The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) is the official non-partisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more. There are 1,408 such cities in the country today. Each city is represented in the Conference by its chief elected official, the mayor. Conference members speak with a united voice on organizational policies and goals.
Mayors contribute to the development of national urban policy by serving on one or more of the conference’s standing committees. One such committee is The Mayors Professional Sports Alliance, composed of mayors from cities with major league sports teams – National Football League, National Basketball Association, National Hockey League, Major League Baseball and Major League Soccer.
Our mission is to share among the mayors information, resources, and support on issues related to professional sports and to work effectively with leagues, players and owners.
This site, MayorCitySports.org is one part of our program, It provides sports-related industry news and highlights issues affecting the nation’s mayors and cities. Content will feature stories from Mayors Professional Sports Alliance (MPSA) Mayors, as well as guest contributors with expertise to share innovative ideas and solutions to the challenges facing MPSA cities.
The United States Conference of Mayors’ Mayors Professional Sports Alliance is working with New York University’s Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism and Sports Management Consulting Strategies courses, to analyze and research special projects for The United States Conference of Mayors. Since the Fall semester of 2012, students have been working on a database with team and arena/stadium lease and franchise agreements. This database is intended to be of assistance to mayors as we negotiate future lease agreements with professional sports franchises. The database will be maintained through a joint initiative between the USCM and NYU, and will serve as reference materials for USCM member cities.