SPECIAL FEATURE: BUYERS GUIDE 2014
The best in products and services consumed in the premium seat industry are again presented in this year’s edition of the ALSD Buyers Guide, which serves to link buyers with the marketplace’s most trusted suppliers.
WHERE DESIGN MEETS REALITY
The 24th Annual ALSD Conference and Tradeshow will visit the heart of sports architecture, Kansas City, in 2014. Get your first glimpse of the programming and venue tours that will turn your ideas into reality.
WHAT’S HOT, WHAT’S NOT ON PREMIUM SEAT MENUS
Researchers from the University of Dayton follow up their food and beverage research from the Summer 2013 issue of SEAT by examining menus from 69 professional sports venues to determine current trends.
BY PETER TITLEBAUM, Ed.D. AND DANIELLE KLOKE
BRING YOUR FOOD & BEVERAGE INTO ACTION
Cooking has become a demonstration sport, where the fun is as important as the food. A great action station can turn an event into the elusive experience the premium seat industry is chasing after.
BY LINDA PICONE
A LEGEND IN HIS OWN LIFETIME
The Tao of Sports Podcast recently caught up with Jon Spoelstra in his home in Portland. Learn what the living legend of sports marketing thinks of his career of yesterday and the sports industry today.
BY TROY KIRBY
SPOILING YOUR PROSPECTS
BY CARY KAPLAN
WHY JANIE CAN’T RENEW
BY BILL GUERTIN
NEW ALSD MEMBERS
MEMBERS ON THE MOVE
ALSD STAFF EDITORIAL
Editor’s Note: Nothing Can Replace the Human Connection
BY JARED FRANK
FROM THE TOP
The President of TD Garden dishes on the zigs and zags of her career
WITH AMY LATIMER
ALSD MEMBER Q&A
INDUSTRY AND ASSOCIATION NEWS
Earthquakes shake the sales pillars
Feature Recipe: Fall season inspires local chef’s menu for his hometown fans
THE ALSD ONLINE
ALSD MEMBER HIGHLIGHT
SEAT visits with: Leigh Castergine
Vice President, Ticket Sales and Services
New York Mets
BY JARED FRANK
About the Cover: It’s buying season once again. A valuable member benefit, the ALSD Buyers Guide can be used for reference throughout the year for all your premium purchasing needs.