Kevin Love, Iman Shumpert and the Lament of Cleveland Sports

By Steven Pipps

The Cavs can’t beat the Bulls without Kevin Love. It’s a great feeling to know that such a statement is false. After game one, Bulls and Cavs fans alike were mumbling, exclaiming or debating the merits of such a claim.

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The Florida State Quarterback Conundrum

By Steven Pipps

The 2015 NFL draft is right around the corner, finding a new home in Chicago at the Auditorium Theatre. It is the first time the draft has not been in New York City since 1965, but that is not the big story of this year. Two quarterbacks are going head-to-head for the honor of being the number one pick overall.

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MLB Fan Cost Index 2015

By Jon Greenberg

The average Major League Baseball ticket increased by 3.3 percent to $28.94 for the 2015 season, according to the Team Marketing Report Fan Cost Index.

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Hawks Meet Their Match

By Jon Greenberg

Peter Sorckoff’s wife had a very good question for him.

Given his marital status, why was he downloading Tinder, the dating app, on his phone?

“The thing became a fascination to me,” Sorckoff told Team Marketing Report in a phone conversation earlier this week. “I had to over-explain to my wife I kept downloading the app. I needed to understand it. I’m 43 with a wife and three kids.”

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Home Field Disadvantage

By Jon Greenberg

In Chicago, we talk about “Bear Weather” when it get cold.

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Gifts That Keep On Giving

By Jon Greenberg

It’s the first day, almost second night, of Hanukkah and all I want is a President Abe Lincoln Christmas tree ornament.

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Tis the Season

By Jon Greenberg

To borrow a phrase, the reports of the season ticket’s death have been greatly exaggerated.

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Penny For Your Thoughts

By Jon Greenberg

Last month, I put out the NBA Fan Cost Index, the fourth and final FCI of 2014. And in December, I rested.

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Paying a Premium

By Jon Greenberg

The average NBA ticket is up 3.4 percent -- to $54.98 -- according to our Fan Cost Index, but that number doesn’t tell the whole story.

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Now Available: NFL 2014 Fan Cost Index Expanded Edition

By TMR

Team Marketing Report is proud to announce the release of the NFL 2014 Fan Cost Index: Expanded Edition!

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2014-15 NBA Fan Cost Index®

By Jon Greenberg

The average NBA ticket has increased by 3.4 percent to $53.98, according to the 2014-15 Team Marketing Report NBA Fan Cost Index®.

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NHL Fan Cost Index® 2014-15

By Jon Greenberg

Game on!

The average National Hockey League ticket rose 4.4 percent to $62.18 for the 2014-15 season, according to the Team Marketing Report™ NHL Fan Cost Index®.

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Puck Preview

By Jon Greenberg

The National Hockey League begins play this week and the 2014-15 NHL Fan Cost Index will be out soon.

While we finish compiling and fact-checking all of the information, and converting those pesky Canadian prices into American greenbacks, here’s a sneak preview of the FCI with a look at the Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings:

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The Royal Treatment

By Jon Greenberg

In 1985, box seats for the "I-70 Showdown" World Series at Royals Stadium cost $40. Plaza reserved seats cost $30 and standing room cost $20.

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Nothing But Net

By Jon Greenberg

Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t think the Philadelphia 76ers, which have lost 111 games the past two seasons and are expected to lose a bunch more in 2014-15, need 47 different seat categories.

In every section of the Wells Fargo Center, the Sixers change ticket prices every three to five rows.

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If You're Going To San Francisco...

By Jon Greenberg

If you’re like me, you often find yourself at a football game, violent action swirling all around you, the smell of expensive domestic beer in the air, and in a quiet moment, you think, “Where can I get a banana nutella crepe in this joint?”

If you have access to the United Club at the brand-new $1.27 billion Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., it’s a simple solution: Just go to the crepe station. Is $7.50 too much for a crepe? 

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NFL Fan Cost Index Update

By Jon Greenberg

“The power of social media” is a phrase I could do without.

Communication evolves and it never gets slower.

But, “the power of social media,” specifically Twitter, which is basically the only social media that matters right now, helped me correct a Fan Cost Index mistake last Thursday. Well, correct is probably too harsh of a word.

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2014 NFL Fan Cost Index®

By Jon Greenberg

We have a new FCI champion.

Now playing in brand-new Levi’s Stadium, the San Francisco 49ers have the most expensive stadium to take a family of four, according to the 2014 NFL Fan Cost Index.®

Sorry, “Jerry World,” you’re No. 2 with no significant price changes from the Dallas Cowboys. 

 

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Now Available: MLB 2014 Fan Cost Index: Expanded Edition

By TMR

Team Marketing Report is proud to announce the release of the MLB 2014 Fan Cost Index: Expanded Edition!

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Halfway Home: a Mid-season Check-in with MLB Teams

By Jon Greenberg

We’re putting together a special Major League Baseball Fan Cost Index package, and in doing so, I talked to a few MLB marketing and ticket executives in the last week to hear about their seasons.

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