Whether tailgating at the stadium or holding down the couch, football season is an American tradition best celebrated with food, beverages and a large group of family and friends. As one would expect, hardcore fans start thinking about how they will prepare for the games before the first pre-season match up gets underway. Demand for football-themed items tends to ramp up in mid-August, continuing throughout the playoffs and bowl games.
Many of your visitors will seek ways to support their favorite collegiate or professional team in style, so think like a fan to score big on extra revenue by driving fervent fans to eBay.
Go Team Go! Who do you root for? Everyone has a favorite team, and searches for specific college and pro teams spike during this time of the year. If the NFL Super Bowl were decided upon by the team’s eBay popularity, the Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys, Green Bay Packers or the Pittsburgh Steelers would all have a fighting chance. In the NCAA circuit, Alabama, Florida, Ohio State and Georgia would be selected to play in the BCS’ top-tier bowls.
Tailgating Essentials Sometimes the tailgating pre-party can be even more fun than the game itself, if you have the right gear to provide a celebratory atmosphere (or if you are forced to root for the Detroit Lions). Savvy hosts aren’t going to find the truly unique items at the local party store – eBay is a great resource for tailgate gear. From logo chairs to canopy tents to portable grills, true tailgaters can find what they’re looking for on eBay.
It’s all in the Cards Sports trading cards are always a hot collectible on eBay, and fans start to think about buying vintage and modern cards while cheering on their favorite players. And there are also plenty of other sought-after sports collectibles on the site, including vintage memorabilia like photos and tickets.
Let the Games Begin! There’s just one more essential item required by the football fan… a ticket to the game! Now is the time when the diehards are looking to snag a pair of season tickets. As the season gets underway, supply and demand for single game tickets for NFL and NCAA football games will increase even more.
There are many creative ways to capitalize on one of America’s favorite pastimes, even if you don’t operate a sports-oriented website. Keep an eye on the teams making plays and headlines to score big with visitors who are scouring the web for relevant content and finds.
Best of luck for many victories during the football season!
The eBay Partner Network Team