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The 2012 season was a historical one for baseball fans. It included the addition of two additional Wildcard teams to the playoff format. It was also the 100th Anniversary of the opening of Fenway Park in Boston, MA. The San Francisco Giants were the World Series Champions after narrowly sweeping the Detroit Tigers in four games.  Here are the attendance numbers for all 30 teams during the 2012 Major League Baseball season. 

 The 2013-2014 season ended in spectacular fashion with the San Antonio Spurs avenging their NBA Finals loss to the Miami Heat from the previous season. Kevin Durant was the league's MVP averaging 32 points per game. This season also marked the end of the Lebron era in Miami as he chose to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers for the upcoming season. Here are the attendance numbers for each of the 29 NBA arenas. 

The 2012-2013 NBA season was much like the 2011-2012 season in result. The Miami Heat repeated as NBA champions by defeating the San Antonio Spurs in game 7 of the NBA Finals. Lebron James was once again, crowned the league's MVP and was the Eastern Conference player of the month in all but one month. Here is how all 30 teams fared in attendance during the 2012-2013 NBA season. 

The 2011-2012 NBA Season began on Christmas Day with 5 games as the result of a lockout shortened season. The Miami Heat defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder in game 5 of the NBA Finals and Lebron James was voted the league's MVP and the Finals MVP. Here's how each team's attendances turned out for the 2011-2012 NBA season. 

April 14, 2014

See that guy in the photo holding the baseball? Yeah, that's Zack Hample. Looks just like your ordinary baseball fan that you'd encounter in any 1 of the 30 Major League Ballparks on any given night. But he's not just your average baseball fan. Far from it.

Citizens Bank Park - 2012 NHL Winter Classic Photo Source: SportingNews.com

March 26, 2014

The NHL has proven that outdoor games are a winning idea. In fact, they are perhaps part of the formula that has recently helped the NHL overthrow the NBA in terms of popularity in the United States. Hockey, after all, originated on frozen ponds where there were very few rules (hence, the fighting).

 

 Photo Source: TiqIQ.com

March 18, 2014

FromThisSeat.com is happy to announce an ongoing partnership with the ticket search engine 'TiqIQ' beginning immediately. TiqIQ, founded by Entrepreneur Jesse Lawrence, is America's largest ticket search engine that offer sports fans the best deals on tickets from companies such as Ticketmaster, Ebay, PrimeSport, ScoreBig, et al.

 

FenwayParkSJ Photo Source: Stadium Journey

 March 17, 2013

 

There used to be a time when sports fans stumbled into stadiums and arenas blindly. We knew very little about the Fenway Parks and the Madison Square Gardens - maybe we had seen Google images of them or knew only what we could see on TV. But we all had heard the countless stories told by our friends who had visited those places and our interests were stimulated. Those days of the unknown, my friends, are over. Founded in 2009, Ann Arbor native Paul Swaney has launched 'Stadium Journey' into the most comprehensive stadium review site on the web. Additionally, the website is complimented by a monthly magazine he also publishes including it's March installment of "Iconic Venues of College Basketball".

 

July 19, 2012

 

Even if you're a casual sports fan or concert goer, you may have heard about the oncoming of 'paperless ticketing', a concept implemented primarily by ticket giant Ticketmaster. What exactly is paperless ticketing?

 

Lebron James Photo Source: Cleveland.Com

June 22, 2012

Since joining the NBA in the fall of 2003, all eyes have been on Lebron James; the self proclaimed 'Chosen One'. Aside from his inability to win an NBA title until last night, he has been under constant criticism for little things he has done both on and off of the court.

 

Joe Louis Arena Photo Source: Score Hockey Tickets

May 25, 2012

It has become common knowledge in the world of sports that new stadiums and arenas rarely yield the economic impact forecasted. Take for example, Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati; a debt Hamilton County taxpayers will have looming over their heads for years to come. And although the city of Detroit still has a fragile economy, Hockey Town's Joe Louis Arena has began to show it's age after it's 33rd season.

 

  Photo Source: Warriors Team Store

June 12, 2012

Many basketball franchises have begun to keep up with the Jones' when it comes to the need for new NBA arenas and the Warriors are next on the list. By 2017, a new NBA arena will be erected on the scenic San Francisco waterfront in a neighborhood known as Piers 30-32. The construction costs of the arena are expected to range anywhere from $450 to $500 million dollars.

 

Kris Brannon, Chris Hansen  Photo Source: Tri City Herald

May 19, 2012

Economists suggest that there is little evidence suggesting that new sports venues create a positive impact on a city's economy. However, Seattle is choosing to ignore that theory and has finally reached an agreement on a new NBA arena in the SODO section of town.

Phoenix Coyotes Logo Photo Source: Newpaper.LI

May 15, 2012

Formerly the Winnipeg Jets, May has been a historic month for the NHL's Phoenix Coyotes. Shortly before edging out the Nashville Predators for a Western Conference Final berth, the league found a businessman that has agreed to purchase the franchise that filed for bankruptcy three short seasons ago.

NHL logo Photo Source: The Hockey Writers

May 4, 2012

1. American Airlines Center - $420 (M)

2. Staples Center - $375 (M)

3. Prudential Center - $375 (M)

4. Consol Energy Center - $321 (M)

5. Bell Centre - $270 (M)

 

 

Camden Yards Photo Source: MLB.com

May 4, 2012

1. Yankee Stadium - $1.5 (B)

2. Citi Field - $900 (M)

3.Nationals Park - $611 (M)

4. Rogers Centre - $570 (M)

5.Marlins Park - $550 (M)

 

American Airlines Center

May 7, 2012

 

1.Barclays Center - $1+ (B)

2. Amway Center - $480 (M)

3. American Airlines Center - $420 (M)

4. Staples Center - $375 (M)

5. Air Canada Centre - $265 (M)

 

Photo Source: NFL.com

May 5, 2012

1. Metlife Stadium - $1.6 (B)

2. Cowboys Stadium - $1.3 (B)

3. Lucas Oil Stadium -$720 (M)

4. Soldier Field - $632 (M)

5. Lincoln Financial Field - $512 (M)

 

Toronto Skyline Photo Source: Searching Toronto

April 30, 2012

Cities like Seattle, Quebec City, Hartford, Hamilton, Long Island and even Las Vegas have long been pursuing a deal for a new NHL arena. Ironically and in all likelihood, the newest NHL arena will be erected in a city that already has a franchise. The Toronto suburb of Markham has just approved the construction of a $300 million arena which may or may not lure an NHL franchise in the future.

NFL Ticket Exchange Photo Source: NFL.com

April 27, 2012

Few NFL fans are probably aware that the NFL Ticket Exchange is a formed partnership between the NFL and ticket giant Ticketmaster. Since it's founding in 2008, the partnership's profits have multiplied extensively; now also boasting an NHL ticket exchange.

Bark in the Park - Turner Field Photo Source: Uptown Buckhead

April 26, 2012

Once upon a time, the only canine that could be found at an MLB ballpark was Schottsie at Riverfront Stadium. Schottsie was the lovable Saint Bernard, owned by Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott. And back then, that was a pretty odd sight. No wait a minute, a goat at Wrigley Field...now that's an even odder sight.