Football season has arrived, and dates that both college and NFL fans have had circled for months are now here. It's time to get ready for tailgating, marching bands and hearing the roar of the crowd live — there's nothing quite like the game-day experience.
The college season starts with 11 games on Aug. 27, and then a full slate of action arrives the following week, with games on Thursday, Sept. 1, through Labor Day on Sept. 5.
The NFL season kicks off next, with the opener between the Rams and Bills taking place on Thursday, Sept. 8.
And just in time for the start of the season, The Sporting News has joined with TicketSmarter in an exclusive partnership to provide tickets for sporting events, concerts and theater performances in communities across its network in the U.S. and Canada.
That partnership includes a discounted rate on tickets.
Fans can go to TicketSmarter with this link and use the code TSN15 and receive $15 off any order of $100 or more, before fees and shipping.
You'll also find contextual "Tickets" links across the site on a sport-by-sport and event basis to make your ticket purchasing for marquee transactions as easy and affordable as possible. Just click "Tickets" and use the promo code to get your savings.
"Tickets" will appear in links in articles such as the image below:
Some of the big college games to start the season include:
- Sept. 3: Notre Dame at Ohio State
- Sept. 3:Oregon vs. Georgia in Atlanta
- Sept. 4: Florida State vs. LSU in New Orleans
- Sept. 10: Alabama at Texas
- Sept. 17: Penn State at Auburn
Notable Week 1 NFL games include:
- Sept. 8: Bills at Rams
- Sept. 11:Buccaneers at Cowboys
- Sept. 11: Chiefs at Cardinals
- Sept. 11: Patriots at Dolphins
- Sept. 12: Broncos at Seahawks
TicketSmarter is a ticket resale marketplace with seats for more than 125,000 events and 48 million tickets for sale. TicketSmarter donates a portion of every transaction to charitable organizations including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the V Foundation, Quarterbacking Children’s Health Foundation and Coach to Cure MD.
“We believe that the future of ticketing is fast, easy and fan-centric,” said TicketSmarter CEO Jeff Goodman in announcing the deal. “By partnering with The Sporting News, we are integrating TicketSmarter into the fabric of their platforms, helping to grow our brand and offer their enthusiastic fanbase with contextual access to our direct and secondary resale marketplace to experience the power and excitement of live events.”