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.
The Ends Could Be Near – Ticket News Week In Review By Alfred Branch, Jr. Michael Vick’s fall from grace, and the beginning of the end of the relationship between Live Nation and Ticketmaster dominated the week ended August 25 in the ticketing, sports and entertainment industry. Vick pleaded... Read more
You can buy a lot with $1,100: at least 4,400 packages of Ramen noodles, one semester or so of textbooks, even a small portion of your tuition. You can also buy a ticket to the greatest rivalry in college football: Penn State vs. Notre Dame? According to the Penn... Read more
By Stacey Willets TicketNews announces its exclusive weekly Top 10s and analysis for the week of 7/23/07 – 7/29/07. OVERALL TOP 10 EVENTS Event This Week Last Week Wicked 1 1 Jersey Boys 2 3 Dallas Cowboys 3 n/a Boston Red Sox 4 2 New York Yankees 5 5... Read more
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The NFL folded its development league in Europe after 16 years on Friday, calling the decision a sound business move that will allow for a stronger international focus on regular-season games outside the United States. The announcement came less than a week after the Hamburg... Read more
The Denver Broncos have raised single-game ticket prices for fans who want seats closer to the field by $5-$10. The Broncos also announced that single game tickets will go on sale June 28th beginning at 11:00am. Read more
SAN FRANCISCO, CA — (PRESS RELEASE) — 04/12/07 — StubHub, the fan’s ticket marketplace, has announced another “industry first,” signing an official sponsorship agreement with the Austin Wranglers of the Arena Football League(TM) (www.austinwranglers.com), the first deal of its kind for an AFL team. The Austin Wranglers join an... Read more
By Stacey Willets TicketNews announces its weekly Top 10s and analysis for the week of 1/22/07-1/28/07. TOP 10 EVENTS Event This Week Last Week Super Bowl XLI 1 3 Wicked 2 1 Bob Seger 3 7 Jersey Boys 4 6 George Strait 5 5 Houston Rodeo 6 8 Boston... Read more
By Christine Paluf Football season is upon us, and the hottest tickets for the fall certainly reflect that. Just as with any ticketing venture, which teams to invest in are as much of a gamble as hitting the craps table. Some teams, however, are sure bets no matter who... Read more
By Christine Paluf The Super Bowl is one of the biggest money-makers for many industries, from television ads to ticket prices and half-time performers, it’s a golden cash cow if you can get a foot in the door. Finding tickets to this extravaganza is an elusive endeavor, and a... Read more
By Chris Licata VERNON, Conn. – College football season is so close you can almost taste it. About six weeks from now all of the pageantry, history and intensity that is the NCAA football season will explode onto the national spotlight. No sporting event in America can compare to... Read more