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 coronavirus disrupting most major sports this spring, the NFL has benefitted from the timing of its offseason in hopes of playing a full 2020 season. But as parts of the country are battling new surges in cases, a virus expert is sending a warning signal to the... Read more
The NFL is currently planning for a full, uninterrupted season this fall. However, preseason activities could be cut short as officials navigate the best way to conduct games at a large-scale level. According to the NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, discussions are underway between executives and the Players Association to... Read more
Seattle Seahawks games may look different this coming season as the team is reportedly considering reducing their stadium capacity amid coronavirus concerns. According to Gregg Bell of the Tacoma News Tribune, the Seahawks are working up contingency plans for fan safety within CenturyLink Field, which would impose strict restrictions.... Read more
As NFL teams map out their gradual return to facilities for training, a set of safety protocols has been outlined for them to follow. League commissioner Roger Goodell has issued a memo to all NFL franchises detailing the steps they are to take as players and personnel begin to... Read more
The University of Georgia is mulling how football games will look this fall amid the coronavirus pandemic. A committee spearheaded by UGA athletic director Greg McGarity is exploring a range of scenarios for fall athletics, including attendance figures at Sanford Stadium for Bulldogs football games. Options being explored include... Read more
Green Bay Packers season ticket holders have begun receiving custom face masks from the team, a move Packers president Mark Murphy had first announced weeks ago. However, it remains unclear if masks will be required when the Packers take the field this season. The NFL is planning on having... Read more
NFL teams are weeks away from launching training camp for a season that will be unlike any other. But despite uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, the league’s top doctor is confident that games will still be able to go on as planned and hopefully, with fans in attendance. Dr.... Read more
The Los Angeles Rams’ soon-to-be SoFi Stadium has halted construction after a worker died Friday morning in a falling accident while working on a section of the roof, the Los Angeles Times reports. According to the Times, a person who was briefed on the incident said the worker fell... Read more
Michigan State football fans likely won’t be able to pack Spartan Stadium this fall, but officials are aiming to at least partially fill the seats at games. An official capacity is yet to be determined as states and institutions work out how to put on events with reduced crowds.... Read more
It’s yet to be seen if thousands of Georgia Bulldog football fans will be admitted into games this fall, but University President Jere Morehead is hopeful for a packed house. The University of Georgia is allowing student-athletes back to campus for voluntary workouts beginning June 8 while Morehead is... Read more