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KJZZ's Empty Seats

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KJZZ's Empty Seats is a podcast and radio series produced by Matthew Casey. The project looks at how metro Phoenix grew into a sports capital and the local effect caused by the pandemic having made it not safe for most fans to go to games.

KJZZ's Empty Seats is a podcast and radio series produced by Matthew Casey. The project looks at how metro Phoenix grew into a sports capital and the local effect caused by the pandemic having made it not safe for most fans to go to games.

Location:

United States

Description:

KJZZ's Empty Seats is a podcast and radio series produced by Matthew Casey. The project looks at how metro Phoenix grew into a sports capital and the local effect caused by the pandemic having made it not safe for most fans to go to games.

Language:

English


Episodes

KJZZ's Empty Seats Episode 6: Legal Sports Betting Revenue Would Hinge On Mobile

11/8/2020
Download Episode 6 to hear more about how online and mobile sports wagering would mean more revenue for everyone involved. This story is part of a six-part podcast project called Empty Seats, the pandemic versus a sports capital.

Duration:00:20:28

KJZZ's Empty Seats Episode 5: How Many Sports Fans Is It Safe To Host In 2021?

11/2/2020
This is the offseason for every major pro sport except football. The trio not playing now have to work with health officials to figure out whether fans can safely go to games when play resumes. The answer has huge implications for Arizona.

Duration:00:19:42

KJZZ's Empty Seats Episode 4: Sports Fans Missing At Westgate

10/26/2020
A huge advantage to owning a business near one of metro Phoenix’s sports shrines was that you were guaranteed crowds for a certain number of days each year. Download Episode 4 to hear more from Westgate, plus game-day visits to State Farm Stadium next door and Chase Field in downtown Phoenix.

Duration:00:18:08

KJZZ's Empty Seats Episode 3: Virus Hit As Phoenix Sports Pageant Was Set To Peak

10/19/2020
Tuesday of the week in March when COVID-19 crashed the sports industry — and started to shut down the United States — was also supposed to be a really important point in metro Phoenix’s yearly sports bonanza.

Duration:00:18:10

KJZZ's Empty Seats Episode 2: Sports Deal Decades Ago Changed Phoenix's Future

10/12/2020
This story is part of a six-part podcast project called Empty Seats, the pandemic versus a sports capital. Download Episode 2 to hear more from Jerry Colangelo about his role transforming the city into the home of teams from each of the top four sports leagues in America. Visit emptyseats.kjzz.org to get a new episode every Monday through Nov. 9, 2020.

Duration:00:34:20

KJZZ's Empty Seats Episode 1: Phoenix Raceway

10/5/2020
This story is part of a six-part podcast project called Empty Seats, the pandemic versus a sports capital. In part one, hear how Phoenix Raceway and three other home-grown major events made metro Phoenix a destination for sports tourism. Visit emptyseats.kjzz.org to get a new episode every Monday through Nov. 9, 2020.

Duration:00:25:52