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.
Super Bowl LV may see its crowd numbers limited to 20 percent of stadium capacity, according to a tweet by ESPN reporter Adam Schefter Wednesday afternoon. The game is scheduled for February 7 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. This is the first report indicating that the Super... Read more
Fans will be allowed in the stands at Ravens and Saints games beginning Sunday, as local authorities have given the franchises approvals to let people in their respective buildings for the first time in 2020. More than half of the league’s teams are now allowing at least some attendance,... Read more
California became the latest state to update its coronavirus safety protocols to allow fans to return to outdoor events (with restrictions), but the San Francisco 49ers will be remaining fan-free for the time being. Santa Clara County officials announced they would not be allowing the team to have fans... Read more
The NFL will not hold a Pro Bowl in 2021, cancelling its all-star game for the first time in more than seven decades. The league is focusing instead on keeping its regular season and postseason on track while dealing with the coronavirus. Las Vegas was scheduled to host the... Read more
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