We’ve spoken about it before at SWIAM but we’ll say it again; Ice Hockey is one of the most underrated spectator sports going around. What other sport requires finesse skills like ice-skating and controlling a tiny black puck as well as bearing the brunt of intense physicality? There aren’t many. Throw in the varying paces of the sport and you have yourself an absolute treat of a live … Continue reading You should break the ice on College Ice Hockey
For the better part of a decade, I’d told myself I’d get to Death Valley – home of Louisiana State University (LSU) Tigers football – on a Saturday night to watch a game. It’s one of the most quintessential college football experiences one could have. Earlier this year, when I started planning my US roadtrip, I included a detour through Baton Rouge, Louisiana to make it happen. … Continue reading LSU Tigers Football: Death Valley on a Saturday (…morning)
One of the best cultural experiences you can have in New York is attending NYC sports bars on a Sunday. There is a sports bar culture here that does not exist in Australia. During the NFL season, there can be 12 games staggered throughout the day, starting at 1pm, going all the way up until Sunday Night Football at 8:30pm. Saddling up in a sports bar … Continue reading Best NYC Sports Bars for your NFL Sunday
AT&T Stadium is a work of genius… in design, planning and execution It doesn’t matter if you’ve been awed by the MCG or been impressed by Wembley, Lords or Madison Square Garden – nothing can prepare you for the home of the Dallas Cowboys, AT&T Stadium. It’s only when you’re about 20 minutes out of Dallas, heading down the Tom Landry Freeway (named after the … Continue reading AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys, is a work of genius
Feeling left out because everyone at work (and on social media) is talking about the Spring Carnival in Melbourne? Don’t have a clue what any of it means? Here’s a short guide to the different horseraces in Melbourne: Caulfield cup The Caulfield Cup is the richest turf handicap in the world. The race spans 2400 metres and Group 1 race is valued at $3.1 million. Although it has been … Continue reading Know enough to be able to talk about the Spring Carnival
We’ve compiled five pieces of advice for any sports fan going to a game at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. You don’t need to be up on the LA Dodgers latest news (i.e. that they’re currently competing in the 2017 World Series at the time of writing) to appreciate these local tips from SWIAM users – some of them have been on our database for years. … Continue reading 5 tips for attending Dodger Stadium
A guide for attending the US Masters From a two-time Masters attendee If you’re lucky enough to be on your way to the golfing heaven on earth – to see the Masters Tournament at Augusta National – read on. Here’s a pen and paper account of my experiences, some tips, insight and must do’s – which is no reflection of the actual experience itself. Build your expectations … Continue reading Going to the US Masters
Sarah went to a Seattle Seahawks game at CenturyLink Field. It was loud. In case we weren’t jealous enough already, Sarah really rubbed our noses in it this week by taking her USA sports tour to CenturyLink Field in Seattle to watch the Seahawks. From the looks of it, an NFL game at CenturyLink Field might be one of the best fan experiences in the world. … Continue reading Is CenturyLink Field the best stadium experience in the USA?
October is a great month to be in the USA due to the overlap of the American major sporting leagues: MLB playoffs are off and running, the NFL & NHL seasons have started, and NBA teams are playing their preseason games just before the regular season starts. With all of the options available to sports fans at the time, is it worth buying a ticket to an NBA … Continue reading NBA Preseason games: What can you expect?
Hey Sports Where I Am-ers! What’s up? I’m thrilled to introduce myself to you and announce that I’m the latest member to join the ever-growing Sports Where I Am crew! I’m a sports nut from way back, so, recently, I decided to leave my job in Melbourne, Australia, and move to the centre of the universe, none other that New York City, to follow – … Continue reading Would you quit your job to watch sport full-time?