This Sunday’s Super Bowl XLIX between New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks will be played at the University of Phoenix. University of Phoenix Stadium is a state-of-the-art facility in Glendale, Arizona. It is the home of the Arizona Cardinals and was the first stadium in North America to feature a retractable roof and a roll-out grass field. The 63,400-seat stadium opened on August 1, 2006 after three years of construction. The stadium is considered an architectural icon for the region and was named by Business Week as one of the 10 “most impressive” sports facilities on the globe due to the combination of its retractable roof. On September 26, 2006 the University of Phoenix acquired the naming rights to … Continued
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Our Stadium of the month goes out to Michigan Stadium, nicknamed “The Big House”, for obvious reasons. It is the American football stadium for the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan and is the 2nd largest stadium in the United States, the 4th largest stadium in the world. This month it held a pre-season friendly game against two of the world’s soccer giants, Manchester United and Real Madrid. The scoreboard announced during the game an attendance of 109,318 during the match between the European Giants on Saturday. In the top 10 largest stadiums in the world, Michigan Stadium comes in at number 4. In fact out of the top 10, 5 places are held by American Colleges/Universities. 1. … Continued
Former FirstPointUSA client Ike Ekwueme has enjoyed great success both on the pitch and in the classroom during his time in America. He’s taken the time to write about his journey… The journey started off as far back as my high school days in England. In high school, Math’s, English and Science were not my strongest courses. I was in set 3 for these courses which was equivalent to the lowest rank. I wasn’t a bad student, but I had a little test anxiety, I was afraid of the unknown. But one day, I said to myself, enough is enough. I refused to be satisfied with a low position. So I set myself some goals. I said, … Continued
George Thomson is currently working as an intern at FirstPointUSA while on summer vacation from Lewis University. Here are his views on why everyone should consider studying in the USA… All students should get the opportunity to study abroad because it opens the eyes of students when they see how different education systems work, while experiencing the culture of a foreign country and gaining self confidence and independence. The world is becoming an increasingly mobile place offering great opportunities to everyone. I was in the fortunate position of being given the opportunity by FirstPoint USA to study and play my beloved sport, football, in Chicago Illinois, United States of America. I chose Chicago because it is known for being one … Continued
This week FPUSA client Ross Connolly kindly wrote a blog post for us. Ross has been recovering from injury so we are glad he took some time out of recovery to give us an insight into his playing background and his thoughts about the future. My name is Ross Connolly, I am 17 and I am from Dublin, Ireland. I am a Striker/Midfielder. I am currently playing for Rangers AFC in the Premier Division of the Dublin District League. I started playing football at the age of about 4 for my local team, Parkvale FC. I played for Parkvale up until the age of 15 where I moved to Rangers AFC after doing trials at a number of teams … Continued
FirstPointUSA client Michael Hand has enjoyed more success with Thomas College this week as he was named North Atlantic Conference Tournament MVP and player of the week! Michael has this to add to the prestigious 2012 NSCAA College Scholar All-America award. Michael was one of 33 selected from thousands of student-athletes eligible for the All-American award. For Thomas College, Michael was the first ever to be named to the NSCAA Scholar All-American squad! Coach Chris Parsons got in touch with FirstPointUSA to say – “Our team recently won our 3rd conference championship and received our 3rd berth into the NCAA tournament in 4 years. We have a tough draw in the first round facing a good St. Lawrence team. Senior Michael … Continued