press box


Definition of press box

: a space reserved for reporters (as at a stadium)

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The Liberty football coach spent his debut at the school in Week 1 against Syracuse working from a hospital bed in the press box. Christopher Bumbaca, USA TODAY, "Liberty's Hugh Freeze to coach from medical chair for game against Louisiana-Lafayette," 5 Sep. 2019 Unlike the dugout, press box and perhaps the crowd, Olson knew his teammates were going to go that extra step. Shayna Rubin, The Mercury News, "Matt Olson, Mark Canha deliver with bats and gloves in Oakland Athletics’ win over New York Yankees," 20 Aug. 2019 Two broadcasters were sitting in the press box with three part-time staffers using headphones seated around them. John Canzano | The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "Canzano: 10 opinions on Oregon Ducks, Oregon State Beavers and PSU Vikings," 15 Sep. 2019 Two members of the public commented on the design, asking if the press box could be raised and additional rows of seating added to the east side of the stadium. Anna Beahm |, al, "Final Birmingham stadium designs expected next week," 11 Sep. 2019 Sisters of Mercy Field, a 120-by-70-yard artificial turf playing surface, will serve the soccer, field hockey and lacrosse teams and feature lights, a video scoreboard, a press box and bleachers for 2,000-plus attendees. Baltimore Sun Staff,, "Mercy to introduce new field with girls soccer showcase," 4 Sep. 2019 In addition, the Marlins will hurricane-proof the concourse and secure electronics in the press box. Wells Dusenbury,, "With Hurricane Dorian approaching, here’s how Marlins are preparing ballpark and Jupiter facility," 29 Aug. 2019 Offensive coordinator Brian Lindgren and defensive coordinator Tim Tibesar will remain in the press box., "Oregon State linebacker Andrzej Hughes-Murray lost indefinitely due to foot injury, other surprises on the Beavers’ first two-deep of 2019," 26 Aug. 2019 Before the Nationals game on Monday evening, the franchise showed their support for Davis by setting a pink flowers in the stadium's press box. Peter Dawson, Houston Chronicle, "San Jacinto College student honored at Washington Nationals game after surprising death," 14 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of press box

1889, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of press box was in 1889

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English Language Learners Definition of press box

: a special area or section of seats where reporters sit at a sports event

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