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 Chicago Bears announced to Personal Seat License holders that there would be no season tickets for the 2020 campaign due to the coronavirus, mirroring similar moves made by a number of other franchises. Plans are for a drastically-reduced seating capacity at Soldier Field, if fans are allowed at... Read more
The Atlanta Falcons became the latest NFL team to inform season ticket holders of its intention to dramatically cut capacity for the fall, sending a memo Wednesday that they expect to be admitting no more than 30 percent of the 72,000 capacity at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. This means that the... Read more
At NFL games this fall, officials on the field won’t be the only ones keeping an eye on face masks, as the league announced a universal policy requiring face coverings for all in attendance this fall due to the coronavirus pandemic. While individual franchises and local authorities will decide... Read more
The Los Angeles Rams became the latest NFL team to announce its expectation for a greatly reduced capacity this fall due to the coronavirus, informing season ticket members Tuesday. Those with Stadium Seat Licenses will see their plans diverted to next season, with SSL holders to receive priority for... Read more
Excitement is high for the debut of NFL football in Las Vegas, but Raiders owner Mark Davis told reporters that it was unlikely the team would be playing in front of fans as the upcoming season begins, though the team has not yet made any formal announcement of any... Read more
An order from Governor Phil Murphy limiting events to a total of 500 or fewer fans in the state of New Jersey means that the New York Giants and New York Jets – who both play at Metlife Stadium in the Garden State – will be playing in front... Read more
With expectations for drastically reduced stadium capacity for the upcoming season, the Atlanta Falcons notified Personal Seat License owners of their options for the upcoming 2020 season this week. As with many other franchises, the Falcons are allowing for a penalty-free suspension of any PSL owner’s account to next... Read more
In an email to consumers holding Personal Seat Licences, the Carolina Panthers laid out plans for prioritizing in-person access this fall with drastically limited seating capacity. Those who have purchased single-game seats for the upcoming season will be refunded. The move is similar to actions taken by other franchises... Read more
The New England Patriots notified season ticket holders and other fans that they anticipate being able to host fans at games this fall, but at a drastically limited capacity. The team, which enters its first season in the post-Tom Brady era this fall, will offer first priority on available... Read more
Mayor Jim Kenney announced that the City of Philadelphia is prohibiting any large public events for more than six months in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus, installing a cap of 50 people on any event held on public property. The halt, which is through February... Read more