KC Chiefs Control Year-End List of Best-Selling Sporting Events

Thousands of professional sporting events took place over the last 12 months, but the NFL’s fanbase made it the most dominant league in ticket sales, according to Ticket Club data. From Super Bowl LIII to several Kansas City Chiefs games, the NFL nabbed the majority of 2019’s best-selling sporting events.

Continuing its dominance in recent years, the Super Bowl once again could not be caught as the best-selling sports game of 2019. Held in Atlanta, Super Bowl LIII saw the Patriots overcome the Rams to hoist their sixth Lombardi trophy and was met with sensational sales figures. Of course, the overwhelming demand for tickets drove up prices to to over $3,600 on average – a driving factor in sky-high total sales.

But while the Super Bowl reigned supreme, the NFL as a whole – and the Kansas City Chiefs, in particular – proved the most popular among sports fans. Six of the Chiefs’ eight home games this season landed in the top 20 best-selling sporting events. Kansas City has surged as one of the most powerful sports cities in the country and the Chiefs continue to flex their muscles as the NFL’s best-selling team for the second consecutive year.

October’s Cowboys-Packers bout in Dallas was among the year’s best-selling sporting events, as well as four playoff clashes in the beginning of the year. Overall, the NFL accounted for 11 of the Top 20 events and is the indisputable leader in sports tickets.

Ticket Club’s Top 20 Best-Selling Sporting Events of 2019

Sales RankEventDateVenueCity, StateAverage Ticket Price
1Super Bowl LIII: Los Angeles Rams v. New England Patriots2/3/2019Mercedes-Benz StadiumAtlanta, GA$3,639
2AFC Championship: Kansas City Chiefs v. New England Patriots1/20/2019Arrowhead StadiumKansas City, MO$325
3WWE WrestleMania XXXV4/7/2019MetLife StadiumEast Rutherford, NJ$336
4Kansas City Chiefs v. Green Bay Packers10/27/2019Arrowhead StadiumKansas City, MO$288
5CONCACAF Gold Cup Final: Mexico v. US7/7/2019Soldier Field StadiumChicago, IL$1,820
6Kansas City Chiefs v. Baltimore Ravens9/22/2019Arrowhead StadiumKansas City, MO$175
7AFC Divisional: Kansas City Chiefs v. Indianapolis Colts1/12/2019Arrowhead Stadium Kansas City, MO$694
8NFC Divisional: Los Angeles Rams v. Dallas Cowboys1/12/2019Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA$365
9Kansas City Chiefs v. Houston Texans10/13/2019Arrowhead StadiumKansas City, MO$173
10Kansas City Chiefs v. Minnesota Vikings11/3/2019Arrowhead StadiumKansas City, MO$221
11World Series Game 410/26/2019Nationals ParkWashington, DC$1,393
12Kansas City Chiefs v. Indianapolis Colts10/6/2019Arrowhead StadiumKansas City, MO$150
13World Series Game 310/25/2019Nationals ParkWashington, DC$1,209
14Kansas City Chiefs v. Oakland Raiders12/1/2019Arrowhead StadiumKansas City, MO$167
15Kentucky Derby5/4/2019Churchill DownsLouisville, KY$446
16Dallas Cowboys v. Green Bay Packers10/6/2019AT&T StadiumArlington, TX$300
17International Friendly: Mexico v. Argentina9/10/2019AlamodomeSan Antonio, TX$113
18CONCACAF Gold Cup Quarterfinals: Haiti v. Canada, Mexico v. Costa Rica6/29/2019NRG StadiumHouston, TX$82
19World Series Game 510/27/2019Nationals ParkWashington, DC$1,053
20World Series Game 610/29/2019Minute Maid ParkHouston, TX$1,040

The World Series grabbed four spots on the list, while international soccer earned three. WrestleMania notched the No. 3 spot, and the Kentucky Derby ranked No. 15.

Want to see more posts like this? Check out the rest of our 2019 Year in Review series here.

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