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.

Breaking: New Orleans Saints/Pelicans Leave Ticketmaster for SeatGeek
SeatGeek announced Friday afternoon that it has signed a deal to serve as the primary ticketing partner for the NFL’s New Orleans Saints and NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans. This is the first primary ticketing partnership for SeatGeek in either league, as it replaces Ticketmaster for both organizations, which are... Read more
Will Colts Season Ticket Holders Sue Over QB Injury Holdback?
Could a quick transgression, occurring in 140 characters or less, cost the Indianapolis Colts big? Perhaps, according to a report by Mike Florio on Pro Football Talk, which outlines the potential that season ticket holders could sue the team’s owner for fraud over an January proclamation that quarterback Andrew... Read more
Market Heat Report: Super Bowl Anticipation Begins
Though still months away with a date set for February 4th, 2018, Super Bowl LII is already gaining traction in the ticket marketplace, making the No. 1 spot on the TicketNetwork Top 20 today. Following that is the Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles next weekend at No. 2, and... Read more
StubHub Becomes Designated NFL Ticket Resale Marketplace
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Today, StubHub announced a multi-year agreement with the National Football League designating StubHub as the “NFL Authorized Ticket Resale Marketplace” beginning with the 2018-2019 season. With the NFL’s recently announced open ticket marketplace, StubHub will be directly integrated with the primary ticketing systems of the League... Read more
Market Heat Report: World Series One Day Away
With the World Series just one day away, the seven final games of the season are the top seven best-selling events on the TicketNetwork marketplace. Get your tickets now while you still can! Yesterday’s NFL games were among the top sellers, as well as today’s Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington... Read more
Should NFL Fans Brace for Failure-Prone Mobile Transition?
If life immitates art, this commercial from Metro PCS might be a glimpse into the future for NFL mobile ticketing, which is a key piece of the recently announced extension of the league’s partnership with ticketing giant Ticketmaster: Obviously, the world is becoming increasingly mobile-centric. Just about any company... Read more
NFL, Ticketmaster Extend Partnership With Presence at Forefront
from Press Release LOS ANGELES, CA, (OCTOBER 17, 2017) – Today, Ticketmaster and the National Football League announced a multi-year extension of their long-standing partnership. As part of the new agreement, Ticketmaster will provide the NFL with the first open architecture, fully digital ticketing system in sports. Ticketmaster will... Read more
NFL May Terminate Ticketmaster Monopoly
In a meeting scheduled for this Wednesday, NFL owners are expected to vote on whether to end Ticketmaster’s exclusive hold on secondary ticketing, a deal that began in 2013 and runs until the end of next season. The proposed deal would allow for a more open and accessible market,... Read more
Are NFL Kneeling Protests and Fan Anger Hurting Ticket Sales?
As so often happens whenever there’s a hot-button issue, folks with differing political views are having extremely divergent reactions to the recent uptick in protests by NFL players taking a knee during the National Anthem. Originally begun quietly by then-San Francisco QB Colin Kapernick in reaction to what he... Read more
Market Heat Report: NFL Sales Still Strong
Once again, post-weekend sales reflect the enthusiasm of football fans, with twelve games in the Top 20. Three of those games took place yesterday, including Redskins vs. Raiders in the top spot, Eagles vs. Giants and Patriots vs. Texans. One game tonight- Cardinals vs. Cowboys at University of Phoenix... Read more