Success story: Thomas Bannon is finance intern at Yankee Stadium
Finance , Sports Business Success Stories | Jun 06, 2013 | Nicole Gesualdo
Legends Sports and Entertainment, which runs operations at Yankee Stadium, takes on only one finance intern for the summer. That spot for 2013 went to our very own Thomas Bannon (GSB ’15).
If the words that caught your attention above were “Yankees” and “finance,” then you understand exactly what attracted Thomas to this opportunity.
“I want to explore different areas in the financial world before deciding which area I want to pursue,” said Thomas, a finance major who also is taking the Gabelli School’s secondary concentration in value investing.
“I wanted to get a taste for the sports and entertainment industry. Legends is the premier sports and entertainment company, and the Yankees are the most successful sports franchise.”
Thomas’s work will include reporting and analysis to measure how successful certain aspects of Legends’ operation at Yankee Stadium are. He’ll work closely with managers in the concessions, merchandise and premium services areas to help with audits, financial statements, bank cash and credit reconciliations, and fact-checking of historical and current operations data, among other tasks.
“I am looking forward to the real-world experience of the financial strategies I have been learning about in the classroom,” Thomas said.
“I am a huge Yankees fan, which makes this internship that much better,” he added. “Not only am I gaining financial experience with a great company, but I am doing it at Yankee Stadium!”
Thomas hopes to have a few more finance internships before he graduates — especially one in banking, “to see the differences and find out where my interests really lie.” Being at Fordham and in New York City, Thomas could not be in a better place to accomplish that. We wish him luck in this internship and in the others to come.
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