ESPN will be supplying information and news to foursquare's newly launched Events platform, a location based check-in service at events and venues around the country.
Foursquare is one of the first collaborators to leverage elements of ESPN's new API program. ESPN is planning to release a set of APIs more broadly later in 2011.
ESPN will provide facts, stats, and other up-to-the-minute news on ESPN-branded venue pages for major sporting events from the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, college football and basketball, soccer, tennis, golf, racing and other sports.
In addition, ESPN has launched a foursquare brand page at https://foursquare.com/espn. This will feature tips on good food, trivia and notable aspects of the stadium experience.