Even though Salt Lake City is known as an “X-Games city” or “winter sports city”, they are a soccer city in every way. In perspective to the average MLS team, Real Salt Lake does not receive many nationally televised games, or “primetime games”. However, the lack of national coverage does not detract from the success and fanbase of this franchise whatsoever. Real Salt Lake’s first season in the MLS was in 2005, and since then they have appeared in the playoffs ten different times, including one year, 2009, in which they won the MLS Cup Finals. In the 2009 MLS Cup Finals, Real Salt Lake faced the favorite to win at the time, LA Galaxy. The Galaxy were the best regular season team that season and were ready to rout Real Salt Lake. But, it was not as easy as it seemed. Real Salt Lake blocked out what the critics predicted, and just played good, fundamental, unselfish soccer. Real Salt Lake defeated the Galaxy and that 2009 Real Salt Lake team is still known as one of the best “underdog stories” in MLS history. Real Salt Lake fans love being known as the “underdog” because the organization’s success embodies resilience and grit.
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.
It’s almost that time of year again. No, not the holidays. It’s almost time for the College Football Playoff and FanWide has everything you need to know about where to watch the best teams in the nation. As Championship Weekend approaches, it is time to closely examine the top six programs in the nation as they gear up for a final run at the Playoffs.
As Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert, and Mike Conley lead the Utah basketball squad into an exciting period of winning basketball, Utah fans and NBA fans everywhere have begun to #TakeNote. The Jazz are serious contenders in the NBA, and they also have developed a highly competitive social media presence as well. Considering Utah is 30th in media market size in the United States (according to Nielsen), the Jazz have created highly pages on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. The Jazz Twitter Page, with 937 thousand followers, posts engaging content for Jazz fan in Salt Lake City and around the world. The Sactown Kings Instagram page, with 858 thousand allows Jazz fans to follow Spida Mitchell and the rest of the Jazz players throughout the year. The #UtahJazz Facebook page, with more than 1.8 million likes, is another excellent resource for Jazz fans everywhere. The sum total of followers across the three social media outlets of the Jazz totals approximately 3.595 million. All three social media accounts of the Jazz allow Utah fans to #TakeNote regardless of where they live.
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!
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.
Don’t fret that the college football season is winding to an end. It’s Bowl Season! The college football bowl games have been announced and there are some exciting match-ups this year.
People are starting to gear up for bowl season, and some have even released rankings of the bowl game quality. 40 games will be played from December 16th through the New Year, one of the busiest times for travel. Whether you plan to travel to your team’s bowl game or stay and watch from home, FanWide can help you find a local meetup to watch your game wherever you are.
Here is a list of all the bowl games along with some direct links to FanWide events or search for others at FanWide.com: