After his salary was reported to be over $44 million in FY 2013, if anyone should be doing commercials where he’s jamming out to a song that goes “i’m the man, i’m the man, i’m the maaaan” it should be the commish. That’s a lot of money, but he is the head of a league that made about $10 billion last year and is showing no signs of slowing down. Goodell, the son of a former U.S. Senator, began as an intern with the NFL in 1982 — rising to its highest position 24 years later.
On Sunday, 82,500 fans will pack in to MetLife Stadium for Super Bowl XLVIII. While there’s no comparison to the experience of actually being at the game, we here at TicketCity have a few tips on how you can still have a great time taking it all in from home.
Clark: Be sure have a squares game, even if it’s just a couple bucks per square.
It gets everyone into the game and paying attention to the score. You can find directions and templates here.
Ryan H.: Bacon. Explosion. Those two words together can only mean trouble; tasty tasty trouble. A ‘Bacon Explosion’ is weaved bacon that is wrapped around 2 lbs of pork and, you called it, more bacon. You can find the original recipe over at BBQ Addicts website, but I guarantee it to be one of your most popular dishes at this party.
Now that you’ve had a successful and enjoyable Super Bowl XLVIII, it’s time to start planning for next year! Super Bowl XLIX will be held in Arizona at the University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 and you know where to go to score tickets!
The cat is out of the bag on what the Red Hot Chili Peppers will be playing during halftime of Sunday’s Huge Super-Important Mega Trademarked Football Game. It’s going to be a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Dazed and Confused”, one of the greatest rock songs ever made. While Led Zeppelin may refuse to reunite for a tour (not a single tour since drummer John Bonham’s death in 1980), you can see “Dazed and Confused” live on the biggest stage in the world by one of the best bands of this era.
Even more interestingly, Flea has said there is a surprise involved. Could this be a collaboration with Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones? If you like Zeppelin, you don’t want to miss this performance and game. Here’s the band playing “Dazed and Confused” live:
Going to the Big Apple can be daunting, especially during the Super Bowl where the City That Never Sleeps goes into “overdrive” with celebrity appearances and big parties during the day & night.
We’ve gathered the veterans- our team has been making the trip to the Super Bowl for the last two decades- to come up with this top 10 list of the best super bowl parties, sports events & shows happening in NYC during Super Bowl weekend 2014:
1. Ultimate Tailgate Party
Gotham Hall; Feb 2 @ 11:00am
Hosted by big celebrities, this is one of the hottest spots for Super Bowl pre-game. Super-Chef Marcus Samuelsson will prepare the menu and admission includes motor coach transportation to/from the game. Need access to this VIP event? Call one of ticket specialists at 1-800-880-8886.
2. Miami Heat vs. New York Knicks
Madison Square Garden; Feb 1 @ 8:30pm
The Heat couldn’t shut-down the Knicks energetic offense in their last meeting, can NY do it again and clinch a Playoff spot?
3. Super Bowl Maxim Party
Espace; Jan 31-Feb 2 @ 10:00pm
With a new theme each year, the Maxim Party lends to the best surprises of the year. Special guests include ALESSO (Jan 31) and Kendrick Lamar (Feb 1). Entrance to the party includes an open bar.
4. WFANs Big Hello To Brooklyn
Barclays Center; Feb 1 @ 7:00pm
Artists include the Red Hot Chili Peppers, New Politics, MS MR, J-Roddy Walston & the Business, and Basic Vacation.
5.“The Catch” Gameday Experience
Edison Ballroom; Feb 2 @ 4:00pm
Taking place in New York’s most upscale venues, NFL Legends Joe Montana and Dwight Clark will on hand for personal meet and greet sessions, along with retired New York Giants: Howard Cross and Sean Landeta. Five signature food stations, open-bar pouring top-shelf beverages and over 20 flat-screens to enjoy the game, this is the party to be at all day & night.
6. New York Islanders vs. New York Rangers
Madison Square Garden; Jan 31 @ 7:00pm
An inner-State battle, this rivalry also unofficially known as the “Battle of New York.”
7.The Book of Mormon
Eugene ONeill Theatre; Feb 1 @ 2:00pm
Put your fit up for a bit & enjoy this winner of 9 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, the Creators of South Park bring you a musical of religious satire about two young Mormon missionaries and their journey to share their scripture and teachings in a small village.
8. DIRECTV Super Saturday
Hudson River Park Pier 40; Feb 01 @ 9:00pm
The annual Super Saturday Party brings football to another level. Each year the Beach Bowl attracts thousands of spectators to see Hollywood’s biggest stars compete against former NFL greats in a wild flag football game where anything can happen.
9. Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Brooklyn Nets
Barclays Center; Jan 31 @ 8:00pm
The Nets last second buzzer-beater took the W away from the Thunder. OKC rally back and play
their game or will Brooklyn be named king?
10. Leather and Laces Party
Liberty Theater; Jan 31 – Feb 1 @ 9:00pm
Located in the heart of New York City in the vigorous Times Square District, this party has old world class. Since its inception in 2004 the Leather & Laces Party quickly became a Super Bowl hit when more than 3,000 guests packing through the doors at the sold-out event. Of course, we still have tickets- just give us a call (1-800-880-8886).
As we look back at the world of professional sports in 2013, TicketCity’s newest study ranks the big four fan bases that had the biggest impact last year. Using an algorithm based on social media metrics, game attendance and ticket demand we’ve identified the MLB, NBA, NHL and NFL fan bases that were the most active and most vocal in 2013, whether they were at the game or supporting their team on social media.
The data used in the study is based on the 2013 season, with data for NHL accounting for the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons. To control for factors that influence ticket prices, including total number of games played & stadium size, average ticket price was scored based on the league average.
Without further ado, here are the Top 10 Strongest Big Four Fan Bases in 2013. The full ranking of every team can be found here. Do you agree with where your favorite team stacked up? Do the Lakers really belong at the top? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.