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Sacramento Kings Suites, The Perfect Fit For Small Gatherings

Think you need a large group to experience the suite life at Golden 1 Center? Guess again. The Sacramento Kings offer three unique luxury suite options for parties of 4-8 people. Find out which Sacramento Kings premium experience is best for your group:

Sacramento Kings Balcony Box

Balcony Boxes

For groups of 4 guests, you cannot beat the all-inclusive Balcony Box for a Sacramento Kings game. The Balcony Boxes stretch the baseline bridge on the North end of the arena. Each box features a drink rail along with your reserved seats. Beer, wine, soft drinks, and appetizers are included with each ticket. A server will be assigned to your box to ensure you are replenished as often as needed. Along with the perks above, each box includes a VIP parking pass making it easy for your group to arrive at and exit the Golden 1 Center. The Balcony Box concourse is private to those with tickets.

Bridge Lofts

If you are looking to stick to budget and get all the suite perks, the Kings Bridge Lofts are loaded with first-class amenities. Located on the main suite level, each loft features four leather seats facing the court with four bar stools directly behind them. An HDTV ensures you will not miss any of the action when you’re up grabbing another bite to eat. With plenty of counter space, guests can pre-order in advance to the game to have their Bridge Loft stocked with their favorite foods, soft drinks, and alcohol. Each Loft is connected to the exclusive Croft Bar. So, if you want to enjoy a handcrafted cocktail, discuss business one-on-one or just experience part of Golden 1 Center not many can, the Bridge Lofts are the perfect fit. Each guest will also receive private entry into the arena.

Inside a Kings Loft

Kings Lofts

For those looking to get as close to the court as you but experience a Kings suite, a Kings Loft is the suite for you. Most Lofts will hold 8-10 guests, making it a perfect size for small gatherings. The Lofts are located on the lower suite level, beneath the larger Kings suites. Each Loft features four plush fixed seats, 4 bar stools and an elongated high-top table. Behind your seats is where you can set up an in-suite buffet by pre-ordering catering in advance to your game. An HDTV is on a wall in every Loft, so you never miss a shot.

How Much Do Sacramento Kings Lofts and Balcony Boxes cost for a single game?

Each option varies in cost with Balcony Boxes being the lease expensive, followed by Bridge Lofts and then Kings Lofts. On average, single game Kings rentals can range from $800-$5,000 for the options mentioned above. Click here to see pricing and availability on all of the suites at Golden 1 Center, including full size Kings Suites and Party Suites, for upcoming Kings games and other events.

About Brian Jeffcoat, VP Client Services

As VP, Client Services, Mr. Jeffcoat leads Suite Experience Group’s sales and customer service efforts.

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Super Bowl LV Ready To Make History In Tampa Bay

The revamped Tampa Bay Buccaneers look to be the third team in NFL history to host and play in a Super Bowl during the same season. It has been so rare for the host team to play in the Super Bowl, it has been dubbed the Super Bowl Curse. However, the 2020 Buccaneers added a 6-time Super Bowl champion to help guide them to the Lombardi Trophy. Tom Brady enters his 21st season in the league as the starting quarterback for the Bucs. After spending the previous 20 seasons in New England, Brady has plans to get his new teammates to Super Bowl 55.

View from a Lower Level Suite at Raymond James Stadium

The addition of Brady, Rob Gronkowski and LeSean McCoy has Tampa Bay buzzing in excitement. All three players bolster an offense already filled with stars such as Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, O.J. Howard, and Cameron Brate. Brady will have more weapons to throw to then he has had in his recent years with New England.

The Buccaneers will have a reduced seating capacity at Raymond James Stadium this season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Raymond James Stadium is set to receive $10.4 million in safety upgrades to hopefully allow fans to attend Super Bowl LV. The NFL hopes Florida will trend in the right direction in slowing the spread of COVID-19 making Tampa a safer place to host the biggest sporting event in North America.

Super Bowl luxury suites are expected to be in higher demand than ever before. A Raymond James Stadium suite could provide a safer environment for a group at Super Bowl LV. Guests with a suite ticket will have less interaction with other fans, reducing the risk of contracting COVID-19. Super Bowl 55 suites will have private seating within your suite, private restrooms in the suite and/or on the exclusive suite level. All food and drinks will be setup within your suite in advance to your arrival. Most luxury suites at Raymond James Stadium will accommodate groups of 8-40 guests.

Super Bowl LV will take place in February at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, FL.  If the 2020 season ends with the Buccaneers holding the Lombardi Trophy, it will be the first time, and second in franchise history, they have done so. The Bucs only Super Bowl win came in 2003 in Super Bowl XXXVII. Pricing for Super Bowl LV Suites is available now.

About Brian Jeffcoat, VP Client Services

As VP, Client Services, Mr. Jeffcoat leads Suite Experience Group’s sales and customer service efforts.

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Atlanta Falcons Suites: Choosing Between a 100 Level or 200 Level Suite

Mercedes-Benz Stadium offers a wide range of suite options for the Atlanta Falcons. The two most common suite levels will be the 100 and 200 Suite Level. Both offer the first-class amenities you would expect when renting a Falcons luxury box. When choosing between the options, here are some key differences:

100 Level Falcons Suites

View from a 100 Level Suite

The 100 Suite Level will wrap around most of the stadium, located directly above the 100 level seating sections. A select few of these suites on the Falcons sideline are part of the Gullwing Club, an all-inclusive option at midfield. All other suites on the 100 level can be catered in advance through Levy Restaurants at an additional cost. Here are a few key features:

  • Space Capacity: 22-28 Guests
  • 3 Rows of Premium Seats on the Suite Balcony
  • In-Suite Restroom
  • VIP Parking
  • Private Entry into Mercedes-Benz Stadium

200 Level Falcons Suites

The 200 Suite Level is spread out on each sideline, just above the 200 level seating sections. While the Falcons 200 Level Suites are the highest up from the field, they are packed top-notch amenities such as upscale furnishings and modern lighting, multiple HDTVs, and a kitchenette. Restrooms are located just outside the suite but exclusive to only guests on the 200 Suite Level. Food and drinks can also be arranged in advance at an additional cost. Here are a few key features to the Falcons 200 Level Suites:

Inside an Atlanta Falcons suite on the 200 Level

  • Space Capacity: 16-23 Guests
  • 16 Theater-style Balcony seats
  • Full-Size Refrigerator
  • Coat Closet
  • Private Entry into Mercedes-Benz Stadium

When choosing between both suite levels for a Falcons game, you cannot go wrong. The 200 Level will typically be less expensive as it sits above the 100 Level. For groups on a tighter budget, that may be the best route to go when choosing a Falcons suite. It is not to say a good deal cannot be found. See here for suite pricing and options available for every game. By visiting our Mercedes-Benz Stadium site, you can learn more about these suites and the Field Suites, Gullwing Club, Centennial Suites and Loge Boxes.

About Brian Jeffcoat, VP Client Services

As VP, Client Services, Mr. Jeffcoat leads Suite Experience Group’s sales and customer service efforts.

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Planning for your event in a Los Angeles Lakers Luxury Suite

View from an A Level Los Angeles Lakers Luxury Suite

Getting to Your Lakers Suite

Your Lakers suite experience begins with VIP entry into the Staples Center. Using the Star Plaza VIP Entrance, just left of the main entrances at LA Live Atrium, guests will go through security and up an escalator. This gate will open 2 hours prior to tipoff. On three consecutive levels, Lakers suites wrap the arena. The suite level closest to the court will be the A Level, followed by the B Level and C Level. Stairs or an escalator will take you to your appropriate level for the game. You can see the suite map here for guidance. On each level, every luxury box is numbered, and restrooms are spread out for your convenience. As you find your suite, scan your ticket at the door to let you in.

Plenty of space to entertain inside a Lakers suite

Inside Your Lakers Suite

This is the WOW factor you have been waiting for. As you walk in, the open-air suite reveals the court with all your amenities surrounding you. Pre-ordering food and beverage is a must for the best experience. Ordering catering through Levy Restaurants at least 2 business days prior to your games assures you that your food and beverage will be setup for your arrival. This allows the party to begin the second you walk in. The interior of the suite will feature a refrigerator, sink, counter-space for food, a large HDTV, and a large table with stools for entertaining. As you approach the balcony seating, two rows of stadium seats face the court with additional bar stools just behind them. Above the fixed seating is another TV so you can catch every replay. Depending on the suite, there is enough stadium seats for 8-12 guests. Max capacity for most suites will be 18 people. During the Lakers game, you will find most people would rather stand so they can eat and mingle throughout the game. If for any reason you need any assistance, a Lakers suite attendant is available using the in-suite telephone.

Lakers Win! It is Time to Go

Following the game, you will make your way out of your suite the same way you entered. Since the Staples Center suite levels are private, exiting the venue is not as hectic as it would be with a general admission ticket. Typically, security will ask for you to leave your suites 15-20 minutes following the ending of the game.

See our Staples Center Suites for more information, pricing and availability on luxury boxes for the Lakers or any upcoming event.

Some additional FAQ

  • Can I bring in my own food and drinks into a Lakers suite?

No outside food or drink is allowed into the Staples Center.

  • I did not order food and drinks in advance; can I still order some items at the game?

Yes. An event day menu can be presented to you by a Lakers suite attendant. Use the in-suite phone upon your arrival.

  • How old do you need to be to go into a suite for a Lakers game?

There is no age requirement. Children 2 and under do not need a ticket to enter Staples Center.

  • Can we celebrate a Birthday in a suite during a Lakers game?

Yes. Birthday cakes can be ordered in advanced through Levy Restaurants. Please see the Staples Center’s list of prohibited items for which decorations are allowed into the venue.

About Brian Jeffcoat, VP Client Services

As VP, Client Services, Mr. Jeffcoat leads Suite Experience Group’s sales and customer service efforts.

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Best Bang For Your Buck At AT&T Stadium

There’s no sugar-coating it, Dallas Cowboys suites are one of the most expensive ways to entertain a large group at AT&T Stadium. But for companies looking to conduct business or reward their clients a suite at a Cowboys game can be well worth the price as it fosters unforgettable memories and solidifies relationships.

Are you looking to get the best value on a Cowboys suite?  This article details all the suite options available at AT&T Stadium and provides recommendations on which suite to choose to meet your group’s needs.

There are five levels of suites at AT&T Stadium. From closest to the field to the highest up: you have the Field Level being the lowest, the Hall of Fame(200 Level), Silver(400 Level), Ring of Honor(500 Level) and Star(600 Level).

In Suite Experience Group’s 11 years of selling suites at AT&T Stadium, we find that the Silver Level consistently delivers the best value to customers looking to blend a great view of the field while staying within a mid-range suite budget.  The highest in-demand suites are the Hall of Fame suites, however, Cowboys suites on the Hall of Fame Level are above most budgets. The next level up will be the Silver Suites. Most AT&T Stadium suites are similar in space and layouts. The Silver Level suites will have a private restroom, comfortable balcony seating, a full kitchen, wet bar and lounge space inside the suite. Silver Suites on average are about $5,000 – $10,000 less expensive than a Hall of Fame suite. Guests on the Silver Level are at eye level with the jumbo screen over the field and have a perfect non-obstructed view to the entire game. All Silver Suite ticketholders have exclusive access to the Silver Club, Main Club and the 4 VIP suite entrances into AT&T Stadium.

Field, Ring of Honor and Star suites will typically be less expensive than the suites on the Silver Level. Field Level provide a once-in-a-lifetime experience but at the cost of having an obstructed view to the game. If you’re really looking for that “wow factor” of being as close as possible to the action, choose at Field Suite.  Ring of Honor suites are directly above the Silver Level but with the cost of these usually only being $1,000 – $2,000 less than a Silver Suite, our clients prefer to be closer to the field.  Star suites are directly above the Ring of Honor, so being that high up is not always preferred. However, every suite is designed with first-class amenities in mind. So, despite the cost, you’re getting an amazing suite regardless of where you are in the stadium.

To view pricing on Silver Suites or any Cowboys suite, please see our AT&T Stadium Suite Pricing by game.

About Brian Jeffcoat, VP Client Services

As VP, Client Services, Mr. Jeffcoat leads Suite Experience Group’s sales and customer service efforts.

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Experience A Dallas Cowboys Field Level Suite

Looking for a “WOW” factor experience at AT&T Stadium? Look no further than a Dallas Cowboys Field Suite. Being at field level, right behind the players, is like no other luxury suite in the stadium or perhaps, the entire NFL. Cowboys Field Suites put you so close to the field that you can touch it! Here is why you should consider a luxury suite at field level for your next event…

Guests down at field level have exclusive access to two private clubs: The Miller Lite Club and The Draft Kings Fantasy Sports Lounge. Each club features premium bars, TVs with surround sound systems and amazing views from the sideline. Perhaps the biggest memory from your experience will be when the Dallas Cowboys enter the field from their locker room directly through The Miller Lite Club. Fans will have the chance to high-five their favorite player. The visiting team will do the same through The Draft Kings Fantasy Sports Lounge. Both clubs are available to Field and Touchdown Suite ticketholders throughout the game.

Since seating is limited to stools inside a Field Suite, some suites offer fans reserved seats directly above them. This allows guests the chance to see a Cowboys game from multiple vantage points. The giant video screen hanging over the field is visible from the suites and if that is not enough, there are 4 HDTVs inside the suite as well. Other top amenities you can find in a Field Suite include a private restroom, full kitchenette, wet bar, and a drink rail facing the field.

This all sounds amazing, so what is the downside of a field suite? Some guests actually believe it’s possible to be too close to the field.  By choosing a suite higher-up in the stadium, you’ll have a broader vantage point from which to see all the action.  While a touchdown can happen within feet of your suite (and players have been known to high-five field suiteholders to celebrate), you might also end up watching a touchdown happening on the other end of the field on the giant video board or from a TV in your suite.  Thus, while Field Suites at AT&T Stadium are the ultimate ‘bucket list’ type experience, those committed to seeing every play with an unobstructed view may opt for a suite higher-up in the stadium.  If in doubt, a suite expert at Suite Experience Group can help identify the best option to meet your group’s needs.

To see pricing and the availability for Cowboys Field Suites this season, you can browse AT&T Stadium Field Suite options on our website here: 2020 Cowboys Suite Pricing.

About Brian Jeffcoat, VP Client Services

As VP, Client Services, Mr. Jeffcoat leads Suite Experience Group’s sales and customer service efforts.

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Dallas Cowboys Suite Catering: What you need to know

It isn’t an accident that the Dallas Cowboys luxury suite experience has garnered worldwide acclaim on the sporting event bucket-list.  And one of the things that makes AT&T Stadium luxury suites so special is the top-notch culinary experience.  Not only can you order in-suite catering in advance, you’ll have complete control and be able to customize your order using Legends Hospitality’s 50-plus page AT&T Stadium luxury suite menu. From finger foods to full entrees, hand-pick what you think your group likes best. Cowboys suites are designed with plenty of room to provide space for a large buffet. A full-sized refrigerator and wet bar can be stocked with your favorite beverages and dessert can be rolled in during the second half. Ordering food and drinks for your entire party can be a challenge or even stressful for corporate planners. So, here are some of the most common questions that Suite Experience Group customers ask about Cowboys catering:

Can I bring food and beverage into AT&T Stadium?

Unfortunately, no. You’ll order in advance with the help of your dedicated SEG representative or from your Cowboys suite attendant upon your arrival. The advance menu will include more options, so it’s recommended you order ahead of time.

What if one of the suite guests has dietary restrictions?

The Cowboys offer an arrangement of vegan or vegetarian options, as well as many gluten-free dishes. Legends catering team can also help with any kosher needs.

How much does Cowboys catering cost?

You will order at your own discretion, meaning it can be as much or little as you want it to be. On average, SEG recommends budgeting about $115 per person for a full buffet spread and alcohol. So, if you have a 20-person suite for an upcoming Cowboys game, plan on spending between $2,000 – $3,000 for your catering. This charge won’t occur until gameday, separate from your suite purchase.

Do the Cowboys require a catering minimum?

No, you are under no obligation to purchase food or beverage in advance for an AT&T Stadium suite. All food items are served to feed 8-20 guests, depending on the dish. Bottled water and soft drinks come in packs of 8 and beer will be by the 12-pack. Wine or liquor will be by the bottle while mixers and juice can vary in quantity. If your group opts for no food and just drinks, that’s ok too.  You can always order from the ‘game-day’ menu during your event.

Do any suites include catering in the price of the suite? If not, can we order an all-inclusive food package with an open bar?

AT&T Stadium has over 300 suites in the building but a very limited number of suites will include catering in the cost of the suite. The suites that offer all-inclusive catering are located on each sideline on the Hall of Fame suite level (Note: not all Hall of Fame suites have access). The Optum Club on the visitor sideline is an all-inclusive private club where suite ticketholders have unlimited access to food and drinks, including alcohol. On the home sideline, the Owner’s Club will offer a similar experience. Both are clubs offer an assortment of high-end options, good enough for even Jerry Jones who has his suite within the Owner’s Club. To see availability and pricing for an all-inclusive Hall of Fame suite, you can visit our site Dallas Cowboys Suite Rentals. Catering for all other suites in AT&T Stadium will be an additional cost. Unfortunately, an open bar or an all-inclusive food package are not offered in any suite.

For more questions regarding in-suite catering at AT&T Stadium or additional details on Cowboys suites, please visit Luxury Suites at AT&T Stadium.

About Brian Jeffcoat, VP Client Services

As VP, Client Services, Mr. Jeffcoat leads Suite Experience Group’s sales and customer service efforts.

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NBA Free Agency Frenzy

Luxury suite seats overlook an NBA court

Fans will be clamoring for tickets to watch their favorite NBA teams following an exciting offseason

By Matt Lunde and Hal Schwimmer


NBA fans have seen almost as much action in the league during this offseason as they did during the regular season. Here are a few teams that have made a lot of noise thus far in free agency.

Golden State Warriors

We begin with the team that has and will continue to have the most buzz around the league for years to come: the Golden State Warriors. The Warriors officially awarded their Golden Boy, Steph Curry, with a whopping 5-year, $201M contract, making him the highest paid player in any of the four major U.S. sports leagues. With their leftover cash, the Dubs were able to retain most of their key rotation players, re-signing Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston. The Warriors still might not be done in free agency, as rumors have surfaced that they are pursuing veteran swingman Nick Young as yet another perimeter threat.

Additionally, Finals MVP Kevin Durant inked a 2 year, $53M contract. While this is still an enormous sum, Durant actually took a $10M cut from the max he could have received, partly to help the team pursue other free agents. Take this as you will, but perhaps KD is setting a selfless precedent for his teammates Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, who are both set to become free agents in two years. Barring injury, it would appear that the Warriors core will remain intact for at least the next two years. What a terrifying prospect for the rest of the league.

Oklahoma City Thunder

In other news, the Western Conference continues to get stronger as the Eastern Conference watches in despair. Pacers All-Star forward Paul George was shipped to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for Victor Oladipo and big man Domantas Sabonis. While George would normally have demanded a larger return, the Pacers had little leverage as most teams were afraid of George walking after his contract expires.

It will be an interesting experiment, as the Thunder now have two elite players in reigning league MVP Russell Westbrook and  his new running mate George. While it’s uncertain if this duo will remain together long term, at the very least this next season should be a fun one for Thunder fans.

Minnesota Timberwolves

Jeff Teague left the Pacers to sign with the Minnesota Timberwolves, replacing starter Ricky Rubio, who was traded to Utah. The T-Wolves appear hungry as ever to end their NBA-high 13 season playoff drought, as they now boast a roster that includes Jimmy Butler, Karl Anthony-Towns, Teague, and Andrew Wiggins. With a starting five that boasts a former all star (Teague), a current all star (Butler), and a future all star (Towns), this Wolves team should have enough talent to compete with anyone else in the league. Reaching the playoffs should be an expectation, at the very least, for Tom Thibodeau’s squad.

Houston Rockets

While the Warriors are looking to build the next great NBA dynasty, several teams have gone all in this summer to challenge the Golden State supremacy. Daryl Morey and the Houston Rockets paid a heavy price when they traded for Clippers point guard Chris Paul, but the payoff may be well worth it. Paul is a future hall of famer, and one of the greatest pure point guards to ever play the game. He and James Harden are both basketball geniuses who make everyone around them better with their pin point passing and playmaking acumen. In addition to high volume scoring, Houston will also boast a significantly improved defense with Paul now hounding opposing guards at the point of attack.

Houston isn’t done making moves. While they lost most of their assets in the Paul trade, never count out Morey and his front office from finding a way to land a third star to the mix. A name being throw around currently is disgruntled Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony. If any team in the west can take out the Warriors, it might be these Rockets.

Boston Celtics

In an offseason that has seen heavy westward migration, Gordon Hayward zigged when the rest of the league zagged. The All-Star forward decided to reunite with his former Butler head coach, Brad Stevens, and play for the Boston Celtics. GM Danny Ainge has finally assembled Boston’s next great big three. Hayward will play alongside all-star point guard Isaiah Thomas and former all-star center Al Horford.

The acquisition of Hayward solidified Boston’s status as the best team in the Eastern Conference that doesn’t have Lebron James. While the Celtics were overmatched by Cleveland in last year’s conference finals, Hayward projects to narrow the gap between the two teams. Boston has one of the most well-rounded rosters in the league now, and aims to return to the finals for the first time since 2010.

Philadelphia 76ers

Meanwhile in Philadelphia, 76ers fans are not just trusting the process; they’re loving it. Philly already has an uber-talented young core in Markelle Fultz, Ben Simmons, and Joel Embiid. The Sixers decided to surround their young big three with veteran talent as a means of expediting the growth of the team. The team brought in sharp shooting guard J.J. Reddick and hard working forward Amir Johnson. Reddick will provide much needed spacing to the offense, keeping floor defenses honest to create driving lanes for Fultz and Simmons. Johnson provides a physical presence down low and a hard-working veteran mentality the young players can learn from.


This whirlwind of an offseason has raised the bar for the level of excitement in the upcoming NBA season. You can see these familiar faces in new places from the comfort of a luxury suite. Book your suite today at What are you waiting for?

Hal Schwimmer

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2016 NBA Draft Review

It seems like only yesterday that the Cavaliers beat the Warriors in an epic game 7 at Oracle Arena and now only a week later the 2016 Draft is already over. The NBA never stops even in the offseason when there aren’t any games. Here are some of the players and teams that stood out after the draft.

Oracle Arena

Oracle Arena, where the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Golden State Warriors in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals.

1. The Phoenix Suns absolutely aced this draft

With the 4th pick the Suns took Dragan Bender, a 7’ 1” Croatian power forward who reminds scouts of Kristaps Porzingis. Bender is extremely skilled and has the potential to be an excellent rim defender as he is long and mobile. Even though Bender was a great pick, their next move was the real gem of this Suns draft.

The Phoenix Suns fleeced the Sacramento Kings when they traded up to get the 8th pick. The Kings did not get even close to a fair return for the pick they gave up. For context here’s how NBA teams view the 13th and 28th pick. At the 13th pick NBA teams generally expect to get a player with the top level potential of an above average starter, but not an All-Star.   At the end of the first round, teams hope to get a solid rotational player off the bench. So let’s review this trade again.

Essentially the Kings traded a player who has the potential to be an All-Star in Marquesse Chriss, a guy who every other NBA team loved, for the chance at an above average starter, and a bench player plus a relatively unknown European shooting guard (Bogdan Bogdanovic). Chriss is a freaky athlete with a pretty jump shot, and a motor that runs extremely hot when he is engaged. If he reaches his full potential he will be one of the rare NBA bigs who can protect the rim and stretch the floor. He had the third most potential of any player in this draft, behind Ben Simmons and Jaylen Brown, but dropped to 8th because of concerns about his polish. At the 8th pick, Chriss was a tremendous value, and the Kings made a huge mistake trading him away

As an added bonus the Suns also picked up Tyler Ulis, who really should have been a first rounder, but fell because teams questioned if a 5’ 9” point guard could succeed in the NBA. Ulis should at the very least be a solid backup point guard behind Brandon Knight and Eric Bledsoe. In the long term this draft makes the Suns a lot more athletic and versatile, and while the Suns of next year may not contend for much yet, fans should be excited about the excellent group of youngsters the Suns drafted.

2. The Nuggets are going all in on 3-point shooting

With each of their picks the Nuggets took the best shooter available, and it worked out perfectly. They ended up with 4 of the top 5 shooters in the draft with excellent value at every pick. Jamal Murray at the 7th pick was a total steal because he shoots the lights out (he reportedly set the Boston Celtics record for 3-point shots made in a workout), and he is an elite competitor with a great feel for the game. He fell to 7th because of questions about his size and athleticism but he will be a perfect fit next to the super-athletic and long Emmanuel Mudiay.

At picks 15 and 19 the Nuggets took Spaniard Juan Hernangomez and Florida State Seminole Malik Beasley. Hernangomez is an interesting pick because he really blossomed this year in Spain, and looks like he could become one of the playmaking stretch 4’s that NBA GM’s are obsessing over. He will be a great fit next to either Jusuf Nurkic or Nikola Jokic, and is a strong compliment to Kenneth Faried if the Nuggets ever want to go small. I question the Beasley pick a bit is because the Nuggets already have a similar guard in Gary Harris who has shown some really nice potential. On the other hand, if a team can get a guy with Beasley’s potential at #19 they have to take a shot at him. Beasley actually probably would have gone higher in this draft had he not fractured his foot, which prevented him from working out for teams. The former Seminole is an electric athlete and lights out shooter, and should be really effective on a Nuggets team that will likely fast break quite a bit.

With their final pick the Nuggets took 6’ 11” French sharpshooter Petr Cornelie, who provides the team with a really interesting combination of length and shooting. This draft and the development of their young talent should push the Nuggets to be a contender for the 6th through 8th seeds in the West. Their starting lineup will probably have Emmanuel Mudiay at the 1, Jamal Murray at the 2, Danilo Gallinari at the 3, Kenneth Faried at the 4 and Nikola Jokic at the 5 spot. The Nuggets will feature a tremendous amount of shooting and athleticism on the floor at all times, which will allow them to compete with the many high-talent teams out west.

3. Jaylen Brown

Celtics fans hated this pick, but the more I think about it the more I begin to love it. Many experts thought that the Celtics should have taken a guard; either Jamal Murray or Kris Dunn, but they smartly swung for the fences. Brown has as much potential as Ben Simmons because of his rare athleticism, which we really have not seen from a player coming into the NBA since LeBron James. He comes with a ready-made NBA body at a long 6” 7’ and a chiseled 230 pounds. The Georgia native can jump with anyone in the league, and it would not surprise me if he had an over 40 inch vertical leap. The attribute that really separates him athletically is he speed and quickness. Brown has unreal speed and agility for a man his size, which is reminiscent of a young LeBron James and could translate into him becoming an elite defender.

A lot of scouts complained about Jaylen’s college production, but in reality he doesn’t fit as well in the college game as he does in the NBA. In the pros, Brown will be free to constantly attack the basket in a much more open and spaced NBA game. Also from the reports and videos I have seen Brown has made a mechanical adjustment to his jump shot, which has corrected a lot of his prior shooting issues (mainly consistency in the lower body), so look for him to have a vastly improved catch and shoot game.

Overall if Brown develops to his full potential the Celtics will be a scary team in the East who will have the talent and depth to compete with the Cavaliers and Raptors at the top of the East. At the very least Jaylen Brown makes the 2016-17 iteration of the Celtics much more dynamic and exciting than they were in the last year.

Connor Sprague

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What’s so special about a luxury suite?

       Did you know that last year the price of a luxury suite for the Super Bowl cost more than double the average price of a house in the United States?  What would compel a company to spend $450,000 on a few hours of entertainment for their best clients and prospects?  What makes luxury suites at sporting events and concerts so special and how do companies use them as a proven tool to generate new business? 

       It all boils down to three things:

       The pre-suite experience.  Even before you arrive at your suite, the experience is different.  Suite guests often park in a designated parking spot, just steps from the private entrance designated for suite ticket holders.  AT&T Stadium has taken this to the extreme: guests of some of the most prestigious suites actually get to park underneath the stadium and ride an elevator up to their suite.  Now that’s one way to really impress your best client!

       The in-suite experience.  Most modern stadiums have left no stone unturned in designing their suites.  Amenities often include:

  • Multiple HDTV’s so that you can get the benefits of watching in your living room while still being in the midst of the action at the stadium.
  • A suite attendant is on-hand to ensure that your domestic beer is always on ice.
  • Fancy in-suite catering – Dodger Dogs are great, but if you’re in a suite, why not splurge a bit?  Try the sushi platter at Staples Center or the famously overpriced cheese pizza at AT&T Stadium.
  • Private restrooms, the best of which have TV’s built into the mirrors, because if you’re in a suite, you shouldn’t have to miss a single play.
  • Protection from the elements: while the rest of the fans battle the wind, rain, and snow, suites are climate controlled so that guests can stay focused on the important things, like finding extra whip cream for their hot chocolate in-between plays.
  • Access to VIP stadium clubs, just in case you get claustrophobic in the suite and decide it’s time to hobnob with fellow high-rollers.  Check out the Commissioner’s Club at MetLife Stadium for your next power networking session.

       The intangibles.  Whether you are entertaining a group of important clients and prospects, or hosting a family birthday party, it’s widely known that luxury suites are the most prestigious place to be at a sporting event or concert.  Here are some of the intangibles that make them so desirable:

  • Exclusivity and prestige.  Guests are more willing to accept your invitation if you’re going to be in a suite than if you’re inviting them to another fancy steak dinner.
  • A slice of privacy in the middle of the action.  The atmosphere is conducive to great networking, relationship building, and fun.  If you run out of things to talk about, just watch the game.  Or go back for thirds on the bottomless nacho platter.
  • Safety.  Did you know that Veteran’s Stadium, former home of the Philadelphia Eagles, used to have a jail right there in the stadium?  When you’re in a suite, you can more easily avoid the sorts of people who are headed for the stadium jail.  

So the next time you’re putting together a group outing, consider booking a luxury suite for a sporting event.  And before you get discouraged about the exorbitant price, it turns out that not all suites cost more than a house.  In fact, if you know where to look, some suites can be had for less than $100 per ticket.  Here’s to the suite life.

About Scott Spencer, President

As the President of Suite Experience Group, Mr. Spencer oversees all aspects of the business, including sales, marketing, and operations.

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