An exhibition game (also known as an exhibition match, exhibition, demonstration, demo, exhibit or friendly) is a sporting event in which there is no competitive value of any significant kind to any competitor (such as tournament or season rankings, or prize money) regardless of the outcome of the competition. The games can be held between separate teams or between parts of the same team. Quality of play is generally valued over the result. The term scrimmage is also sometimes used, especially with regard to team sports, but is ambiguous because it has other meanings even in that context. Another synonym is preparation match.
Throughout the world, many team and one-on-one sports and games feature exhibition matches. For example, two professional snooker or chess players, or two ice hockey teams, may play an exhibition to settle a challenge, to provide professional entertainment, or often to raise money for charities.
In some sports exhibition games also take the form of a handful of pre-season games that are intended to familiarize teammates with each other and prepare for upcoming matches. In professional sports, pre-season games also help teams decide which players to keep for the regular season.
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... (This may be due to only keeping records for "home" games until the 1950s.) The USC Media guide lists the top five record crowds as 1 ... Notre Dame (Highest attendance for a football game in the Coliseum) 2 ... UCLA (USC home game) 3 ...
... Professional Indoor Football League (PIFL) team that played one exhibition game in 1998 and was going to join the league officially in 1999 ... The "Blitz" in fact did play one exhibition game against the Louisiana Bayou Beast at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center on the Louisiana State University campus ... The Beast won the exhibition game 39-18 ...
... It won the championship game at the Coliseum over San Francisco ... In May 1959, the Dodgers had hosted an exhibition game against the reigning World Series champion New York Yankees at the Coliseum, a game which drew over 93,000 people ... The Yankees won that game 6-2 ...
... Petersburg 1913 (exhibition match, +2=0−0), St ... Petersburg 1914 (two games), New York 1927, Buenos Aires 1927 (World Championship match, +3=25−6), Nottingham 1936 Fyodor Duz-Khotimirsky, St ... Petersburg 1912 (exhibition game) Max Euwe, Amsterdam 1926/27 (match, +2=5−3), Zurich 1934, The Netherlands 1935 (World Championship match, +9=13−8), Amsterdam 1936, Bad Nauheim ...
... Various auto racing organizations hold exhibition events, more specifically, races that do not count towards the season championship ... The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series holds one exhibition event annually, the invitation-only Budweiser Shootout at the start of the season ... NASCAR also held exhibition races previously at Suzuka Circuit and Twin Ring Motegi in Japan and Calder Park Thunderdome in Australia ...
Famous quotes containing the words game and/or exhibition:
“The savage soul of game is up at once
The pack full-opening various, the shrill horn
Resounded from the hills, the neighing steed
Wild for the chase, and the loud hunters shout
Oer a weak, harmless, flying creature, all
Mixed in mad tumult and discordant joy.”
—James Thomson (17001748)
“Work, as we usually think of it, is energy expended for a further end in view; play is energy expended for its own sake, as with childrens play, or as manifestation of the end or goal of work, as in playing chess or the piano. Play in this sense, then, is the fulfillment of work, the exhibition of what the work has been done for.”
—Northrop Frye (19121991)