West End Update – City of Negaunee


Nate Heffron, city manager, city of Negaunee

NEGAUNEE — Several months back, the Negaunee City Council entered into an agreement with Live Barn.

No, I’m not talking about the city turning our ice area into a farmyard or bringing farm animals in to play hockey.

Actually, with this partnership, the city will be able to offer a new way to enjoy hockey in Negaunee.

Live Barn will provide this new viewing opportunity to any viewer who wants to experience it.

Live Barn is an on-demand broadcasting platform that provides live broadcasts of amateur and youth sporting events.

Live Barn uses its patented technology and camera system to follow the flow of games. The process is similar to games you may watch now, where the puck is visible during the duration of a game much like professional sporting networks.

According to their website, Live Barn broadcasts from over 1,000 facilities, including hockey, baseball, soccer and basketball venues.

You can obtain this service by visiting their website at livebarn.com. There is a nominal fee but if you use code NEGA-UNEE, you will get 10% off.

So, what did it all cost the city? Nothing. Live Barn charges a fee to subscribe. When viewers sign up, Live Barn gives a share of this revenue back to the city for the use of the ice arena. What a great deal!

But who would ever use this? Why not go to the game? It’s not for everyone, but anyone can use it for any reason.

Maybe you can’t make a game when it takes place, but would like to see the play-by-play. You can now review quality recordings of these games through your account on any device with streaming services.

Maybe you’re a team or a coach who needs to review games so you can improve your play. Maybe you’re looking at other teams, strategizing how to win against them.

Whatever the reason is, the flexibility and convenience is now at your fingertips, wherever you have an internet connection. In fact, you’ll have access to amateur teams of various sports and watch them as well.

This would even make a great gift for grandma and grandpa. That way they can cheer on their favorite hockey players without having to sit in a cold ice arena.

This innovation creates an opportunity for any fan to enjoy. The city hopes that you will spread the word and take advantage of this new way of viewing hockey played at the Negaunee Ice Arena.

Please let us know how you like it.


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