PITTSBURGH — DICK’S Sporting Goods, the nation’s leading sporting goods retailer, has acquired GameChanger Media as a new part of its DICK’S Team Sports HQ suite of digital youth sports offerings. Based in New York, GameChanger has developed a live scoring app that delivers data-driven coaching insights, live play-by-play updates and instant game recap stories for 165,000 amateur baseball and softball teams.
Terms of the buy weren’t released.
“We are very excited to acquire GameChanger to enhance our DICK’S Team Sports HQ platform. GameChanger will allow us to provide the baseball and softball communities better tools and in-game information for coaches, players and fans alike,” said Edward Stack, Chairman & CEO, DICK’S Sporting Goods. “We believe the addition of GameChanger and its unique in-game mobile experience to DICK’S Team Sports HQ strongly supports our efforts to provide unparalleled technological capabilities to youth, prep teams and leagues across the country.”
GameChanger offers an app with different levels of service including a free version and Plus and Premium versions priced at $2.99 to $7.99 per month. In October, the company said over 8.6 million baseball and softball games to date were scored with the app since launching in 2009.