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.
North Carolina A&T State University’s annual homecoming concert, which is dubbed the Greatest Homecoming on Earth, will feature performances from hip-hop stars 21 Savage and Yo Gotti this year. The show is set to take place on October 26 at the Greensboro Coliseum at 7:30 p.m. following the team’s... Read more
Earlier this month, a New Jersey mom complained after she was told that she could not bring her 14-week-old son into a New York Giants game without purchasing a ticket. Now, the team has changed its policy. The breastfeeding mother, Sarah Zadoyko-Bartee, who has Giants season tickets along with... Read more
Bringing an infant to a football game may cost you up to $800, according to the New York Giants. Football tickets are already very expensive, but one Giants fan, Sarah Zadoyko-Bartee, wasn’t expecting to have to pay a full-price ticket to bring her infant to a game with her... Read more
Andrew Luck, known as one of the best quarterbacks in the National Football League who was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in 2012, shocked sports fans this weekend when he announced his retirement from football at only 29-years-old. Now, some Colts season ticket holders are seeking refunds. Zak Keefer,... Read more
The National Football League is bringing teams to even more countries across the globe this year, causing international sales to grow. According to StubHub, NFL international game ticket sales jumped 55 percent compared to last year. Additionally, fans in other countries are purchasing more tickets in the U.S.; international... Read more
The University of Illinois’ football team, Fighting Illini, is not bringing in as many fans as they would hope. So, the university is turning to beer for help. For the first time this fall, the university will allow beer sales in the stadium’s general seating areas for home football... Read more
The National Football League needs a little help with its image; last year, nearly dozens of people declined to perform at the once-iconic but now infamous Superbowl Halftime show. Now, the league has recruited hip-hop artist Jay-Z’s company Roc Nation to consult with live music and social justice. According... Read more
Mobile tickets have been causing more and more issues at sports games across the country, so essentially, Panthers fans were frustrated with the new ticket policy at the team’s first preseason home game over the weekend. During the game on Friday night at Charlotte’s Bank of America stadium, officials... Read more
After weeks of fans crying for lower prices, a promoter has dropped prices for thousands of tickets to a Packers-Raiders pre-season game in Winnipeg next week. The Canadian-based promoter On Ice Entertainment Ltd. announced a partnership with Molson Coors, which has reduced prices for up to 6,000 tickets in... Read more
The NFL has gone digital — but some fans are struggling with the transition to mobile tickets. During the Cleveland Brown’s preseason game last night, some people were left unable to load their tickets at the gate. According to News 5 Cleveland, many fans had trouble with the Browns... Read more