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
“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
Add a 76ers game to your USA itinerary Australians have been excited about Ben Simmons for years – even before he put together one of the most compelling and accomplished Rookie seasons in NBA history. On the court he has shown that he could progress into being a great NBA player – a few steps beyond the loveable hustle player role most Aussies hold in the league. Simmons also spent more … Continue reading Aussies: Go see Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers
As NFL fans gear up for Super Bowl Monday, we decided to apply some of the least scientific methods available to figure out who casual Australian sports fans should be rooting for. Disclaimer: If you’re looking for thoughtful, in-depth NFL analysis, you’re not going to find it in this post. So who should you be going for if you don’t know much about the NFL? Let’s decide. Who’s the … Continue reading Which team should Australians support in the Super Bowl?
The NFL Playoffs are upon us, so between now and the Super Bowl in February, you’re probably going to hear a lot about American Football. And, let’s be honest… The first weeks of January aren’t your most productive weeks in the office. So why not spice things up a bit by setting up an NFL Playoffs sweep? It’ll make your Sundays and Mondays better throughout the month. … Continue reading How to get your friends interested in the NFL Playoffs (in 5 minutes)
Dodger Stadium Visitor Guide 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. Can’t find what you’re looking for here? Check the most up-to-date database of fan tips … Continue reading 5 tips for attending Dodger Stadium
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?
Madison Square Garden Visitor guide You don’t need us to convince you to go to Madison Square Garden. Everyone you know who has been to New York City has already been telling you that you have to go there, that it’s one of the best fan experiences you could have, that there isn’t a bad seat in the house, that the atmosphere is so fun, etc… so we’re not going … Continue reading We’ve planned your trip to Madison Square Garden
If you watch much NBA League Pass, you’ve probably noticed a change in how the games are broadcast now compared to a couple of years ago. In the past, whenever there was a timeout or any other break in the game, the screen would cut to this: Which used to sit there on the screen in silence until the game came back on. This kind … Continue reading Best Jumbotron entertainment at NBA games