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.
New York Giants fans are feeling scammed after paying for high-priced Personal Seat Licenses (PSLs), which have become cheaper with each passing year. After the team entered a partnership with the New York Jets to build the $1.6 billion venue – now known as the MetLife Stadium – they... Read more
Tennessee and Indiana are slated to face-off during the 75th Gator Bowl next Thursday and already, more than 55,000 tickets have been sold to the event. With less than a week to go, Indiana and Tennessee fans helped the Bowl sell the most amount of tickets since the 2016... Read more
The Oakland Raiders are heading to their new home in Las Vegas for 2020, but with new, high prices, some of their fans are feeling left behind. Last year, the Raiders announced the move to Allegiant Stadium in Paradise, Nevada. The season ticket prices at the new venue are... Read more
Former St. Louis Rams Personal Seat License holders will receive funds from the recently resolved lawsuits in January. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, lawyers involved in a class action lawsuit said that more than 11,000 refunds, totaling approximately $14 million, will be awarded on January 2. These lawsuits,... Read more
After a losing streak, team president Rod wood and head coach Martha Firestone Ford reached out to season ticket holders to announce the decrease in ticket prices amid the “disappointing season.” The letter, which was also posted to the team’s website, was signed by Wood, Ford, and her daughter,... Read more
World Series, Hamilton and Elton John Lead Lists That Highlight Top-Selling U.S. Events Across Sports, Music and Theatre SAN FRANCISCO – December 10, 2019 – StubHub, the world’s most trusted ticket marketplace, today released its fifth annual Year in Live Experiences report, highlighting the best-selling events of the year.... Read more
The Miami Dolphins are hoping to hold onto as many season ticket holders as they can by offering some incentives for next season. Last week, season ticket holders received an email from team president Tom Garfinkel, who personally thanked fans, noting that he is “continually impressed and appreciative of... Read more
StubHub announced a pair of new features on its ticket resale platform – allowing sellers to let the company take the reins on pricing tickets they want to sell there, or in some instances – sell the tickets to StubHub directly. Pricing Assistant and Sell it Now were announced... Read more
While Ticketmaster and the National Football League continue to force consumers into mobile-only ticketing options as a matter of course, there remains one team where fans are allowed the choice for a ticket that isn’t locked to their phone: the Buffalo Bills. When asked why, a team official commented... Read more
The revived football league, XFL, is gearing up for their new season with a full schedule of games in 2020. The league, owned by Vince McMahon’s Alpha Entertainment, previously ran for a single season in 2001. Now, the league will return in 2020 with eight franchises. Last week, teams... Read more