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.
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
The Washington Football Team became the latest NFL franchise to inform fans it would not be able to allow them to see games in person, informing season ticket holders Wednesday. Officials say that the decision, made in concert with Maryland and Prince George’s County officials, can be revisited later... Read more
The Big 12 football schedule was announced earlier this week by the conference, featuring nine conference games for each school. League games begin on September 26. with each of the league’s ten teams playing every conference opponent once with two bye weeks. Programs will also have the opportunity to... Read more
After days of rumors that the decision was imminent, two of the so-called “Power 5” conferences announced Tuesday that they would not be participating in intercollegiate athletics in the fall of 2020 due to the risks of the coronavirus. The Big Ten and Pac-12 postponed all fall sports, including... Read more
The college football season is reportedly hanging in the balance, as officials debate its cancellation at the school administrative and conference level, while a number of coaches and players have spoken out in hopes that they reconsider. It is unclear whether a cancelled season would lead to football played... Read more
Season ticket holders for Penn State University’s football program got a double-whammy last week. Not only did the school announce it would not be allowing fans in the stands for 2020 due to the coronavirus, but it is keeping donation money that is required as a part of the... Read more
Newly independent for the fall of 2020, the University of Connecticut called off its football season Wednesday, becoming the first Football Bowl Subdivision school to do so amid the coronavirus pandemic. UConn, which departed the American Athletic Conference to return to the Big East – which does not sponsor... Read more
An order from the Ohio Department of Health banning spectators from all “contact sports” indefinitely was issued over the weekend. This means that, until Gov. Mike DeWine or his health czar change that order, there will be no fans at Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals, Ohio State Buckeyes, or any... Read more