Racing fans, brace yourselves! You're about to hear the best news you'll hear all day! Breeders' Cup® 2015 Official Ticket Packages are
on sale now!
For the first time ever, the Breeders' Cup World Championships are heading to the heart of the Bluegrass State and the cradle of the breeding industry, Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky. The deemed "best in the world" horse and jockey pairs will take the track in 13 of the most prestigious Grade I stakes races for the title of World Champion.
With a culmination of $24,500,000 on the line, the 2015 Breeders' Cup is truly the "Richest Two Days in Sports!"
If you've been itching to attend the Breeders' Cup and have been biding your time for the races to come to the east coast or to "up the ante" even more by being held at Keeneland, the time for you to attend is NOW!
Breeders' Cup 2015 Official Ticket Packages provided by QuintEvents are the only way you can book your experience direct from the Breeders' Cup with VIP in-track hospitality access and exclusive amenities included. Not to mention, QuintEvents offers easy payment terms!
Take a look at the three Official Ticket Package options available for the 2015 Breeders' Cup World Championships to find the perfect fit for you and your group:
Saddling Paddock Luxury Chalet with Grandstand Seating
With an Official Saddling Paddock Luxury Chalet with Grandstand Seating Ticket Package, you'll have a one-of-a-kind Breeders' Cup experience. From the Luxury Chalet, you'll have premium views of the horses as they circle the saddling paddock before entering the track. If you're big into wagering, this is prime real estate to read the horses' body language prior to the race. And with your access, you'll be invited to move between the Saddling Paddock Luxury Chalet hospitality venue and your seat in the Grandstand at your leisure throughout the weekend.
When the races start, you'll have a seat in the Grandstand on the third floor, in covered, open-air seating in Section I (right at the 1/16th pole).
Then, when you're seeking an oasis from your seat in the stands, the Luxury Chalet will be your perfect escape. This glassed-in, climate-controlled dining room is conveniently located and includes exclusive amenities such as complimentary lunch buffets and premium open bars.
You'll also find simulcast TV coverage, race day programs and private wagering stations within the Chalet, as well as private restrooms conveniently located.
To complete your Official Ticket Package, you'll receive an official Breeders' Cup Experiences gift bag full of goodies and a VIP Fast Access Pass to get you into the track quicker on race days.
Sales Pavilion Dining with Grandstand Seating
Located only a few short steps from Keeneland's Grandstand, the Sales Pavilion is a world-renowned venue providing a perfect setting for taking in the 2015 Breeders' Cup races. This Official Ticket Package pairs Sales Pavilion hospitality with third floor, covered, open-air seats in Section I of the Grandstand. Your seats in the Grandstand offer unparalleled views of the photo-finish as they're right at the finish line!
This Official Package provides two different ways for you to watch the world championships: from your coveted seat in the Grandstand inside the final furlong or from one of the multiple TVs within the Sales Pavilion venue.
Within the Sales Pavilion, you'll have access to a complimentary lunch buffet, a premium open bar, private wagering stations, simulcast TV coverage of the track activities, race day programs, and private restrooms.
In addition, you'll receive an official Breeders' Cup Experiences' gift bag brimming with official products and merchandise, and a VIP Fast Access Pass granting you a quicker entrance to Keeneland on race days.
Trackside Luxury Chalet
The Trackside Luxury Chalet is the ultimate Breeders' Cup luxury experience. Found in the Clubhouse turn, this hospitality venue is glassed-in, climate-controlled and located on the first floor right at the track. From here, you'll have unobstructed views of the horses thundering by the rail, racing into the turn.
Not to mention, with a Trackside Luxury Chalet Package, you'll also have access to the lawn so you can venture outside at your leisure.
The Trackside Luxury Chalet offers a complimentary lunch buffet, a premium open bar, mutual tellers, simulcast TV coverage of the on-track activities, and race day programs. You'll also receive an official Breeders' Cup gift bag and a VIP Fast Access Pass to complete your luxurious experience.
Book Your 2015 Breeders' Cup Experience!
If you aren't already mind-blown by the VIP amenities included in 2015 Breeders' Cup Official Ticket Packages, this is going to be the icing on the cake! You can even opt to include your accommodations in Lexington in your package and if you do, transportation to and from the track on race days will even be provided!
So, are you ready to start your Breeders' Cup 2015 experience? Of course you are!
The next step in booking your experience is to get in touch with a Breeders' Cup Experiences' representative by calling 1-866-834-8663, or by visiting QuintEvents' website and filling out the form.
Where will you be when the "Richest Two Days in Sports" goes down this year? Keeneland is calling!
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With the first-ever College Football Playoff in the history books as a success, it seems everyone is highly anticipating the upcoming season. Staying true to the initial design, there is not much changing when it comes to the
College Football Playoff format from its inception into its second year.
The protocol remains unchanged as does the voting process, and the Selection Committee has only had one member turnover. Read on to see who is on the Selection Committee and to learn about each member!
2016 College Football Playoff Selection Committee
Jeff Long, Chair
With 35 years of college football experience as an assistant coach, student-athlete and administrator, Jeff Long will be serving his second year as Chair of the College Football Playoff Selection Committee. He has experience at FBS, FCS and Division II levels, and is currently vice chancellor and director of athletics at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.
Member of the College Football Hall of Fame, Barry Alvarez is the winningest head coach in University of Wisconsin history. He has had 38 years of experience in college football as a head coach, assistant coach, student-athlete, and athletics director. Alvarez has been a coach or student-athlete in 22 bowl games at four FBS institutions in three FBS conferences, and is currently the director of athletics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Lieutenant General Mike Gould (Ret.)
Former Superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Lieutenant General Mike Gould is a retired three-star general and highly decorated Air Force officer. He was a former Air Force aide to the President of the United States and a command pilot with 3,261 flying hours.
Pat Haden is a two-time college football national championship winner as quarterback for the University of Southern California. He was a Pro Bowl selection during his time in the NFL with the Los Angeles Rams. Haden is a Rhodes Scholar, a businessman and an attorney, and has been on the USC Board of Trustees for 19 years.
Currently the director of athletics at Texas Tech University, Kirby Hocutt is new to the College Football Playoff Selection Committee, replacing Oliver Luck. Hocutt has gained experience as an athletics director at three FBS institutions and was a college football student-athlete, four-year letterman and an all-conference selection.
Tom Jernstedt had been an executive vice president, deputiy executive director and chief operating officer during his 38 years in the NCAA. He supervised NCAA Division I, II and III football, including the NCAA Football Board of Directors, College Football Officiating LLC and Football Issues Committee. Jernstedt was recruited by legendary football coach Len Casanova to the University of Oregon and was a four-year scholarship student-athlete.
Member of the College Football Hall of Fame and voted Southeastern Conference quarterback of the quarter century, Archie Manning was also two-time all-SEC and voted the SEC Most Valuable Player. During his time in the NFL, he was quarterback for the New Orleans Saints and was a two-time Pro Bowl selection.
Former head coach and director of athletics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Tom Osborne has had 42 years of college football experience as a head coach, assistant coach, student-athlete, and athletics director. He is the winningest coach in Nebraska history and is eighth highest in number of wins in history for major college football coaches. ESPN named him Coach of the Decade for the 1990s, and Osborne has three college football national championships, 12 Big 8 conference championships, one Big 12 championship, and College Football Hall of Fame honors.
With 30 years of college football experience as a student-athlete, athletics director and associate athletics director, Dan Radakovich has held athletic administrative positions at five FBS institutions. He was also one of 10 athletics directors who served on the 2013 NCAA advisory commission to make recommendations on future rules and policies. Radakovich is currently the director of athletics at Clemson University.
Former United States Secretary of State and National Security Advisor, Condoleezza Rice has been chosen four times as one of Time magazines "100 Most Influential People." She has been named "Most Powerful Woman in the World" by Forbes twice and is a best-selling author.
Mike Tranghese is the longest-serving commissioner of the Big East Conference and served on the NCAA Men's Basketball Committee from 1996-2001. He was the leading manager of the launch of Big East football in 1991, and he was the lead administrator of the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) in 2003 and 2004.
Named one of the "10 Most Powerful People in College Sports" by Chronicle of Higher Education and one of the "50 Most Influential People in College Sports" by College Sports magazine, Steve Wieberg is not new to the college football world. He is also a top college football writer for USA Today and has been a sports writer for over 30 years.
Tyrone Willingham has had 36 years of college football experience as a head coach, assistant coach and walk-on, two-sport student-athlete. He has coached at seven FBS programs, has been the former head coach for three FBS institutions, and was named 2002 Coach of the Year by ESPN/Home Depot.
Process for Selecting the College Football Playoff Contenders
Same as the year prior, the College Football Playoff Selection Committee will be looking at the following items when it comes to determining the final four:
- Strength of Schedule
- Head-to-Head Competition
- Conference Championships Won
- Comparative Outcomes of Common Opponents
- Other Relevant Factors (key injuries, etc.)
The Selection Committee will be ranking their top 25 teams throughout the season during each of their seven meetings. The voting process begins with selecting a pool of teams to be considered and the Selection Committee will then rank those teams. Individual ballots will then be cast to determine a composite ranking.
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Get more information on Official Ticket Packages and how you can attend the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship by calling 1-866-834-8663 to speak to a representative or visit QuintEvents' website for more information.
Don't miss your chance to be a part of college football history!
On Jan. 31, the Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee announced the Class of 2015, and Pittsburgh fans went wild! Their own, Jerome Bettis, would join football royalty in August at the 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Weekend, and rightfully so.
Bettis boasts numerous awards and accolades from his time in the NFL and will finally come home to Canton this fall. Read on for details on Bettis' inspiring career and to learn how you can see him take his rightful place in the Pro Football Hall of Fame!
Class of 2015 Spotlight: Jerome Bettis
Nickname: "The Bus"
Position: Running Back
College: Notre Dame
Draft Year: 1993, First Round, 10th Overall
Teams: Los Angeles Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers
Honors: Rookie of the Year, All-Pro, All-NFC, Comeback Player of the Year
Super Bowl Appearances: 1, Super Bowl XL
Jerome Bettis entered the NFL coming in hot off the draft as the 10th pick in the first round in 1993. During his rookie season with the Los Angeles Rams, he finished second in rushing yards in the NFL, putting 1,429 yards under his belt. This included the first 100-yard and 200-yard rushing games in his career. His 212-yard rushing game against the New Orleans Saints was a career high and at the time, he was only the eighth rookie in NFL history to hit the 200-yard number.
His rookie season with the Rams marked the first of eight 1,000 yard seasons in his first nine years in the NFL, naming him Rookie of the Year.
Bettis remained with the Rams for three seasons before being traded to Pittsburgh for a second- and fourth-round draft pick. He joined the Steelers coming off an off season with the Rams in 1995, but arrived in Pittsburgh as "The Bus" fans loved, earning Comeback Player of the Year honors and was named first-team All-Pro in 1996.
During his first season with the Steelers, Bettis gained 1,431 yards on 320 carries with 11 touchdowns, assisting Pittsburgh in winning the division.
After accumulating six Pro Bowl performances and one Super Bowl victory, Bettis retired in 2005.
At the time of his retirement, "The Bus" ranked fifth all-time in rushing with 13,662 yards, 3,479 career carries and 91 rushing TDs. He reached the 100-yard mark in a game 61 times during regular season play and an additional three times in playoff performances.
Bettis also held 1,449 yards on 200 receptions and three TDs under his belt, in addition to his rushing totals. His combined net yardage was 16,113 - the 19th best all-time when he retired.
See Bettis Become Enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame LIVE!
Want to see Jerome Bettis enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this year? Well, with NFL On Location's Official Ticket Packages provided by QuintEvents, you can!
With single day or full weekend packages available, you can get access to the Enshrinees' Gold Jacket Ceremony, the Class of 2015 Enshrinement Ceremony, the NFL/Hall of Fame Game, welcome receptions, official tailgates, the opportunity to meet past Hall of Famers and the Class of 2015, and much more!
Optional accommodations and ground transportation to and from all official events can also be included, eliminating any additional planning for you.
Check out the five different package options available to find the best fit for you and your group:
- Diamond Official Ticket Packages
- Platinum Official Ticket Packages
- Gold Official Ticket Packages
- Bronze Official Ticket Packages
- Single Day Package Options
The next step in starting your experience is getting in touch with NFL On Location and QuintEvents to secure your 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Weekend Official Ticket Package! Visit NFL On Location's website by clicking the button below or call 1-844-751-0532 to speak to a representative today.
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The 2015 NBA Draft will be upon on us in no time. Who do you think the NBA will take on a chance on this year?
The 2015 NBA Draft is set to take place on June 25, in New York City either at the iconic Madison Square Garden or at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.
NBA hopefuls will wait with baited breaths as teams take their picks from the prospects during the two-round draft.
The 2015 Draft Order
The 2015 NBA Draft will once again determine its order by lottery for non-playoff teams. Thanks to the logistics of the draft, however, any one team which did not make the playoffs still has the chance to get a top three pick.
After the lottery is performed for teams who can receive a top three pick, the remaining teams will receive a chance based on their winning percentages of the previous season.
The NBA is continuing to follow the rules they established in 2011, regarding players eligibility to be drafted.
A player must be at least 19-years-old during 2015’s calendar year to be considered. In other words, players who are eligible for the 2015 NBA Draft must have been born on or before Dec. 31, 1997.
For international prospects, the rules states they must have been removed from high school graduation for at least one year to be considered.
Top Prospects for the 2015 NBA Draft
March is the last month prospects have a chance to make a real impression on teams.
Although the international class appears slightly weaker this year, it appears the freshman class as a whole is going to have an impressive showing!
Here are just a few of the players I definitely think the NBA will be taking a chance on the 2015 NBA Draft:
Jahlil Okafor - Duke, Center
One of the biggest names, if not the biggest, when it comes to draft prospects this year is this Duke freshman. The center, originally from Chicago, is 6 feet and 11 inches tall, and a serious force offensively. Despite a few holes in his defensive game, Okafor is a shoo-in as an NBA low-post center.
Karl Towns - Kentucky, Center
Also a freshman, Kentucky’s Towns is as versatile as he is talented. The potential for the young star is insurmountable, as he has already shown improvement since joining the Wildcats.
Emmanuel Mudiay - International, Point Guard
Having originally been slated to play at SMU, Mudiay opted to play in China instead. The energetic Mudiay displays skills well beyond his little experience of 10 international games. Despite his occasionally flawed shooting, the point guard is without a doubt top-five pick material.
D’Angelo Russell - Ohio State, Shooting Guard
The left-handed Ohio Buckeye plays well under pressure and has proved he can drive the court with ease. Russell has shot up in OSU's eyes due to his impressive stats and jump-shots. No question he will be one of the first to go.
As we enter the last month before the 2015 NBA Draft, who do you think will get picked off first?
See the 2015 NBA Draft Live!
You can see the draft live for yourself with QuintEvents Official Ticket Packages! As an Official Partner of the NBA, packages from QuintEvents come direct from the source. This means Official Ticket Packages include 100 percent guaranteed tickets to the huge event, as well as exclusive extras and amenities!
Package holders in years past have received access to all the weekend events, NBA Legend Meet & Greets and exclusive in-arena hospitality. Guests also have the option of block seating at the event and flexible accommodations at some of the finest nearby hotels.
Official Ticket Packages for the 2015 NBA Draft have yet to be released, but you can be the first to know when they are by placing your name on the official Quick Call Back List. You can do so by either filling out the necessary information on the provided form on QuintEvents' website or speaking to an official NBA-Events representative at 1-866-834-8663.
Don't miss your chance to see your team draft their next star as an #NBAVIP!
The Barrett-Jackson Auction, held at the WestWorld of Scottsdale year after year, is a huge event! WestWorld is already a rather large facility, but when you add the mass amounts of outdoor tents and vendors, it almost doubles in size for Barrett-Jackson. In fact, fans that attend year after year have even said Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale seems to grow larger each time they go back!
Now, keeping in mind the size of the WestWorld complex and the ever-growing event of Barrett-Jackson, it can be slightly intimidating attending for the first time. Sure, if you're planning on going for the whole week, you have plenty of time to get lost among the car collections and learn your way around the ropes, but if you're only planning on going for a couple days, you don't have time to get lost!
There is so much to see and do at Barrett-Jackson that you want to know your way around to ensure you see and do everything you have planned. That's where this guide comes in.
This Beginner's Guide to the 2016 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction is going to give you tips on navigating the weekend like a pro, allowing you to get the most out of your time at the WestWorld!
The 2016 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Beginner's Guide
1. Navigating the WestWorld of Scottsdale
Due to the size of the WestWorld of Scottsdale, tip number one is to download a map of the facility and of where particular tents are located, and become familiar with it. It's much, much easier to take a look at a map and get an idea of the lay of the land before you actually arrive than trying to figure it out when you get there.
Crowds are so large at Barrett-Jackson that it's almost unheard of to stop, look at a map and attempt to figure out where you are and where you're heading. To get an idea of the size of the facility, take a look at the vendor map of the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale event here.
2. Getting a Bidder's Badge
When it comes to getting a bidder's badge for the 2016 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction, there are two ways to accomplish this. You could either apply for a bidder's badge through Barrett-Jackson and go through numerous background and credit checks, OR you could purchase an Official Ticket Package through Barrett-Jackson's Official Partner, QuintEvents.
Official Ticket Packages include an approved application and bidder's badge so rather than going through all the paperwork, you've already acquired it! Bidder's badges through QuintEvents still come with the same amenities (for example, bidder's bar access) as Barrett-Jackson's bidder's badges, but you'll receive even more access because you'll also receive the amenities of an Official Ticket Package.
3. Meeting Celebrities
Barrett-Jackson draws in a large celebrity fan base. After all, who doesn't want to see the world's most unique and valuable automobiles cross the block?! Not to mention, many stars collect cars on their own and auction them off at Barrett-Jackson.
For instance, Masters Champion, Bubba Watson, and singer/songwriter and co-host on The Voice, CeeLo Green, auctioned off their cars at the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction. In fact, Watson's car was even signed by Dukes of Hazzard star, John Snyder, right before it crossed the block!
Now, if you're looking to meet celebrities at the 2016 Barrett-Jackson Auction, there are a few ways to go about this.
First, you could aimlessly wander around and hope to run into them. Second, you could hang out at the Barrett-Jackson background right by the lane of where cars come off the block as this is the "red carpet," so to speak. Third, you could get hard to get access to Craig Jackson's owner skybox where celebrities hang out. Or finally, you could get an Official Barrett-Jackson VIP Experiences Ticket Package which includes access to #BarrettJacksonVIP hospitality areas where you could spot celebrities.
Last year in the Barrett-Jackson VIP Experiences hospitality venue outside the staging lanes, Barrett Jackson VIPs got to mix and mingle with stars such as Richard Rawlings from Gas Monkey Garage and Fast 'N Loud, and Dave Kindig and Kevin Schiele from Kindigit Designs.
4. The 'Richest Days"
Another tip when it comes to attending the 2016 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction is to know what days to attend. When an event is a week long, it's hard to decide which days are the best days to attend - celebrity and car-wise.
Historically, Friday and Saturday have been the "richest" Barrett-Jackson days, meaning cars seem to cross the block for the most amount of money on these days. Because of this, more people tend to go to Barrett-Jackson for the weekend.
5. VIP Access
Finally, if you're seeking VIP access at the 2016 Barrett-Jackson Auction, there are two ways to achieve this. As stated earlier, if you purchase a bidder's badge, you'll receive VIP access with a drink punch ticket and access to the bidder's bar.
However, if you want the ultimate VIP access - I'm talking everything's included - you're seeking Barrett-Jackson VIP Experiences. This grants you access to exclusive hospitality areas where you'll find open bars and complimentary gourmet fare, celebrity meet-and-greets, and plenty of comfortable seating. It's a great place to relax off the auction floor, which you also will receive reserved front row seating on.
A variety of other amenities are also included such as behind-the-scenes tours, staging lane access, and much more!
The Barrett-Jackson VIP Experience
2016 Barrett-Jackson Official Ticket Packages are not on sale yet, but by adding your name to the Quick Call Back List, you can be the first to know when they are released!
Simply visit QuintEvents' website by clicking the button below to fill-out the form or call 1-866-834-8663 to speak to a Barrett-Jackson VIP Experiences' representative today.
You now know the ins and outs of attending Barrett-Jackson like a pro, so go forth! Make your 2016 Barrett-Jackson dreams come true!
This winter, fans experienced college football pan out in a playoff format during the first-ever College Football Playoff. Oregon and Ohio State went on to face-off in the 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship and it was the game of epic proportions!
From the intensity of the match, to OSU winning, to the amount of VIP access fans were able to experience, the 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship became THE game to attend.
Well, the College Football Playoff is returning in 2016, with the goal to amaze fans once again!
Official Ticket Packages provided by Playoff Premium and QuintEvents are back and are prepared to provide fans with unbelievable access at the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship!
Read on to learn what your experience could be like at the game of all games with Official Gold Ticket Packages, the top-tiered level of access!
Going for the Gold
If you're looking to experience the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship as the ultimate level of #CFBVIP, Gold Official Ticket Packages are what you're seeking.
Not only will you receive your ticket to the game in one of the most coveted seating locations
(200 Level between the 30s or 100 Level between the 30s), you'll also receive access to the exclusive, in-stadium hospitality party held for three hours prior to kick-off. Within hospitality, you'll find complimentary gourmet fare, a top-shelf open bar and a variety of interactive entertainment elements.
In other words, welcome to the ultimate college football tailgate! As a VIP, you'll be able to walk right into the tailgate, sip on an ice cold brew and nosh on delicious fare as the regular college football fans gaze in enviously. Better yet, collegiate football legends will be stopping in hospitality to meet YOU! Can you even imagine?!
Sound like a pretty neat experience to have at the biggest college football game of the year, right? Well, it gets even better!
Gold Official Ticket Packages also grant you to the opportunity to walk out onto the field after the 2016 College Football Playoff Champions are named for a photo opp!
Additionally, you'll receive an official College Football Playoff gift bag brimming with products and merchandise, an official game program, a souvenir College Football Playoff lanyard with a ticket sleeve, and preferred Playoff Premium stadium parking (fees not included).
To make the Official Ticket Package even sweeter, you can even opt to include accommodations near the stadium in your package. This eliminates any hotel booking hassles as we will do it for you!
Direct From the Source
Now, I wouldn't be surprised if you've heard horror stories in the past of fans booking tickets to huge games (cough, Super Bowl XLIX, cough) just to get there and realize they had been swindled.
Well, due to QuintEvents' Official Relationship with the College Football Playoff, Official Ticket Packages come direct from the source, meaning you have a 100 percent guarantee on the validity of your ticket! YOU ARE GOING TO THE GAME!
Not to mention, QuintEvents offers easy payment terms making it easier than ever to attend the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship through the Official Source! Rather than paying in full for your Official Gold Ticket Package up front, you can space your payments out over a course of months.
Book Your Experience Now!
It's time to take action! The 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship is calling your name, and there is no better way to attend than with an Official Gold Ticket Package provided by Playoff Premium and QuintEvents!
Get more information on Gold Packages today by calling 1-866-834-8663 to speak to a Playoff Premium representative or visit QuintEvents' website by clicking the button below!
In September 2013, it was announced the city of Toronto, home of the Raptors, would host the 2016 NBA All-Star Weekend. The game will mark the first time the NBA All-Star Weekend has ever been hosted outside of the United States.
2016 NBA All-Star Game
The Grammy-winning artist and Toronto Raptors' global ambassador, Drake, helped make the announcement, conveying his excitement for the event. Drake has been a significant part of the Raptors' rebranding as the Air Canada Centre prepare to host the biggest sports party of 2016.
The Toronto Raptors have worked to revamp all sides of their team and brand.
The NBA All-Star Weekend is always known for mixing music, entertainment, and of course, basketball into the festivities, but at a press conference back in 2013, Drake and the president of the Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment expressed ideas to expand the traditional weekend to include all facets of entertainment, including possibly fashion.
Another Toronto native, Justin Bieber, has been in talks to help host the huge event.
Toronto: A Perfect Host City
The city of Toronto has a thriving music scene, as well as lots of nightclubs, breweries and delicious restaurants. With over 2.5 million people, it is one of Canada’s biggest cities.
There's even an official Entertainment District chock-full of clubs and dance floors, most famously The Guvernment and the Aria Entertainment Complex, which includes four different-themed clubs.
If you like to shop, Toronto offers enough shops to make you drop. The Toronto Eaton Centre has everything from name brands to more low-key designers. You can head to the St. Lawrence Market and check out antiques before finding one of Toronto’s many independent bookstores scattered throughout the city.
While the city is heavy on sports, it is also rich in culture. The Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre is a two-story theatre complex with lots of year-round offerings. Toronto also has some local theatres, including the Buddies in Bad Times Theatre which features more experimental shows.
Toronto has its own Distillery District, which at one time featured the largest distillery in the world. Now, the area is home to a number of historical and aesthetically-pleasing buildings, restaurants and shops.
Kensington Market is another place you have to stop at when visiting the bustling Toronto. A hipster haven, it is full of vintage-y stores, record shops, speakeasys, cafes, and bookstores.
Although the Toronto has never hosted the NBA All-Star Weekend before, the city is definitely up for the challenge.
Be There in 2016!
With NBA-Events Official Ticket Packages, you can have an experience at the 2016 NBA All-Star Weekend that you will never forget!
This past year, NBA-Events’ package holders received exclusive access to an in-venue VIP Hospitality suite, complete with a complimentary, gourmet buffet and premium open bar, prior to the big game.
Package patrons were also able to attend a number of weekend festivities, including the Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge, the All-Star Practice, the Shooting Stars Contest, Taco Bell® Skills Challenge, Foot Locker Three-Point Contest, and Sprite Slam Dunk Contest.
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Guests even got the chance to attend an NBA Legend Meet-and-Greet with Darryl Dawkins, participate in interactive experiences and have post-game on-court access!
NBA-Events gets you unparalleled access to one of the biggest sporting events of the year! In a city as multi-faceted, diverse and exciting as Toronto, the 2016 NBA All-Star Weekend is sure to be one you will never forget!
How to Make it Happen
Official Ticket Packages for the 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend have yet to be released, but you can be the first to know when they are by placing your name on the Official Wait List.
Start planning your trip to Toronto today!
Great news, football fans! NFL On Location and QuintEvents have officially released a brand new Official Ticket Package for the 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Weekend!
It's high time you've been introduced to Official Platinum Ticket Packages! Read on to see
Official Platinum Ticket Package inclusions and to learn how you can secure your's today.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame, Platinum-Style
Falling in between Diamond and Gold Official Ticket Packages on the VIP ladder, Platinum Packages grant you access to all of the events of the 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Weekend with accommodations and transportation included.
Friday: Enshrinees' Gold Jacket Ceremony
Your experience will kick-off on Friday with the VIP Friday Night Reception. You'll be invited to enjoy an open bar and a seated dining experience with fellow die-hard fans before you're taken over to the Canton Civic Center to watch the Enshrinees' Gold Jacket Ceremony.
During the Gold Jacket Ceremony, past Hall of Famers make an appearance and then the Class of 2015 are awarded their Gold Jackets. They each take turns walking up onto the stage with a loved one who assist them in the donning of their Gold Jacket for the first time. It's a magical moment to witness and you'll be in the audience with the Class of 2015's close friends and families watching LIVE!
Saturday: Class of 2015 Enshrinement Ceremony
On Saturday, Platinum Package holders will have the opportunity to take a picture on the enshrinement stage within the stadium. Then, the Enshrinement Ceremony tailgate party will begin at the Gold Jacket VIP Party on the Pro Football Hall of Fame campus.
Past Pro Football Hall of Famers will be present to meet-and-greet with you, and complimentary fare and drinks will be provided. Then, as Hall of Famers are beginning to arive to take their seats within Fawcett Stadium, you'll be standing right behind the ropes as they walk inside. This is a fantastic opportunity to see some of your favorite past NFL stars up close.
You'll then be able to watch from on the field in VIP Preferred Seating as the Class of 2015 are each honored on stage and reveal their bronze busts during the Enshrinement Ceremony.
Sunday: NFL/Hall of Fame Game
The 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame experience will come to a close on Sunday with the NFL season kick-off at the Hall of Fame Game. Your day will begin with early admission to the Hall of Fame where you can be the first to see the Class of 2015's bronze busts, followed by the Enshrinees' Game Day Roundtable Luncheon where you'll be seated with the Class of 2015. This event is one of the most coveted events of the entire weekend.
The Class of 2015 each take a seat up on the stage at the Civic Center, and candidly share stories and pick fun at each other. It's a really cool experience seeing the personalities of these great players and listening to them relive some of the finest moments in their careers.
After the Roundtable, you'll be taken back to the Hall of Fame campus for the VIP Kickoff Tailgate Party to enjoy complimentary fare and meet-and-greet more Hall of Famers. Then, during the Hall of Fame Game, you'll have Gold Zone Seating between the 35s.
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Have you heard the news? The NFL is making its return to London this year with three more regular season games, matching the record set last year. For the third consecutive year, the Jacksonville Jaguars will be returning to Wembley Stadium and joining them are the Miami Dolphins, Buffalo Bills, New York Jets, Kansas City Chiefs, and the Detroit Lions.
Ever since the inception of the NFL International Series, fans have gone back and forth over the benefits and pitfalls of the program. While it can be frustrating for some to lose a regular season home game as their team heads to London, the NFL International Series also creates incredible opportunities for fans.
To prove my point, here are three benefits of attending an NFL game overseas!
1. The Chance to Experience the NFL, All-Inclusive
Similar to the Super Bowl or the Pro Bowl, the NFL goes all out for the International Series. There are official NFL parties and tailgates, all leading up to the three games!
Last year, the NFL had a Friday Night Kickoff Cruise where fans could cruise down the Thames with NFL players and cheerleaders. Complimentary heavy hors d'oeuvres and open beer, wine and soft drinks were provided, and fans had the time of their lives!
Then, on gameday, the NFL had several different levels of tailgate parties fans could attend depending on their ticket package. Open beer, wine and soft drinks and complimentary fare was provided. It was the perfect way to kick-off the NFL International Games!
Not to mention, with NFL On Location's Official Ticket Packages, fans were even able to include accommodations and transportation with their tickets and VIP experiences, eliminating any additional planning.
This is royal NFL treatment you couldn't receive at just any regular season game.
2. The Opportunity to Meet Fellow Fans Abroad
While the NFL International Games aren't celebrating the deemed world's best teams or the season's best players, they are celebrating the NFL's worldwide growth.
Wembley Stadium sells out for the NFL International Games and while some of these fans are from the United States who make the trip to see their teams compete, majority of them are from the United Kingdom or surrounding countries.
Now imagine. If you decided to make the trip to London, you could unite with international strangers, not only over the game of American football, but over your team specifically! How cool is that?
3. The Excuse to Visit the World's Cultural and Historical Hub
It's a known fact the city of London is one of the world's most historical cities and it's become a cultural melting pot as well. Many people have this England city on their bucket list of "Destinations to Visit" and what better way to check it off than with the NFL?
While in town for the NFL International Series, you could visit historical landmarks such as Westminster Abbey, Parliament and Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, or the London Eye. You could check out Leicester Square, the center for all things broadway and glam. You could go shopping in Piccadilly Circus or peruse through the numerous museums holding works of arts.
There is never a shortage of things to do or sites to see in London!
Learn More About the 2015 NFL International Series!
Well, there you have it! Three solid benefits when it comes to attending the NFL International Series! So, what are you waiting for?!
It's time for you to take the next step when it comes to experiencing the NFL in London this year by adding your name to the 2015 NFL International Series Quick Call Back List.
By filling out the form on QuintEvents' website (click the button below) or by calling 1-866-834-8663 to speak to an NFL On Location representative, you will be added to the Quick Call Back List and will be the first to know when Official Ticket Packages are released.
Where will you be when NFL history is made in London this fall?
The Pro-Football Hall of Fame exhibit, Gridiron Glory, is a tribute to the NFL’s history and its greats. The exhibit gives fans the chance to see the NFL’s history in its entirety, all in one place!
Read on to learn more about the Gridiron Glory and learn how you can see it!
The Beginning of the Glory
In 2013, after years of being in the works, the Pro Football Hall of Fame followed through with the idea of creating a 5,000 square foot exhibit in celebration its 50th anniversary.
The exhibit marked the Hall of Fame’s largest traveling exhibit to date. After considering the creation of a traveling exhibit for a number of years, the exhibit finally came to fruition as the landmark anniversary came closer.
Once the Pro Football Hall of Fame was able to partner with Gallo, a sports marketing company headquartered in Cleveland, the project took form.
Over the last several years, the exhibit has worked to reach out and engage with NFL fans across the United States.
Pieces of History
Gridiron Glory is meant to tell a story, as well as give fans a way to engage with the sport’s history. Offering over 200 artifacts from the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s own collection, the exhibit houses the entire essence of the NFL in one venue.
Featuring the best football memorabilia, a fan can find all sorts of forgotten pieces of NFL history while sauntering through the traveling exhibit. Guests can participate in interactive, hands-on experiences, as well.
Football faithfuls can do everything from try on the leather helmet Notre Dame icon Knute Rockne wore to testing their vertical leaping ability. Many of the artifacts featured in Gridiron Glory are exclusive to it. Until the exhibit began, many of the items were never before shown to the public.
The exhibit gives people a chance to go back in time while viewing pictures and portraits of America’s favorite past-time.
The exhibit narrates the story of the start of 19th century football through to the modern-day game. A tribute to the greats, it embodies what the Pro Football Hall of Fame is all about.
Where to Find It
The exhibit has spent the last few months in Arizona, coinciding with the NFL’s Pro Bowl and Super Bowl events, which took place in the Phoenix area. The Gridiron Glory exhibit is still currently being housed in the Arizona Science Center.
Each city and venue the exhibit travels to highlights the local history of football in the host city, as well. It spotlights local teams within the area with hometown-specific tributes in addition to the hall of fame and historical tributes.
The exhibit also features sports science to educate and fascinate sports fans on the magic of the game. There are typically educational programs on site to totally immerse fans and visitors in all things hall of fame. Gridiron Glory also shows exclusive never before seen NFL film clips on big screens within the exhibit.
Over the next several years, the exhibit will continue to be hosted by some of the nation’s top educational and sports venues in three to six month increments.
- Kansas City – May 23 - September 6, 2015 at Union Station
- Austin, TX - September 26, 2015 - January 3, 2016 at Bullock Texas State History Museum
- Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – Fall 2016 at the Minnesota History Center Museum
- Tacoma, WA – May 27 - September 10, 2017 at the Washington State History Museum
Go to the Actual Pro Football Hall of Fame Weekend!
You can see the Pro Football Hall of Fame action live with QuintEvents’ Official Ticket Packages!
QuintEvents and NFL On Location have come together to bring to life this all-inclusive, football fan dream trip! With packages, guests will be granted exclusive access and amenties, including VIP hospitality while attending the Pro Football Hall of Fame Weekend.
Guests can even opt for accommodations at some of the finest nearby hotels and transportation to and from the weekend events, making it a truly easy and accessible event for anyone!