The Super Bowl is the National Football League championship game that matches up the champion from the American Football Conference against the champion of the National Football Conference. When then NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle helped create the Super Bowl, there is no way he could have guessed how big and important it would become.
While the teams and players have to work hard to get to the Super Bowl, the popularity of the game has made it difficult for many to get tickets to the game as well. The face value of tickets to the Super Bowl often exceed more than $1,000 apiece with hundreds of thousands vying for a limited amount of the seats. That demand lends itself well on the secondary ticket market, where demand helps drive ticket prices. For marquee match-ups, i.e. New England Patriots vs. New York Giants in 2008, ticket prices reach four to five times more than face value, and sometimes even more than that.
Texas State Rep. Phil King allegedly accepted two free tickets to the 2004 Super Bowl at Reliant Stadium in Houston from CenterPoint Energy Vice President Scott E. Rozzell, a violation of the state’s law governing gifts to public officials, according to authorities. When confronted in 2005 about his apparent... Read more
The New York Giants were not the only ones to win on Super Sunday. Some ticket brokers also faired well selling tickets for the big game. Ticket prices remained relatively strong throughout the selling period leading up to the Super Bowl, in part because of the match up, which... Read more
Is it Christmas? TicketsNow wants you to think so. As a promotional stunt, the company, which is about to become a division of Ticketmaster pending federal approval, is offering a 10 percent discount on Super Bowl tickets until Thursday, Jan. 31, at Midnight Central Time, a deal that began... Read more
By Alfred Branch, Jr. If there are people worried about the stock market and the nation’s economic outlook, you wouldn’t know it judging from the prices for tickets to Super Bowl XLII between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots. As of today, Jan. 24, TicketNetwork, parent... Read more
By Stacey Willets Jonas Brothers continue their rise to stardom, debuting at number seven in the Overall Top Events rankings for the week of Jan. 14 through Jan. 20. Their tour, which kicks off Jan. 31, deserves mention, although this week ticket buyers are more concerned with the kickoff... Read more
By Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen Super Bowl Halftime shows have become one of the most anticipated music events of the year, as evidenced by the nearly 140 million viewers in the U.S. that watched Prince rock out last season. For this season’s halftime show, the NFL chose Rock... Read more
By Stacey Willets TicketNews announces its weekly Top 10s and analysis for the week of 1/22/07-1/28/07. TOP 10 EVENTS Event This Week Last Week Super Bowl XLI 1 3 Wicked 2 1 Bob Seger 3 7 Jersey Boys 4 6 George Strait 5 5 Houston Rodeo 6 8 Boston... Read more
By Christine Paluf The Super Bowl is one of the biggest money-makers for many industries, from television ads to ticket prices and half-time performers, it’s a golden cash cow if you can get a foot in the door. Finding tickets to this extravaganza is an elusive endeavor, and a... Read more