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Sports Fans Coalition's Letter to Tribune Board of Directors

Today, Brian Hess along with Gene Kimmelman, President, Public Knowledge; Gigi Sohn, Distinguished Fellow, Institute for Technology Law and Policy, Georgetown University Law Center; and Andrew Schwartzman, Benton Senior Counselor, Institute for Public Representation, Georgetown University Law Center sent the below letter to the Tribune Media Board of Directors. The letter encourages the Board to immediately withdraw from the merger with Sinclair Broadcasting. You can view a PDF of the letter here.  Continue reading

DOJ catches Disney in Sports Mousetrap

Sports Fans Coalition has long argued that there is no bigger threat to fans than media consolidation. It's no secret that the vast majority of sports fans watch their games on TV so whenever we hear of a new media merger, we're immediately skeptical. Disney-Fox was no exception. Continue reading

Experts Gather in Washington to Protect Sports Fans

After the Supreme Court’s landmark decision ending the federal ban on sports betting, states across the country have rushed to pass sports betting legislation. However, in many of these states, consumer protections have been ignored. Especially protections that would protect the integrity of the games, guard against fraud, and provide resources for problem gamblers. Continue reading

SFC Joined the Capitals' Parade

Five days after winning the Stanley Cup and 44 years in the making, the Washington Capitals paraded down Constitution Ave arriving at the Mall for a celebratory rally. The Mall was filled with a sea of red jerseys and t-shirts worn by people of all ages. Of course, Sports Fans Coalition joined in the festivities.  Continue reading

Bringing Michigan's Ticket Laws into the 21st-Century

Sports Fans Coalition is on the front line of ticket reform to protect a free, fair and competitive market for fans. SFC’s Executive Director, Brian Hess, testified before the Michigan House of Representatives about reforming Michigan’s out-of-date ticket laws. Continue reading

Place Your Bets on Sports Betting Regulations

On May 14, 2018, the Supreme Court ended the federal ban on sports betting by vacating the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA). The 26-year-old bookmaking prohibition ended after six of the nine justices in Murphy v. NCAA held that the law violated the “anti-commandeering” principle against Congress legislating through the states. The majority reasoned that in prohibiting states from authorizing sports betting, Congress overstepped its constitutional authority by forcing states to legislate against sports betting. Continue reading

It’s Time to Hold USSF Accountable

Sports Fans Coalition may have stopped buying billboards, but that doesn’t mean we’ve stopped caring about soccer fans everywhere. Since the election, SFC has partnered with Olympic gold medalist and World Cup Champion, Hope Solo, to bring the fight to Washington. Continue reading

The 2018 World Series of Food

For a long time, we’ve said that the prices for concessions at sports stadiums are a rip-off. That doesn’t mean we don’t love ballpark food! The MLB, this weekend, held their inaugural food fest in New York City. All 30 teams sent a dish to highlight. One thing is for sure, peanuts and crackerjacks are so 1908! Continue reading

Shot Clock Runs Out in Utah

State legislators across the country are fighting to protect sports fans from unfair ticketing practices. The latest battle? The transferability of tickets. Continue reading

As Baseball Season Approaches, it's Time to Protect Fans

Today, Sports Fans Coalition testified before the Economic Matters Committee in the Maryland House of Delegates. Continue reading