Sports Reference

American company which operates several sports-related websites

Sports Reference, LLC is an American company which runs sports - based websites. These sites provided statistics for many different sports. They include Sports-Reference.com, Baseball-Reference.com for baseball, Basketball-Reference.com for basketball , Hockey-Reference.com for ice hockey, Pro-Football-Reference.com for American football, and FBref.com for association football (soccer).[1][2] Between 2008 and 2020, Sports Reference also had pages for Olympic Games.

Sports Reference
Private
Industrysports technology, data, and content
Predecessor
FoundedAugust 2004; 17 years ago (2004-08)
FounderSean Forman
Headquarters
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Products
  • Baseball Reference
  • Basketball Reference
  • Pro Football Reference
  • Hockey Reference
  • FBref
  • SR/College Basketball
  • SR/College Football
  • Stathead
WebsiteSports-Reference.com

DescriptionEdit

In addition to professional sports, the site also has sections on college football, college basketball and the Olympics.[3] The sites tries to give its users all the sports data they can. For example, Baseball-Reference has more than 100,000 box scores. Pro-Football-Reference has information on every scoring play in the National Football League since 1941.[1]

The company is based in the Mount Airy area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was founded as Sports Reference in 2004. The company was incorporated as Sports Reference LLC in 2007.[4][1][5]

OlympicsEdit

Sports Reference added a site for the Olympic Games in July 2008.[6][7]

The company said in December 2016 that the Olympics site was to be shut down. It was being closed because of a change in its licensing agreement.[8] Since then, data for the 2016 Summer Olympics has been added.[9] The site was not updated for the 2018 Winter Olympics.[10][8] Sports Reference closed its Olympic site on May 14, 2020.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Kramer, Staci D. (February 17, 2009). "Fantasy Sports Ventures Takes Minority Stake In Sports Reference LLC". CBS News. PaidContent.org. Retrieved September 24, 2021.
  2. Fisher, Eric (February 16, 2009). "FSV buys stake in reference sites". Sports Business Journal. Archived from the original on February 17, 2009.
  3. "Sports Reference Main Page". Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on February 1, 2010. Retrieved April 2, 2014.
  4. Wagner, James (February 13, 2019). "From a Church in Philadelphia, Sports Reference Informs the World". The New York Times. Archived from the original on February 14, 2019. Retrieved February 14, 2019.
  5. "Company Overview of Sports Reference, LLC". Bloomberg Businessweek. Archived from the original on November 8, 2013. Retrieved November 8, 2013.
  6. "Olympics at Sports Reference Launches". Sports-Reference.com. July 9, 2008. Archived from the original on July 26, 2008.
  7. "About SR/Olympics". Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on July 29, 2008. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "We'll Be Closing Soon". Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on December 19, 2016. Retrieved November 13, 2017.
  9. "2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games". Sports-Reference. Archived from the original on July 20, 2018. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  10. "Winter Games Index". Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on July 7, 2008. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  11. "Site is Closed". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved May 15, 2020.

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