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.
As restrictions on in-person attendance at events continue to be rolled back, the NFL informed its teams that most of its stadiums already have approval for full capacity crowds when its season begins in September. Additionally, teams will be permitted to allow fans to attend training camps over the... Read more
NFL tickets went on sale this week, and one thing is clear: fans are ready to get back to stadiums this fall. Sales have been brisk since the tickets were initially made available on Wednesday following the league’s scheduling announcement, with most teams anticipating full houses as COVID attendance... Read more
Defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay will open its 2021 season at home, hosting the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday, September 9 to kick off the league’s schedule, announced Wednesday afternoon. The kickoff game, which will air at 8:20 PM, headlines the week one slate that was published during the... Read more
The National Football League is among the numerous organizations promoting public opt-in for vaccination against COVID-19, in hopes that it will lead to full stadiums in the fall. The league announced it would be providing 50 free tickets to Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, open... Read more
Super Bowl LV will have fans in attendance, according to an announcement from the NFL released Friday morning. Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay will have approximately 22,000 in the building for the game, which takes place in early February. That amounts to roughly 1/3 the full capacity of... Read more
For the first time this season, Buffalo Bills fans will be allowed to watch their team in person. New York’s government has authorized just over 6,000 attendance for playoff games taking place in the Western New York city. The rights of those fans to use, gift, or resell those... Read more
The 2021 College Football Playoff (CFP) Semifinal scheduled to take place at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena has been relocated to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Rising case rates of coronavirus and the subsequent refusal by local authorities to allow any fans in the stands, including friends or... Read more
With the college football season in full swing, ESPN has revealed its plans for the 2020 bowl season, at least related to the properties it operates. The Connecticut-based broadcaster announced a slate of 13 bowl games planned for dates beginning on Saturday, December 19 with the Tropical Smoothie Cafe... Read more
A limited number of fans will be allowed into Detroit’s Ford Field for Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts, a first for the team in 2020. Just 500 fans will be allowed in for the game, due in large part to strict attendance restrictions put in place due to... Read more
A football game between UNLV and Nevada will take the place of a Garth Brooks concert and a Raiders home opener as the public opening of Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. Saturday’s game is sold out, though the crowd is limited to fewer than 2,000 fans due to restrictions... Read more