Meet Philip Costa, World Cup Blogger

17 Jun

Venues Today is very excited about hiring Philip Costa to cover the World Cup for our online properties. This senior at the University of Florida is currently doing a multi-week tour through South Africa with a group of students at George Mason University. We could tell you more about one of VT’s favorite interns (besides our own Heather and Jessica), but we figured we’d give the jet set traveler his own chance to introduce himself.

Hello Venues Today readers. I’m Phil, a lifelong sports and soccer fan (and soon to be job applicant!). I am a 4th year Sport Management student at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Throughout my time in undergrad, I have had the opportunity to attend industry conferences such as Event and Arena Marketing, the International Association of Assembly Mangagers, and Sports, Entertainment and Venues Tomorrow conference in Columbia, S.C.. I’ve also worked at the O’Connell Center and Athletic Association at UF. But that’s all on hold as I set off on a three-week journey to South Africa with a group of students, and a professor from George Mason University.  During this trip we will attend three soccer matches, check out a variety of tourist destinations, and see the sport best described at The Beautiful Game. I plan on updating the blog throughout my trip and providing a better understanding about  soccer, South Africa’s sport system, and the FIFA World Cup. Stay tuned…my first bout is at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium to Germany play Serbia in a Group D matchup.


3 Responses to “Meet Philip Costa, World Cup Blogger”

  1. Susan Costa Stevens June 17, 2010 at 1:42 pm #

    Philly Cheese Steak:
    As one of YOUR # fans, I am proud of you! Have a great time, experience everything you can and be safe!
    Autie Sue

  2. Deborah Fleming June 17, 2010 at 5:31 pm #

    I look forward to experiencing the World Cup through your eyes. Let the journey begin! Enjoy.
    Deborah Fleming

  3. Marge Costa June 18, 2010 at 12:49 pm #

    Hey Philly, it’s grandmom, so proud of you, keep up the good work, watching the game now. Can’t wait to hear all about World Cup. Love you, Grandmom

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