Christmas Gifts for Sports Fans: What to Give to a Sports Fanatic

Are you finding it hard to find perfect Christmas gifts for sports fans? Worry no more. Whether you are on a budget or would want to spend major cash, there are a number of gifts that would surely satisfy any sports fan. Here are some ideas on what to buy as Christmas gifts for sports fans.

Get them game tickets. For someone who loves sports, nothing is more exciting than seeing your favorite sports-and team, live in action. Whether you’re giving them to someone who loves hockey, baseball, football, basketball, or any sports for that matter-anyone would love receiving a ticket to their favorite game.

Tickets are great gifts but they can be expensive, and usually the price is dictated by the seating positions. If you want to save some money, buy the tickets way ahead of time. Tickets usually get more expensive as the game draws near. Also, shop around for tickets so that you’ll be able to compare prices and get the best deals.

If you have cash to spend, you can give a high-definition television set. Of course, nothing can beat live sports action, but HD televisions are definitely the next best thing. HD televisions make the images so vivid, that it almost feels like watching the sports event live. And if you really want to go all out, you can give the television set along with a cable TV game package-so that they won’t miss out on that most awaited game.

Of course, not all of us have cash to spend on such expensive gifts, but don’t worry; there are still a lot of great gifts that you give even if you’re on a budget. Team apparels such jerseys, sweatshirts, hats, and jackets are great yet affordable gifts. A true sports fan would definitely love wearing his favorite team’s colors.

You can also give sports memorabilia such as books and DVDs. There are a number of books regarding sports whether fiction or non-fiction. You can give a book regarding on what sports your recipient loves; surely, any sports fan would love reading about his favorite sports. There are also tons of movies and documentaries, which features sports theme. Some documentaries follow the lives of certain athletes and features what goes on after the game.

Ideas for Christmas gifts for sports fans may be hard to think of, but there is in fact a perfect gift for every fan. Just put their personalities as well as their favorite sports and team in mind, and you’re sure to find the right gifts.

Live Sports Broadcasting for High Schools and City Leagues

If your school or booster club could use extra money for your team or league, you can easily use the wonderful technology that is available and enabled on most internet devices to expand your teams presence online. It is one thing to have a Facebook page or twitter account to keep up with the game stats or post a video after the game is over, however there is a new way to expand your teams footprint and make extra money at the same time.

I attended a booster club meeting recently and was shocked at how much financial support a typical booster club gives to their schools for facilities and equipment. From commercial lawn mowers to scoreboards, the booster clubs really are the backbone of each team’s support structure. This one club raised over $15,000.00 for a 3 month season to help keep up the football field and general maintenance for the stadium.

Without their support where would the typical school be financially. They can’t charge enough with the concession stand, and ticket sales for a typical sporting event. Getting support for a team is a constant challenge that never goes away. Just lighting the field for night games is expensive.

OK, you may be asking, where am I going with this? There is no one thing that solves the ongoing problem but we have an idea that has helped schools to get and maintain a revenue stream without having to get volunteers to work all the time with events that take a lot of time and effort. Bake sales, Auctions, and paid plate dinners all bring revenue but many times the net revenue is small, so you must have other events to raise money. Usually a wealthy donor is the savings grace for most programs.

Check out this idea for a simple way to raise money with more bang for the buck. Find 2 volunteers that love the game. Get them a microphone, headset, and a laptop with internet connection. They can call the play-by-play game live and broadcast it on line. Anyone can listen for free with any internet device. You sign up local companies one time for a season with a simple 1 page form. You charge them $500.00 per season to advertise on your channel and you keep all the advertising dollars. The cost per game is as low a $20.00 and it is designed for iPhones, Android phones, iPads, and other internet devices to listen in live from anywhere in the world. It is great for Alumni, Grandparents, distant relatives and most important is the Military personnel on deployment with a child that is in the game.

It is the new way to have live information about your School or team widely broadcast. The channel runs 24/7 with replays or highlights and you can broadcast other events like glee club, band meets, graduation, etc.

If you think about this and try it out you will have more money for your program and help to promote your team further than your local news can do.

Innovative Modern Sports Stadium Amenities And Features To Look Forward To

A sports stadium is the go-to place if you want to watch a live sports event. They are also the perfect venue for musical concerts and other types of large gatherings since such places can accommodate huge crowds of people.

For sports aficionados who frequent stadiums to watch their favorite sporting events, they already know the usual amenities and features: food stands, restrooms, giant TV screens that broadcast the live event, etc. These are just staples of a usual stadium. However, there are now stadiums under construction or undergoing renovations that aim to lead the way in modernism and innovation in terms of facilities, amenities, and features that will surely wow all attendees.

Below are some of these innovative amenities and features to look forward to in the more modern sports stadiums:

Television sets in the seats. Although there are already video boards found around the stadium, wouldn’t it be amazing if there’s a TV screen in front of your seat? Although this feature may not available in all seats, certain sections or areas in the stadium can certainly accommodate this. These TV sets will certainly give fans the opportunity to see the live action on the field in front of them and at the same time, follow a different, interesting one.

Free Wi-Fi. Unfortunately, not all stadiums are equipped to provide free Wi-Fi access to all spectators. Once stadiums offer this amenity, fans will all have the same access to the latest scores and stats around the league they are following while still enjoying the one-of-a-kind experience of seeing a game in person.

Customizable instant replays for each spectator. Once the TV and mobile devices are all hooked up via Wi-Fi, the personalized content can begin to flow. Fans will be able to watch scores and fouls made whenever they want to while watching the live game. They will certainly be able to make better commentaries and share with others their opinions and experiences in real-time as well.

Sports bars or lounges overlooking the field. Stadium owners now know that they can sell booze in more extravagant and more expensive ways than just through the traditional vendors and concession stands. And this is by having glammed up bars or lounges into their stadiums. When the bar or lounge allows fans clear, unimpeded view of the field, they will certainly enjoy their stay in such areas. These bars or lounges enable fans to enjoy two of their favorite scenes: the excited, rowdy sports bar crowd and the live game in front of them.

TV screens in the bathrooms. Lastly, the only place in the stadium where you will likely miss any action now is in the bathroom. Spectators usually spend a long time here since it is packed with other fans wanting to relieve themselves. Once there will be TVs in the bathroom, you won’t be able to miss any minute of the game.

Quality Sports Games Created By EA Sports

EA Sports, is the brand name of Electronic Arts, which creates and develops sports games. Over time they have released games like, NBA Live, FIFA, NHL, Madden NFL and Nascar. Many of the games are distinguished by the year in which they come out (IE: Madden 09, NHL 11 and so on!) EA Sports, also determined to make the gameplay as realistic as possible, uses real athletes names and likeness, as well as adding feature’s to the game that already exist in the live sport. By doing so, EA Sports games could be very addicting, with the ability to immerse you totally into the game.

Madden 12 and NHL 12 are the next two sports games ready for market with release dates of 8/30/11 and 9/13/11, respectively. EA Sports has added a new dimension to each game, bringing live action from the game, into the game. Examples of this are as follows: Madden 12 has added Real Time Physics and Customizable Playbooks. The Real Time Physics will provide crushing hits, while guaranteeing that no 2 tackles will be the same. The Customizable Playbooks is for the coach in all of us. It will bring a new experience and excitement to the game. NHL 2012 now has Full Contact. This means that everything in the arena is live. You now have the ability to shatter the glass with body checks, knock opposing players into the bench, knock off helmets and so much more. Goalies are live now for the first time. This enables the goalies to make sprawling saves, have the crease crashed by opposing players, knock the net off its moorings and last but not least…..Goalies Can Fight! If this isn’t already enough, they added the Winter Classic in Pittsburgh on New Years Day! The game is played outdoors and the weather conditions are able to be changed. You get everything that you could possibly want in these games, except a ticket.

EA Sports continues to create quality sports games, that are so realistic, that you feel like your part of the action. Each year they add the necessary elements to keep up with whatever sports game they are creating at that time. With all the sports games being created, I feel that EA Sports is miles ahead of the competition. The level of fun, excitement, competition and the way that they can immerse you into the game is second to none. For a high quality sports gaming experience, EA Sports in my opinion, is at the head of the class.