SBD/November 30, 2012/Reader SurveyPrint All
THE DAILY each day this week is presenting the results from the eighth annual SportsBusiness Daily/SportsBusiness Journal readers survey on the state of the sports industry. Today, we look at an overview of facilities and the best of the rest. Turnkey Sports & Entertainment partnered with SBD/SBJ on the survey.
Recent naming-rights deal that will be the most effective for both the brand and the property
Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y. 53% MetLife Stadium, Meadowlands, N.J. 24% Farmers Field, Los Angeles 18%
How much is too much for a beer at a sporting event?
$5 8% $6 14% $7 25% $8 30% $9 12% $10 or more 11%
City that will solve the Sacramento Kings' arena issue
Seattle 37% Sacramento 18% Anaheim 13% Kansas City 7% Virginia Beach, Va. 3% St. Louis 2%
If you could go to one of the storied sports venues below that you haven't been to before, what would it be?
Augusta National 30% Wimbledon 22% Lambeau Field 16% Fenway Park 10% Churchill Downs 7% Wrigley Field 7%
What should facilities and teams focus on to improve the fan experience?
Wi-Fi connectivity 53% Parking/traffic flow 45% Concessions pricing 41% Rowdy fans/drunkenness 38% Concourses/pedestrian flow 18% In-game entertainment 16% Seating quality/dimensions 16% Video/scoreboard system location/quality 15% Sight lines 13%
Note: Readers could make three selections.
Who will build a new ballpark first?
Oakland A's 61% Tampa Bay Rays 28%
Has the UFC peaked in popularity or is there room for more growth?
Peaked 53% Room for groth 39%
Biggest issue facing the IOC
Easing the financial burden on host cities 45% Finding ways to appeal to youth 17% Fixing ticket issues for future Olympics 10% Selecting a new president 7% Overhauling the TOP sponsorship program 7% Security 7%
Grade NBC’s broadcast of the
A 25% B 45% C 19% D 8% F 3%
Grade the London Games
A 45% B 48% C 5% D 1% F 1%
Are sports agents more or less powerful than they were 10 years ago?
More powerful 36% Same 33% Less powerful 30%
If you could play one golf course, it would be
Augusta National 53% Pebble Beach 25% St. Andrews 22%
If you could watch only one golf event a year, it would be
Masters 67% Ryder Cup 17% U.S. Open 7% British Open 5%
When will the U.S. Tennis Association build a roof on Arthur Ashe Stadium for the U.S. Open?
1-2 years 10% 3-4 37% 5 years or more 28% Never 26%
If you could watch only one tennis event a year, it would be
Wimbledon 69% U.S. Open 38%