The National Collegiate Athletic Association, or NCAA, is the governing body that oversees all the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the U.S. and beyond. More than 1,200 schools, conferences and individuals comprise the membership of the organization. While the NCAA is in charge of regulating athletic programs, they also are in charge of some of the biggest events in sports.
Volleyball, softball, tennis are just some of the sports that the NCAA watches over, it is football and basketball that have become the major money-makers for college athletics. Football with its huge stadiums, conferences championships and bowl games bring in billions of dollars in revenue each year to the universities and the NCAA. The National Championship game annually has become one of the toughest tickets in sports to get, with prices going well above $1,000. For basketball, fan interest is peaked during March, when the NCAA Tournament rolls around. From first round games to the Final Four, the tournament brings in big money in revenue.
Northern Illinois University reportedly bought back $273,619 worth of home-game football tickets in order to meet NCAA attendance requirements. According to the college newspaper Northern Star, the university announced their home attendance for the 2017 season at 67,748, but an audit shows that only 44,084 tickets were scanned during... Read more
Nebraska’s athletics department is apparently planning on keeping every penny for the team’s ill-fated season opening tilt against Akron, despite the game being cancelled due to bad weather just after its opening kickoff last weekend. The excuse? Apparently because tickets were sold on the secondary market. Lightning, occurring right... Read more
Beyonce and Jay-Z dominated the best-selling events list for the whole month of March due to their upcoming On The Run II World Tour, according to sales data from Ticket Club. The power couple tricked fans before the initial tour announcement, “accidentally” posting and then deleting their tour dates... Read more
Lollapalooza single-day passes went on sale yesterday, taking the top three spots on yesterday’s best-sellers list, according to sales data from Ticket Club. This year’s Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago, Illinois features headlining acts Bruno Mars, The Weeknd, Jack White, and Arctic Monkeys. The festival is set to run from... Read more
With none left available from festival organizers, Lollapalooza four-day passes took the No. 1 spot on yesterday’s best-selling events list, according to sales data from Ticket Club. The music festival in Chicago, Illinois has been a fan favorite on the summertime festival series, and 2018 appears to be headed for... Read more
Police arrested four individuals on Sunday prior to the NCAA tournament Elite 8 contest between Kansas and Duke in Omaha, finding themselves slapped with charges for offering tickets too close to the venue in violation of Omaha Municipal Code 20-162. The individuals in question, ages 42, 50, 55, and... Read more
Mexico and Croatia faced off on in Arlington, Texas on Tuesday, and that international friendly (soccer, for those unsure)captured the the No. 1 spot on yesterday’s best-selling events list, surpassing the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, according to sales data from Ticket Club. Given the proximity of Arlington to Mexico... Read more
This weekend’s Final Four semis are selling fast, stealing the top spot on yesterday’s best-selling events list, according to sales data from Ticket Club. On Saturday, Michigan will take on Loyola Chicago and Villanova will battle it out with Kansas at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The two... Read more
With top-seed Kansas just 207 miles away and a set of teams with significant and engaged fan bases, the Omaha Regional of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament is by far the hottest seller on the market, according to data provided by Ticket Club. Games in Boston are the second-hottest... Read more