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.
College sports saw its third Division I conference announce a substantial alteration of its fall athletics landscape, as the Pac-12 indicated Friday evening that it would have conference-only schedules amid the coronavirus pandemic. Impacted sports include Football, men’s and women’s soccer, and women’s volleyball. “The health and safety of... Read more
The Big Ten Conference announced Thursday afternoon that it would be switching to a conference-only schedule for all fall sports this year, “if the Conference is able to participate in fall sports,” to limit health risks for students, staff, and officials amid the coronavirus pandemic. The move, officials say,... Read more
Attendance will be drastically reduced at Baltimore’s M&T Bank Stadium in 2020, as the team announced it would be allowing no more than 14,000 at events amid the coronavirus pandemic, with the potential for less depending on circumstances. The reduction was announced alongside the team’s decision to halt all... Read more
Rather than wait for the NFL’s guidelines for reduced capacity on the upcoming season to figure out how to accommodate season ticket members and other ticket buyers, the defending Super Bowl champions are wiping the slate clean. The Kansas City Chiefs informed fans Wednesday that all existing season tickets... Read more
According to reporting by multiple outlets, the NFL is planning on eliminating two of the four games on its preseason schedule for the coming year. The league already cancelled the Hall of Fame game in early August, which traditionally opens the preseason action. The new change will eliminate games... Read more
According to a report in The Athletic, the NFL is considering requiring fans sign a liability waiver to attend games this fall. Signing the document would indicate an agreement not to hold the league responsible if they were to catch COVID-19 while catching a game. It is likely to... Read more
As uncertainty continues to swirl about the 2020 NFL season and whether or not fans will be allowed – and in what numbers if they do, the New York Giants have joined the ranks of franchises offering their fans flexibility with season ticket plans. The team, which shares its... Read more
While the NFL has announced it will allow teams and local officials to determine the number of fans allowed at its games this year, those with the best seats in the house will be a little further back from the field, at best, according to a report from Sports... Read more
It will be up to individual NFL franchises and the localities in which they reside to decide on attendance capacity for the 2020 season, according to a report published Tuesday The Athletic. Rather than a leaguewide mandate, the level of in-person attendance will vary by market. “Attendance will be... Read more
The Board of Heath for Story County, Iowa recommended that Iowa State prohibit fans in the stands at all fall sporting events, including football, due to the potential for coronavirus spread in such situations, numerous outlets are reporting. The board approved the recommendation Monday, and will meet again Thursday... Read more