SEAT Fall 2010
COVER STORY: WHY LA FOR THE 2011 ALSD CONFERENCE AND TRADESHOW?
What's going on in Los Angeles, CA showcases the future of sports and entertainment. Don't build a sports venue. Create an entertainment destination.
By Bill Dorsey
THROUGH THE EYES OF THE COLLEGE SUITE DIRECTOR
We assembled a group of college suite directors to find out more about the arcane world of college premium seating. Find out what makes them tick.
With Amanda Verhoff
TOP 10 BUSINESS CATEGORIES BUYING PREMIUM SEATS REVEALED
To follow up the summer issue of SEAT, the answer to the question, “Who buys premium seating?”, is further investigated. Learn the employee size, annual sales revenue and business status of the top ten buying segments.
By Ron Contorno and Heather Lawrence, Ph.D
NBA TEAMS SCORE BIG IN THE SUITE MARKET
Despite the HEAT Index in Miami, the stars of the NBA are still spread throughout many markets. Do suite prices correlate? Compare pricing and the variables determining those prices for all 30 NBA teams.
BY Dr. Peter Titlebaum and Debbie Titlebaum
ALSD BUYERS GUIDE 2011
The second annual installment of the world's one and only buyers guide listing for premium seat-specific products and services includes Amenities and Promotional Products, Food and Beverage, Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment, Professional Services and Information Technology. Have your shopping list ready or keep it close by. This is your reference tool for all purchasing needs throughout the year.
Research by Ryan Mirabedini
NEW ALSD MEMBERS
EDITOR'S NOTE By Jared Frank
INDUSTRY AND ASSOCIATION NEWS
About the Cover: The ALSD takes its show to Southern California in 2011. The 21st Annual Conference and Tradeshow will be hosted by LA LIVE, the capital of the entertainment capital of the world. Photo Courtesy of AEG/L.A. LIVE 2010.