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 Green Bay Packers announced today that their stadium bowl tickets will slightly increase in price for the 2019 season. Season ticket holders received a brochure this week, outlining new pricing that shows tickets are increasing from $1 to $6, depending on the seat location, however, more than half of... Read more
UPDATE: As of Monday night, The Raiders and the Coliseum Authority reached an agreement for the team to remain in Oakland for at least the 2019 season, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Sources say the deal could be wrapped up and presented to the board as early... Read more
Bayern Munich fans protested the cost of Champions League tickets during a game against Liverpool this week. The Football Supporters’ Federation launched a campaign in England to cap ticket prices for visiting supports at £20 in 2016. Earlier this month, Premier League clubs unanimously agreed to cap away tickets... Read more
The Jacksonville Jaguars announced a slight increase in ticket prices this season in honor of the team’s 25th anniversary. This year, the average season ticket price will increase by 2.4 percent, however, more than half the tickets will remain the same price or be lower than they were in... Read more
Missouri University’s Athletics Department announced earlier this week that 85 percent of football season ticket prices will decrease or remain the same for the upcoming season. This price decrease will save fans $132 per seat. Students will also save on tickets this year; the “All-Sport Pass,” originally $260, dropped... Read more
Update (as of 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon) Shah has been arrested at the Pechanga Casino and Resort in Temecula, California after a casino worker recognized him from media coverage, WSB-TV Atlanta reports. He is currently being held in California until he can be extradited back to Georgia. A Georgia... Read more
As the Chicago Bears approach their 100th season, the team has decided to not only raise season ticket prices, but eliminate paper tickets completely. Ticket prices are set to increase by an average of four percent; season ticket prices will range across nine different tiers. While this change was... Read more
A pair of Saints season ticket holders were fighting for justice for their team after a “no call” cost them a spot in the Super Bowl by suing the NFL, but a New Orleans federal judge threw out the lawsuit on Thursday. Earlier this month, the New Orleans Saints... Read more
Super Bowl LIII is officially only two days away and fans have to make a last-minute decision if they want to watch the game live at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. As a football fan, you’ve spent the past five months obsessing over your team’s stats, every bad call the referees made,... Read more
A former executive at Microsoft, who had allegedly used his position to steal $1 million in Super Bowl tickets, pleaded guilty to a federal wire fraud charge on Thursday. Jeff Tran, 45, who worked as the Director of Sports Marketing and Alliances at Microsoft, was indicted on five counts... Read more