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Here our editors will bring you plenty of news coverage on tickets, ballparks, stadiums and arenas as they pertain to the NFL, NHL, MLB and NBA.  If you have any questions or suggestions pertaining to the articles, feel free to 'Contact Us' via the navigation bar.

Panoramic photo of AT&T Park in San Francisco, California. Home of the San Francisco Giants. 

Image Credit: Eric Heath (CC BY 2.0)

If you're an avid baseball fan like we are, you're fascinated by the different dimensions of all 30 Major League Baseball stadiums. No two stadiums in Major League Baseball are alike, however, there are certain stadiums that favor a pitcher while others favor the hitter.

Photo of the field at Great American Ball Park taken from the outfield. Home of the Cincinnati Reds. 

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I was confident that the first time I would ever see the New York Yankees would be at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. As much as I hate to say it, New York Yankees games are just a little different than other games and have more meaning.

 Baseball fan Mike Nolan of Langhorne, Pennsylvania.

It wasn't that long ago that Major League Baseball was still considered America's favorite pastime. This was, of course, before the "Steroid Era" and the lockout of 1994. However, there are still millions of baseball fans out there that still hold this game close to their heart and have made baseball their lifelong hobby.

Photo of Carmelo Anthony driving to the basket versus the Boston Celtics.

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By: Tina Kassangana

“I’m coming home, I’m coming home tell the world I’m coming home”, many die hard New York Knicks fans who cannot afford season tickets, looked with bittersweet eyes as they saw Carmelo Anthony announce he was becoming a New York Knick.

Photo of Marlins Park from the outfield. Home of the Miami Marlins.     

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Fans that follow Major League Baseball with any regularity know that the Florida Marlins are typically at the bottom of the league in terms of attendance and as a result have a very small payroll. However, in just 17 short years they have collected two World Series titles including beating the mighty New York Yankees for the title in 2003.

There have been many Sports movies made over the last 40 years. Many more football and baseball movies than any other sports. We've compiled a list of the top ten best baseball movies of all-time. Did your favorite baseball movie make our list?

Photo of William Sianis and his Billy Goat.

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In a sports world where fans jump aboard and off the bandwagon on a whim, one must give credit to Chicago Cubs fans. Not since 1908 have Cubs fans been able to celebrate a World Series Championship.

Photo of David Ortiz walking up to the plate versus the New York Yankees.

Image Credit: Arturo Pardavila (CC BY 2.0)

What would you say is the most intense rivalry in all of sports? Ohio State and Michigan in college football? Duke and North Carolina in college basketball? The Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics in professional basketball? None of those. Real sports fans know that the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox rivalry is unparalleled to any rivalry in any sport.

Photo of an American flag above a hockey rink. 

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The National Hockey League is popular in the United States. Don't get us wrong. But after reading for days on the topic of hockey's popularity in Canada, the answer is complex and seems to lie in the geography and climate. The two hockey powerhouses internationally are clearly Canada and Russia; both of those countries have chilly climates most of the calendar year and produce most the NHL's talent.

Photo of young boys playing baseball in the Dominican Republic.

Image Credit: Ian Bruce (CC BY 2.0)

There are many misconceptions about the foundation and origin of baseball in the Dominican Republic. No, American Marines did not teach the game to the local residents in 1916.


Photo of the Josh Gibson statue at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.

Image Credit: John Bracken (CC BY 2.0)

Who are some names fans think of when they think of the greatest home runs hitters of all-time? Willie Mays. Ken Griffey Jr. Mark Mcgwire. Hank Aaron. Babe Ruth. Truth is, perhaps the greatest home run hitter to ever play baseball will not appear in any Major League Baseball record books. His name was Josh Gibson.

Photo of a poorly attended Minor League baseball game. 

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Sure, Major League Baseball players live glamorous lifestyles. They make millions playing the game that they love, date beautiful women, travel the world, as well as share a camaraderie with hundreds of other players doing the exact same things. But few fans know about the hardships they endured to get where they are.

Photo of an NFL game between the Miami Dolphins and the Buffalo Bills. 

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The National Football League and Major League Baseball are the two most popular sports in the United States. The months of February and March are the most dreaded months in many fans' calendar year with no football or baseball to entertain them. Many NFL fans even made solid attempts to watch Arena Football when it was still active. Since 1998, the NBA has lost nearly 30% of its audience. What attributes for the decline in the NBA's ratings?

Photo of empty seats at Kauffman Stadium. Home of the Kansas City Royals.

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Major League Baseball fans are familiar with the never ending debate on bringing a salary cap into Major League Baseball. Luxury taxes and salary caps are aimed at curing payroll inflation, leveling the playing field and combating high ticket prices. Fans outside of the Los Angeles DodgersNew York Yankees and Boston Red Sox organizations are almost always in favor of introducing a salary cap. 

Photo of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell during a press conference.

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All sports media outlets have all but guaranteed that the proposed 18 game NFL schedule will be put into effect in the near future. Hey, we're all for more football! Especially if you cut out two NFL preseason games which are so painful to watch. But is it good for the players?

Photo of a poorly attended Denver Broncos game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

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It's no secret that the NFL attendance numbers are down this season; close to 4% from 2009. That doesn't seem like much on paper, but it is. Is it because of the recession? A lot of people don't think so. The culprit is the NFL itself.

Photo of Denver Broncos fans cheering at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

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Today, the most expensive sport to see in person is the NFL. There are only 8 home games, which makes buying season tickets a fairly easy commitment compared to the other 3 major sports (NBA, MLB, NHL). We often hear of fans complaining about the high price of NFL tickets and how it is too expensive to go to games, etc. Fans, however, cannot point the finger at the NFL if they're unable to afford tickets to see their favorite team in person.

Photo of Cincinnati Bengals players warming up at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Image Credit: Matt - Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Our staff made the mistake of going to the Buffalo Bills - vs. Cincinnati Bengals game on Sunday November 21st, 2010 at Paul Brown Stadium. You don't need a recap. The Bengals blew a huge first half lead and lets just say that the Bengals fan base were not that surprised.

Photo of Cincinnati Bengals players warming up before a home game at Paul Brown Stadium. 

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The Miami Dolphins game (10-31-2010) was our staff's first game at Paul Brown Stadium for the 2010 season. Our seats were in section 131, row 11 and paid $160 for two tickets.

Photo of Cedric Benson of the Cincinnati Bengals running versus the New York Jets.

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In all honesty, this was the game that inspired me to create From This Seat. After paying a handsome amount for 9th row/end zone playoff tickets (Section 152, Row 9) I was extremely disappointed to have the field goal post obstructing my view.