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.
Following the state of Pennsylvania’s update to its event attendance restrictions due to a judge’s ruling in September, the Philadelphia Eagles will once again be welcoming fans to Lincoln Financial Field. The team announced it would be permitting 7,500 in attendance for its upcoming home game against the Baltimore... Read more
Connecticut’s Prolific 1 has been announced as the official resale partner of the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, scheduled to take place as one of the famed New Year’s Six bowl games on January 1, 2021. The agreement will run over the next three seasons, according to a press release announcing... Read more
Sports fans in both Pennsylvania will be able to see their teams in person for the first time this fall, largely due to a judge striking down Governor Tom Wolf’s harsh restrictions on crowd size due to the pandemic. U.S. District Judge William Stickman IV issued a ruling in... Read more
An executive order by Governor Gretchen Whitmer has forced the Detroit Lions to refund numerous fans after she capped stadium attendance at just 500 amid an uptick in coronavirus cases in the state. The team had sold three-game ticket packages to season ticket holders, but had to backtrack when... Read more
With the NFL season underway, the Indianapolis Colts have announced that it will host up to 7,500 fans for the team’s second home game of the season on September 27. That’s three times the cap of 2,500 that Sunday’s home opener against the Minnesota Vikings will allow. Season ticket... Read more
There will be a Big Ten football season in 2020, after all. After announcing it would not play fall sports in August, the conference reversed course on Wednesday, saying that football games would begin the weekend of October 24. At least 60 percent of the league administrators would have... Read more
The NFL 2020 Regular season begins tonight and it’s shaping up to be one like no other, due to the on-going coronavirus pandemic. One aspect that’s certain to make the experience of football unique and unusual is the limited number – or, in some cases, the complete absence –... Read more
Excitement quickly gave way to frustration for Dallas Cowboys fans this week, as technical issues caused the sale of single game tickets for the upcoming season to grind to a halt. The issues caused the sale to be put on hold while the issues are worked out by SeatGeek.... Read more
Fans of the Kansas City Chiefs are in a unique position as one of the only groups that can currently plan on attending games in person as the NFL season kicks off in September. The defending Super Bowl champions already have an approved attendance plan for reduced capacity amid... Read more
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones didn’t mince words in releasing his team’s plans for allowing spectators at games this fall, despite an increasing number of teams not allowing fans due to local government restrictions on mass gathering amid the coronavirus. “The Dallas Cowboys plan on playing football and we... Read more