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.
The San Francisco 49ers have announced an increase in season ticket prices, coupled with a new initiative dubbed “Member Inclusive Menu” which offers unlimited food and beverage items to season ticket holders at Levi’s Stadium. The 49ers has partnered with Levy Restaurants for the initiative, which will kick-off next... Read more
The newly-revived football league, XFL, has revealed season ticket prices for its eight franchises as well as a draft schedule this week. The league is owned by Vince McMahon’s Alpha Entertainment and is the successor to the previous XFL, which ran for a single season in 2001. While the... Read more
The University of Central Florida Knights plans to increase football season-ticket prices in 2020 for the first time in three years amid high demand. According to the Orlando Sentinel, season-ticket holders were notified of an average 15 percent bump in ticket prices during the seven home games in 2020.... Read more
The National Football League is headed to the UK this month as a part of a series of games overseas. However, UK football fans who purchased tickets through the now-bankrupt travel company Thomas Cook are now feeling the burn. This weekend, the Chicago Bears will take on the Oakland... Read more
The Super Bowl LIV will feature Latin artists Jennifer Lopez and Shakira during the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show in Miami next February. The news was just announced on Thursday via social media. Both artists captioned their posts “get ready” and “this is happening” before the announcement became official.... Read more
The Carolina Panthers’ Bank of America Stadium has strictly been used for football and soccer, but now, they’re heading back into the concert business with a Billy Joel gig in 2020. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer will play at the venue on Saturday, April 18, 2020 and... Read more
Sanford Stadium was packed over the weekend during University of Georgia’s game against Notre Dame, but some students left the stands fuming when they were told that no more seats were available in the student section. As a part of the initial negotiation of the deal for two games... Read more
In an attempt to fill seats to Oregon State football games this season, the athletics department is handing out free single-game tickets to its season ticket holders. Earlier this week, season ticket holders received an email noting that they would receive complimentary tickets to Oregon State’s final four home... Read more
The University of Alabama hasn’t been pulling-in the amount of fans to football games than they would have hoped. So, in an attempt to fill more seats and provide motivation, the school revealed a new loyalty points program. The catch? It tracks students’ location. Recently, during the school’s home... Read more
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