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Sports Reference, LLC is a company which operates several sports-related websites including,, Basketball Reference, and Hockey Reference.[1]

Sports Reference
Industry sports technology, data, and content
Founded August 2004; 13 years ago (2004-08)
Founder Sean Forman
Headquarters Pennsylvania, United States
  • Baseball Reference
  • Basektball Reference
  • Football Reference
  • Hockey Reference



The site also includes sections on college football, college basketball and, until December 2016, the Olympics.[2] The sites attempt a comprehensive approach to sports data. For example, contains more than 100,000 box scores and contains data on every scoring play in the National Football League since 1941.[1]

The company, which is based in Pennsylvania, was founded as Sports Reference in 2004 and was incorporated as Sports Reference LLC in 2007.[1][3]


The site section dedicated to statistics on the Olympics Games was definitively closed in 2016, before the databases were updated to the 2016 Summer Olympics.[4]


  1. ^ a b c Kramer, Staci D. (February 17, 2009). "Fantasy Sports Ventures Takes Minority Stake In Sports Reference LLC". CBS MoneyWatch. PaidContent. Archived from the original on November 8, 2013. Retrieved November 8, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Sports Reference Main Page". Retrieved 2 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Company Overview of Sports Reference, LLC". Bloomberg Businessweek. Archived from the original on November 8, 2013. Retrieved November 8, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Site Closing". Retrieved 13 November 2017. We are sorry to inform you that due to a change to our data licensing agreement we are shutting down our Olympic site sometime in the future.. 

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