The Brooklyn Nets have united with Pogoseat to help fans upgrade their in-game experience while at the Barclays Center. This new venture will launch for Nets fans at the beginning of the 2013/2014 NBA basketball season and will also be available at select other live events happening at the arena. Fans will be able to upgrade directly from the Nets’ Team App (available for free through the App Store and Google Play) before and during the game. For those who do not have an iPhone or Android can upgrade using the Pogoseat mobile website (m.pogoseat.com) from any web browser.
The Nets made big moves in the off-season, most notably with their pick up of Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. These two power-houses join Deron Williams, Joe Johnson and Brook Lopez to form one of the most talented starting lineups in the NBA. Couple that with a state-of-the-art Barclays Center, the pre-season wins over 2013 championship team The Miami Heat, Jason Kidd as the new coach and a beefed up wifi network and you can imagine the excitement for this coming season.
Nets fans are going to be eager to get the best seats possible to see this star-studded Brooklyn roster and Pogoseat will help them do just that. To learn more about Pogoseat and sign up for updates on The Nets partnership, visit www.pogoseat.com/nets.
The Sacramento Kings have partnered up with Pogoseat to help fans upgrade their in-game experience while at the Sleep Train Arena. Pogoseat’s seat upgrade app has been in beta to a small number of users during a select few pre-season games and will officially launch for all fans with the beginning of the 2013/2014 NBA basketball season.
Fans will be able to upgrade directly from the King’s team app (available for free through the App Store and Google Play) before and during the game. Fans that don’t have an iPhone or Android can upgrade using the Pogoseat mobile website (m.pogoseat.com) from any web browser.
The Kings will be a team to watch this year. After all the uncertainty around the possible move it has been great to see the new changes being brought about by Ranadivé and company. Plus with the addition of Shaquille O’Neal as a minority owner it’s certain to be an interesting year.
The combo of DeMarcus Cousins down low and Ben McLemore on the perimeter will have fans eager to move closer to the action during hot games and Pogoseat will help them to do that. To learn more about Pogoseat and sign up for updates on the Kings partnership, you can visit www.pogoseat.com/kings.
Bruins football fans will be able to test upgrades at the Rose Bowl for the final two Bruins home games of the season; vs. the Washington Huskies on November 15th and vs. the Arizona State Sun Devils on November 23rd. The Bruins football squad is poised for a return to the Pac-12 Championship as a powerhouse in the Pac-12 south. This year they are looking to make a January return home for the Rose Bowl Game or the BCS National Championship Game.
UCLA hoops fans are getting excited for another season and now will also have the chance to improve their experiences at Pauley Pavilion and upgrade close to the action. Upgrades will go live at the first regular season home game on November 8th vs. Drexel.
The Bruins are favored to win the Pac-12 this year after pulling together a stellar recruiting class that is said to be one of the best in the nation. Headed by Issac Hamilton and Zach LaVine, the team will surely be creating some excitement and entertainment for its fans.
To sign up to to receive notifications on Bruins upgrades, visit the Bruins homepage at: pogoseat.com/Bruins.
The Pac-12 is one of the most prestigious NCAA conferences and is recognized for being composed of great academic institutes with highly competitive athletics programs. In 2003, the annual Pac-12 men’s basketball conference championship became known as the Pacific Life Pac-12 tournament and has been held in Las Vegas ever since.
The tournament has always been an exciting fan event and has produced an array of winners including the most recent tournament winner, the Oregon Ducks. The winner of the Pac-12 tournament receives an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament and is dubbed the conference champion. Regardless of regular season record, all Pac-12 teams have the opportunity to participate in the Pac-12 tournament.
This year Pogoseat has partnered with the Pac-12 to provide seat upgrades at the 2014 Pac-12 men’s basketball tournament at the MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Fans in attendance will be able to upgrade at games throughout the tournament and will have the freedom see all their favorite Pac-12 teams from various perspectives.
As the tournament approaches, Pogoseat will be releasing additional information on how you can upgrade your game day experience at Pac-12 tournament events. For immediate, inquiries please contact email@example.com.
The Stanford men’s basketball team is set to tip off its regular season at Maples Pavilion on Friday, November 8th, against Bucknell….and expects a win. The young Cardinal talent, led by Chasson Randle and Aaron Bright, make Stanford a formidable force in the Pac-12. Pogoseat is excited to be reuniting for its second season with Stanford to provide seat upgrades at Maples, giving fans the opportunity to move seats from their mobile phones.
This year, Stanford is rewarding its loyal season ticket holders with complimentary Pogoseat upgrade credit. Each season ticket holder that purchased upper bowl seats will have the chance to try new seats at no cost! Of course all fans attending games at Maples will have the ability to upgrade using the Pogoseat app that can be found in the Apple store and Google Play market. Fans without iPhone/Android can upgrade via the Pogoseat mobile website: m.pogoseat.com.
Visit the Stanford team Page on Pogoseat to get notifications regarding seat upgrades: pogoseat.com/stanford
The Motor City gears up in anticipation for the upcoming 2013/2014-basketball season. The Detroit Pistons have acquired eight new players and the season is quickly approaching with the season opener tonight against Israel’s Maccabi Haifa Basketball Club!
Detroit made a big move in the offseason acquiring Josh Smith from the Atlanta Hawks. At 6’9, 225 lbs, Smith is a force to be reckoned with, and at age 27 he is in his physical prime. In addition to Smith, the Pistons signed Chauncey Billups and traded for guard, Brandon Jennings. With a mix of young talent and veteran leadership, the Pistons are eyeing the Eastern Conference playoffs.
In addition to the big name acquisitions, the Pistons also landed some promising draft picks. One of the new players to the team is former Georgia Bulldog and eighth overall 2013 draft pick, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. Fans and staff are looking forward to seeing the former SEC player of the year in action.
Fellow rookie and 37th draft pick overall Tony Mitchell, also joins the Pistons for this upcoming season. Mitchell is known for his ability to score off of transition and running plays.
For the second season in a row, fans will be able to upgrade their seats at the The Palace of Auburn Hills to get as close to this action as possible. With new in-arena wifi connectivity, fans should have no problem upgrading seats with ease. To upgrade their seats and experience at The Palace, fans can simply download the Pistons mobile app and click on “Upgrade Seats” to see what’s available and spring into the game!
For many sports fans, this is their favorite time of year. Baseball is in its most crucial month, football is in full swing, hockey has begun and basketball is just around the corner. For Bay Area fans, the first pre-season Golden State Warriors game is Monday, October 7, 2013.
The boys in blue and gold are waiting to stomp Warriors Ground against the Sacramento Kings in front of a crowd chomping at the bit after a strong play-off run last season. One of the new acquisitions to keep an eye on is former Arizona Wildcat, Andre Iguodala. The Warriors recently picked him up from the Denver Nuggets, a team that The Warriors knocked out of the post-season last year.
Fans will also be watching the first Warriors All-Star pick since 1997’s Latrell Sprewell, David Lee very closely. Last season, Lee suffered a tear in his right hip flexor during the fourth quarter of the first play-off game against The Denver Nuggets.
Despite this injury, Lee sporadically appeared in a few of the play-off games to standing ovations from the crowd and cheers that caused the referees’ whistles to sound like a child blowing on a blade of grass.
Golden State Warriors fans are die-hard, loyal and intensely fierce. “In my time here, I haven’t seen the fan base be more excited for an upcoming season than this one,” said Joel Kretzinger, Manager of Ticket Services for The Warriors. “Those two (Iguodala and Lee) are a major part of the reason.”
Last season was only the second time in 19 years that fans could cheer on their team in a post-season series and it was the first in which patrons could upgrade their seats from inside the game. This season as well, fans can go to the Warriors Team App at the game to upgrade their seats through Pogoseat if they want to get closer to the action on the court.
This unique team does not have a city or a region explicitly allocated to them in their name. They do not represent San Francisco, or Oakland, or San Jose. They represent The Golden State, which means they are the Bay Area’s basketball team and Bay Area fans can now get closer than ever with Pogoseat as their transport.
At the end of the 20th century, San Francisco Giants fans were ecstatic about their team leaving the frigid “Stick,” located on the outskirts of the city, and upgrading to a location right on the water in an area previously known as China Basin. Once the construction of the formerly named PacBell Park finished and the park opened, Bay Area baseball aficionados took to the stands not only for the game, but to check out the world-class sport venue.
The ballpark has been built, renamed as AT&T Park, the food has been enhanced and the operations at the venue are stellar. Now, embellishing the fan experience even more, the San Francisco Giants have partnered with Pogoseat to allow fans to upgrade their existing tickets to move to a better location or vantage point during games.
Though the park is designed in an ideal way where each seat has a clear view of the field and the game, it is now possible to get close enough to see the inhabitants of Sergio Romo’s beard. No longer will changing your seats require a brand new ticket or an invisibility cloak to hide from the ushers when trying to jump seats. The differential pricing system employed by Pogoseat will give the patron credit for the previously purchased ticket and a smart phone is the catalyst for this upgrade.
While the name of the park has changed three times, the fans have not and neither has the excitement of Giants baseball. The stadium in all of its waterfront glory not only is quite the venue to see, but it is most certainly a place to be seen at and Pogoseat can help give fans a heightened experience.
Whether it is with orange and black dyed hair or Giants logoed Snuggies, fans pack the ballpark looking like bundled up jack-o-lanterns to watch the game and to experience all that is San Francisco Giants Baseball. The partnership with Pogoseat is set to launch on September 25th for the rest of the 2013 season and will enhance the in-game experience for the Bay Area’s much loved representatives of the Black and Orange.
Giants fans love not only the game but also the talented men that comprise the team of these self-proclaimed miSFits. Fans want to get into the action with them by sitting in the best place possible. Pogoseat is stepping in to make this happen.
With the NFL season two weeks in, we have seen some intense games with even more intense plays. It is hard for any San Francisco 49ers fan to forget Green Bay’s Clay Mathews flying through the air like a lion attacking it’s prey, when going after Colin Kaepernick. This last Sunday, we saw Atlanta Falcons’ William Moore stop The Rams’ Mike McNeil in a WWE style pick up and throw down to the field. Has the game become more extreme due to rivalry or simply an intensity to win?
On Sunday, September 15, 2013, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman AKA Optimus Prime, had quite a bit to prove when playing against the San Francisco 49ers, coached by his former football coach at Stanford, Jim Harbaugh. If you saw the game you know, Sherman killed it. Not only did Seattle’s defense outrun and outplay the 9ers, but each time he made a move, he looked right at his former coach as if rubbing it in his face. Apparently, Harbaugh did not say positive things about Sherman when he was entering the NFL. This has been attributed to why he was picked so late in the draft. Needless to say, he threw it right back in Harb’s face. Is this something to be considered anti-social competitive behavior? Absolutely not.
The game is continuously changing, as are the players and motivations. Should Ndamukong Suh have been fined
100K for his illegal hit on Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan? Probably, because he has a history of this type of play and it could have resulted in a career ending injury for Sullivan. Is this going to stop Suh from playing as hard as he does? Nope. He has even been reported saying that even if he were playing against his mother, he would play the same way. When he plays the game, he plays each game to win and that is the attitude we want from our athletes.
Many say this constitutes unsportsmanlike conduct, but does it really? Don’t we want athletes who put it all on the field? More than anything, the technology behind the helmets and pads needs to be reevaluated in order to insure the safety of these men when playing one of the most physical games created. This is why we love football though. We are invested because they are invested. Each week gets more passionate as the season progresses and it is exciting to see where this deep desire to win will take these teams and athletes.
The Arena Football League is continuing to grow and evolve as it gains momentum and increases its fan base. AFL teams play their games in the same arenas as some of the most well known NBA and NHL franchises and the sport gives fans the unique ability to get much closer to the action than any other professional sports league does. There are no sidelines in the AFL and the only thing separating fans from players are the four-foot foam barriers on either side of the 50-yard field. Fans will frequently have the chance to catch balls and sometimes will even end up with players in their laps!
The AFL provides a different type of football experience, one where fan engagement at games can be heavily influenced by where they are sitting. Pogoseat is going to help get fans those up-close and personal seats.
This is the first League-wide deal for Pogoseat and is a huge win for both partners, as it creates consistency for fans across the League. Whether you are watching your team at your home arena or traveling to see them play on the road, you will now be able to upgrade your seats and experience at all AFL games!
- The AFL has completed 26 seasons and is the third longest running professional football league (NFL, CFL)
- Players can catch passes that rebound off the back net
- It’s possible to score 4 points – off of a field goal drop kick
- A team has only been shut out once ever in an AFL game
- The most points a team has scored in an AFL game is 99