‘The Sports Bra’ in Oregon is a new sports bar exclusively dedicated to women’s sports

Commentary, replays or live action, women’s sports are the only thing shown on TVs in the first sports bar of its kind | Image Courtesy: The Sports Bra/Facebook

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Sports Bra in Portland, Oregon opened on Friday, April 1.
  • This is probably the first sports bar of its kind dedicated exclusively to women’s sports.
  • Women are represented at 40%, but only get 4% of sports media coverage, and the company seeks to highlight this fact.

It’s not a typo. There’s no lingerie here either – at least not for sale.

The Sports Bra in Oregon in the United States opened to the public on Friday April 1 and owner Jenny Nguyen believes it is the first sports bar dedicated exclusively to women’s sports.

“Hopefully not for long,” Nguyen said in a pre-inauguration press preview, according to The Oregonian.

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Commentary, replays or live action, women’s sports are the only thing shown on TV at Portland’s premier sports bar.

“Thursday was gymnastics and basketball. Friday will be two Final Four basketball games,” Nguyen told local media. “On Saturday there will be a football game featuring the Portland Thorns and a live broadcast of an Oregon Ravens football game.”

The chef and founder of The Sports Bra said she came up with the concept about 4 years ago while watching a league game in a bar on a small television with no sound.

“I said something to the effect of ‘Man, the only way we’ll ever get to watch female sport in all its glory is if we had our own place,” Nguyen told KATU-TV.

by some estimates40% of all athletes are women, yet women’s sport only gets 4% of sports media coverage.
The sports bra aims to expose biased representation by showing women’s sports for as long as they are on. For times when there is coverage, it will also turn off the TV to highlight the 46% that fell through the cracks.

Plus, the bar isn’t just for women. Everyone, including children, is welcome.


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