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.
Newly independent for the fall of 2020, the University of Connecticut called off its football season Wednesday, becoming the first Football Bowl Subdivision school to do so amid the coronavirus pandemic. UConn, which departed the American Athletic Conference to return to the Big East – which does not sponsor... Read more
An order from the Ohio Department of Health banning spectators from all “contact sports” indefinitely was issued over the weekend. This means that, until Gov. Mike DeWine or his health czar change that order, there will be no fans at Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals, Ohio State Buckeyes, or any... Read more
Allegiant Stadium will get an extended dress rehearsal before it sees its first fans, as the Las Vegas Raiders have decided that they will play home games this fall in front of an empty building, according to an email sent to season ticket holders Monday. The brand new venue,... Read more
The Southeastern Conference has moved its football teams to a league-only schedule for the fall of 2020, announced Thursday afternoon. With the move, each SEC football team will play ten games and the two two squads will move on to the SEC Football Championship Game in December. With the... Read more
The Dallas Cowboys became the latest NFL franchise to announce it would be drastically limiting attendance for the 2020 season, informing season ticket holders of the changes to their accounts on Thursday. “Following the policies set by the National Football League, along with government and CDC guidelines due to... Read more
The Atlantic Coast Conference became the latest to shift its 2020 plans, as ACC football will shift to a 11-game slate consisting of ten conference games and one non-conference game amid the coronavirus pandemic. Most notably, Notre Dame will participate as a conference member for the fall – a... Read more
While much remains to be determined as the season approaches, the Green Bay Packers have indicated that they expect to have a drastically limited capacity this fall, with expectations of a cap at 12,000 if fans are allowed amid the coronavirus. Thus far, the team has yet to take... Read more
Long rumored to be on the verge of announcement, the National Football League formally announced that it was doing away with its preseason contests Monday, wiping out the two remaining games after dropping two of the four earlier this summer. The move will allow teams additional time to prepare... Read more
The Chicago Bears announced to Personal Seat License holders that there would be no season tickets for the 2020 campaign due to the coronavirus, mirroring similar moves made by a number of other franchises. Plans are for a drastically-reduced seating capacity at Soldier Field, if fans are allowed at... Read more
The Atlanta Falcons became the latest NFL team to inform season ticket holders of its intention to dramatically cut capacity for the fall, sending a memo Wednesday that they expect to be admitting no more than 30 percent of the 72,000 capacity at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. This means that the... Read more