A key adviser to team owner Tom Ricketts, Sugarman recently played a lead role negotiating a broad partnership with Starwood Hotels and Resorts in which the Ricketts family and Starwood will co-develop a boutique hotel across the street from Wrigley Field. Sugarman is also a central figure in the club’s emerging $300 million plan to renovate Wrigley Field and is helping shape the team’s strategy for its future TV rights that will partially be in play following the 2014 season.
At once, Sugarman is a primary touch point in the Cubs’ intersection with facility development, media rights, ticketing and analytics. As an associate with Galatioto Sports Partners, Sugarman advised the Ricketts family on the then-industry record $845 million purchase of the Cubs in 2009. He joined the club soon after the deal closed.
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