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.

By Alfred Branch, Jr. TicketNews announces its exclusive weekly Top 10s and analysis for the week of 10/29/07 – 11/04/07. OVERALL TOP 10 EVENTS Event This Week Last Week Wicked 1 4 Hannah Montana 2 3 Radio City Christmas Spectacular 3 5 Jersey Boys 4 6 Bon Jovi 5... Read more
By Carol-Ann Rudy More sports marketing partnerships have been popping up these past few weeks for the National Football League. Among them: Bridgestone Firestone North American Tires, based in Nashville TN, now has a multi-year partnership agreement to support the league and will be featured as the NFL’s “Official... Read more
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By Alfred Branch, Jr. With a couple weeks of the new NFL season in the books, secondary ticketing giant StubHub! is already claiming a victory of sorts in the “ticket wars” with rival Ticketmaster. Based on data provided by StubHub!, the company said it is routinely offering fans better... Read more
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