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.
Edit – 9 p.m. Thursday: The NFL Schedule for 2022 is out. The full team-by-team NFL schedule breakdown is posted here NFL tickets will likely be sold in a flurry tonight, as the league releases its dates and times for the 2022 season. Opponents for each franchise – both... Read more
SeatGeek will take over as the official ticketing partner of the Fiesta Bowl in Arizona, the company announced Monday. The deal will begin with this year’s Fiesta Bowl, which is one of the College Football Playoff semifinal contests on the road to the NCAA championship. The deal is the... Read more
With its full schedule set to be announced this month, the National Football League got a head-start on things with the revealing of its international slate of contests for the 2022 season. Five games will take place outside the United States, including three in London, one in Mexico City,... Read more
As expected, the NFL and Ticketmaster have announced an extension of their deal that makes the Live Nation Entertainment-owned ticketing vendor the league’s official ticketing partner. The deal retains Ticketmaster’s system as the core of its ticketing exchange, and continues the forced use of mobile-only ticketing for the overwhelming... Read more
The Washington Commanders allegedly failed to properly share revenue associated with ticket sales at their home games with other league franchises, according to a report from Front Office Sports published over the weekend. The allegations were reportedly made as part of a House Oversight Committee investigation of the NFL... Read more
The National Football League and Ticketmaster are close to a renewal of their existing deal, one which makes the Live Nation-owned ticketing provider the league’s official Ticket Exchange, according to a report from Sports Business Journal. The extension would be through the 2026 season, which is four years tacked... Read more
With the recent news that quarterback Tom Brady had changed his mind about retiring and would return for the 2022 NFL season, ticket demand for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers understandably got a lot stronger. The team has decided to weaponize that demand, announcing that any new season ticket purchasers... Read more
Kraft Sports & Entertainment, which operates the New England Patriots, New England Revolution, and Gillette Stadium, has announced an extension of its relationship with Ticketmaster. The ticketing company will continue to serve as the primary ticket vendor for both teams and other events at the stadium, located in Foxborough,... Read more
If mobile-only ticketing is the future as companies like Ticketmaster continue to insist, the future did’t look very bright at Super Bowl LVI. Ticketmaster’s system reportedly went down about 75 minutes before kickoff, eliminating the ability for any user to transfer tickets from one account to another. This lockout,... Read more
Editor’s Note: For those looking for the Penn State article, it is here – apologies for the incorrect link in the email: Penn State Cancels Ticket Accounts Leveraging Mobile-Only Ticketing Data The ticket market for Super Bowl LVI continues to see prices fall as the game approaches, with the... Read more