New Maple Leaf boss eyes music festivals in Toronto

From The Ottawa Citizen:

Ask Tim Leiweke what he plays on his iPod at the gym and the new Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment boss laughs. “It was Adele today,” said the president and CEO of the company that includes in its holdings the Toronto Maple Leafs hockey team and Toronto Raptors basketball team. “I tend to go back to U2, Adele, Coldplay, even Supertramp. So I’m a bit different in my choice of music.” But Leiweke is a music fan. Before taking over MLSE in April he ran the Anschutz Entertainment Group, and music was right up there with overseeing NBA, NHL and other major teams as well as myriad arenas and facilities around the globe. AEG is the second-largest music promoter in the world (behind Live Nation), staging tours by Justin Bieber and Prince and running events like the New Orleans Jazz Festival. “I think there’s an opportunity to do festivals in Ontario and in Toronto. And we’re going to take a look at that. So I would say there’s a very strong focus right now of being great in Toronto. And we’re not there yet.”