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How Will Fantasy Sports Operators Stay Relevant & Engage Fans In The Dog Days Of COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Fantasy sports is a big part of American culture. It is a key driver behind thousands of Watch Parties organized by bars and restaurants.  The COVID-19 pandemic swept through the nation like wildfire bringing mainstream sports to a halt.   Traditional operators now need to get creative and stay relevant within the sports community. The national directive to self-quarantine would be much easier if live mainstream sporting events were running.  They would serve as a great distraction from the seriousness of this virus affecting us all.  StatementGames Inc. is one operator that continues to unite and engage sports fans through there platform.  The StatementGames Inc. platform operates a game with a twist on daily fantasy sports.  Even in the dog days of COVID-19, games are available for play daily.

Analysis, Events, Sports Data, Sports Fan Data, watch party

Coronavirus (COVID-19) & Live Sports to Watch on TV that are not Cancelled

Last updated: May 31, 2020

FanWide is compiling a list of live sports which have not been cancelled due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  FanWide is America’s largest sports viewing and if you are a sports fan or bar, this list will guide you on what to watch and where.

Please contact FanWide to add a televised or streamed sporting event which we missed.

Analysis, Soccer, watch party, World Cup

The US Missed Their Chance… Who to Root for in the 2018 World Cup?

Although it seems like soccer is at an all-time high in terms of popularity in the United States, the fandom couldn’t help the US Men’s National Team in the World Cup Qualifiers this year. The USMNT finished 5th out of 6 teams in the Hexagonal round of the CONCACAF 2018 World Cup Qualifiers, a finish that failed to qualify them for the 2018 World Cup. However difficult it may be to stomach, 32 other national teams will travel to Russia. But, who’s jersey should you wear as you watch for hours on end? What colors should you paint your face? Which team do you think will hoist the 2018 FIFA World Cup Trophy in Moscow?

Events, News, Soccer, UEFA, watch party

The Stage is Set for a Dramatic Finish to the 2018 UEFA Champions League

So far it has been quite a crazy year in the UEFA Champions League. The sound of 16 draws brought on tantalizing matchups between big-spenders, Paris Saint-German against defending champions Real Madrid. The Round of 16 included five seemingly dominant English Premier League teams. Manchester City cruised to a 5-2 victory in aggregate over Swiss side FC Basel. Liverpool’s magnificent front three thrashed Portuguese giants, FC Porto, 5-0 in aggregate. However, Tottenham Hotspur did fall short after their triumphant first leg, come from behind, draw against the Italian champions and last year’s runner-up, Juventus. These exciting games are best enjoyed when you are surrounded by dozens of other fans from your favorite team! If you are living in the United States, you can use FanWide to find the closest fan club or game watch party in any city.

Analysis, Events, Uncategorized, watch party

Losing Net Neutrality will Increase the Cost of Watching Sports

It is common knowledge now that the FCC chose to repeal net neutrality laws in the United States. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the concept of net neutrality, it is a set of rules intended to ensure all Internet traffic is treated equally. With the removal of rules regulating the actions of Internet Service Providers (ISPs), big communication conglomerates such as Comcast or Spectrum have the potential to control what consumers have access to on the Internet, and charge different tiered prices for different services.

All, Basketball, Events, Football, Hockey, watch party

Traveling for the Holidays? Find a Watch Party Wherever You Go

The holiday season is upon us, and many people take advantage of this time to travel. After a long 2017, it’s nice to ring in the New Year with family, holiday celebration, vacation – and sports!  Find FanWide Events in your area here!

FanWide’s Events Map (12/21/17)

If you are taking time off for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day, or your own holiday festivities, make sure to use FanWide. FanWide’s website (www.FanWide.com) or app (iOS & Android) can help you find a local place to watch your games while you are away from home.

All, Analysis, Baseball, Basketball, Events, Fan Data, Football, Hockey, Soccer, Sports Data, Sports Fan Data, watch party

250,000 FanWide Game Watch Parties – Part 3: Sports Bar Hosting Data

FanWide (https://www.FanWide.com) has promoted and collected data from over three hundred thousand events nationwide for its Sports Fan Club Data Platform.  An event is an organized meetup where a group of sports fans gets together out of their home to watch one of almost 15,000 televised games, commonly known as a “watch party”, and this blog lists the Top 100 most popular sports bars and restaurants nationwide.

FanWide helps bars and restaurants attract new customers and makes them a premier sports viewing location.  Learn more about how venues can join our network at https://www.fanwide.com/host/overview or contact Sales@FanWide.com.

All, Analysis, Baseball, Basketball, Events, Fan Data, Football, Hockey, Soccer, Sports Data, Sports Fan Data, watch party

250,000 FanWide Game Watch Parties – Part 2: Geographic Sports Fan Data

In just under thirteen months since its launch, FanWide (http://www.FanWide.com) has promoted and collected data from over a quarter of a million events nationwide.  An event is an organized meetup where a group of sports fans gets together out of their home to watch one of almost 15,000 televised games, commonly known as a “watch party”.

Events, Soccer, watch party

USMNT: The downfall of US soccer

The US Men’s National Team failed to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup last night after a tragic 2-1 loss to Trinidad and Tobago. This is the first time the USMNT has been left out since 1986. All they needed was a tie and they would have moved on. However, their loss mixed with Panama’s victory over Costa Rica and Honduras’s over Mexico put the final nail in the USMNT’s coffin.