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

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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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