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Go2Net Branding in Major Stadiums Nationwide

Technology and community site network Go2Net Inc. has begun a nationwide marketing and branding campaign focused on college and professional sports stadiums and arenas.

Go2Net's logo and Internet address are appearing prominently on video boards and other locations throughout 13 major college football stadiums.

Branding efforts have also been extended to include home games of the Seattle Seahawks National Football League team, and will include the Portland Trail Blazers National Basketball Association team, both of which are owned by Paul Allen, who also owns more than 30 percent of Go2Net.

Some of the football stadiums included in Go2Net's branding campaign include home fields of the University of Tennessee, Purdue University, the University of Texas, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt and Oregon State University. Spending details were not disclosed.

Developed in collaboration with Action Sports Media, a sports venue-marketing firm founded by Paul Allen's Vulcan Ventures Inc., the campaign complements Go2Net's national brand awareness campaign, which began in March.

Action Sports Media controls marketing communication and advertising space in selected athletic venues across the United States.

"The launch of Go2Net's sports marketing program is a targeted extension of our branding efforts and is designed to reach what we've found to be an excellent demographic for the Go2Net Network," said Mike Quigley, Go2Net vice president of marketing.