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 release this week of the 2009 NFL schedule, ticket brokers and football fans have already begun to speculate on which games will be hot tickets on the resale market this coming season. One of those eagerly anticipated games is, of course, the Thursday, September 10 season opener:... Read more
Already shaken by what turned into a massive scam over Super Bowl commitments, ticket forward market company FirstDIBZ now finds itself seeking to “recapitalize” over the next 45 days to complete its refund obligations. The company sent out two emails this week apologizing for delays in allowing users to... Read more
According to TicketNews’ exclusive venues rankings for the week ending Sunday, February 1, Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL decisively wins the number one spot for the second week in a row, ending the week with an impressive power score of 15.81. On February 1, the stadium was host... Read more
The NFL Pro Bowl is just one of the major events with ticket sales closing out during the week ending February 9, as compiled by TicketNews. Football fans don’t have to go into withdrawal quite yet. Though the post-season reached its dramatic end with the 27-23 victory for the... Read more
The action film “Taken” took number one at the box office this weekend, raking in $24.6 million — even after having to compete with Super Bowl Sunday. The PG-13 rated thriller stars Liam Neeson as a father hunting the brutal kidnappers of his daughter. Meanwhile, Kevin James’ comedy “Paul... Read more
Super Bowl XLIII tickets had no trouble holding on to the number one spot overall (power score 15.65) in TicketNews’s Top Events Rankings for the week ending February 2. With a 4.76 power score, Wicked held on to number two and Fleetwood Mac held on to number three with... Read more
With less than four days to go before Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa, the question being asked is not how many touchdowns the Arizona Cardinals or Pittsburgh Steelers will score but how low ticket prices will go for the game. The Super Bowl is traditionally one of the hottest... Read more
“StubHub Touches Down at Super Bowl XLIII with On-Site Ticket Center” SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 27, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) — StubHub, the world’s largest ticket marketplace, today will open a unique destination for fans attending Super Bowl XLIII. Customers are invited to StubHub Super Bowl Village located at Legends Field... Read more
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