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.
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The National Football League has tried for decades to bring the stadium experience to its television broadcasts. Now it wants to make fans at stadiums feel as if they are in their living rooms. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell told ProFootballTalk.com this week that he wants to make free and... Read more
On April 26th 2012, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced the possibility of suspending the 2013 NFL Pro Bowl as a result of the low quality shown in the 2012 Pro Bowl. The lack of competition during the game is reflected through high criticism from fans and declining viewership ratings.... Read more
The National Football League’s first Wednesday game in more than 60 years highlights — and opens — the 2012 schedule, which was released Tuesday, April 17. As has become custom over the last several years, the reigning Super Bowl champion will play in the primetime season opener — the... Read more
On April 6, 2012, the NFL and Ticketmaster announced that the two organizations had signed a five-year extension on their popular “NFL Ticket Exchange” site. Ticketmaster, a subsidiary of LiveNation Entertainment, hosts several ticket exchange sites for various sporting and entertainment organizations. Launched in 2008, the NFL Ticket Exchange... Read more
The fans watching a game at home won’t be impacted by the rule changes that the NFL implemented at its annual meetings in Florida on March 28, 2012. But those sitting in the stands at mostly sold-out stadiums around the U.S. this coming season are likely to be confused... Read more
Four NFL teams that made the playoffs last season — including three that ended long postseason droughts — have raised ticket prices for next season. The Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers and Houston Texans each announced price increases earlier this month. The Broncos are coming off their... Read more
How far will fans go to get their football fix? That is the question that the NFL is faced with after Super Bowl 2012 marked the first time in football history that fans paid to watch media day. Over 7,000 spectators looked on as throngs of reporters interviewed the... Read more
In the lead up to this weekend’s Super Bowl XLVI, tickets for the big game took over the top spot in TicketNews’ exclusive events rankings for the week ending Sunday, February 5. The championship game, which also took Lucas Oil Stadium to the top of TicketNews’ venues rankings for... Read more
This past weekend marked the official start of NFL season and NFL stadiums were all over TicketNews’ exclusive venues rankings for the week ending Sunday, September 11. The New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ, was the highest ranking of four NFL stadiums to make it to the list... Read more