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.
Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL, home of Super Bowl XLIII on February 1, takes over the number one slot in TicketNews’s exclusive venues rankings for the week ending Monday, January 26. The stadium finished out the week with a monster power score of 22.66. Though initial interest in... Read more
Super Bowl XLIII is one of the major events with ticket sales closing during the week ending February 2, as compiled by TicketNews. Sports fans still hoping to watch live as the Arizona Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers face off in the NFL’s biggest event still have time to grab... Read more
TicketNews’s Weekly Top Events rankings for the week ending January 25 are in and Super Bowl XLIII tickets sold well enough to bring the event a 22.05 power score and the number one spot in the Top Combined Events rankings. The Super Bowl has a hefty lead over number-two... Read more
Ticket forward market company FirstDIBZ will pay hundreds of aggrieved customers reparations that will reach a combined total in the millions of dollars, in an effort to help assuage the customers who fell victim to a recent “DIBZ” Super Bowl selling scam. Company CEO Rick Harmon told TicketNews Thursday... Read more
Initial interest for Super Bowl tickets may have been slow, but according to StubHub demand has picked up. The Pittsburgh Steelers are considered a decided favorite over the Arizona Cardinals, which is going to the big game for the first time in its history, and both facts may have... Read more
You might think that making their first ever Super Bowl appearance – and first time in the NFL championship since the late 1940s – would buy the Arizona Cardinals some love from NFL fans. Maybe it’s the fact that their opponent, the Pittsburgh Steelers, is already a seven-point favorite... Read more
TicketNews today released its top events rankings for the week ending January 18 and for the first time in five weeks Wicked lost the top spot in the overall rankings. Number one went to the Arizona Cardinals NFC Championship Game (power score 6.46), Wicked had a 5.51 power score,... Read more
“Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, Nor hell a fury like a football fan scorned.” With apologies to the late playwright William Congreve, ticket futures market Web site FirstDIBZ is finding itself on the tail end of some fury being unleashed by irate NFL football fans... Read more
Futures market ticket company FirstDIBZ was forced to cancel 250 of its Super Bowl “dibz” orders this week after two rogue sellers allegedly scammed the system, TicketNews has learned. The Chicago-based company has sent out emails to disgruntled customers apologizing that their orders cannot be filled because of the... Read more
The Jonas Brothers are just one act with ticket sales wrapping during the week ending January 19, 2009, as compiled by TicketNews. Fans of the heartthrob siblings have one last chance to grab tickets and see them live before the start of the busy spring and summer touring seasons.... Read more