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Interview with Ballhawk Zack Hample
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.
Did the NHL "Stadium Series" take away or add to the appeal of the "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).
FromThisSeat.com Announces Partnership with Ticket Search Engine Giant 'TiqIQ'.
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.
'Stadium Journey' Spanning The Globe For Stadium and Arena Reviews
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".
Fan Freedom Project Continuing To Fight Paperless Ticketing
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?
Has Lebron Silenced The Haters?
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.
New NHL Arena Likely On The Way In Detroit
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.
San Francisco To Erect New NBA Arena
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.
Agreement for New NBA Arena Reached in Seattle
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.
Jamison Agrees To Purchase Phoenix Coyotes
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 Arenas - Construction Cost Rankings
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)
MLB Ballparks - Construction Cost Rankings
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)
NBA Arenas - Construction Cost Rankings
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)
NFL Stadiums - Construction Cost Rankings
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 Suburb Speculating New NHL Arena
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 and Ticketmaster Extend Partnership
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.
"Dog Days" a Huge Hit at MLB Ballparks
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.
Minnesota House To Vote on New NFL Stadium
Photo Source: AcidCow
April 25, 2012
With the Minnesota State Legislative session nearing it's end, the Minnesota Vikings are homeless and in dire need of a new NFL stadium. Upon the expiration of the franchise's lease with the Metrodome last season, the Vikings are expected to share TCF Bank Stadium with the University of Minnesota's Golden Gophers until a new stadium is constructed.
StubHub for Dummies
Photo Source: Stubhub
April 12, 2012
When browsing various forums and online help services, it became obvious to me that not every sports fan is hip to the online ticket resource Stubhub. I say resource only because Stubhub is not a ticket broker. Founded in 2000 by two former Stanford MBAs, Stubhub is essentially the middle man between the seller and the buyer.
Walt Jocketty Beginning to Spend Money on Reds' Core
Photo Source: ABC News
April 10, 2012
Cincinnati Reds General Manager Walt Jocketty once stated that to be successful in baseball, a team must have a core group of players and then you add to the mix free agents and minor league prospects. Within the past two weeks, the former St. Louis Cardinals GM is making it obvious just who the Reds consider their core. After Jay Bruce was extended thru 2016 last year, Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips will now both likely be Reds' for the rest of their storied careers.
Mariners Stall Plans for New NBA Arena in Seattle
Photo Source: USA Today
April 4, 2012
When hedge fund guru and Seattle native Chris Hansen expressed his plans to bring two additional sports franchises to Seattle, the city was filled with excitement. Hansen's group of investors would foot most of the bill for the construction of a new NBA arena while the city would contribute it's share.