An industry leader for more than four decades, Learfield has a deep presence in the college athletics landscape nationwide. It manages the multimedia and sponsorship rights for nearly 130 collegiate institutions, conferences and arenas, and supports athletic departments at all competitive levels as title sponsor of the prestigious Learfield Directors’ Cup. Learfield also provides its collegiate partners access to professional concessions and ticket sales; branding, licensing and trademark consulting; digital and social platform expertise; campus-wide business and sponsorship development; and venue and technology systems through its affiliated companies. For more, visit learfield.com.
With 80 reporters, editors and guest columnists, SportsBusiness Journal is the category-leading weekly magazine covering sports business. SportsBusiness Daily summarizes industry news reported by more than 600 media outlets. SportsBusiness Global covers sports business news stories throughout the world by following more than 200 local language publications and media outlets. Resource Guide LIVE is a digital sports industry marketplace directory with listings on more than 75,000 people and 11,000 companies. The Sports Business Conference and Events Group annually presents 11 leading sports industry conferences and events. Please visit all of our websites –www.sportsbusinessjournal.com, www.sportsbusinessdaily.com, www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/global,www.resourceguidelive.com and www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/conferences-events. The Sports Business Group is a division of American City Business Journals (ACBJ), which comprises weekly business journals, BizJournals.com and Hemmings Motor News. ACBJ is part of Advance Publications.
College athletic programs recognize the need to engage recruits, donors, and fans. Advent helps athletic programs engage their audiences by designing experiences that move people using displays, graphics, and interactive exhibits. Every program has a story, and Advent has a proprietary method of uncovering and articulating it. The end result is a captivating and authentic space unique to the brand. Visit us at www.adventresults.com to learn more.
Legends is a global hospitality agency that delivers solutions for legendary brands. We take a 360-degree approach to the creation and delivery of innovative experiences in sports, entertainment and attractions. From facility planning and project development through sales, sponsorship, and hospitality, our team of experts deliver innovative turnkey solutions.
We are proud to serve our distinguished partners including Yankee Stadium, AT&T Stadium, 40 Live Nation venues, One World Observatory, Golden 1 Center, Manchester City FC, University of Notre Dame, University of Oklahoma, Villanova University, University of Southern California, Los Angeles Stadium & Entertainment District at Hollywood Park, Los Angeles Football Club, Nissan Stadium, Atlanta Falcons, NFL, Prudential Center, Rose Bowl, AS Roma, Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, and Indianapolis 500. For more about Legends business and career opportunities, visit www.legends.net.
ABOUT The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame
Founded in 1947 with early leadership from General Douglas MacArthur, legendary Army coach Earl "Red" Blaik and immortal journalist Grantland Rice, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame is a non-profit educational organization that runs programs designed to use the power of amateur football in developing scholarship, citizenship and athletic achievement in young people. With 120 chapters and 12,000 members nationwide, NFF programs include FootballMatters.org, the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, the NFF Leadership Hall of Fame, the NFF Scholar-Athlete Awards presented by Fidelity Investments, the NFF High School Showcases, the NFF Hampshire Honor Society, the NFF Faculty Salutes presented by Fidelity Investments, the NFF National Scholar-Athlete Alumni Association, the National Hall of Fame Salute at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and scholarships of more than $1.3 million for college and high school scholar-athletes. The NFF also collaborates with the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) to release the FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll; awards The William V. Campbell Trophy presented by Fidelity Investments and prominently showcased at its official home inside the New York Athletic Club; hosts the Ivy League’s Asa Bushnell Cup announcement presented by the Pasadena Tournament of Roses; and bestows several other major awards at the NFF Annual Awards Dinner. NFF corporate partners include the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, Delta Air Lines, Fidelity Investments, Herff Jones, New York Athletic Club, Pasadena Tournament of Roses, PrimeSport, SKP, the Sports Business Journal and Under Armour. Learn more at www.footballfoundation.org.
From the moment you interact with us, we want you to feel like we care as much about your event as you do. Whether it’s how your fans discover their next event, purchase tickets, enter your venue with ease and maximize their experience during and after the event – your success is our success.
We provide access to the most innovative ticketing technologies that to turn data into actions that empower you to maximize the value of all your events and fans. Learn more at www.solutions.axs.com.
Premier Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC) is a healthcare improvement company uniting an alliance of approximately 3,750 U.S. hospitals, 130,000 other health providers, and a wide range of foodservice operators – including colleges and universities – to improve results.
Value 4 is a purchasing & logistics company dedicated to lowering product and operational costs for its members throughout the foodservice industry.
Premier and Value4 have joined forces to bring cost savings and innovative solutions to NCAA athletic programs.
To learn more visit us at http://pv4.weebly.com/.
CDW is a global provider of integrated information technology solutions in education, business, government and healthcare. A Fortune 200 company, CDW can support your sports & entertainment technology game plan by delivering industry experience in addition to a wide array of solutions and services, while connecting you with industry-leading partners and a complete support team. CDW’s Stadium Tech Tiger Team – accredited in Cisco Connected Stadium Wi-Fi – along with their solutions architects, engineers, project managers and dedicated account managers, will work with you every step of the way, from site surveys and strategy to implementation and ongoing support. See more, Learn more at CDW.com/sports
Cocktail Reception Sponsor
Mobilitie is the largest privately-held telecommunications infrastructure company in the United States. As a global provider of complete wireless solutions, Mobilitie helps people stay connected on their mobile devices wherever they are. We fund, deploy and operate next generation infrastructure that enables robust 4G LTE coverage and upcoming 5G services and speeds. Mobilitie wireless infrastructure includes communication towers, indoor and outdoor neutral host DAS networks, small cells, and Wi-Fi networks. Mobilitie’s Advanced Technology Group engineers innovative wireless solutions that improve wireless service at the largest and most complex venues across all major industries—including sports and entertainment, real estate, hospitality, education, healthcare, government and transportation. The highest mobile data traffic ever recorded during an event was carried by a Mobilitie DAS network.
Mobilitie is headquartered in Newport Beach, California and has regional offices across the United States and internationally. To learn more about our wireless coverage solutions, visit us at www.mobilitie.com.
Official Nightcap Sponsor
Thornton Tomasetti provides engineering design, investigation and analysis services to clients worldwide on arena, stadium and convention center projects in the professional and collegiate markets. Our sports portfolio, which provides seating for nearly one million people, includes icons such as the U.S. Bank Stadium, Golden 1 Center, State Farm Center at the University of Illinois, the Dana H. Dykhouse Stadium and Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex at the University of South Dakota and the Amon G. Carter Stadium at TCU. We contribute to the success of campus and sports programs through our services in new design and retrofit, kinetic engineering, forensic investigation, construction support planning and sustainability assessment and design. www.ThorntonTomasetti.com.
Official Networking Break Sponsor
Eventellect is the leader in driving incremental ticket revenue for sports teams and entertainment companies by developing and executing supplemental pricing and distribution strategies. Through expertise in pricing and risk management, the firm helps partners leverage current consumer trends to maximize ticket yield, attendance, season ticket sales and other metrics. Eventellect’s dedication to its partners is recognized by being ranked by INC magazine as one the 1000 fastest growing privately held US companies for six consecutive years.
At StubHub, our mission is simple: help fans find fun. We connect fans with their favorite teams, shows and artists and introduce them to the ones they'll love next. As the largest ticket marketplace in the world, we enable fans to buy and sell tickets to tens of thousands of events, whenever they want, through our desktop and mobile experiences, including our StubHub app for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Android. Offering a superior fan experience at its core, StubHub reinvented the ticket resale market in 2000 and continues to lead it through innovation. Our industry firsts include the introduction of the first ticketing application, the first interactive seat mapping tool and the first live entertainment rewards program, Fan Rewards™. Our business partners include more than 130 properties in MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS and NCAA, plus AEG, AXS and Spectra Ticketing & Fan Engagement. With the acquisition of Ticketbis in August 2016, throughout the world, StubHub provides the total end-to-end event going experience. StubHub is an eBay company (NASDAQ: EBAY). For more information on StubHub, visit StubHub.com or follow @StubHub on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or YouTube.com/StubHub.
Access Pass & Design is now Access Event Solutions! New brand. New products. Same commitment to you.
We help the world’s most image-conscious events, brands, entertainers, and sports teams in the world connect with audiences in ways that shatter all expectations. Creating extraordinary live-event credentials (media credentials, press passes, VIP hospitality badges) and live event technology platforms (VIP access control, sponsor activation integration, and more) to enhance the management, magic, and value of your next event. For more information, please visit www.accesseventsolutions.com or call 1-775-229-7200.
WE ARE BLUEMEDIA — For nearly 20 years the biggest brands, agencies, teams and venues in the world have trusted us with the signage, décor, and experiential elements of their events and campaigns. From concept to completion, we create engaging, memorable, and shareable experiences that wow clients and sponsors and leave consumers talking for days.
Sink Combs Dethlefs and Perkins+Will are now one team!
Perkins+Will, one of the oldest and most respected interdisciplinary architecture and design firms in the world, and Denver-based Sink Combs Dethlefs, a national leader in sports, recreation, and entertainment architecture recently announced their merger. The merger came at a critical time in the architecture where historically distinct project typologies and practice areas are now blending in both form and function, and where overall user and athlete health and well-being are considered paramount.
The quest for a championship. Fans want it. Athletes work for it. Coaches are judged by it. A championship is the goal.
Our facility designs help attract and retain top coaches, recruit and develop great student-athletes, produce revenue opportunities and provide unprecedented fan experiences. We identify obstacles, capitalize on opportunities and become a member of your team—unconditionally—working to elevate your organization to a championship level through design.
Our designs create a brand icon that positively impacts a campus and community for years to come and deliver for programs that strive to be champions.
Begin your quest for a championship with us at www.dlrgroup.com.
Aquimo Sports - “When the Players Rest the Fans Play”
Aquimo specializes in sports based gaming apps and live events. Utilizing our patented technology, Aquimo.com developed ILEM- Interactive Live Event Marketing.
Where we make the fans part of the action and increase your overall Fan Engagement, making for a halftime to remember!
Our technology allows thousands of fans in the stands/home to functionally participate in live events on stadium screens.
Basketball shoot-outs, football target practice, baseball diamond races... bringing a new dimension of interactivity and marketing opportunities.
Live sponsored leaderboard with prizes delivered electronically allowing for:
- Reduce current spend for advertisers
- Capture user info for future marketing
- Track campaign effective rates
- Premium Pricing
Sparta Science is an industry leading solution for improving resilience, which is the combination of performance and injury prevention. Sparta’s platform aggregates 8 years of patented force plate data alongside other health/wellness data to predict, prevent, and rehabilitate real-time issues.
GoodSport produces a variety of digital program that focus on the positive aspects of the sports world. We create shows designed to engage the digital audience. GoodSport works with leagues and teams for co-branded or private label production of video segments. These vignettes appear on multiple distribution platforms including broadcast television, conference and team sites and across social media.