While the winter season might mean darker evenings, colder weather, and time for the big coat to make a reappearance, it’s also the perfect time to engage your apartment community with Resident Game Days.
With a season full of big sporting events, there’s no better time to host a series of Game Day experiences for your residents. Thanks to big screen TVs, beer aplenty, and lots of pre-game buildups, these events are a lot of fun and can help keep residents happy within the apartment community.
A Game Day Experience offers residents the chance to share the highs and lows of sports right alongside each other. Friendly competition is also stoked, wagers are won and lost, and victories are celebrated together as a community.
Best of all, Flamingo’s Resident Event Marketplace makes everything easy, from booking the Game Day Experience itself to promotion, generating buzz, and gathering marketing photos and reviews afterward.
Engage Your Residents With Regular Game Day Experiences
Requirements: Large common area or outdoor space
Attendance: Space Capacity
Flamingo’s Game Day Experience pairs multifamily communities with tech experts able to bring the big game right into your apartment building. Residents can enjoy a host of sporting events from the NFL, Premier League, NBA, and more with an enormous 32ft projected screen.
You’ll need a space big enough for your community with communal rooms being most appropriate in the winter months for the Northern cities. For those in the South where the weather is still bearable, the event can also be hosted outdoors, with a rooftop terrace serving as a great spot for people to gather.
Don’t forget to offer snacks and an assortment of drinks to really get the atmosphere going. Flamingo has a range of event services available that can be combined with a Game Day Experience to create a truly great event.
Booking the event is easy. Simply visit the Flamingo Event marketplace and order the event directly. That’s it! Additionally, you can get Flamingo’s resident engagement app to make RSVPs easy, offer rewards to those attending, and get online reviews after the event.
A game day resident event will have an onsite attendant present at all times who will set up equipment and pack away everything afterward, leaving your space clear and ready for the next event!
Top Sports Events this Season:
World Cup 2022
For the first time, the winter season sees the World Cup running right through the festive season. Ever the soccer underdogs, team USA are looking to continue their form of upsetting the balance and defeat even the mightiest of teams.
The first round for the USA is almost up with the dates just passed.
- England vs USA (Friday 25 November, 2pm EST)
- Iran vs USA (Tuesday 29 November, 2pm EST)
However, should the USA conquer the group stages, keep an eye on the following dates for even bigger excitement within your community:
- Last 16 matches (3 December – 6 December)
- Quarter-finals (9-10 December)
- Semi-finals (13-14 December)
- Third place playoff (17 December)
- Final (18 December)
To really elevate the stakes, consider running a sweepstake within your apartment community using the social features of Flamingo’s resident engagement app. Assign random teams to all those interested with stakes on the line and watch the competitive streak within your residents create some truly memorable nights of fun with the Resident Game Day Events.
While Holiday games might get most of the attention, the NFL season continues through winter and offers some great opportunities for Game Days. With most residents supporting their own home team, or others, residents can find themselves bonding over wins and losses, as well as rubbing it in each other’s faces.
Regular season games
- December 1, 4-5
- December 8, 11-12
- December 15, 17-19
- December 22, 24-26
- December 29, January 1-2
NBA Matches Continue
While other sports tend to wind down during the winter months, the NBA is just getting started. With each team playing multiple games a week. December sees tons of NBA matches with a full schedule over the Christmas period. With modern multifamily properties seeing people from all over the US, consider using Flamingo’s poll features to determine which NBA games people want to see most.
The NBA schedule includes games right up to the big day itself, offering a great chance to get everyone together for a pre-Christmas get-together. Look to these key dates and matches for maximum attendance:
- December 17, 2022
Heat vs Spurs
A key date in the NBA calendar, Miami Heat play the San Antonio Spurs outside of the US in Mexico City. This event is one of the hottest on the schedule and should prove a hit with residents no matter what team they support.
- December 23, 2022
Pelicans vs Spurs
- December 24, 2022
Knicks vs Bulls
Celtics vs Timberwolves
Lakers vs Hornets
Tips for Resident Game Day Events
Focus on local teams: while there can be a lot of diversity amongst residents about who to support, consider a neutral approach by hosting Big Screen Game Day experiences for the local team. Use Flamingo’s social features as well as signage around the property to keep residents up to date on the team’s performance.
Encourage residents to host their own events
Thanks to the social features within the Flamingo app, residents are also empowered to create their own Game Day Events. This can be as simple as getting together to watch a league game on a weeknight or even creating their own sweepstakes.
Use Flamingo to generate buzz
With Flamingo’s community feed, resident-to-resident messaging, and smartphone alerts, you can make sure everyone knows about the Game Day Experience well ahead of schedule.
Host Game Days regularly
Hosting a Game Day regularly allows everyone to get involved, especially those who missed out the first time around. With summer months even busier for sport, getting residents interested now can mean even bigger turnouts come the warmer seasons.
Use Flamingo polls
Finding sports events that suit everyone needn’t be a guessing game. Simply use Flamingo’s surveys and social polls to find out which teams and games residents want to see.
Don’t forget about refreshments and snacks
Watching the big game is only part of the event. Look to enhance the experience by combining game days with things like a Happy Hour event that brings food, drinks, and alcohol to your property, fuss-free.
Flamingo makes hosting game day events easy
By creating a free account on Flamingo’s Resident Event Marketplace, you can host events such as Game Day Experiences easily and without stress. Not only are your events better attended, but they are hosted by professionals who deliver an all-around enjoyable experience.
Want a resident engagement app to take things to the next level, book a demo now to learn more about Flamingo’s all-in-one resident engagement and experience platform. We’ll be happy to show you how Flamingo can be used to engage, entertain, and retain residents as well as build a thriving apartment community.