PLAYOFF TICKETS: A few things to know

UPDATE (September 2018): We’ve added a new section to discuss the upcoming Major League Baseball postseason. To jump to that section, click here. NBA and NHL Playoffs tickets explained April, 2018: It’s playoff time in the NBA and NHL, which has drawn a huge amount of interest from SWIAM users in the last few months. Questions have come up about tickets for these games, so we thought it’d … Continue reading PLAYOFF TICKETS: A few things to know

Schedule release dates for the world’s biggest sporting leagues

“When does the schedule come out?” One of our most frequently asked questions – “when is the schedule for _____ released?” – shows that pro sports leagues aren’t super sympathetic to your travel plans. Schedule release dates generally occur anywhere from two to four months before a season starts – whereas travellers, on average, begin planning their itinerary at least four to six months from the start of their trip. You … Continue reading Schedule release dates for the world’s biggest sporting leagues

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EPL Guide for Australians: Your first game

Being an English Premier League fan in Australia isn’t easy. Often it involves waking up at 3am and connecting a streaming app to your TV to follow your favourite football team over 17,000km away.  For dedicated Australian EPL fans, one thing is certain: No matter who you support, we all dream of being able to go over and see our teams in the flesh. A couple … Continue reading EPL Guide for Australians: Your first game

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Hockey 101: A Guide To Your First Game

Perhaps more than any sport, hockey benefits from seeing the game live. Frankly, some of the nuances of baseball and football are best seen from the sofa, and half a basketball court is a tidy fit for your average flat screen. But hockey benefits from an eye free to wander outside of the camera’s gaze. You’ll feel the speed in a way you can’t from … Continue reading Hockey 101: A Guide To Your First Game

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LSU Tigers Football: Death Valley on a Saturday (…morning)

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)