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.
In August, Live Nation trumpeted that Penn State would be the first university to roll out its much-touted “Safetix” system in the fall of 2019 – but things haven’t gone nearly as smoothly as both sides may have hoped, it seems. A mobile-only and dynamically-changing barcode system, “Safetix” is... Read more
Ohio State football tickets aren’t selling as well as the team would have hoped. According to the Ohio State University newspaper, The Lantern, season ticket sales data shows that more than 6,500 fewer season student ticket packages were sold for the 2019 season compared to last year, with the... Read more
The Colts-Titans game in Nashville yesterday was lit — literally — when a piece of machinery caught on fire, scorching part of the field. The two teams were facing-off yesterday at Nissan Stadium. According to reports on social media last night, pyrotechnic machinery tipped over and burst into flames,... Read more
The UCLA Bruins kicked-off their season with two losses, and in an attempt to boost attendance, the team is offering season ticket holders complimentary tickets. The team started out 0-2, losing to Cincinnati and San Diego State — this is the first time since 1942 and 1943 that the... Read more
Lawyer Antonio LeMon told reporters that he would drop his lawsuit against the NFL over the controversial no-call that helped the Los Angeles Rams win the NFC Championship over the Saints and book their trip to the Super Bowl earlier this year. LeMon had sued, alleging fraud by the... Read more
With the NFL’s first regular season weekend in the books, stories are rolling in from around the country of frustrated fans and long lines as the league and its main primary ticketing provider – Ticketmaster – shake out the bugs of their new “safetix” mobile-entry (and only mobile) ticketing... Read more
The Syracuse-Clemson football game this weekend will bring the biggest crowd the school has seen in years. On Monday, the school announced that it was expecting the game to sell out and had less than 175 tickets remaining, Syracuse.com reports. Back in May, the school reportedly sold out of... Read more
St. Louis will have the chance to fight in court against the Los Angeles Rams owner Stan Kroenke and the National Football League, a Missouri Supreme Court ruled this week. While Kroenke motioned to move the suit into arbitration, the high court denied his request and will allow legal... Read more
College football fans can now RSVP to buy tickets to the CFP National Championship game — if they’re willing to take the risk. Fans who have faith in their team securing a spot in the championship game can also try to secure their spot in the audience with the... Read more
Jay-Z’s company Roc Nation, which just partnered with the NFL to bring more artists to the league, announced a free NFL kick-off concert ahead of the game between the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers next Thursday. The show, set to take place on September 5 in Chicago’s Grant... Read more