Sports Bars are offering More Pay Per View Events
Every sports bar has several televisions for patrons to watch their favorite sports figures play everything from football to billiards. Many sports bars have added satellite packages which have further enabled sports bars to broadcast soccer games from Scotland and tennis tournaments from Australia for their customers who enjoy a variety of sports beyond just football, basketball, and baseball.
Of course, some of the most popular sporting events are not available for viewing by every satellite or cable subscriber. Virtually every city in the United States has at least an occasional pay per view event. Typically, such special events as the title fight for the Heavyweight Champion of the World is available only on a pay-per-view basis. At other times, college football may be under a black-out status for local viewers in order to encourage ticket sales, so fans who aren't going to the game have to utilize pay per view sports bars. Fans of Ultimate Fighting Competitions (UFC) often have to rely on sports bars that provide these services on a regular basis as many of the events are not found on regular cable or even satellite TV on a routine basis. These UFC competitions have become immensely popular in recent years and many sports bars have found the airing of these fights to bring in a new customer base that is very helpful to their business. Obviously, many customers are reluctant to spend anywhere from 15 to 50 dollars per event at home, and would much rather go see the event at their local sports bars for the price of a few drinks, or perhaps pay the sports bar a $5 cover charge.
Another common pay per view event is a blackout of a local college football game. In cities like Atlanta, is it not unusual to have home games at the nearby University of Georgia blocked on the local channels to encourage fans to purchase stadium tickets. There have been periodic rumors that the Super Bowl may become a pay per view event. If this does happen, you can be sure that pay per view sports bars will have all the business they could handle. But even the suggestion that something as major as the Super Bowl could be pay per view indicates how important that pay per view is to a sports bar these days. The pay per view trend will only keep growing for the foreseeable future.