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Matt Cullen is originally from Chapel Hill, NC. He studied Marketing and Professional Golf Management at Florida State University and received his MBA in Sports Marketing and Management from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. In his spare time he enjoys playing golf, attending sporting events, and is an avid Florida State football fan. Matt and his wife Carlie were recently blessed with their first son, Carson.

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2014 Breeders’ Cup Official Ticket Packages: Concierge Services

 

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2014 Breeders’ Cup Official Ticket Packages are the exclusive concierge services that are included. At one price, you get ultimately everything you could possibly want or need at the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. At the end of the day, it’s these add-ons that make planning your trip to California more convenient, but also more memorable.

If you’ve perused the ticket package options available to you, you might already have an idea of the concierge add-ons that are included. However, if this is your first rodeo, you probably have no idea what we’re talking about yet, and that’s okay too.

Don’t fret!

We’re about to break down the concierge extras available with any Official Breeders’ Cup Ticket Package and explain why they’re so desirable! So without further ado, check out the 2014 Breeders’ Cup concierge services included in each Official Ticket Package!

Hospitality

Breeders Cup Experiences Santa Anita Fans QuintEvents 2If you’ve ever attended a high-end sporting event, especially one that lasts longer than a couple hours, you should already be on the edge of your seat at the sound of this word. Included in each Official Ticket Package is exclusive hospitality access and it’s available to you each day of the Breeders’ Cup.

And let’s just break this down for you: think complimentary gourmet food buffets and open beer, wine and soft drink selections with open or cash bars for premium beverages. Picture all that within a luxury in-track venue with comfortable seating and simulcast TV coverage; some hospitality venues also have private restrooms, views of the track and private wagering facilities!

Essentially, hospitality puts you in the position to experience the Breeders’ Cup World Championships in VIP fashion – the way the two days of racing were meant to be experienced!

Accommodations

The Westin Pasadena BedroomIf you’ve ever tried to secure hotel accommodations for the dates surrounding a high-profile event, you know just how much of a struggle it is. The best hotels are sold-out, the ones that have remaining inventory have prices cranked way high up and typically create mandatory three or four day bookings, and what you’re left with is the crummy, way out of the way hotels that are still somehow in the position of almost being sold-out.

Yeah, it’s not a great situation to be in.

Luckily, a concierge service that is included in Official Breeders’ Cup Ticket Packages is luxurious accommodations in the Los Angeles area. So instead of paying a pretty penny to get a room remotely close to Santa Anita, your hotel fee will be included in your ticket package, it will be a normal hotel price, and you’ll be staying at a super nice, relaxing hotel. After all, it’s the worst spending a long day at the track just to go home to place that’s not very tidy or relaxing.

There. Accommodations problem solved!

Transportation + Parking

This is where events get everyone! Paying for parking! Well, depending on the package you select, you’ll receive one parking pass per every four guests. This means you won’t have to pay for parking when you arrive at Santa Anita Park.

Not to mention, if you choose to include accommodations in your package, you’ll have provided for transportation to and from the track each day via a QuintEvents motor coach. This remedies not only the paying for parking conundrum, but also, it eliminates the hassle of dealing with traffic at the track each day.

No road rage for you!

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You should be! So what’s the next step? Purchasing the Official Ticket Package that is the perfect fit for you and your group! With different levels of packages varying across different price points, there are plenty of options to choose from and they all include the fantastic concierge options mentioned above!

Additionally, you’ll receive a VIP Fast Access Pass allowing you a quicker, more secure entrance to Santa Anita on race days and you’ll be given an Official Breeders’ Cup Gift Bag brimming with official products and merchandise.

Pretty sweet deal, eh? Then what are you still doing on this page? It’s time to click through and find your package! Visit QuintEvents website for more information or call 1-866-834-8663 to speak to a knowledgeable representative.

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The 2014 College Football Season Starts with a BANG!

 

College Football Premium PackageThe 2014 college football season is starting in full force this week (hallelujah!) and if there’s one thing we know, it’s that surprises are coming. All college football fans sit down at the start of the season, searching tirelessly for top 25 preseason rankings to see where their team falls and which teams are the teams to beat. With that being said, we also all know that rankings are made to be changed. Life as we know it in the preseason will not remain the same when the season starts.

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There are some things that will never change – teams will train day and night to get a bid for a bowl game and will strategize even harder to earn their place in the first-ever College Football Playoff. And while we’re still a ways off from the first release of the regular season rankings made by the first-ever College Football Playoff Selection Committee, it’s never too early to call things how you see them.

See 5 BIG Things to Look Forward to in the 2014 College Football Season>>

So without further ado, check out the things you need to know as the 2014 college football season starts with a bang!

1. Oregon is Being Picked Early

Oregon found itself at no. three on our top 25 rankings and this is why. Regardless of the Ducks falling off the map towards the end of last season with various players getting injured, their offensive line has been looking explosive this season! And we’re not the only ones with Oregon on our radar – a lot of college football fans are pegging the Ducks to go all the way.

Why? For starters, Marcus Mariota (need I say more?). While many Oregon fans thought they were losing their star QB to the NFL after last season, Mariota opted to stay in the college league for another year and he’s taking names. With his exceptional running skills and crazy passing skills, he ‘wowed’ us in the 2013 season and he has the potential to be even better this season – that’s a scary thought isn’t it?

Not to mention, while Oregon has often been viewed as a soft team not being able to stand up to the big boys at Stanford, last season, the Ducks held their own. They dominated the physical battle against other large-and-in-charge teams such as UCLA and Washington, regardless of their detrimental losses against Stanford and Michigan.

If they can be present on the public stage against these rivals, you better watch out for the Oregon Ducks!

2. The Vote for the Hardest Schedule is in!

college football national championship gold b package 1Sure, no team's schedule is going to be a cake walk, but there are definitely some teams who are set-up with more challenges than others. For example, the Florida Gators have their work cut out for them. With SEC match-ups against Georgia, Alabama, LSU, South Carolina, and Missouri on the calendar and a out-of-conference game against the Seminoles lined-up, the Gators are holding their breath and training harder than ever.

And not for nothing, Arkansas is in the same boat! The Razorbacks will be meeting Auburn, Missouri, Alabama, LSU, Georgia, and Texas A&M in their conference games, and will be competing against Texas Tech and Northern Illinois for out-of-conference games. Not to mention, their season opener is away at Auburn – definitely not the soft opening Arkansas was probably hoping for.

3. They Both Have a Claim

Everyone knows that FSU took home the gold at the final BCS National Championship. The game is in the history books and the Seminoles defeated Auburn 34-31. No one can take THAT title from them.

However, if you had just lost the national championship by three points wouldn’t you be out for a vengeance? Auburn is going to come back fighting! Their preseason training proves they have yet to lose their momentum and only time will tell what the Tigers are willing to do to win.

On the other hand, Florida State just won the national championship! When you’re coming off a high like that, you don’t want to give up the glory. These boys aren’t going to give away their title without a fight – a fight that we know these guys can make. For all you teams with FSU on your schedule, we’re sincerely sorry.

Let’s Talk the College Football Playoff National Championship

It’s all finally here! The college football season we’ve been waiting for! History is taking place and the first-ever College Football Playoff is scheduled.

There is still a ways to go before the 2015 champions will be named and even before the qualifiers are announced, but it’s the perfect time for you to secure your spot in the stands!

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With 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship ticket packages direct from Playoff Premium, you can get unparalleled VIP access to the biggest game of the year! Official Ticket Packages offer exclusive access to the pregame hospitality tailgate party complete with premium open bars and complimentary gourmet food options available three hours pregame.

Not to mention, collegiate football legends will be making appearances throughout the hospitality venue and a plethora of interactive entertainment elements are available, fun for all ages! Depending on the package you select you will also receive an Official College Football Playoff gift bag or souvenir voucher, an exclusive Stadium Collection game program voucher, a souvenir College Football Playoff lanyard complete with a ticket sleeve, and preferred Playoff Premium stadium parking (fees not included). With top tiered packages, you and your group could even get on field access after the game!

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There is so much to look forward to with the coming of the 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship! Don’t miss your chance to be there when history is made and it all goes down. Call 1-866-834-8663 to speak to a Playoff Premium representative or visit QuintEvents website for more information.

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How 2015 Pro Bowl Ticket Packages Will Awaken Your 5 Senses

 

Pro BowlIf you’re like me, you’re thinking: The only thing I want the
2015 Pro Bowl to awaken is my need to eat food, watch football and drink beer…

Well, that’s two out of the five senses right there!

So what about the other three? How can a hard hitting sports event really make your senses tingle, after all it’s not like you’ll be on the field? As always, I have the answers.

The Eyes are the Windows…

To some amazing sports action and more! At the 2015 Pro Bowl your eyes will truly be your guide as you navigate the various events and game itself. See players (both on and off the field), cheerleaders, performances, parties.

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Picture yourself, in University of Phoenix Stadium, surrounded by the colorful jerseys of fans and players with that beautiful, well manicured sea of green in front of you. The vividness of the pom poms in the air. See the spread of gourmet food and the open bar, which leads me to…

Taste and Smell the Rainbow

From the gourmet food, hors d’oeuvres, and dessert buffets to the bubbly goodness of soda, crisp taste of wine (possibly something stronger), or familiar swig of beer, literally taste the rainbow.

No one thinks of football games (even the 2015 Pro Bowl) as a taste experience, but with the food and beverage present at the NFL Official Saturday Night Party and NFL Official Tailgate Party (both of which you’ll be invited to with your Official Packages) the weekend becomes just as much about what goes into your mouth and what happens down on the field!

With all this delicious food and tasty beverages, your nose is bound to go into sensory overload!

Feel the Sensation

Feel the stands vibrate under you as tens of thousands of fans cheer or boo their favorite players and teams. Feel the elements on your skin. Feel it all through your Official Pro Bowl Gift Bag as you sift through your goodies that come with your 2015 Pro Bowl Ticket Package!

Bring the Noise

One of the most unforgettable parts of attending the Pro Bowl are the sounds you’ll experience. From the music playing during the Official Party and Tailgate, to the din of the crowd as it roars during every play, the sounds of the Pro Bowl are some of the most exciting you’ll EVER hear.

Get the Full Sensory Experience in Arizona

Be there next January as the NFL’s best descend upon Glendale, AZ! Just one week before the
2015 Super Bowl. Excite your senses by purchasing your experience through NFL On Location.

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Get Official 2015 Pro Bowl Ticket Packages and experience everything described above. With two packages levels, select a package with all the trimmings, or the game day only package. Learn more about these options:

Gameday Packages>>>

MVP Packages>>>

Book your package and get access to the 2015 Pro Bowl, NFL Official Tailgate, NFL Official Saturday Party, on-site assistance, Official Gift Bags and much more.

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5 Things to Love About the NFL International Series

 

NFL On Location NFL International Series NFL Players 3The 2014 NFL season is almost here and there's a lot of great match-ups and new player performances to look forward to. Football fans have been waiting for this moment since the 2014 Super Bowl and it's finally right around the corner! 

But there's also something else to be excited about this season. The NFL is returning to London for not one, not two, but three International Games! With three regular season matches on the calendar, fans have three excuses to travel to the beautiful city of London and see their team compete on foreign soil.

Take a look at the 2014 NFL International Series schedule:

Oakland Raiders vs Miami Dolphins on Sept. 28, 2014

Atlanta Falcons vs Detroit Lions on Oct. 26, 2014

Jacksonville Jaguars vs Dallas Cowboys on Nov. 9, 2014

But why are fans so excited about these games? What makes playing in London so special? Well, it's a lot of different things, but we thought we'd limit our list to five. Five reasons.

So without further ado, check out these five reasons why the NFL International Series totally rules!

NFL On Location NFL International Series London 81. An Excuse to Visit London

Whether you're native to the USA or whether you live in or around the United Kingdom, London is a fantastic city! With so much culture, the beautiful architecture and history everywhere you look, everyone is looking for an excuse to dive into this city!

Cue the NFL International Series! NFL fans near and far have the perfect reason to take the trip! Not only do you get to watch one of your team's regular season games played LIVE, but you also get to peruse London town. That's two items on your bucket list complete right there.

2. An Opportunity to See How Lucky You are to have the NFL!

Okay, sure. You have a hometown team or a team in a city near you. You probably get to attend several if not all (for you season ticket holders) of your team's regular season games. But imagine what life would be like if you didn't have an NFL team. What a dark and dreary place that would be.

Well, folks in London aren't as lucky as those of us here in the states. They don't get to watch NFL games played live every Sunday even if they wanted to.

So while you're in town for the NFL International Series, you'll be able to see how excited the locals get about the games. You'll be able to be a part of the NFL movement in London. Trust us, it's a fantastic atmosphere to be a part of!

3. You can Meet NFL Players and Cheerleaders at Official Events

NFL On Location NFL International Series Friday Night Cruise 1If you attend the 2014 NFL International Series via Official Ticket Packages, you'll receive all kinds of fancy access during the game weekends. For example, you could get an invite to the NFL Friday Night Kickoff Cruise! 

Just imagine it, sailing down the River Thames with some of your favorite NFL players and cheerleaders, eating delicious foods and drinking the complimentary drinks! Oh yes, this is a real event and you can easily get VIP access to it!

4. VIP Hospitality at Wembley Stadium

This is another one of those fantastic perks that comes with Official Ticket Packages to the NFL International Series - exclusive hospitality access at Wembley Stadium! You'll be invited to the official tailgate at the stadium before kick-off. Enjoy complimentary fare, open bars and tons of interactive entertainment elements while you tailgate with some of the NFL's biggest fans.

With hospitality open three hours pregame, you'll have plenty of time to partake in the events and take advantage of the all-inclusive offerings. And at the end of the day, who besides you, can say that they've ever partied with the NFL at historic Wembley Stadium!?

5. Great Games

Everyone hears of home field advantage and we've all seen first-hand how this can be a strategy for some teams because of the climate they live in. Well, in the NFL International Series, both teams are technically away and the climate and weather conditions are new to everyone.

This means tons of excellent plays in tricky conditions. And that, my friends, is the recipe for great football.

Attend the NFL International Series!

I know it, you're convinced! With a variety of different ticket package options available across different price points, there's the perfect fit for every group. So don't wait any longer! Get yourself to London today. Call 1-866-834-8663 to speak to a knowledgeable representative or visit QuintEvents website for more information.

 

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QuintEvents' Official Partners Do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

 

You've seen them. The countless videos flooding our social media feeds with celebrities, your friends and your families dumping buckets of ice cold water on themselves to raise awareness for ALS. The novel concept has gone viral, and more people than ever now know about ALS and are donating.

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So far, $53.3 million dollars have been raised to help fight ALS and 1.1 million new donors have been recorded [Insert applause here].

While all of us here at QuintEvents have also contributed to the ALS Association, so have many of our Official Partners! And while you may or may not have seen some of these viral videos, we wanted to create a compilation of some of our favorite #ICEBUCKETCHALLENGE videos!

So without further ado, check out the ice cold nominations:

In Honor of our NFL On Location Partnership,

NFL Commish, Roger Goodell! 

The New York Jets! 

The New England Patriots!

The New York Giants!

Hall of Famer, James Lofton!

Hall of Famer, Troy Aikman!

In Honor of our NBA Partnership

Michael Jordan!

LeBron James!

Kobe Bryant! 

Kevin Durant!

In Honor of our UFC Partnership,

Ronda "Rowdy" Rousey!

Dana White!

BJ Penn!

In Honor of our Churchill Downs Partnership,

In Honor of our Formula 1 Paddock Club Partnership,

Driver, Daniel Ricciardo!

Driver, Lewis Hamilton!

In Honor of our MotoGP VIP Village Partnership,

Rider, Marc Marquez!

Rider, Valentino Rossi!

Honda Racing!

In Honor of our Circuit of The Americas Partnership and the upcoming Lone Star Le Mans Weekend,

KVSH Driver, Sebaastien Bourdais,

WE NOW NOMINATE YOU!

That's right, we challenge you to complete the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge! It's time to create a world without ALS and we challenge you, but we also request you make a small donation to to strike out ALS!

For more information on how you can donate today visit the ALS.org by clicking the button below, and be sure to share your ice bucket challenge videos with us in the comments below. Don't forget to use #IceBucketChallenge!

 

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10 Super Bowl Traditions

 

SB 2015 LogoThe Super Bowl itself is a tradition. An annual event that beckons sports fans (and almost everyone else in the U.S.A with a TV) to gather their friends and family and tune in for this championship game.

Many have even called for the day to become a national holiday! So what are the traditions of the Super Bowl? You’re probably aware of more of them than you know, but check out our list and keep track to see which Super Bowl Traditions you already participate in, and which are brand new to you!

1. NFL Experience

If you’ve never had the experience of attending a Super Bowl LIVE, or living in the same city that the game is played in, then you’ve missed one of the most fun-for-all, family-friendly traditions of the game!

NFL Experience is a giant outdoor theme park for football fans, with entertainment, activities and player appearances. This event typically takes place the week leading up to the championship game, and its proceeds go to fun the NFL’s Youth Education Towns.

2. Super Bowl Sunday

The day itself is the biggest tradition of all!

Held year in and year out on the first Sunday in Feb., this day signifies so much more than just watching a game. The atmosphere, memories and food (we’ll get to that later) are all part of this experience.

3. Tailgating

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Going hand in hand with the game, is of course, tailgating! A huge football tradition everywhere from high school, to collegiate levels and of course, in the pros. Fans gather in the bitter cold (unless they’re from warmer locales) and grill, drink, toss around a football, play cornhole, talk smack, and so much more.

There have been several instances where, for security reasons, the league has banned the practice; however, it’s certainly one of the more beloved traditions surrounding almost every sporting event!

4. Roman Numerals, except…

Roman numerals in the name of each year’s Super Bowl is a long-standing tradition. With the exception of next year’s tradition Super Bowl 50, every other has used these ancient symbols to signify the count of the game.

5. Pregame Show - Coin Toss

Another decades-old tradition, the pre-game show has been headlined by everyone from universities to divisions of the armed forces, from cheerleaders to multi-platinum recording artists.

Part of this show case is the coin toss. It’s grown in popularity as the importance has become more and more obvious. Now, NFL Hall of Famers assist in this ceremony and help officially start the game.

6. Halftime Show – Crowd participation

This now beloved tradition wasn’t nearly as hyped 40 years ago as it is today. Similar to the pre-game, today’s halftime show has become a spectacle that’s sometimes more hyped than the game itself!

Like the pregame show, the acts scheduled to perform have varied, but within the last 20 years the halftime stage has seen a steady stream of top billed performers complete with elaborate sets, stages, dancers, costumes and more.

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Part of the excitement for fans who attend the game is their ability to participate in the show! Through the use of lights or sensor equipment fans can directly contribute to the effects that TV viewers witness at home.

7. Food and Drinks

Now we’re getting to the good stuff!

The ONE tradition that everyone participates in, whether they’re live at the game, or watching through their TV or devices. Everyone gets their grub on. I’m talking wings, pizza, burgers, hot dogs, chips, chili and all the other dips and spreads that you can think of. Oh, and beer. LOTS of beer.

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Want to know how much we eat during this game? An estimated:

  • 28 million pounds of chips
  • 1.2 billion chicken wings 
  • More than 48 million pizzas

My stomach’s screaming just thinking about it.

8. Commercials

This is more of a modern tradition but one that fans and advertisers alike can’t ignore. In fact, some fans have admitted to tuning in more for the commercial breaks than the game itself (particularly if their team’s not in the running for the title).

Super Bowl commercials come at exorbitant prices and are designed to capture our attention, play on our emotions and make us buy, buy, buy! With their recent success we don’t see this one going anywhere.

9. Going To Disney World

So, only a couple people really take part in this tradition: Super Bowl MVPs.

Whether they go or not is another story, but every year after the Super Bowl is over, and the confetti is falling, the MVP is asked "What are you going to do now?".

And his response is ALWAYS: “I’m going to Disney World!

Take us with, please?

10. Super Bowl Parties and Super Bowl PARTIES

Super Bowl PartiesSo we’re talking your parties at home. The one you call your friends about the week before and assign the chip-bringer, the dip-bringer, the beer-getter and so-on. You throw a crazy rager at your house and then everyone wakes up happy and hung over before coming up with an excuse to call out of work.

Then there are parties exclusive, invite-only affairs. We’re talking open bars, gourmet dining, exclusive performances, luxury venues, celebrities and so on.

Both are traditions that the Super Bowl would almost be incomplete without.

Celebrate the Traditions LIVE

Don’t let another year pass you by, where you wake up on the Monday after the Super Bowl wondering why you didn’t make it your business to get to the Super Bowl.

Before you get all flustered, trying to map out an itinerary and plan the details—we’ve got you covered.

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NFL On Location has your Official 2015 Super Bowl Ticket Packages chocked full of goodies so that you can hit up almost every Super Bowl tradition, live and in person.

Packages include a secure, guaranteed, direct from the NFL ticket to the game, access to a three hour premium hospitality venue (gourmet food, open bar, entertainment and player and cheerleader appearances included), a private security entrance, souvenirs, goodie bags, merchandise coupons, on-site staff and much, much more!

Want to go like a baller? Opt for packages that include post-game hospitality access, along with in-game service AND get on the field post-game for a once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity.

Select from the following packages:

Touchdown Club 
Red Level
Blue Level
Stadium Box

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Beginner’s Guide to the College Football Playoff National Championship

 

The date has been set for the first-ever College Football Playoff National Championship and of course you want to go! After all, who wouldn’t want to be there when not only the college football champions are named, but college football history is made!

This event is a novelty to us all fans. I mean, who really knows what to expect at the title game this year? After all, it will be completely unique to all other games. How are fans supposed to know where to tailgate, when to get tickets, where to get tickets, or the best way to get accommodations? Wouldn’t it be great if there was, I don’t know, a guide to walk you through all these details to ensure your College Football Playoff experience goes off without a hitch?

Oh my goodness, look what we have here: A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP!

Take a look at everything you need to know to have a one-of-a-kind, perfect College Football Playoff experience!

1. Let’s Talk Tickets

The first thing that should be on your agenda if you want to attend the first-ever College Football Playoff National Championship is getting your tickets. If you’ve looked around at all yet, you’ve probably seen two options: tickets and ticket packages.

College Football National Championship Stadium VIP Suites 5Essentially, the difference lies in the fact that a ticket is just that. A ticket. No gimmicks, no extras, no surprises. Prepare for high prices because this is the national title game, and prepare yourself to save money for all of the other amenities you’ll want to purchase at the game such as food and beverages.

And know what you’re dealing with if you’re planning on getting your tickets off the secondary market. Since your ticket isn’t coming from the source, what you’re purchasing is the ‘promise’ of a ticket. After you purchase, the market will then turn around and try to get the inventory.

The alternative is Official Ticket Packages direct from Playoff Premium and QuintEvents! In a package, your ticket is coming directly from the source, so there is no inventory risk, and all the inclusions you could ever want at the game are included! Keep on scrolling!

2. If You’re Going to Tailgate, Be at THE Tailgate

football fans college football playoffLet’s face it. You can’t attend the biggest college football game of the year and not tailgate, and your other option is to arrive at the stadium super early, stake your claim in the parking lot and tailgate outside your car. Or is that the only alternative?

With an Official Ticket Package, you’ll get an invite to the Playoff Premium tailgate inside a VIP hospitality area open three hours before the game! Inside, you’ll be invited to enjoy complimentary foods, premium open bars, interactive entertainment elements, and much more. You’ll be able to fill up on delicious food and drinks before entering the stadium at game time, eliminating a high concessions charge.

Not to mention, collegiate football legends will be making appearances through the tailgate party so you’ll be able to meet some of your favorite past players!

3. Book Your Hotel Early or Face Sold Out Signs

When such a high profile event is coming to town, hotels in the surrounding area are going to book up fast as so many people are searching for accommodations! So be sure to put it on your list of to dos. The last thing you and the family needs is to get to Arlington this winter and have no place to stay! Additionally, the closer to the event it gets, the more prices are going to skyrocket. Some hotels also have a three night minimum required.

What’s the alternative? Well, with Playoff Premium packages, you’ll accommodations will be included so you don’t have to worry about booking early or beating the prices. All you’ll have to do is show up! How easy is that?

4. Parking Woes

header playoff 27abd20546bfd4dd33f53cd172592589It’s time to address it: parking. Nobody ever thinks about where they’re going to park when they go to an event until the day of. And then you get stuck parking super far away, in a random lot, paying a super high price just because, well, you have to park somewhere.

So what are your options?

Well, you could follow through on the above option, although it's not ideal. You could take a cab, but with the traffic, fees are sure to be astronomical. OR you could get VIP parking in the preferred Playoff Premium parking areas at the stadium!

With Official Ticket Packages, you can get this parking access easily – all you have to do is pay your parking fee.

5. Pile Those Souvenirs Up High

It’s the game of the year and of course you want to leave with your bounty! After all, you can’t attend the College Football Playoff National Championship and not have something to show for it. The stadium will surely have plenty of souvenir shops and stands with items available for purchase, but with packages, you’ll already receive an Official College Football Playoff gift bag brimming with products and merchandise or a merchandise coupon depending on the package level, an exclusive Stadium Collection game program voucher, and a College Football Playoff lanyard and ticket sleeve!

Forget paying the high cost associated with getting gifts and souvenirs at the stadium on game day – you’ll already have yours and they’re included!

Beginners, You're Ready!

Now that you know the facts, we deem you ready to go forth into the world of college football and secure your spot at the 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship! All that’s left for you to do is get your Playoff Premium ticket package!

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Call 1-866-834-8663 to speak to a Playoff Premium representative or visit QuintEvents website for more information. We can’t wait to see you on game day!

 

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The Beginner’s Guide to the Breeders’ Cup

 

Breeders Cup Experiences Santa Anita Horse Racing QuintEvents 3Whether you’ve attended horse races or not in the past, the Breeders’ Cup World Championships is an entirely different ball game. From the spectators in attendance to the horses racing, the best of the best are what you will find at Santa Anita Park this fall.

But what do you need to know to fit in at the social event of the season? Is there a certain way to dress? How do the horses qualify? Are there certain types of tickets you should purchase? What exactly takes place during the two days of title races?

If you’ve been researching, chances are you’ve become overwhelmed with the amount of articles out there regarding the races, the weekend schedule, tickets, and attire. After all, wouldn’t it just be nice if all the information was compacted into one guide for you? Man, that would be ingenious, right?

Well, look no further Breeders’ Cup newbies! We’ve got your first timer’s guide right here! So without further ado, check out everything you need to know about attending the Breeders’ Cup World Championships for the first time!

How Horses Qualify to Race

Before you attend the 2014 Breeders’ Cup, it’d probably be important to know how horses qualify to race in the first place. Since this is the world championship of horse racing, only the best of the best can compete and therefore, there is a strict qualifying process in place.

Breeders Cup Experiences Santa Anita Horse Starting Gates QuintEventsThere are three potential ways that a horse can earn a spot in the starting gate of one of the 13 title races: the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series, the Graded Stakes Points System and the Panel of Experts.

The Breeders’ Cup Challenge is a series of races throughout the year that a trainer or owner can enter their horse in, and it’s under the “win and you’re in” format. As simple as it sounds, if the horse wins the race, they earn a spot in the designated Breeders’ Cup title race.

Read more about the Breeders’ Cup Challenge and see the updated qualifiers>>

Secondly, a horse can qualify via the Graded Stakes Points System. Certain races throughout the year are given a grade depending on the quality of the race and the quality of the competition entered. Then, the top three finishers in the race will receive points accordingly. The horses that have earned the most points at the end of the process have a shot at the field.

Read more about the Graded Stakes Points System>>

The third and final way a horse can qualify to race in one of the Breeders’ Cup races is through the Panel of Experts. These experts assist to ensure only the highest level of competition qualify by selecting several of their own picks to race and by managing aspects of qualifying that cannot simply be decided by points or the Challenge series.

Read more about the Panel of Experts>>

The Weekend Schedule

Breeders Cup Experiences Breeders Cup Logo 2014Like previously stated, the weekend of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships are two full days of competitive racing. Some of the richest purses in the nation are awarded in the 13 championship races reaching a culmination of $25 million!

The races start in the afternoon on Friday and continue throughout the day on Saturday. Because of the unpredictable Arcadia weather, if you’re planning on attending both full days of racing, it’d be wise to ensure you and your group have in-track hospitality access. This will offer you an escape from the elements and a place to relax during the long event days.

Not to mention, hospitality offers complimentary food and beverage options, simulcast TV coverage of the on-track festivities and much more. It’s definitely something to keep in mind as you’re taking a look at the race schedule and planning for your group.

See the full Breeders’ Cup event schedule>>

It’s the Social Event of the Season: Prepare Yourself

Because of the amount of purse money awarded and because of Santa Anita’s close proximity to Hollywood, a lot of A-list celebrities make appearances at the Breeders’ Cup. We’re talking Hollywood stars, professional athletes, musicians, well-known horsemen, and much more!

Breeders Cup Experiences Santa Anita Fans QuintEvents 2In other words, dress to impress! By attending, you’re putting yourself in a group with the social elite, and look and act like the social elite you shall! Put up those pinkies and check out these tips!

Ladies, comfy but elegant attire will be your friend here. Find a sophisticated dress and pair it with a gorgeous hat or a beautiful hairstyle. We’d suggest wearing pumps, but you will be on your feet a lot, so if you don’t think your feet can bare it, opt for some stylish flats instead. And as cute a clutch is, you’re not going to want to hold your purse all day. Plan to wear a shoulder bag or a cross-body clutch instead. And God forbid, don’t forget your sunglasses! Your eyes will thank you!

Gents, it’s time to get the suits out! While some guys select a high-fashion suit by a popular designer, khakis with a blazer will do just fine. Pair it with a sharp bowtie or skinny tie and you’ll fit right in with the crowd. Again, don’t forget those stunna shades to protect your eyes from the California sun!

Read more about becoming a social elite at the Breeders’ Cup>>

Official Ticket Packages, AKA the ONLY Way to Attend

The last thing you need to know about attending the Breeders' Cup for the first time directly correlates to how you're going to get there: 2014 Official Breeders' Cup Ticket Packages

Breeders Cup Experiences Santa Anita Fans QuintEvents 1Because ticket packages come direct from the Breeders' Cup, you'll receive unparalleled access and coveted amenities at Santa Anita that are not available any other way. Official Ticket Packages grant you exclusive in-track hospitality access (remember earlier when we said this was a good idea?) on both race days complete with premium open bars, complimentary gourmet fare, interactive entertainment elements, and so much more! 

Not to mention, luxurious hotel accommodations and transportation on race days is included, eliminating all trip planning hassles for you and your group. 

Clearly, an Official Ticket Package is hardly comparable to the access you'd receive with just a ticket.

So what are you waiting for, beginners? It's time to get yourself to the 2014 Breeders' Cup! Call 1-866-834-8663 to speak to a representative or visit QuintEvents website for more information.

 

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NFL International Series – Your Senses Will Thank You

 

header nfl international b9de3c4abf7bfdce29aae5ec62fbd601I know what you’re thinking: “Wait, what. Where’s she going with this one.” But hang in there. You’re about to get a different take on the
NFL International Series experience. One that is going to completely blow your mind and have you saying let me pack for London right now!

Think about your favorite sporting experience. It was more than just watching an incredible play or a big win. When you think about that experience what do you remember? You remember the noises you heard around you. You remember the scents you smelled. Sure, you remember the things you saw, but you also probably remember how things felt or how the foods you ate there tasted.

That’s because our senses play such a huge role in making an experience so memorable and fulfilling for us. While they’re constantly overlooked for the actual big moments, those little moments and minute details we remember are what make us hold an experience so dear to our hearts.

So now that you understand why we’re delving into this topic, take a look at NFL International Series experience as told by your five senses!

Close Your Eyes (Not Literally) and Really Experience the NFL International Series!

Sight, Sound, Smell, Taste, Touch.

Picture this: You wake up in a luxurious hotel in beautiful London town. You quickly shower, throw on your team’s jersey with excitement, brush your teeth, and head down to catch your charter bus that will be departing shortly for historic Wembley Stadium.

In the lobby, some fans sport similar jerseys to yours while others are repping for the other team (how dare they!). Regardless of side, the NFL On Location staff instructs you all to board the bus and then you’re off! Off to experience the NFL in London!

describe the imageAs the bus drives from the center city to the outskirts where Wembley is located, you take in the sights all around you – the incredible architecture of the buildings, the hustle and bustle of those on the streets. As you near the stadium, the football fans begin to appear. You see jerseys, foam fingers and team colors as far as the eyes can see. The cheering fills your ears and you can feel the excitement of seeing your team play on international soil overtake you.

The busses drop you off outside the stadium and you make your way over to the exclusive hospitality venue where you’re about to be a part of the official NFL tailgate party! As you enter the hospitality area, your eyes rest on the array of complimentary gourmet food as the delectable smells fill your nose. In the far corner you see the premium bar offering open beer, wine and soft drink selections.

You hear the fans around you laughing, talking of the potential line-ups and offering opinions on which team will prevail. You and your group fill-up on the complimentary food and beverage options as you have a blast taking part in the games available.

As the tailgate party comes to a close, you follow your fellow fans into Wembley Stadium to find your seats in the stands. As the chanting for your team fills your ears, you and your group chime in, expressing your dedication.

describe the imageYou take your seats on the club level right at the 50 yard line (Diamond Packages – other packages offer different seating locations), and take in the field and the teams warming up below you. The scent of the fresh cut grass is incomparable. The sounds of the players talking on the field below is almost inaudible due to the noise of the crazed fans all around you.

The coin toss has been made. You settle in with your cold brew and foam finger, preparing for international domination by your team.

And just think, this experience I’ve just described has all already happened before the kick-off! Imagine how fantastic the game will be and YOU can be there! This is all possible!

How? With Official Ticket Packages direct from the NFL!

Do Yourself a Favor and Get Yourself to London!

With Wembley Stadium hosting not one, not two, but THREE international games this year, there is no better time to see your team compete on foreign soil! Take a look at the season games scheduled:

Oakland Raiders vs Miami Dolphins on Sept. 28, 2014

Atlanta Falcons vs Detroit Lions on Oct. 26, 2014

Jacksonville Jaguars vs Dallas Cowboys on Nov. 9, 2014

nfl on location nfl international series game (1)Since Official Ticket Packages come direct from the NFL, there is no easier way to attend the NFL International Series in VIP fashion. Get exclusive hospitality access, VIP amenities such as open food and beverage options, provided-for transportation, and included luxurious accommodations all at one package price.

With four different package options available, there is a perfect fit for any group with any price range:

 

Diamond Packages>>
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Standard Packages>>

The NFL is staking its claim in London and you have got to be a part of it! Call 1-866-834-8663 to speak to an NFL On Location representative or visit QuintEvents website for more information.

 

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Spidey Senses Tingling? That’s just the 2014 Breeders’ Cup

 

Breeders Cup Experiences Santa Anita Horse Racing QuintEvents 8Oh yes, the Spiderman reference has been made! But in all seriousness, we forget far too often that our senses are a big part of what makes our experiences so memorable and fantastic. For instance, think about attending a football game. What makes that experience so special are the sights you see, the scents your smell, the noises you hear, the flavors you taste, and the things you touch.

Without our five senses, something wouldn’t be quite right. An aspect of what makes an experience so unique is missing. This is exceptionally true when it comes to the Breeders’ Cup.

So much of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships experience comes from honing in on what is taking place all around you. Can’t see it? That’s okay because we’re about to break it down for you. Take a look at the Breeders’ Cup experience, told by your senses!

Really Experience the Breeders’ Cup

Sight, Sound, Smell, Taste, Touch.

Imagine. It’s the first day of the 2014 Breeders’ Cup World Championships. You’re waiting outside your Los Angeles hotel as your Breeders’ Cup Experiences guide checks your name off the lists and instructs you to board the charter bus that will take you to Santa Anita. You take in the sight of the elegantly dressed horse racing fans all around you, all waiting to go to the same place.

Breeders Cup Experiences Santa Anita Horse Racing QuintEvents 2Once the bus is full, your group pulls away from the hotel. Your guide once again reminds everyone where the busses will be upon pick-up and what time you should leave the track in the evening to take the provided for transportation to back to your hotel.

The group is cheerful and excited taking in the California scenery on the way to Santa Anita Park.

Once the busses arrive at the racetrack, they pull to the private, secure entrance that Breeders’ Cup Experiences guests will be entering through. You watch as your fellow companions pull out their sleek VIP Fast Access Passes so you all can enter the track at a quicker speed and get into the line right off the bus.

The line moves as quickly as promised as before you know it, you’re standing inside Santa Anita Park on Breeders’ Cup day one – bring on the racing!

Everywhere you look, you see handsomely dressed men and elegant looking women clad in beautiful hats and extravagant attire. The announcer and track commentators can be heard over the intercom in the distance, talking to guests and preparing fans for the upcoming championship races.

You stand in awe as you can see the magnificent structure of the grandstand in front of you. Not far away is the historic statue of champion Secretariat. You can smell the food being sold in the concessions, and you smile knowing something even more delicious awaits you in hospitality.

Breeders Cup Experiences Santa Anita Fans QuintEvents 2Since there is still time before the first race, you make your way to your VIP in-track hospitality area for your complimentary breakfast. As you make your way inside, you catch your breath as you see the beautiful decorations, linen table cloths and tables upon tables of food. Oh, and let’s not forget that premium open bar set-up in the corner!

After you fill-up on all the delicious noms your heart desires, you and your friends decide to make your way over to the grandstand to check out the view from your seats and get ready for the first race!

As you make your way out of the hospitality venue into the breezeway, you see fans trying to catch a glimpse of the celebrities arriving – after all, with an event this close to LA, there’s going to be plenty of celeb sightings! You squeeze past the crowds into the grandstand and find your seats.

The view is spectacular! The San Gabriel Mountains stand in the distance, their beauty hovering over the track. The stands are so intimate that the track seems so close you can touch it! You can hear the thundering of the horses’ hooves on the track as the jockeys warm them up for the first race.

You can hear the tractor pulling out the starting gate a few poles down as they horses pass you once last time heading for the gate. Each jockey circles their horse until it’s their turn to be loaded. Once inside, the horses’ shift their weight from foot to foot, waiting for the bell to sound.

Breeders Cup Experiences Santa Anita Horse Racing QuintEvents 9And then it happens. You hear the bell sound as the gates bang open and the horses’ move forward! They’re off and you’re on your feet cheering them on! The crowd roars as the horses take the first turn and accelerate into the backstretch. You watch on the video board as the horses move forward, positions changing constantly.

Before you know it, they’re rounding the final turn heading back to you. The top positions are fighting for the rail and the horse in the back is looking for his last chance to break. You can barely hear the jockeys urging their mounts forward because the crowds are so loud! After all, when you place your wagers on a horse, it’s hard to control your excitement.

And then the finish line is crossed! There is a new world champion! The horses continue to thunder pass to cool down and the crowds are uncontrollable!

There really is nothing like it… and that’s just your experience in the morning! You still have the full day to enjoy your exclusive hospitality access and the championship races, and then you get to repeat the experience the next day!

And if that alone doesn't get your gears running for the 2014 Breeders' Cup, check out the preview:

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That experience sounds out of this world, right? Then what are you waiting for? The
2014 Breeders’ Cup World Championships is coming your way and it’s coming fast! Don’t miss your opportunity to get your spidey senses tingling with VIP access at one of the biggest horse racing weekends in the world!

Call 1-866-834-8663 to speak to a Breeders’ Cup Experiences representative or visit QuintEvents website for more information. We can’t wait to see you at Santa Anita this fall!

 

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