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.
For the first time in league history, premium tickets to the Super Bowl will carry a face value of $1,000 each, according to National Football League (NFL) officials. Some tickets will carry a face value of $800, and the league is reportedly considering also discounting some tickets below $800.... Read more
UK-based secondary ticket exchange viagogo.com, in a move to boost its profile among fans of the National Football League, has high hopes for its new Victory Pass Super Bowl ticket guarantee program. Launched last week, the plan gives fans a chance to buy a “pass” or opportunity for their... Read more
There is no doubt that the National Football League is the alpha dog of the major sports leagues. Fans seem to buy whatever they are selling, and the league is testing that theory as the average ticket price increased by 7.9 percent to $72.20, according to a study by... Read more
“VIAGOGO VICTORY PASS GUARANTEES NFL FANS SUPER BOWL TICKETS AT FACE VALUE” New York, NY and Cleveland, OH (viagogo.com) September 4, 2008 – viagogo, Europe’s leading secondary ticketing service, today continued its North American expansion with the launch of the viagogo Victory Pass Exchange and a pair of innovative... Read more
Tickets for upcoming stand-up shows from several comedy stars and tickets for this fall’s NFL season are on sale throughout the week ending August 30 as compiled by TicketNews. This week offers several chances to catch top name comedians as they tour the country with their stand-up acts. Monday’s... Read more
Tickets for upcoming shows from pop superstar Justin Timberlake and tickets for the upcoming 2008 NFL season are on sale throughout the week ending August 22 as compiled by TicketNews. The onsales for this week have a variety of hot musical acts. Starting off the list is a chance... Read more
Bruce Springsteen fans will have a front row seat — in front of their TVs — when The Boss and his E Street Band perform as the halftime entertainment at Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa, FL, on February 1, 2009. Springsteen & The E Street Band have reportedly signed... Read more
It’s the end of summer and sports tickets are still selling strong. TicketNews’s top events rankings for last week are in, and sports fans propelled baseball and football tickets onto the Top Combined Events chart. The New York Yankees sold the most tickets of any sports franchise and had... Read more
For die-hard football fans, nothing can quite compete with the experience of heading to the stadium on Sunday to see their favorite NFL team battle on the field. That experience will now be under stricter guidelines, as the NFL announced a new fan code of conduct policy as well... Read more
Tickets for several NFL 2008 home football seasons and tickets for the upcoming Farm Aid 2008 are on sale throughout the week ending August 2 as compiled by TicketNews. This week offers tickets for several college and professional football teams. The Dallas Cowboys have single game tickets for their... Read more