The powers that be at YouPlusDallas decided last night to attend the official opening of The Fan Sports Lounge. The Fan Sports Lounge is located on Olive Street near Victory Plaza and the new home of the Ticket. We had high expectations, and the evening did not disappoint.
The Fan Sports Lounge is the brainchild of CBS Radio’s Adam Mehl and restaurateur Bill Teague. We tip our hats to CBS Radio’s own Brian Purdy and Bruce Gilbert and to the senior management of CBS Radio for bringing radio to life. In an industry literally devoid of creativity at the top levels, CBS Radio did something incredibly rare:
- They listened to seasoned professionals on the ground.
- They took a well-calculated risk.
- They gave the authority to execute the deal locally and Bill built out and launched in about 90 days.
The place was packed, and the “Hotness Police” gave the evening a score of 89 out of a 100-point scale. And whomever you were sitting at the table next to the radio studio around 7:30 last night? All we can say is a heartfelt thank you.
The food was above average, and we particularly liked the pizza, reminding us that we can get a quality, thin-crust pizza, ala Enos Pizza, near our studios. The highlight for us, besides the scenery, was the huge television screen. Bill, you are brilliant.
We understand from reading D Magazine’s Front Burner that the Ticket Management had no comment. D Magazine should know by now that questions such as these should be directed to Atlanta.
Judging from the talent that made into the radio booth last night made us wonder if maybe being a DJ in radio can be cool again.