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World Cup 2014 Ticket Demand Heats Up

The FIFA World Cup 2014 is set to take place in Brazil on June 12.  If you are trying to grab some tickets, you better cross your fingers because applicants are chosen at random. These tickets are hotter than than the bottom of your laptop. ‘World Cup 2014’ Tickets in high demand On Tuesday, one…

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Miami Marlins Responsible for 20 Percent of MLB’s Declining Ticket Sales

Major League Baseball has seen a decline in ticket sales, down about 3 percent in 2013, and the blame is being put on the Miami Marlins. Playing their second season in their new ballpark. the Marlins account for about one in every five unsold tickets in baseball, or 20 percent of the decline in ticket…

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Nebraska Basketball Tickets Already Sold Out for 2013-14

This fall, the Nebraska Cornhuskers will be moving into a new basketball arena, and fans are excited. So excited in fact, that the athletic department announced on Friday that the public’s allotment for tickets is already sold out for the 2013-14 season. Pinnacle Bank Arena, which will be located in downtown Lincoln, will hold 15,147…

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Miami Marlins Offering Buy One, Get One Free Ticket Promotion

In a sign of despearte times in South Florida, the Miami Marlins are having to resort to a ticket promotion most other teams and owners could view as laughable. In order to prevent an embarrassing turnout on opening day, the Marlins are offering a buy one, get one free promotion.  Any fan who purchases a ticket to…

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Remember the Fans – Super Bowl XLV Seating Disaster

Super Bowl XLV was going to be a great day.  My father passed down his love and passion of sports to me at a young age.  We had spoken for years about one day going to see our favorite football team, the Green Bay Packers, play in the Super Bowl. Several years earlier, my father…

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How to Sell Sports Tickets In The Face of a Player Work Stoppage

It’s keeping team owners and sales VP’s up at night – and everyone else that’s involved in professional sports.   Facedwith the threat of a potential labor strike, those who are in sports ticket sales are being asked to continue to stay the course and call their prospect lists.  While managers are saying “Business As…

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Three Keys to Increasing Sponsorship ROI

(This is a guest post by Rana Akkaya) Sports sponsorship and event hospitality is a great platform to build business-impacting relationships through shared out-of-office experiences. Companies need to be confident that the dollars invested in sponsorships are being spent effectively and that every asset received is being maximized. As a result, Sponsorship ROI (Return of…

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How the Carolina Panthers Use Social Media

The Carolina Panthers are challenging their fans to compete in the ‘Panthers Purrsuit’ social media contest, the first of its kind in the NFL, on Saturday, October 23.

Fans will pair up into teams of two and compete against other fan teams in an all day “Amazing Race” style contest which will take place at locations throughout greater Charlotte. The Purrsuit begins at Bank of America Stadium at noon. Teams will then follow a series of clues and instructions and complete challenges at locations throughout the day.

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Make the New Geek on the Web for You

SeatGeek.com launched in September of 2009 and functions a bit like some of the websites developed for the travel industry, but for your favorite sports teams. Out of the frustration of being a Red Sox fan and always having to pay a premium for tickets, Russ & Jack Groetzinger came up with SeatGeek.com to rid them and other fans of that “I’ve been ripped off feeling.”

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How to Use a Pen to Sell On the Telephone

With cell phones, call forwarding, and the death of the land-line in the home, most often we have no idea where our prospects might be when we’re calling them about our sports ticket opportunities.  They could be in the car, the supermarket, out on a date, or anywhere else you could imagine. Wherever your prospect…

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