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.
Futures market ticket company FirstDIBZ was forced to cancel 250 of its Super Bowl “dibz” orders this week after two rogue sellers allegedly scammed the system, TicketNews has learned. The Chicago-based company has sent out emails to disgruntled customers apologizing that their orders cannot be filled because of the... Read more
The Jonas Brothers are just one act with ticket sales wrapping during the week ending January 19, 2009, as compiled by TicketNews. Fans of the heartthrob siblings have one last chance to grab tickets and see them live before the start of the busy spring and summer touring seasons.... Read more
Have you ever longed to hear “Tunnel of Love” or “The River” or “The Rising” or any other of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s albums played in their entirety in concert? If so, you might be in luck this year. Springsteen and company are planning a road... Read more
TicketNews released its Weekly Top Events rankings for the week ending January 3 and once again Wicked holds on to the number one spot in the Top Combined Events rankings with an 8.37 power score. But with the NFL Playoff kicking off this past week the next three positions... Read more
Tickets for the upcoming NFL playoffs as well as tickets for upcoming concerts from Elton John are on sale throughout the week ending January 3 as compiled by TicketNews. With this past weekend marking the end of the NFL regular season, the post season playoff positions are set and... Read more
The NFL regular season ends on Sunday, just one of many events wrapping its 2008 season during the week ending December 29 as compiled by TicketNews. Sixteen NFL teams will play their final home games of the regular season on December 28, as the league prepares for the upcoming... Read more
“FirstDIBZ Announces Super Bowl XLIV Ticket Availability and New Pricing” CHICAGO, IL (Marketwire) December 17, 2008 – Online forward market pioneer FirstDIBZ today announced the launch of its Super Bowl XLIV ticket market. For the first time at FirstDIBZ, the 2010 Super Bowl ticket launch will be staggered over... Read more
If only the Arena Football League (AFL) could sell tickets like one of its team co-owners, rock superstar Jon Bon Jovi. Bowing to economic pressures, the indoor football league is calling off its 2009 season, but it plans to return in 2010, officials said earlier today. The 22-year-old league... Read more
The National Football League (NFL), considered the strongest of the major North American professional sports leagues, will eliminate 150 jobs in the next 60 days, officials announced Tuesday. The layoffs account for about 14 percent of the NFL’s total staff of 1,100, according to the league. Individual teams have... Read more
Executives from the National Football League (NFL), National Basketball Association (NBA) and National Hockey League (NHL) are slated to attend Ticket Summit NYC, scheduled for January 6-8 at Waldorf=Astoria in New York City. In addition to sports leagues, representatives from several sports and entertainment arenas are also scheduled to... Read more