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Sports Enterprise and Investigative Reporter — Seattle Times

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Fans still reeling from Super Bowl ticket nightmare

old.seattletimes.com — Originally published February 28, 2015 at 3:56 PM | Page modified February 28, 2015 at 9:14 PM Mark Harrison / The Seattle Times Mark Harrison / The Seattle Times LINDSEY WASSON / THE SEATTLE TIMES Her youngest son was in tears and their family's Super Bowl dream was fading fast as Heidi Van Boven pleaded with a ticket broker to finalize her $25,000 order for two last-minute seats.

Fans still reeling from Super Bowl ticket nightmare

seattletimes.com — In the four weeks since the Super Bowl, the Washington attorney general's office has fielded many complaints from football fans who spent thousands of dollars on tickets that never came. One family's story illuminates the shadowy world of the ticket resale market.

Seattle-area companies working to improve football safety

seattletimes.com — A couple of Seattle-area companies will make a safety impact on football fields across the nation this coming year. Physio-Control, a 60-year-old Redmond firm, launched a partnership over the weekend with USA Football to make its LIFEPAK CR Plus heart defibrillators and training on their usage widely available to youth coaching staffs to deal with sudden cardiac arrest on the field.

Seattle-area companies working to improve football safety

old.seattletimes.com — Originally published Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 5:58 PM i-1 Biometrics Inside sports business A couple of Seattle-area companies will make a safety impact on football fields across the nation this coming year.

Team owners now want “entertainment districts”

seattletimes.com — Folks were recently jolted when NHL commissioner Gary Bettman mentioned Tukwila as a potential arena site. Sure, the idea initially seemed comical. But not once you consider one of the bigger sports business trends the past decade. Building merely an arena no longer whets the appetites of bigger investor "whales" out there.

Team owners now want “entertainment districts”

seattletimes.com — Folks were recently jolted when NHL commissioner Gary Bettman mentioned Tukwila as a potential arena site. Sure, the idea initially seemed comical. But not once you consider one of the bigger sports business trends the past decade. Building merely an arena no longer whets the appetites of bigger investor "whales" out there.

New investor groups forming to bring NHL or NBA to Seattle

seattletimes.com — Originally published February 12, 2015 at 5:01 PM | Page modified February 12, 2015 at 5:55 PM When Jac Sperling calls, people drop what they're doing and pick up the phone. As a longtime NHL and NBA deal maker, the Florida-based Sperling has phoned people nationwide the past year about a specific topic: forming an investor group to bring hockey or basketball to the Seattle area.

New investor groups forming to bring NHL or NBA to Seattle

seattletimes.com — Originally published February 12, 2015 at 5:01 PM | Page modified February 12, 2015 at 5:55 PM When Jac Sperling calls, people drop what they're doing and pick up the phone. As a longtime NHL and NBA deal maker, the Florida-based Sperling has phoned people nationwide the past year about a specific topic: forming an investor group to bring hockey or basketball to the Seattle area.

New investor groups forming to bring NHL or NBA to Seattle

seattletimes.com — Originally published Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 5:01 PM When Jac Sperling calls, people drop what they're doing and pick up the phone. As a longtime NHL and NBA deal maker, the Florida-based Sperling has phoned people nationwide the past year about a specific topic: forming an investor group to bring hockey or basketball to the Seattle area.

Explaining why Seattle only 17th in U.S. in Super Bowl TV ratings

seattletimes.com — Originally published Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 8:10 PM Inside sports business A week after the Super Bowl, we may finally know why Seattle came up on the short end of the score. Not the game score.
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Mar 01, 2015

@HandsomeHawk250 We'll be taking a closer look at that part in weeks ahead. It isn't accidental.

Mar 01, 2015

One family's #SuperBowl nightmare -- costly one -- as we begin deeper look in weeks ahead at ticket supply collapse. seattletimes.com/sports/fans-st…

Mar 01, 2015

@MacDaddySpeed @seattletimes These people were fans. They just had the means to salvage a terrible weekend that others did not.

Mar 01, 2015

@MacDaddySpeed @seattletimes I'd have sympathy with that view if tickets were made available at face value to the majority. There aren't.

Mar 01, 2015

@CenterFieldSpts @seattletimes Price paid has nothing to do with it. There were people paying $1,500 who got denied.

Feb 28, 2015

In coming weeks, we'll probe #SuperBowl ticket fiasco and why #Hawks fans + others denied entry to game. First story. seattletimes.com/sports/fans-st…

Feb 26, 2015

RT @Do206: Pretty amped to run into @GeoffBakerTIMES today. Really enjoyed his Mariners coverage.

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