Events, Fan Clubs, Rugby, Soccer, watch party

Where to Game Watch English Premier League (EPL) Matches in Philadelphia & West Chester, PA

We are well into the English Premier League (EPL) season and the championship nearing the horizon. With Liverpool taking an early lead, we should see a close end to the season as we did last season with Manchester City. From now until May, FanWide can help find the most exciting places to watch the English Premier League in Philly, West Chester and beyond.

FanWide, the World’s Largest Sports Fan Club Network, locates the nearest venue showing your team and your game with sound. Their fan reward program featuring FanChain Tokens (FANZ) has also been recently launched so that fans can earn rewards for simply watching their own team. Soon fans will be able redeem their FANZ for free drinks, merchandise, and even game tickets.

College Football, Events, NCAA, watch party

Where to Watch NCAAF Bowl Games in Colorado Springs, CO

Now that the CFP Committee has picked its four playoff teams, it’s finally bowl season in college football! 78 teams from all over the country were invited to participate in these 40 bowl games spanning from Mid-December to the National Championship in January. From the Cheez-It Bowl to the Fiesta Bowl, FanWide has got you covered, especially if you live near Colorado Springs.

FanWide, the World’s Largest Sports Fan Club Network, locates the nearest venue showing your team and your game with sound. Their fan reward program featuring FanChain Tokens (FANZ) has also been recently launched so that fans can earn rewards for simply watching their own team. Soon fans will be able redeem their FANZ for free drinks, merchandise, and even game tickets.

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Basketball, Events, Fan Clubs

Portland Trail Blazers (Blazers) NBA Watch Parties & Fan Club Events for POR

The Portland Trail Blazers have a thriving social media portfolio, considering Portland is the 21st in media market size among NBA teams. (according to Nielsen). The Blazers Facebook page, with almost 2.5 million likes, ranks 18th in the league. The Blazers also have about 1.23 million Twitter followers, which ranks 17th among NBA teams and 1.5 million Instagram followers, above the average among NBA teams. Combining the three major media outlets of the #Blazers, there are approximately 5.23 million followers. The Blazers social media accounts provide Trail Blazers fans all around #RipCity and the world with access to essential basketball information and fan-based content. 

Analysis, Events, Fan Data, watch party

FanWide Promotes 1 Million Fan Club Events!

Three years ago, FanWide was born to unite fans and fan clubs across the nation and form unique, sports-focused digital communities. We went from only promoting events for only the largest US sports leagues to now 23 different sports and esports leagues around the world. Today, we have united millions of fan club members from 12,500 fan club chapters at over 10,000 sports bars, and now promoted over 1 million events. We wanted to showcase some of the top states, cities, sports, and teams who have hosted the most events from our first million. 

 

Events, Football, watch party

FanWide Celebrity Game Watch Party Recap – Watch with Cliff Avril

Here at FanWide (www.FanWide.com), we connect sports fans near and far. One of our primary ways to bring these digital communities together in the real world are through in-person game watch parties at sports bars. On December 16th, 2018, FanWide hosted a celebrity watch party with Seattle Seahawks football legend Cliff Avril.

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Analysis, Events, Soccer, Sports Data, World Cup

Ushering in a New Era for US National Team Soccer

The 2018 World Cup finished a little over a week ago now. Big storylines around this year’s World Cup include the introduction of Video Assistant Referee (VAR), the lack of scoreless draws, and Croatia’s unprecedented run to the finals. (Read previous blog article about Croatia’s 2018 World Cup run here) However, one key storyline was missing from the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the one involving the US Men’s National Team (USMNT). The US failed to finish in the top four spots of the hexagonal round in the CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers last fall. Only needing to earn a draw against Trinidad & Tobago, the US failed, and summer plans to compete in Russia were put to bed.

Visit FanWide.com to find a USA Soccer game watch party or fan club near you.

Analysis, Events, watch party, World Cup

World Cup Games Are Closer Than Ever!

With the US failing to qualify, many were worried that this year’s edition of the FIFA World Cup would lack as much excitement as usual. So far, it has been one of the most exciting cups in recent memory. The two factors that have revved up the excitement: close games with late goals and the small number of scoreless matches.

Visit FanWide.com to find an International Soccer game watch party or fan club near you.

Analysis, Events, Soccer, watch party, World Cup

Insight into 2018 World Cup Public Watch Parties

Public viewing parties have become increasingly prevalent in professional sports in recent years. Specifically, for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, television broadcasts often cut to public viewing parties when teams score goals. These large public viewing parties are usually for big soccer events. However, very seldom do we see public viewing parties for popular American sports like basketball, football, baseball or hockey. Instead in the US, we have watch parties at bars or restaurants. FanWide can help you find local watch parties for your favorite teams. Check out this previous post for A Definitive History of World Cup Game Watch Parties.

Analysis, Events, Soccer

Home Field Advantage for Countries Hosting the World Cup

This year’s FIFA World Cup has gotten off to a super exciting start. From Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat trick against Spain, to Iceland’s shocking draw against Lionel Messi and Argentina, to Mexico’s stunning victory over the defending champion Germany, there has been no shortage of instant classic games. One of the most notable results from this first slate of games is that Russia, the host country for this year’s iteration of the event, blitzed Saudi Arabia in a 5-0 win to open the tournament and followed it up with a convincing 3-1 win against Egypt. Could home field advantage have played big a role in this result and if so, could it mean bigger things are to come for this Russian side?

Analysis, Events, Hockey, News, watch party

We Should All Admire the Washington Capitals’ Breakthrough

The Vegas Golden Knights have received a lot of attention during this NHL season and postseason. This is for very good reason, as their success to make it to the Stanley Cup is absolutely unprecedented for an expansion team. But it would be remiss not to acknowledge the Washington Capitals. Their breakthrough to the Stanley Cup Finals has been nothing short of astounding and has been huge not only for them but for the city of Washington DC.

Visit FanWide.com to find a Washington Capitals game watch party or fan club near you.