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.
The Los Angeles Rams are looking to boost their potential homefield advantage for the upcoming NFC Championships, restricting ticket sales to residents of greater Los Angeles in hopes of keeping out fans of their NFL playoffs opponent, the San Francisco 49ers. “Public sales to the game at SoFi Stadium... Read more
The Tennessee Titans have reportedly changed their rules regarding ticket transfers, in hopes of limiting opposing fans heading to their stadium for their NFL Divisional Playoff contest against the Cincinnati Bengals this weekend. The change leverages the team’s digital-only ticketing system, which gives them the freedom to limit consumer... Read more
NFL owners have reportedly made the decision to dramatically increase their ownership stake in On Location Experiences, the hospitality company that controls much of the Super Bowl ticket market as well as many other high profile events. The Athletic reports that the league’s owners have decided to more than... Read more
The NFL playoffs field finally snapped into focus late Sunday, with the Raiders’ locking the matchups in by defeating the Chargers in overtime. The victory for the Las Vegas franchise meant a playoff berth for the Pittsburgh Steelers, while the Chargers were left on the outside looking in. In... Read more
With COVID-19 case rates rising across the globe, the National Football League has reportedly been making Super Bowl backup plans in case California moves to restrict event attendance once again. Arlington’s AT&T Stadium, home to the Dallas Cowboys, would be the likely relocation site should those plans need to... Read more
Sin City, meet the Super Bowl. The NFL announced that Las Vegas would host the Super Bowl for the first time in 2024, setting Super Bowl LVIII for Allegiant Stadium, home of the Raiders. The game is scheduled for February 11, 2024, capping the 2023-24 season. “The Raiders are... Read more
Indianapolis is set for three days of concerts in the lead-up to the College Football Playoffs Championship in January, leading up to the kickoff of the national championship game on January 10 at Lucas Oil Stadium. Doja Cat and AJR are scheduled to perform on January 8, with Twenty... Read more
The National Football League is hopping on the NFT bandwagon, announcing plans to issue free “virtual commemorative tickets” in the form of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) for select games this season. NFT ticketing has been touted by some as a way for rights-holders to eliminate ticketing companies entirely from the... Read more
Mobile-only ticketing was blamed for another catastrophic failure in fan experience last weekend, as thousands of Pittsburgh Steelers fans waited in huge lines outside of Heinz Field for the team’s home opener. Pittsburgh, like most every other team in the NFL and beyond this year, effectively stripped fans of... Read more
More than 700 Buffalo Bills fans took advantage of a limited window the team allowed to cancel their season tickets, forfeiting their rights to the seats for good after team and local officials decided to require all attending games to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the middle of... Read more