court·side | \ˈkȯrt-ˌsīd \

Definition of courtside 

: the area at the edge of a court (as for tennis or basketball)

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Kansas coach Bill Self was seen sitting courtside at the game as reported by Will Gillory of Gary Bedore, kansascity, "Details of Devonté Graham's contract revealed: $4 million over three seasons," 7 July 2018 Many teams front the bill for their star players—virtually the entire Jazz roster attended Utah’s games this week—to visit for several days, sitting courtside and donning the latest trend in backpacks. Jake Fischer,, "The Economics of a Las Vegas Summer League Invite," 12 July 2018 The courtside swells will have their own place to eat and drink. Paul Daugherty,, "Paul Daugherty: Upstairs People rewarded with UC's Fifth Third Arena renovations," 17 June 2018 More recently, in just the past couple weeks, The New York Times reported on his attendance -- courtside -- at a University of Kentucky basketball game late last year, with his son, in seats belonging to a billionaire coal executive. Gregory Krieg, CNN, "Scott Pruitt did what now?," 7 June 2018 Then, there was reality television star Kylie Jenner, who had a courtside spot next to her boyfriend Travis Scott. Matt Young, Houston Chronicle, "Kylie Jenner, Travis Scott among stars at Rockets-Warriors Game 7," 28 May 2018 General manager Ruth Riley is absent from the courtside bleachers. Terrence Thomas, San Antonio Express-News, "Life without Stars," 11 May 2018 Tickets are $10 for students and $15 for adults with a limited amount of VIP courtside seats available. Glenn Graham,, "Basketball stars Jalen Smith, Noah Locke to play in 45th annual Capital Classic," 24 Apr. 2018 Beyoncé, naturally ahead of the pajama game, wore a floor-length floral Gucci robe courtside at last year’s NBA All-Star Game. Rebecca Malinsky, WSJ, "It-Girl Style Trick: Wearing Silky Robes By Day," 5 Apr. 2018

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1969, in the meaning defined above

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: the area at the edge of a tennis or basketball court

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