CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The prominent men's magazine Cigar Aficionado singles out QuintEvents of Charlotte, NC, as the NFL fan's go-to source for attending the Super Bowl in its October/November issue on newsstands this month.
Cigar Aficionado columnist Larry Olmsted visited the QuintEvents venues at the Lucas Oil Dome in Indianapolis for Super Bowl XLVI this past February. In the Good Life Guide/Sport section of the issue, he wrote,
"QuintEvents is a sports travel packager extraordinaire, and as the NFL's right-hand man, gets its tickets directly from the source, with guaranteed authenticity. But it sells experiences, not just tickets, so each QuintEvents package includes express security entrances at the stadium, preferred on-site parking or private shuttles from its hotel partners and extensive use of one or more in-stadium hospitality venues, typically for two or three hours before and after the game."
Called by Amazon.com "The mature man's Esquire," Cigar Aficionado targets successful, affluent men with information on life's great pleasures. The 20 year-old bi-monthly reports a print circulation of 286,000 and an online presence (www.cigaraficionado.com) that generates 160,000 unique visitors per month. The readership is estimated at 97 per cent male boasting an average income over $150,000.
"Our partnership with NFL On Location and the guarantee we can provide around the large groups of tickets together, in-stadium hospitality parties and hotel rooms is what makes the program so desirable," states Brian Learst, C.E.O. of QuintEvents (www.quintevents.com). "We are able to provide benefits like no-waiting access into the stadium and the best parking at the stadium. Only NFL on Location can deliver that. For this biggest of all spectacles, it is a complete, high-quality, no-anxiety experience."
Entitled "The Big Ticket," the article appears on Page 41 of the October issue celebrating the magazine's 20th year. The cover of the "Collector's Issue" features the words "20 YEARS" and one cover from each of those 12-month periods, including those picturing celebrated cigar smokers Michael Jordan, Rudy Giuliani and Jack Nicholson.
In the piece, (www.quintevents.com/in-the-news/the-big-ticket), Olmsted describes a gigantic ballroom encompassing an ice-skating rink with pro figure skaters, a wall of TVs and autograph-signing former NFL stars. The article provides customization options and pricing information for both the Super Bowl and the Kentucky Derby, another QuintEvents partner, along with salespersons' contact information.