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.
With the Collective Bargaining Agreement between NFL owners and the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) due to expire on March 4, the possibility of a player lockout looms large, and the league is warning fans about possible game cancellations and setting forth a refund policy for ticket holders. The policy,... Read more
In a fall in which some National Football League teams are having trouble filling their stadiums, a ticketing success story is being written in a market where college football is king. Of course, there’s a big difference between the NFL and the United Football League (UFL), a minor league... Read more
It’s been a surprising NFL season so far. The Chicago Bears are starting with a 3-0 record, and Brett Favre’s Minnesota Vikings, whom he led to an NFC North title last year, are down early with a record of 1-2. The long-suffering fans of the Kansas City Chiefs have... Read more
Ticketing news has not been good thus far this season for the National Football League. While the average ticket price to an NFL game has increased by 4.5 percent and the average cost for a family of four to attend a game has risen to a little more than... Read more
The NFL is expecting to see a decrease in both single-ticket and season ticket sales this year, but for Week One of the league’s 91st campaign, at least, it has avoided the embarrassment of blacking out home games in multiple markets. The only game that failed to sellout by... Read more
The National Football League reportedly is looking at a decrease in attendance and ticket sales for the upcoming season, but you wouldn’t know it by talking to ticket brokers. NFL primary ticket sales are expected to be off by 1 percent or 2 percent for the season, according to... Read more
Tickets for upcoming concerts from country great George Strait, as well as tickets to both the upcoming NHL and NFL seasons, are on sale throughout the weekend ending August 30 as compiled by TicketNews. Starting off this weekend’s onsales are tickets to several upcoming concert dates from country music... Read more
Tickets for upcoming live dance performances from the cast of So You Think You Can Dance, as well as tickets for the 2010 NFL season, are on sale throughout the weekend ending August 2 as compiled by TicketNews. Starting off this weekend’s onsales is a batch of NFL tickets.... Read more
Tickets for upcoming concert appearances by Lady Antebellum, as well as tickets for the 2010 NFL season, are on sale throughout the weekend ending July 26 as compiled by TicketNews. Starting off this weekend’s onsales are tickets to the upcoming joint concert from country legends George Strait and Reba... Read more
Tickets for upcoming concert appearances by Rascal Flatts and Kelly Pickler, as well as tickets for the 2010 NFL season, are on sale throughout the weekend ending July 19 as compiled by TicketNews. Starting off this weekend’s onsales are tickets to catch 2009 American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert on... Read more