Tim Leiweke, the former AEG chief executive who oversaw the Staples Center, the Kings and Galaxy, on Friday was named president and chief executive of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment.
Leiweke, who’s departure from AEG was announced the same day Philip Anschutz said he would not sell the company, will join Toronto’s MLSE effective June 30.
"I’m honored and excited to be chosen to lead MLSE," Leiweke, who will move to Toronto, said in a statement. "My family and I eagerly look forward to becoming part of the community in Toronto.”
MLSE, which competes with AEG, owns a variety of Toronto teams, including the Maple Leafs in the NHL and the Raptors in the NBA.