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  • SBD/SBJ Reader Survey: Thought On Facilities And The Best Of The Rest

    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%

    Responses 571


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    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%

    Responses 579


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    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%

    Responses 569


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    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%

    Responses 580


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    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.
    Responses 578

    Who will build a new ballpark first?

    Oakland A's 61%
    Tampa Bay Rays 28%

    Responses 572


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    Has the UFC peaked in popularity or is there room for more growth?

    Peaked 53%
    Room for groth 39%

    Responses 642

    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%

    Responses 643

    Grade NBC’s broadcast of the
    London Games

    A 25%
    B 45%
    C 19%
    D 8%
    F 3%

    Responses 654

    Grade the London Games

    A 45%
    B 48%
    C 5%
    D 1%
    F 1%

    Responses 654


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    Are sports agents more or less powerful than they were 10 years ago?

    More powerful 36%
    Same 33%
    Less powerful 30%

    Responses 646

    If you could play one golf course, it would be

    Augusta National 53%
    Pebble Beach 25%
    St. Andrews 22%

    Responses 648


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    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%

    Responses 649

    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%

    Responses 637

    If you could watch only one tennis event a year, it would be

    Wimbledon 69%
    U.S. Open 38%

    Responses 641


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