About the Firm
Mitchell Ziets formed Tipping Point Sports, LLC, a boutique sports advisory firm, in 2011. Prior to forming TPS, Mr. Ziets led Evolution Media Capital’s Sports Finance and Advisory practice and founded and served as President and CEO of MZ Sports LLC. In his twenty-five year career in sports finance, Mitchell Ziets has advised team owners, municipalities, investors and developers on more than 100 sports related transactions, including franchise acquisitions, stadium and arena development projects and financings and has raised over $7 billion for his clients.
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Mitchell Ziets has represented buyers on over 50 acquisitions of sports properties, including successful acquisitions of, or investments in, the Padres, Nationals, Dodgers, Cavaliers, Mighty Ducks, Supersonics, Red Sox and Steelers, among others. In addition, Mr. Ziets has a long history advising teams and public entities on new or renovated stadiums. His client roster includes some of the nation’s most well-known sports facilities including Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Petco Park, M&T Bank Stadium, Miller Park, Paul Brown Stadium, the Georgia Dome, Lincoln Financial Field, Citizen’s Bank Park, Great American Ballpark, Nationwide Arena, Quicken Loans Arena, Consol Energy Center, Staples Center, Bridgestone Arena, BB&T Center and Prudential Center. With a background in corporate and municipal finance, Mitchell Ziets has structured and executed financing plans which include municipal, team and project debt.
Mitchell Ziets received an M.S. in Operations Research from the University of California, Berkeley and is a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics. In 2000, Mr. Ziets was selected as one of the “Top 40 Under Forty” leaders in the Philadelphia region by the Philadelphia Business Journal and as one of the top Forty Under Forty Sports Executives by the Sports Business Journal. In 2016, Mr. Ziets was named to Sports Business Journal’s inaugural “Power Players in Stadium Development” as well as “Power Players in Finance, M&A and Advisory”, the only person in the industry to receive both awards.