Sidley is representing Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) in all facets of the negotiations with multiple jurisdictions for a new or renovated arena and sports anchored development project. The 70-acre, 9 million-square-foot target location will be adjacent to the Virginia Tech Innovation Campus in the Alexandria portion of National Landing. The US$2 billion project (as reported in the press) will include an arena, MSE’s global headquarters, an e-sports facility, an NBA practice facility, a 6,000-seat performance venue, and a broadcast studio. Adjacent to the MSE campus will be a vibrant mixed-use development with a hotel and conference space as well as future retail and entertainment opportunities.
The Sidley team is being led by Entertainment, Sports and Media (ESM) partner and co-chair Irwin Raij, and includes partner Evie Whiting (ESM/Global Finance), senior managing associate Michael David Williams (Real Estate), as well as associates Max Budowsky, Greg Fritzius, and Alyssa Levy (ESM/M&A and Private Equity), and associate Jessica Lamour (M&A).