The Sports Council is led by appointed leadership connected to the sports industry in the South Florida community and includes a larger group of selected influential individuals. Council members only meet when critical matters arise for the Miami Chamber to vet or take a position on. In such cases, the selected individuals come together to react, consult or deliberate. Past issues the Chamber has taken leadership on include securing the Miami Heat franchise, securing the Florida Marlins franchise and creation of The Orange Bowl Committee. Council leadership is a member of the Board of Directors and will have the same transitioning process as that of committee leadership. Council leadership and selected participants have discretion to administrate meetings. The Board of Directors must approve issue undertaking and action plans before the council can move forward on them. Opinions and findings of the council are reported back to the Board of Directors and the corresponding Miami Chamber council manager.