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New: 2016 International Champions Cup VIP Packages

Posted by Victoria Barnett on Thu, Apr 28, 2016 @ 01:15 PM

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The International Champions Cup and QuintEvents have partnered together to offer Official VIP Packages for all North American events.

ICC is already awesome all on its own – after all, the events sell out for a reason. We witnessed this firsthand with the match that occurred in Charlotte last year. People were so ecstatic, and the event sold out easily.

We see all different kinds of fans come out to these matches. Some are simply following their favorite team. A majority, however, attend because it’s in their hometown or the surrounding area. We don’t get to see these types of matches very often, so when they’re close by, the whole city comes out to celebrate!

With all of that being said, we (along with ICC) wanted to add to the hype already surrounding the matches. Sure, you could get your ticket and attend, or you could upgrade your experience to something unique and exclusive. Considering these matches only come around once a year to your city, you should make the most of it.

What does this entail?

Let’s get started.

Field and Lower Level Seating

You will definitely get a ticket to the game. The difference is, you have the opportunity to get the best seats in the stadium.

Depending on which event you choose to attend, you can sit on the field or in the lower level. Some events offer Gold Packages which provide field level seats while others only offer Silver and Bronze which provide lower level seats. Either way, it’s a win-win.

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On-Field Experiences

Again, this varies per event and package, but if you so choose, you can have a once-in-a-lifetime on-field experience before and after the game. Gold packages offer a pregame on-field experience near the tunnel so you can see players take the field. Talk about exciting! If that doesn’t get you pumped up about the game, I don’t know what will.

Both Gold and Silver packages provide a postgame on-field experience as well. What does this look like? Think photo opps and autographs with your favorite players!

Pregame In-Stadium Hospitality

Hospitality is such a general term, and you’re probably wondering what in the world it means. For one, you can indulge in gourmet food. Sure, stadium fare will do the trick, but is that what you really want to eat? I’m going to go with no.

You also get complimentary beverages. For Gold and Silver packages, this means a premium open bar. Yes, you read that correctly! For Bronze packages, it means beer, wine and soft drinks. Either way, you can’t go wrong. Plus, the venue is in the stadium so it’s readily available prior to the match. Keep in mind, this is pregame only.

Disclaimer: AC Milan vs. Chelsea FC Match in Minneapolis, Minnesota does not include hospitality.

Team Scarf

We wanted to have something unique in the package that adds a nice cherry on top. Based on the match you choose to attend, you will be given a team scarf for one of the teams playing in that match. For example, if you attend the Real Madrid vs. PSG match in Ohio, you can choose whether you want a Real Madrid scarf or a PSG scarf. Adds a nice little touch don’t you think?International-Champions-Cup-06-885608-edited.jpg

Hotel Accommodations

A select number of events currently provide hotel accommodations if you wish to have them. We will be adding hotel options to other packages along the way. This really just makes your life easier, so you don’t have the stress of trying to book a hotel. Plus, it’s just a good deal in general.

Pick Your Match

Now that you know what all is included in your Official VIP Package, what are you waiting for? It’s hard to beat field level seating, on-field experiences, gourmet food and an open bar. We are really excited about this new experience, and we hope you are too.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please give us a call at 1-866-834-8663. Go ahead and pick your match!

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VIP Ticket Packages to the 2016 Billboard Music Awards

Posted by Victoria Barnett on Tue, Apr 26, 2016 @ 03:20 PM

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The Billboard Music Awards. You’ve probably watched them on TV or maybe even seen them live, but you’ve likely never experienced them like this.

This is your chance to experience the 2016 Billboard Music Awards like a star. You’ll actually get to see stars walk the Red Carpet, sit amongst some of your favorite celebrities during the show and enjoy thrilling musical performances throughout the night.

Billboard Music Awards Ticket

473839504-1-1000x696.jpgDon’t worry. You won’t be in the nosebleed section with your binoculars trying to figure out who is on stage performing or accepting an award. In fact, you get the exact opposite. If you are familiar with the BBMAs, then you probably know that the front section on the floor of the arena is where Hollywood’s most elite and famous sit.

With that in mind, now picture yourself sitting amongst those celebrities. Why? Because that’s where you get to sit. Your BBMAs ticket gets you seating in the front floor sections with all your favorite stars.

Backstage Tour

When watching the BBMAs on TV, we are able to get a glimpse of what happens backstage, but we don’t really get to see all that much. Here’s your chance to actually take a tour backstage and see the makings of the show.

Rehearsal Viewing

Get a peak of the action before it happens! Everything has to run smoothly during the show, and you get to witness as all of the details and kinks are worked out. You may catch a glimpse of music artists rehearsing their performances prior to the show. This means you could have the chance to see some of your favorite artists perform not once, but twice!

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As you probably know, prior to the show, celebrities walk the Red Carpet, pose for the cameras and show off their fancy evening attire.  Unless you are the media or a very important person, you will likely not be able to get close to the Red Carpet.

However, we are the exception, and you can be, too. You will get to be up close in a roped off section as you see the stars walk the Red Carpet!

Official After-Party Ticket

Everyone looks forward to the Official BBMAs After-Party! Join the hottest names in the music industry for the biggest Billboard Music Awards event in Sin City. Mix and mingle with celebs, sip on signature cocktails and take in the scene.

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Attend the BBMAs as a VIP

Great seats and great access make for one heck of a night at the Billboard Music Awards. Pair this with hotel accommodations and you will be all set! Be the star you are and attend the 2016 BBMAs like a VIP – you won’t regret it! See you in Las Vegas.

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Appearances by Pro Football Hall of Famers at THE PLAYERS® Championship in 2016!

Posted by Carolynn Wilcox on Fri, Apr 22, 2016 @ 04:43 PM

2016_PLAYERS_Club.jpgIn just a few short weeks, we’ll be combining two truly awesome things: Gold Jacket recipients and a high-end, invitation only hospitality setting within THE PLAYERS Club to create the most killer experience at THE PLAYERS Championship you could possibly imagine.  As you enjoy the luxuries provided within THE PLAYERS Club, you’ll be rubbing elbows with Dolphins legend Dwight Stephenson and Jacksonville native / Gator All-American Jack Youngblood.

These aren’t random selections, either.  Each Hall of Famer is a local legend in their own right, possessing a history with the state of Florida that goes way back.  Dwight Stephenson was the center and offensive captain for the Miami Dolphins, enjoying a seven-year tenure with the team and a great relationship with the Dolphins’ fan base.  Jack Youngblood may have been known for his career with the Los Angeles Rams, but before that, he was a Jacksonville boy who played for the Florida Gators in college.

Here are some fun facts about each Golf Jacket recipient:

Dwight Stephenson

“I know I’m not going to make every block, but I don’t like to ever get beat.  That’s what keeps me motivated.  There’s always the next play to get ready for.”

  • Stephenson_Dwight_Action.jpgCenter for the Miami Dolphins from 1980 to 1987
  • All-American at the University of Alabama
  • Earned both All-Pro and All-AFC recognition five straight years from 1983 to 1987
  • Selected for five straight Pro Bowl games, the first four as a starter
  • Dolphins’ offensive captain
  • For six straight years during his tenure, the Dolphins possessed the record of allowing the fewest quarterback sacks in the NFL
  • Played in 107 straight games and started in 80 consecutive games
  • Starting center in the 1982, 1984 and 1985 AFC championship games and in Super Bowl XVII

Jack Youngblood

“From the first time I was introduced to it, the game (of football) appealed to me.  I’m competitive, which means I like to beat the other man.”

  • Defensive end for the Los Angeles Rams from 1971 to 1984
  • All-American from the University of Florida; hails from Jacksonville, Florida
  • Youngblood_Jack_HS.jpgPlayed in a Rams’ record 201 consecutive games and only missed one game in 14 seasons
  • Three-time winner of the Dan Reeves Award given to that team’s most valuable player each season
  • All-Pro in 1974, 1975, 1976, 1978, and 1979 and All-NFC seven times
  • Played in seven straight Pro Bowls following each season from 1973 to 1979
  • During his tenure, the Rams played in five NFC championship games and they advanced to Super Bowl XIV following the 1979 season
  • In spite of suffering a fractured left fibula during the 1979 season, Youngblood played every defensive down in both the NFC title game and Super Bowl XIV against the Pittsburgh Steelers
  • In the 1975 playoff game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Youngblood recorded one sack, one forced fumble, one blocked extra-point attempt and returned an interception 47 yards for a touchdown

Mingle with Pro Football Hall of Famers at THE PLAYERS® Championship!

These football icons will be appearing in THE PLAYERS Club during the week of the tournament.  By choosing packages with access to THE PLAYERS Club, you’ll be able to select the practice and tournament rounds of your choosing on individual days or for the full week. You’ll also be granted private access to the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse as well as private suites overlooking the 18th Green and signature 17th Tee!

A gourmet food selection and a premium open bar featuring items handcrafted by celebrated chefs and bartenders will be available at the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse, and all guests will be treated to an exclusive shopping experience at the TPC Sawgrass Pro Shop.  Click below to explore THE PLAYERS Club! 

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Go Gold at the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship

Posted by Victoria Barnett on Thu, Apr 21, 2016 @ 11:02 AM

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If you are going to attend the College Football Playoff National Championship, then you want to do it right. It’s time to treat yourself! After all, you deserve it. The Gold Level packages are at the top of ticket package chain – and rightfully so. They provide the best seats and exclusive opportunities that cannot be matched.

Let’s get to it. Here’s what you can expect with a Gold Level package to the College Football National Championship in Tampa, Florida.

Where You Sit

We have two Gold Level packages: A and B. The only difference between the two is your seating location.

Gold A puts you at club level on the prime sidelines. Your seats will be located in the 200 level between the 20-yard lines.

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Gold B puts you in the lower level on the prime sidelines. Your seats will be located in the 100 level between the 20-yard lines.

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Postgame Photo Opp

One of the most significant aspects of the gold packages is the opportunity to take photos on the field after the game. This access is entirely restricted for the general public so you can understand the exclusivity of such an opportunity. This is the perfect time to snap a photo with your friends and family while the field is covered in confetti and everyone is celebrating the National Champions.

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Game Day Hospitality

You might hear the word “hospitality” and not quite understand what that entails. We like to think of it as one big party. Prior to the National Championship you will have access to a premium in-stadium venue, which is open 3 hours prior to the game. It includes a full premium menu (also known as gourmet food and decadent dishes) as well as a top-shelf open bar. Collegiate Football Legends also make appearances throughout the day – you never know who you might run into. In addition, the party venue includes interactive entertainment elements. What that means in plain English is that there’s fun to be had! 

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Amenities

The fun doesn’t stop here. You will be given an Official College Football Playoff Gift Bag, an Official Game Program or Program Voucher, and a Souvenir College Football Playoff Lanyard with Ticket Sleeve. You also have the option to purchase Preferred Playoff Premium Stadium Parking.

Hotel Accommodations

If you’re not from Tampa or the surrounding area, you will need hotel accommodations. There are three different hotels you can add to your package: Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Downtown Convention Center, Epicurean Tampa and Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel. The hotels are convenient to the stadium and to everything the city has to offer – which is a lot, by the way! Hotel check-in will be Saturday, January 7, 2017. Check-out will be January 10, 2017.

Get Your Gold Package

The best seats in the house. On-field photo opportunity. Hospitality. Lodging. When you add all of these things together, you have the perfect package for the College Football Playoff National Championship. Gold Level is the way to go if you really want the most exclusive and enjoyable experience available.

Questions, comments or concerns? Drop us a comment below or give us a call at 1-866-834-8663.

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How the America’s Cup Works

Posted by Victoria Barnett on Tue, Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:47 AM

rp160227_lvacwsord1_6792-1.jpg35th America’s Cup. World Series. Defender. Challengers. Challenger of Record. We hear all of these terms, but what exactly does it all mean? To those unfamiliar with the America’s Cup, it can be a little complicated and difficult to understand. We want to simplify it for you as best we can! Take a look below at our breakdown of how the America’s Cup works.

Defender

Let’s start with the basics. You’ll probably hear the word “Defender” thrown around.

Whoever wins the America’s Cup becomes the Defender of the next America’s Cup. In 2010, Golden Gate YC won the America’s Cup so they became the defending champions in 2013 and then successfully defended the Cup against Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron. Now, they will defend once again in 2017.

ORACLE TEAM USA will represent GGYC for the 35th America’s Cup. The team faces a number of challengers who will seek to win the Cup and host the next America’s Cup on their home turf.

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Challengers

Above, we mentioned the term “Challengers.” This means exactly what it sounds like. You have teams that challenge the Defender.

First and foremost, the Challenger of Record (COR) is the first challenger accepted by the Defender and Trustee of the America’s Cup. In 2013, this literally happened as the winning boat for Hamilton Island YC (HIYC) crossed the finish line. The COR negotiates with the Defender to set time, location, type of yachts, match format, rules, etc. However, unexpectedly in July of 2014, HIYC resigned as the COR for the 2017 America’s Cup and withdrew from the event.

Also in 2014, the remaining teams submitted a Notice of Challenge for the 2017 America’s Cup during an early entry period. Golden Gate YC was able to accept and reject late challenges at their discretion. The following teams officially accepted for the 35th America’s Cup:

New Challengers
Ben Ainslie Racing
SoftBank Team Japan
Team France

Returning Challengers
Artemis Racing
Emirates Team New Zealand

Learn more about the teams here.

The America’s Cup World Series

Leading up to the 35th America’s Cup, the teams participate in the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series, which consists of various races in different parts of the world. You can think of these races as warm-up races for the 2017 America’s Cup in Bermuda.

The World Series kicked off in Portsmouth in July 2015 then headed to Gothenburg, Bermuda and Oman. The next World Series event will take place in New York – this will mark the first time in 96 years! The teams will then finish out the series in Chicago, Portsmouth and Toulon.

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The 35th America’s Cup

You have the World Series. Then, you have the actual America’s Cup.

Bermuda is home of the 2017 America’s Cup. Why? Because Golden Gate YC said so. Whoever wins the America’s Cup and becomes the Defender gets to choose where the next Cup is held.

In 2017, the Challenger Qualifiers will be held between May 26 and June 12 with the America’s Cup Match between June 17 and 27.

The Challenger program begins with the America’s Cup Qualifiers, a double round-robin series held between May 26 and June 5 of which the defender participates. The top four Challengers then advance to the Challenger Playoffs, held between June 7 and 12. The playoffs consist of the best of 9 semi-final and final matches to determine which Challenger will compete against the Defender in the 35th America’s Cup.

Whoever is the top Challenger will face ORACLE TEAM USA in the America’s Cup Match, the best of 13 series scheduled for June 17-27.

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Attend the Next World Series Event in New York

Were you able to follow along and not get lost? The America’s Cup is unique with its structure and rules, but that makes it all the more exciting!

Next up on the schedule is New York – talk about a triumphant return. For the first time since 1920, the America’s Cup will sail back to its origins as the teams face off in the New York City Harbor.

Considering the magnitude of this event, why not make your trip just as big? Experience incredibly luxurious hospitality at the event – enjoy premium views of the races, gourmet food, open bar and much more. Click below to view the available packages for the America’s Cup World Series in New York.

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Who Are the Teams Racing in the 35th America’s Cup?

Posted by Victoria Barnett on Tue, Apr 12, 2016 @ 09:28 AM

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The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series continues this year leading up to the 35th America’s Cup in 2017 in Bermuda. ORACLE TEAM USA will be defending the Cup and will face five challengers: Artemis Racing, Land Rover BAR, Emirates Team New Zealand, Groupama Team France and SoftBank Team Japan. Learn more about the teams below!

ORACLE TEAM USA | Defender

ORACLE TEAM USA was founded in 2000 by Larry Ellison. The team of skilled sailors won the 33rd America’s Cup, bringing the America’s Cup home to San Francisco and becoming the Defender of the 34th America’s Cup. They then successfully defended the 34th America’s Cup, and now we will see them once again defend the title in the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda.

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Artemis Racing | Challenger

Artemis Racing represents the Royal Swedish Yacht Club, the fifth-oldest yacht club in the world. It keeps its Swedish heritage with its signature colors: blue and yellow. The sailing team is the main part of the team, but Artemis Racing also consists of a design team, world class engineers, boat builders and a support team. The team has been a part of 64 America’s Cup campaigns and captured 14 victories.

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Land Rover Ben Ainslie Racing | Challenger

Land Rover BAR was launched in 2014 in the presence of the Duchess of Cambridge. Sir Ben Ainslie – four-time Olympic gold medalist and 34th America’s Cup winner – formed the team with the goal of bringing the America’s Cup back to Britain where it all began. It is a commercial sporting team with individual private investors alongside corporate partners.

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Emirates Team New Zealand | Challenger

Emirates Team New Zealand is based in Auckland, New Zealand and represents the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron. The team has won the America’s Cup twice in the row – once in 1995 in San Diego and then again in 2000 in Auckland. They have only missed one event since they began with the 1987 America’s Cup event, making them the longest-lived team in recent America’s Cup history. In the 2013 America’s Cup, they faced a very close and dramatic loss to ORACLE TEAM USA.

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Groupama Team France | Challenger

Groupama Team France is rather new to the scene, seeing as though they did not take part in the 34th America’s Cup in San Francisco. However, the team boasts France’s top sailing talent and is known for its offshore sailing achievements and being the champion of several international sailing competitions. The only thing that’s missing is a win in the prestigious America’s Cup.

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SoftBank Team Japan | Challenger

SoftBank Team Japan, supported by SoftBank Corp. and Kansai Yacht Club, is the first Japanese flagged challenger for the America’s Cup since 2000. They seek to make history to become the first Japanese team to win the America’s Cup. General Manager Kazuhiko “Fuku” Sofuku is a veteran of four previous America’s Cup campaigns and last raced with a Japanese team for the America’s Cup fifteen years ago. Their wealth of knowledge will do them well as they represent Japan with pride.

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Current Standings

Emirates Team New Zealand currently leads the pack with 192 points. ORACLE TEAM USA and Land Rover BAR are neck and neck with 186 points and 185 points, respectively. 

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See the Teams Race in New York

The America’s Cup returns to New York after 96 years, and you can be there to see these six teams in action! Experience incredibly luxurious hospitality – enjoy premium views of the race, gourmet food, open bar and much more. Click below to view available packages for the America's Cup Legends Club and the Legends Suites. 

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How the Back Nine Changed It All at the 2016 Masters®

Posted by Carolynn Wilcox on Mon, Apr 11, 2016 @ 03:34 PM

It’s safe to say that Jordan Spieth was dominating the Masters from Thursday through Sunday morning.  As players teed off on Sunday, a back-to-back win for Spieth seemed to be in the bag; but in under an hour, another Masters victory for Spieth went from being a sure thing to disappearing completely.  There was a metaphorical mushroom cloud over Augusta National® on Sunday, one that emanated from Jordan Spieth’s total self-destruction on the par 3 12th.

Spieth’s Rise & Fall

20 years ago, Nick Faldo won the Masters courtesy of Greg Norman’s legendary downfall – but there was a big difference between then and now.  "Greg was right from the word go on a downward trend, and Jordan was on an upward trend," Faldo said, describing Spieth’s misfortune this weekend as "a mixture between disaster and torture."

Throughout the first round, Spieth didn’t know how to hit a bad shot.  He’s been surprisingly level-headed in his career for someone so young, and he showed us once again that he can keep calm under pressure.  It rained on Wednesday night, and winds were high Thursday through Saturday.  Weather conditions even threw off the game of former Masters champions such as Bubba Watson, who barely made the cut.

Through Friday, in spite of the wind, Spieth held fast to his lead.  He did struggle at points and especially through the back nine, but that could largely be attributed to the shifting winds and strong gusts that every golfer was battling against.  After Round 3, Spieth’s name was still at the top of the leaderboard with a one-shot lead and several other names in hot pursuit. 

Enter Round 4.  Spieth hit four consecutive birdies to amass a five-shot lead, elevating his chance at another Masters victory from probable to seemingly inevitable.  That is, until it wasn’t.  Spieth completely fell apart on the back nine, earning bogeys on 10 and 11 (respectively), but still had the lead.  The beginning of the end was a quadruple bogey on the par 3 12th, where two of his shots landed in Rae’s Creek.

Willett’s Victory

Ever heard the parable of the tortoise and the hare?  This story is kind of like that.  Spieth rose to the top of the leaderboard quickly, kept a big lead, and remained there until his late demise, when Willett was ready and waiting to forge his own destiny at the Masters.  While Spieth fell apart at Amen Corner, Danny Willett picked up some steam, seeing the opportunity within his grasp and birdying three of the final six holes. 

Danny Willett will be a household name soon, as he’s the first Englishman to win the Masters in 20 years – the last one to do so was Nick Faldo in 1996.  Eerie parallel, right?  How about another strange coincidence?  In 1996, Faldo shot a bogey-free final round.  In 2016, Willett did the same.  Willett actually closed with a 5-under 67 – back in 1996, Faldo shot a 67 as well.  They always say that history repeats itself, and the 2016 Masters was living proof of that old saying in action.

Many are shocked and dismayed by Spieth’s swift and rapid descent, and don’t get us wrong, we were disappointed to see it as well.  But isn’t that why we watch the tournament?  We watch for the epic comebacks, the crazy aces, and the surprising victories.  There’d be no fun in a predictable Masters.

Reserve Your Badge Early for the 2017 Masters®!

In April 2017, you’ll have the opportunity to watch professional golf’s most impressive competitors play for the green jacket as you take in the splendor of the grounds at Augusta National!  Ticket packages from QuintEvents provide a turn-key trip to the Masters, offering badges to select practice and/or tournament rounds, hospitality, accommodations, transportation, and a number of other services.  Select your package now to ensure your presence at this prestigious event – you won’t want to miss it.

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How the College Football Playoff Works

Posted by Victoria Barnett on Thu, Apr 07, 2016 @ 12:01 PM

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College Football Playoff has now been around for two seasons and will continue until the 2025-2026 season. In other words, it will be around for a while so you need to learn how it works! The College Football Playoff process is simple yet complex at the same time. It’s easy to understand the big picture; it’s the fine details that make it challenging to grasp.

We can easily understand that four teams make the playoff, but we might not ever fully understand why exactly the certain teams were chosen. The deciding factors are complex – no one is guaranteed a spot in the playoff but no one is automatically ruled out either. So, how exactly does it all work? Here’s the gist of what you need to know:

Every Game Matters

Each regular season game matters. A win against a top-ranked team matters. A loss against an unranked team matters. The number of wins against FBS opponents matter. Who teams play matters. Every aspect of every regular season game is important and contributes to the factors the College Football Playoff Selection Committee looks at: win-loss record, strength of schedule, comparison of results against common opponents and head-to-head results.

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Throughout the season, the Committee produces the Top 25 rankings each week before the final rankings are announced. The top four teams advance to the playoff. The No. 1 seed plays the No. 4 seed and the No. 2 seed plays the No. 3 seed. The semifinal games rotate annually among the Cotton Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, Orange Bowl, Peach Bowl, Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl.

One Champion

The two teams who win the semifinal games advance to the College Football Playoff National Championship, which is held in a different city each year and is always on a Monday night.

Equal Access

No team automatically qualifies for the playoff. Each team has equal access based on performance.

Selection Committee

The Selection Committee consists of high-integrity individuals who have experience as coaches, student-athletes, college administrators, journalists and athletic directors. The members of the 2016 committee are as follows: Kirby Hocutt (Chair), Barry Alvarez, Jeff Bower, Lloyd Carr, Herb Deromedi, Tom Jernstedt, Bobby Johnson, Jeff Long, Rob Mullens, Dan Radakovich, Condoleezza Rice, Steve Wieberg and Tyrone Willingham.

The job of the Selection Committee is to rank the top 25 teams and assign the top four to semifinal sites. They also assign teams to New Year’s bowls with the goal being to create competitive matchups, avoid rematches of regular-season games and repeat appearances, and consider geography.

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Be a Part of the 2016-2017 College Football Playoff

Ticket packages are now available for the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship! Playoff Premium packages include tickets, hospitality and hotel accommodations. Enjoy pregame hospitality access which includes a full premium menu, top-shelf open bar, collegiate football legends appearances and other interactive entertainment elements. Some packages also include exclusive perks such as the opportunity to get on the field after the game.

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14 Things You Didn't Know about THE PLAYERS® Championship

Posted by Carolynn Wilcox on Thu, Apr 07, 2016 @ 11:23 AM

THE PLAYERS® Championship enjoys a rich, celebrated history – one that’s not as long as you might think.  Since its inception in 1974, it’s become so popular that it’s often referred to as golf’s unofficial “fifth major.”  It offers the most substantial purse of any golf tournament and takes place at TPC Sawgrass, which boasts one of the most challenging golf courses in the world.  Did you know that THE PLAYERS Championship is one of just a few PGA Tour events held at a course that’s open to the public?  Here are a few more facts you may not know about this prestigious tournament!

Fact #1

17th

The 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass is one of the most iconic holes in professional golf, period.  It’s referred to as the “island green” because the hole lies on an island in a pond, save for the narrow grassy walkway that connects it to the surrounding solid ground (and technically makes it a peninsula).

Fact #2

Tom Kite has made the most cuts at THE PLAYERS – 23 in total.

Fact #3

Legend has it that more than 100,000 golf balls find the water at the 17th green every year.

Fact #4

In 2007, Ben Crane made the longest putt in the tournament’s history when he hit a 100-ft, 1-in putt on the 14th hole in the first round.

Fact #5

Jack Nicklaus was awarded $50,000 for his win in 1974.  In 2015, Rickie Fowler’s victory at THE PLAYERS earned him a tidy $1.8 million.

Fact #6

Allegedly, the famous No. 17 green was thought up by Pete Dye’s wife, Alice.

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Fact #7

TPC Sawgrass was designed as a stadium course by renowned golf course architect Pete Dye.  The course was built for the fans, with mounds and stands designed to give spectators the best view possible.

Fact #8

In 2016, Toby Keith will perform at the Military Appreciation concert to continue the PGA Tour tradition of honoring the brave men and women who have served their country.

Fact #9

This will be the 34th time that the tournament has been held at TPC Sawgrass.

Fact #10

2016’s Military Appreciation concert won’t be held on the clubhouse lawn again – it’ll take place on the island green.

Fact #11

The property that TPC Sawgrass was built on used to be a swamp (it is Florida, after all).  A canal was formed to drain the swamp into the Intercoastal Waterway.

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In 1982, Sam Snead became the oldest golfer to start in THE PLAYERS Championship at 69 years, 9 months, and 21 days old.

Fact #13

THE PLAYERS Championship offers complimentary admission to active military duty, reserve, retirees, and their dependents.

Fact #14

A good handful of golfers have won THE PLAYERS Championship multiple times, a list that includes the likes of Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods, but the tournament has never seen a back-to-back champion.

Will You Witness History at THE PLAYERS® Championship in 2016?

THE PLAYERS Experiences provides tickets to practice and/or tournament rounds of your choosing on individual days or for the full week, as well as access to premium hospitality in THE PLAYERS Club or the Greenside Lounge.  THE PLAYERS Experiences also offers accommodations at luxurious area hotels, including the Sawgrass Marriott Resort and Spa just steps from the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse.  Explore all the options below!

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2017 Masters Tournament® Ticket Packages Now Available

Posted by Carolynn Wilcox on Fri, Apr 01, 2016 @ 11:52 AM

While we’re eagerly anticipating the 2016 Masters® next week, we can’t help but look ahead to 2017!  QuintEvents has just released ticket packages to the 2017 Masters featuring badges, premium hospitality, and accommodations.  Plan the perfect trip to Augusta National® with QuintEvents!

The Rundown on The Masters®

The premier golf tournament of the year and for many, the highlight of golf’s four majors, will be played in Augusta from April 3rd through 9th, 2017.  Played annually at Augusta National Golf Club®, this now-coveted event launched on the cusp of the Great Depression and actually struggled through its earliest years.  The unique challenges presented by the course, its timeless traditions, and the beautiful April weather in Augusta have all been contributing factors to the long-term success of the tournament.  

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Much of the perpetuity of The Masters can be attributed to the Club’s untarnished devotion to the game of golf.  Former chairman of the Masters Tournament and Augusta National, Hord Hardin, once said that “All we want to do is make enough to run this tournament in a fit and proper way.”  The Masters endures as a monument to golf, not a way to pick the pockets of its patrons.  One glance at the prices on the concessions menu makes that glaringly obvious.

The Masters has carried itself for nearly a century and the sheer demand for tickets is overwhelming.  Golf fans everywhere put their names in the hat for the Augusta ticket lottery annually, but only a handful are chosen.  If you missed the summer 2016 deadline for the 2017 Masters ticket lottery, don’t stress.  QuintEvents offers Masters tickets for individual days, two-day blocks, or the entire week.  Both Practice and Tournament Rounds are available!  If you plan to attend several days, securing the entire week will be your best value.  If you’re ready to celebrate your love of golf, read on.

Birdie

Badge & Hospitality

A Birdie package offers one badge to the practice and/or tournament round(s) you’ve selected as well as an optional day of access to premium hospitality.

Birdie Ticket Packages

Eagle

Badge & Accommodations

An Eagle package includes one night of accommodations at the Sheraton Augusta hotel and one badge to the practice and/or tournament round(s) you’ve selected.

Eagle Ticket Packages

 

Hole-in-One

Badge, Hospitality, & Accommodations

Hole-in-One packages provide the ultimate turn-key Masters trip with accommodations at the Sheraton Augusta, access to premium hospitality, and a badge to the practice and/or tournament round(s) you’ve selected.

Hole-in-One Ticket Packages

Accommodations

SheratonAugustaHotelDoubleQueenGuestRoomThe Sheraton Augusta, just 2 miles from Augusta National, offers a number of services and amenities to draw you into the heart and charm of Georgia’s world-famous southern hospitality.  At the end of a long day on the greens, you’ll settle into an inviting guest room with the legendary Sheraton Sweet Sleeper (SM) Bed.  This isn’t just any bed – each one is outfitted with a plush top mattress, down pillows, fine linens, and down-filled duvets.  Additional amenities include a 37-inch flat panel HD television and complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access.

Reserve Your Badge Early for the 2017 Masters®!

In April 2017, you’ll have the opportunity to watch professional golf’s most impressive competitors play for the green jacket as you take in the splendor of the grounds at Augusta National!  Select your package now to ensure your presence at this prestigious event – you won’t want to miss it.

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