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 National Football League is bringing teams to even more countries across the globe this year, causing international sales to grow. According to StubHub, NFL international game ticket sales jumped 55 percent compared to last year. Additionally, fans in other countries are purchasing more tickets in the U.S.; international... Read more
The University of Illinois’ football team, Fighting Illini, is not bringing in as many fans as they would hope. So, the university is turning to beer for help. For the first time this fall, the university will allow beer sales in the stadium’s general seating areas for home football... Read more
The National Football League needs a little help with its image; last year, nearly dozens of people declined to perform at the once-iconic but now infamous Superbowl Halftime show. Now, the league has recruited hip-hop artist Jay-Z’s company Roc Nation to consult with live music and social justice. According... Read more
Mobile tickets have been causing more and more issues at sports games across the country, so essentially, Panthers fans were frustrated with the new ticket policy at the team’s first preseason home game over the weekend. During the game on Friday night at Charlotte’s Bank of America stadium, officials... Read more
After weeks of fans crying for lower prices, a promoter has dropped prices for thousands of tickets to a Packers-Raiders pre-season game in Winnipeg next week. The Canadian-based promoter On Ice Entertainment Ltd. announced a partnership with Molson Coors, which has reduced prices for up to 6,000 tickets in... Read more
The NFL has gone digital — but some fans are struggling with the transition to mobile tickets. During the Cleveland Brown’s preseason game last night, some people were left unable to load their tickets at the gate. According to News 5 Cleveland, many fans had trouble with the Browns... Read more
Iowa State Cyclones aren’t slated to take the football field for three more weeks, but the team has already broken its season ticket sales record. The university announced earlier this week that 43,570 season tickets have been sold, surpassing 2013’s previous record of 43,165. The Athletics Director Jamie Pollard... Read more
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will kick-off the new season with a free concert at Raymond James Stadium from country superstar Tim McGraw. The show will take place on the day of the Buccaneers’ season-opening game against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, September 8 and will be a part... Read more
The Detroit Lions are offering a new ticket option that will allow fans to sit in random seats for eight games during the season. The new limited-time ticket option, dubbed the “Stadium Pass,” guarantees fans access to eight different games, including two preseason and six regular season matches. The... Read more
The Green Bay Packers’ “Family Night” – a hot-selling ticket that offers fans and their families an inside look at the upcoming season – is not selling as well as it normally does. In early July, a few thousand Packers Family Night tickets went on sale, but with the... Read more