Jared's Journal

Rogers Place

The showcase for the venue marketplace brings the best in design-build to light.


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Before reading the business end of the spring issue of SEAT Magazine, I encourage you to sip a Shirley Temple and remember your Masters story.


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As cord-cutting accelerates, the Worldwide Leader in Sports is cutting tens of millions of staff salary from its books. It’s a harbinger of potential downstream impacts that we simply can’t ignore. Don’t be left holding the severed cord.


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Jared Frank, Publisher/Editorial Director, ALSD

The cover story of 2017 winter issue of SEAT Magazine highlights Mercedes-Benz Stadium in a wide-ranging article that includes its Fan First F&B model. Is it a good idea? We'll see how the receipts come out, but first and foremost, it depends on your threshold.


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Jared Frank, Publisher / Editorial Director, ALSD

The 2016 fall issue of SEAT Magazine is a crash course in the future of the sports industry, one ignited by secular shifts in younger demographics, growing global middle classes, and on-demand, mobile-first lifestyles. 


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New Tradition: Warren Hood, Deputy Director of Athletics at the University of Illinois, describes an unintended consequence of State Farm Center’s new Traditions Club: “We’ve found a lot of people don’t even go down to their seats. That was something we hadn’t planned. [The patio] has really turned into a social hub.”

An arena with zero premium offerings builds a full hospitality menu, all while retaining an architectural icon.


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My nephews, Connor (left, age eight) and Caleb (right, age ten), attended the Cavs championship parade with their parents and another 1.3 million Northeast Ohioans earlier this summer in Cleveland.

As NBA training camps tip off this week, let's revisit the end of the 2015-2016 NBA season, an expression for why we choose to work in this business. The Cleveland Cavaliers winning the NBA championship is a reminder that sports are not the way we make our living. They are the way lives are made in some families and entire communities. 


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Jared Frank, Publisher / Editorial Director, ALSD

Whether hailing a ride or buying tickets to the game, it’s the buyer, and not the seller, that ultimately determines how, when, why, and where he or she wants to complete a transaction.


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Troy Kirby, Founder, The Tao of Sports

SeatGeek’s recent partnership with Major League Soccer is a game changer. In this backdrop of primary markets partnering with event ticket search engines, online buyers are increasingly savvy and margins are increasingly thin, leading to broker consolidation.


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“The notion of sense of place is critical. Everything about this team identity is based around the notion of being LA’s team, being the heart of the city, and aligning with the identity and culture of the city. That’s where we have taken our starting point in the design process.” – Jonathan Emmett, Gensler

The new build for Los Angeles Football Club, designed by LA-based architectural firm Gensler, is the physical manifestation of a new brand promise in a most diverse marketplace.


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