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Chris Giles on the formation of a new ticketing model with FanRally

In this week’s episode podcast co-hosts Eric Fisher and Chris Russo interview Chris Giles, co-founder and chief executive of California-based FanRally. Fisher and Russo also discuss the recent earnings report from Ultimate Fighting Championship parent Endeavor Group Holdings Inc., ESPN’s high-profile acquisition of Joe Buck and Troy Aikman for its Monday Night Football booth, ongoing sports-related issues from the Russian invasion of Ukraine including the forthcoming sale of the Premier League’s Chelsea, and a ballpark development setback for Major League Baseball’s Oakland A’s.

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