In the United States, the sport of football has grown into the most popular sport overtaking, in most people’s eyes, baseball as ‘America’s Favorite Pastime’. On game day, millions of fans head to stadiums across the country and create an event unlike any other sport.
The college football regular season and postseason has become a huge money maker for the NCAA, the schools and also the ticketing industry. Division I schools from the major conferences typically sell-out stadiums for all their home games, with attendance figures typically over 100,000. When these schools qualify for the postseason, including a possible national championship game, demand for tickets skyrockets and prices on the secondary market often follow suit.
The NFL is similar as fans come out in huge numbers to follow their hometown teams. While the regular season is huge, the NFL Playoffs bring everything to a new level. As each round passes, demand and ticket prices increase until it culminates at the championship game, the Super Bowl. The Super Bowl is the biggest event in sports with billions of fans watching the game on television. Ticket prices for the Super Bowl will often rival the most expensive tickets for any event during that calendar year.
Washington D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine announced a lawsuit against the Washington Commanders for cheating season ticket holders out of deposit money that should have been returned. The lawsuit is the second Racine’s office has filed against Pro Football Inc., the company that operates the NFL franchise, in two... Read more
The NFL schedule for 2022 is out, and you are undoubtedly wondering if you should go ahead and get your tickets for the upcoming season already. Wait! Trying to employ the same tactics you use when paying for flight tickets or music concerts to secure early bird tickets to... Read more
The Baltimore Ravens decided its deal with Ticketmaster was nevermore this week, opting instead to make a deal with SeatGeek to handle its primary ticketing box office duties in a multi-year partnership. The ticketing deal is the fifth for SeatGeek in the NFL, and will also include ticketing all... Read more
SeatGeek and the New Orleans Saints announced they would be renewing their ticketing partnership, which initially saw the New Orleans franchise defect from Ticketmaster as SeatGeek’s first primary ticketing contract in the NFL. Five years on, both sides say they are pleased with how it has gone and continue... Read more
While the road to the NFL’s Super Bowl has barely begun for whatever two teams will make it through the season to play for the championship, at least one star has already booked her ticket to Arizona for the big game. Rihanna will star in the Apple Music Super... Read more
As the college football season kicks off, TicketSmarter is in the thick of things, touting official partnerships with more than 300 colleges and universities across the spectrum of athletics. The ticket resale platform has grown substantially in recent years through deal-making, becoming one of the official partners of a... Read more
Philadelphia Eagles and TicketManager, event and guest management platform, have announced a multiyear agreement that will meet ticket buyers’ needs about managing their tickets. It marks the first deal between a team of the National Football League and the event ticket management platform. The partnership provides Philadelphia Eagles’ corporate... Read more
SeatGeek announced a deal with the Washington Commanders NFL franchise on Monday, adding a fourth league client to its growing primary ticketing business. Washington joins the Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, and Arizona Cardinals in using SeatGeek to power their box offices among NFL franchises, while the majority of... Read more
More than 100 Wisconsin Badgers ticket accounts were cancelled by the university prior to the 2022 season, with the ticket office eliminating accounts it has determined to have resold their tickets too frequently for the school’s taste. The school made its determination on the accounts through the analysis of... Read more
The Las Vegas Raiders saw the highest figure of income generated from ticket sales in the National Football League in 2021, fueled largely by having the highest average ticket price in the league. The sky-high ticket prices at Allegiant Stadium helped the franchise to first in analysis by Sportico... Read more