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Photo of the protective netting at Miller Park. Home of the Milwaukee Brewers. 

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After expanding the protective netting at Miller Park in 2015, the Milwaukee Brewers will be adding more netting in time for the 2018 Major League Baseball season. The move comes after several other MLB teams have announced they will be taking similar measures. The netting is expected to extend to the beginning of the dugouts near first and third base areas of Miller Park.

Aerial photo of the construction on the new Milwaukee Bucks' arena.

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The Milwaukee Bucks are currently pursuing a naming rights partner for their future home arena which is currently under construction. Milwaukee Bucks President Peter Feigin is hoping to secure a partner that will pay the Bucks between $7 and $10 million and for a period of twenty years or more. According to Feigin, the Bucks have five or six suitors that are headquartered in either the United States or overseas. Bucks fans can expect an agreement to be completed over the next two months.

Photo of the Portland, Oregon downtown skyline.

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Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred recently went on record to state that Portland, Oregon was on the short list of potential cities that could land a team down the road. Just a few months ago, Manfred also cited Las Vegas (Nevada), Charlotte (North Carolina), Montreal (Quebec) and Mexico City (Mexico) as potential cities that could land a team as well. Major League Baseball hasn’t expanded since 1997 when it introduced the Tampa Bay Rays and Arizona Diamondbacks.

Panorama of Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies.

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Coors Field has long been considered one of the groundbreaking stadiums in the new era of Major League ballparks. The venue will get an upgrade in 2018 when the Colorado Rockies organization add a massive 8,300 square foot scoreboard that will feature nearly 7 million LEDs. The scoreboard will be 2 and ½ times larger than the Rockies’ current scoreboard which was installed only ten years ago.

Exterior photo of American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. Home of the Miami Heat.

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The Miami Heat recently unveiled several new upgrades to American Airlines Arena that will improve the fan experience this season.

Photo of the new scoreboard at the Prudential Center. Home of the New Jersey Devils.

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The New Jersey Devils will make their season debut at the Prudential Center tomorrow night when they take on the Colorado Avalanche. Devils fans will receive quite the surprise when they reach their seats as the New Jersey Devils organization have officially added the largest scoreboard in the National Hockey League. In recent months, the Detroit Red Wings were boasting the largest scoreboard in the National Hockey League at Little Caesars Arena; the team’s new home arena.

Photo of the protective netting behind home plate at Yankee Stadium. Home of the New York Yankees. 

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Two weeks after a 105 MPH foul ball struck a young girl at Yankee Stadium, the New York Yankees have announced they will be adding more netting around the infield. The netting currently extends from the beginning of both dugouts and behind home plate. In 2018, the netting will extend to the end of the dugouts.

Photo of the protective netting at Wrigley Field. Home of the Chicago Cubs.

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In the wake of a young girl getting hit by a 105 MPH line drive by Todd Frazier of the New York Yankees, the Chicago Cubs will be adding 30 additional feet of protective netting to Wrigley Field. In addition to moving the dugouts a little further down during previously planned renovations of Wrigley Field, the Cubs will extend the netting to the beginning of each dugout instead of the ends which are located near home plate.

Photo of the protective netting behind homeplate at Comerica Park.

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After a Todd Frazier (New York Yankees) line drive struck a young girl at Yankee Stadium last week, the Detroit Tigers have announced that they will be adding more protective netting to Comerica Park this offseason. Major League Baseball made league-wide recommendations for netting and fan safety back in 2015. The netting at Comerica Park currently extends between the start of both dugouts and runs behind home plate. The new netting will likely extend further down to the ends of both dugouts.

Photo of the protective netting system at Safeco Field. Home of the Seattle Mariners.

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After a young girl was struck by a 105 MPH foul ball during a New York Yankees home game at Yankee Stadium, the Seattle Mariners are taking measures to add protective netting to Safeco Field. The measures of the netting are unknown but will likely extend down to the end of both dugouts and will be completed by the beginning of the 2018 Major League Baseball season.

Pepsi Center Seating Chart 

Where To Sit At The Pepsi Center

The Pepsi Center has been home to the NHL’s Colorado Avalanche and the NBA’s Denver Nuggets since 1999. The arena doesn’t get a ton of attention in the sports world. Especially when compared to arenas like the Staples Center, United Center and Madison Square Garden. The Pepsi Center is, however, located in the heart of downtown Denver and is an exciting place to see a Nuggets or Avalanche game when either team is doing well.


Where To Sit At The Wells Fargo Center

The Wells Fargo Center has been home to the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers and NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers since 1996. The venue is one of eleven arenas that is home to both an NHL team and an NBA team and is also one of the largest arenas in professional sports. With that said, we wanted to take the time to breakdown the Wells Fargo seating chart in a way that would make fans more knowledgeable about the arena’s seating before purchasing tickets. After all, it’s been widely noted that the Wells Fargo Center has some of the smallest and most uncomfortable seats known to man.

United Center Seating Chart, Chicago Bulls Games 

Where To Sit At The United Center

The United Center, home of the NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks and NBA’s Chicago Bulls, is one of the largest and busiest arenas in both the United States and professional sports. The venue is one of eleven arenas that is home to both an NHL team as well as an NBA team. Our staff wanted to take the time to breakdown the United Center seating chart in a way that will be helpful for fans to use when purchasing their tickets.

Photo of Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta.

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The Houston Rockets have been sold for an NBA record $2.2 billion to Texas billionaire Tilman Fertitta. Forbes Magazine originally valuated the Houston Rockets at $1.6 billion but many league sources expected the sale price to easily exceed $2 billion. Fertitta is the owner of Landry’s Inc., one of the largest restaurant corporations in the United States. Under the umbrella of Landry’s Inc. are restaurants such as Morton’s Steakhouse, McCormick and Schmick’s and Bubba Gum Shrimp Company. Fertitta is also the owner of Golden Nugget Casino and Hotels.

Courtside seat view at the Staples Center during a Los Angeles Clippers game.

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The Los Angeles Clippers organization are introducing a new premium seating area at the Staples Center with the addition of the “Star Courtside Seats”. The area will consist of eight seats that will sit courtside between the Clippers and visiting team benches. The scorer’s table that previously occupied the area will be broken up into smaller pieces.

Aerial photo of the construction site of the new football stadium in Inglewood, California.

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The Los Angeles Rams are ramping up the sale of personal seat licenses (PSLs) for their new stadium in Inglewood, California. The venue is expected to open in 2020 and will also be home to the NFL’s Los Angeles Chargers. There are rumors that the Rams organization will be selling personal seat licenses that range from $175,000 to $225,000 per ticket. That price would set the mark for the most expensive personal seat licenses in NFL history; a record that the Dallas Cowboys currently own with some personal seat licenses that cost $150,000.

Photo of the ice at the Canadian Tire Centre during an Ottawa Senators game.

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The Ottawa Senators organization have added tarps to some of the uppermost seats of the Canadian Tire Centre (formerly called Scotiabank Place) which will reduce the arena’s capacity from 18,5000 seats to 17,000 seats. The move comes one season after the Senators made a deep run into the Stanley Cup Playoffs but still struggled to sell out the arena during those games.

Staples Center Seating Chart, Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers


The Staples Center, located in the heart of Los Angeles, is one of the busiest arenas in North America and is the only arena to host three professional teams under the same roof; the Los Angeles Lakers (NBA), Los Angeles Clippers (NBA) and Los Angeles Kings (NHL). The Staples Center has been home to the three teams since 1999 when it first opened. With excellent proximity to all downtown Los Angeles has to offer, as well as it's location in the thriving L.A. Live neighborhood, the Staples Center is an arena that will provide an unforgettable experience. Our staff wanted to provide a thorough breakdown of the Staples Center seating chart to help basketball and hockey fans decide where to sit before purchasing their Lakers, Clippers, and Kings tickets.

Photo of the construction site of the Las Vegas Raiders' football stadium.

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Both Las Vegas, Nevada and Los Angeles, California have NFL stadiums that are due to open at the beginning of the 2020 NFL season. The Los Angeles stadium was originally slated to open in 2019 and will be home to both the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers. However, the NFL, Los Angeles Rams owner Stan Kroenke and his ownership group delayed the stadium’s open date due to the site flooding earlier this year. It appears as if the Oakland Raiders could find themselves in the same spot with a flood-control channel underneath the stadium site that needs to be relocated.

Exterior photo of the Air Canada Centre. Home of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Raptors. 

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Canadian banking giant Scotiabank has purchased the naming rights to Toronto’s Air Canada Centre; home of the NBA’s Toronto Raptors and NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs. The deal is reportedly worth $800 million over 20 years or $40 million per season.  The agreement is the largest naming rights agreement in NHL history. Barclays, another multinational bank, pays a similar price for the naming rights to the Barclays Center, home of the New York Islanders.

Photo of a sports fan holding Super Bowl tickets.

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With Ticketmaster (Live Nation Entertainment) holding a virtual monopoly on the primary ticket market in the United States, Reuters is now reporting that Amazon Inc. is considering entering the event and ticketing industry. Ticketmaster has received plenty of negative feedback over the years with it’s excessive fees that get tacked on to each purchase. Amazon has stated that those fees would be included in their ticket prices with no surprise fees upon checkout. Amazon has already shown traction in the ticketing industry for select events in Great Britain with their brand Amazon Tickets.