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Going Off The Grid: Execs Talk Season Tickets, Subscription Services

"Going Off The Grid" is a weekly survey of sports execs and personalities offering their thoughts on a handful of pressing (and trivial) issues in sports and pop culture. This week, our panelists look into the future of season ticket sales and the new meat alternative craze.

  • A-B InBev VP/Partnerships, Beer Category & Community Nick Kelly
    -- Was an extra in the movie "We Are Marshall."
  • Drone Racing League Chief Partnerships Officer Bryce Townsend
    -- Has never had a drop of coffee in his life.
  • Prodigy Search Partner Mark Gress Jr.
    -- Got cut from his high school golf team four years in a row.
Going Off The Grid

Traditional season-ticket sales in 10 years? Number of TVs during football games J-Lo & Shakira's SB Halftime Show will be... Number of subscription services you pay for Thoughts on Impossible Burgers/Beyond Meat?
Important, but will look nothing like today
Two and a tablet
Two years from "fad" or "forever"

Nothing about them will be traditional 
One projector will do, along with my phone
More and more until Disney ingeniously bundles them all
I'll give them a shot
Less vital. Ticket departments will look much different
Two + a mobile device. One used to keep kids/wife happy
Fire on Apple
Less than 5 but that could be growing
Don't eat burgers enough to substitute, but cow > lab grown

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