POSTED: Thursday June 3rd 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New social media website launches to connect sports travelers around the world: World's Top 150 sporting events to be unveiled during the launch
Seventy five out of the 150 major sporting events and venues from around the world have made the first round of The Ultimate Sports List, a free social media-based website for sports travelers available at www.tusl.com.
Seventy five out of the 150 major sporting events and venues from around the world have made the first round of The Ultimate Sports List, a free social media-based website for sports travelers available at www.tusl.com, as voted on by fans from across the United States.
The website, which launched June 1, is releasing the Top 150 Sporting Events in the World through June 11 when the Top 10 List will be revealed. The List was accrued by more than 20,000 votes from sports fans.
The release of 75 events of the Top 150 List as voted by fans in various states and countries
51 Pebble Beach Golf Links
52 The National Baseball Hall Of Fame
53 The Australian Open
54 The College World Series
55 Texas vs. Oklahoma Football Game
59 Yankee Stadium
60 Notre Dame Stadium
61 USC vs. UCLA Football Game
63 The Sugar Bowl
64 The Maui Invitational
65 Arsenal vs. Tottenham Soccer Match
68 Royal Ascot
69 Boston Celtics vs. Los Angeles Lakers Basketball Game
70 Vasco da Gama vs. Flamengo Soccer Match at Maracana
71 Pauley Pavilion at UCLA
72 Rangers vs. Celtics Soccer Match
73 Louisville vs. Kentucky Basketball Game
74 The AVP Manhattan Beach Open
76 The Preakness Stakes
77 Talladega Superspeedway
78 The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing
79 Spring Training Trip to Florida's Gulf Coast
80 Keeneland Race Track
81 Dallas Cowboys vs. Washington Redskins Football Game
82 The Iditarod
83 Kansas vs. Missouri Basketball Game at Allen Fieldhouse
84 Montreal Canadians vs. Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey Game
85 Tiger Stadium at Louisiana State University
86 Hinkle Fieldhouse at Butler University
87 The Orange Bowl
88 The FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium
89 Memorial Stadium at University of Nebraska
90 The Ironman World Championship
93 Camp Randall Stadium at University of Wisconsin
94 Dodger Stadium
95 The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race
96 Holmenkollen Ski Jump
97 The Indiana High School Basketball Championships
98 A Boxing Title Bout In Las Vegas
99 Madison Square Garden
100 The Beanpot Tourney
102 A Big 5 Game at the Palestra
103 Stamford Bridge
104 Cincinnati vs. Xavier College Basketball Game
105 Kyle Field at Texas A&M University
106 The Fiesta Bowl
107 Oriole Park at Camden Yards
108 New York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles Football Game
109 The Brazilian Grand Prix
112 All Blacks Rugby Game
113 Bristol Motor Speedway
116 The AFL Grand Final
117 The Little 500
118 Husky Stadium at University of Washington
120 The Belmont Stakes
121 The Head of the Charles Regatta
124 Tailgate at The Grove at University of Mississippi
125 Phoenix Open - 16th Hole
126 Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns Football Game
128 The Winter X Games
129 The Travers Stakes
130 Field Of Dreams Movie Site
131 The Chicago Yacht Club Race To Mackinac
132 The Pro Football Hall Of Fame
133 Big Blue Madness at University of Kentucky
137 The Calgary Stampede
138 Henley Royal Regatta
139 The Minnesota State High School Hockey Championships
142 Grambling vs. Southern Football Game
143 National High School Baseball Championship (Japan)
144 All American Soap Box Derby
145 Kraft Nabisco Championship
146 Tulsa Jenks vs. Tulsa Union Football Game
148 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
149 Epsom Derby
The Ultimate Sports List, developed by Cincinnati entrepreneur Tom Walsh, provides a number of interactive, social elements for sports fans to engage with their favorite sporting events, venues and teams.
According to the Sports Marketing 2009 Study*, the sports travel market represents a $44.5 billion industry each year in the United States, second only to the sporting goods industry at $53.7 billion. The U.S. sports market represents $185 billion spent annually.
“As a sports fan who travels regularly to sporting events, I wanted to create an interactive website for fans to share their experiences and opinions about the events and venues in a social media environment,” said Tom Walsh, creator of The Ultimate Sports List and a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. “Think of TUSL.com as a virtual sports bar where fans gather to rank and discuss the world’s greatest sporting events.”
The Top 150 sporting events from around the world will be featured on the website with event, travel and ticket information along with insider tips on how to enjoy the venue and activities associated with the event. Sports fans will also have the opportunity to share experiences, photos and videos from their travels.
The Ultimate Sports List will be unveiled over a two week period beginning June 1. The first week, from June 1-4, the events ranked 51-150 will be released in increments of 25 per day. From June 7-11, the top 50 events will be released each day in increments of 10, culminating, with the release the world’s Top 10 sporting events on June 11.
TUSL.com creates interactive opportunities for sports fans by:
•Sports fans can check off the sporting events and venues that they have personally attended and receive a rating based on the number and rank of those events.
My Ultimate Sports List
•Sports fans can create their own wish list of events they would like to attend or create their list of the world’s top events and eventually, local events.
•The website will encourage sports fans to debate and share opinions on their favorite sports events, venues and/or teams in a jovial and fan-friendly manner.
•The website will have its Voting Booth open daily for fans to vote on their favorite events. Once each year, the Top 150 will be updated based on the fan’s voting.
*Source: Sports Marketing 2009 Study by Richard K. Miller & Associates
# # #
Name: Jackie Reau
Organization: Game Day Communications
Please refer all questions to the company listed above issuing the press release. SFC will not be able to assist you with any inquiries and disclaims any content in these press releases.