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 NFL is forging on with its plan for a full, uninterrupted season this fall as one of the only sports leagues not directly impacted by the spring’s pandemic. But health officials working with the league have concerns that the coronavirus could in fact take a toll on football... Read more
Ohio State football fans will see some changes to the ticketing process next season, including ticket renewals, seat selection process, and mobile ticketing. The usual process to secure season tickets has been skewed amid the coronavirus pandemic. First, the deadline to renew tickets was pushed back twice, and now,... Read more
NFL officials are keeping optimistic about welcoming back fans in full come September. But for the time being, NFL stadiums are shifting their focus to drive-in events that guarantee social distance safety. Gillette Stadium, Raymond James Stadium and more are pivoting towards drive-in events this summer while football remains... Read more
Reigning national college football champ LSU is hopeful to play a 2020 season amid widespread uncertainty, particularly since ticket sales are on the rise. The Tigers’ historic 2019 season not only ended with a national title but saw them go an undefeated 15-0 on top of earning a Heisman... Read more
Iowa State Cyclones football will look a bit different this season. As major sporting bodies assess how to put on games safely, limited fan attendance is a route some organizations are leaning towards – including Iowa State. University Athletic Director Jamie Pollard announced this week that football games at... Read more
A limited number of fans will be able to get their hands on Pittsburgh Steelers tickets this year. The team has chosen to release only half of its inventory for single-game tickets in the event that fans must distance themselves in NFL stadiums this season as a result of... Read more
The NFL is one of the only sports leagues eyeing a full, uninterrupted 2020 season despite the coronavirus pandemic. On top of that, officials are planning on seeing full stadiums this fall. Troy Vincent, the NFL’s Executive Vice President of Football Operations, spoke of the league’s hopes for fan-filled... Read more
The NFL has teamed up with sports equipment company Oakley to test out modified face masks to prevent the transmission of the novel coronavirus among players and team personnel this coming season. NFL Players Association medical director Dr. Thom Mayer discussed the testing Monday during an appearance on ESPN’s... Read more
The NFL is intending to have fans in stadiums this coming season, but in case that is not a reality, the Baltimore Ravens have a backup plan. Ravens president Dick Cass shared in a conference call last week that the team is committed to establishing an assistance fund to... Read more
The Los Angeles Rams are slated to see their future home SoFi Stadium open this summer, but the team is requesting a sizable amount in additional funding from the NFL. According to The Athletic’s Daniel Kaplan, the Rams have requested $500 million in stadium financing from the league, which... Read more