’s Inclusion as Major League Soccer’s 30th Franchise

Patrick Rishe - May 24, 2023

As Major League Soccer (MLS) continues to grow and gain popularity in the United States, the recent announcement of San Diego becoming the league's 30th franchise marks a new era in the sport. Patrick Rishe, the host of Suite Talk: The Business Behind Sports, hailed the move as a victory for the vibrant San Diego community, although the announcement wasnt as straightforward as it might seem, with Las Vegas being a strong contender.

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