James Dolan
Madison Square Garden, L.P.
United States

James
Dolan

Executive Chairman & CEO

As MSG’s top exec, Dolan not only oversees some of America’s most venerable venues — from Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall in NYC to the Forum in L.A. and live events including the Boston Calling Music Festival — he’s the blunt, oft-controversial man at the helm of twoo iconic New York sports teams: the NHL’s Rangers and  NBA’s Knicks (he sold a third, WNBA’s Liberty, in January 2019. In February, he announced plans for MSG Sphere, a state-of-the-art interactive venue crowned by a 160,000-square-foot LED screen. The first one is scheduled to open in Las Vegas in 2021, with another planned for London. He is also executive chairman of MSG Networks Inc., which owns two regional sports and entertainment networks.

Career

  • ESPN
  • AMC
  • Cablevision Systems Corporation

Education

  • State University of New York College at New Paltz (NY, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • Dealmaker's Impact
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Madison Square Garden Entertainment Posts Grim Results in First Post-Coronavirus Earnings Report

Madison Square Garden Entertainment Posts Grim Results in First Post-Coronavirus Earnings Report

Even though the coronavirus shutdown began just three weeks before the end of the quarter, Madison Square Garden Entertainment’s revenues dropped 20% to $199.9 million compared with last year, according to results released Monday.The company, which recently divided its entertainment and sports operations into two divisions, saw its operating losses for the three-month period ended March 31 go from $18.6 million in the same quarter last year to $145.5 million this year, while its adjusted operating income dropped $25.2 million...

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