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Kansas City Sports Commission announces new pro sports team


The Kansas City metro takes another step toward solidifying a role as a leader in women’s sports.

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Discussion Questions:

  1. What is a sports commission?
  2. What does the Kansas City Sports Commission do?
  3. Why would a city want to attract professional sports teams?
  4. What is the Pro Volleyball Federation?
  5. How many teams are in the league and when is the inaugural season?
  6. What is competition for entertainment dollars?
  7. How might that concept apply to the expansion of the Pro Volleyball Federation?
  8. How is Kansas City becoming a hub for women’s sports?
  9. Why is that important to the sports industry?
  10. What is leadership in sports?
  11. Why will leadership be important to the McCarthy’s as they join the league in 2025 as an expansion franchise?
  12. Do you think the Pro Volleyball Federation league will succeed?
  13. Why might the quality of the product be important to the league’s success?
  14. What types of things from a sports business perspective must the Kansas City franchise do to succeed? Be prepared to discuss your answers in class.
Chris Lindauer
After working for nearly a decade in professional sports, Chris Lindauer, formed Sports Career Consulting to provide unique sports business education opportunities in and out of the classroom. In the eighteen years (and counting) that followed, Chris has inspired thousands of students to pursue their passions and explore the career of their dreams. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, two teenage daughters and their dog.


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