NFL

Over the past decade, the National Football League has grown into the largest sports league in North America and has continued to grow into countries around the world. The NFL was formed in 1922, and was originally known as the American Professional Football Association and was comprised of 11 teams. Now, the league is made up of 32 franchises and draws millions of fans to its stadium every year. Its championship game, the Super Bowl, is the most watched sporting event in the world with tickets often the most expensive of any sports event as well.

Collectively the NFL is worth nearly $34 billion, according to Forbes, and many of the teams are worth in excess of $1 billion themselves. Due to its popularity, many teams have waiting lists in the thousands and have begun to capitalize further on it by charging for Personal Seat Licenses, or the right to purchase season tickets. PSL’s are used in other sports, but are especially prevalent in the NFL. They have been in the news more lately, when the Dallas Cowboys announced they would be charging $100,000 for some of their PSLs.

Saints Season Ticket Holder Sues for Refund Due to Anthem Protests
A New Orleans Saints fan and season ticket holder has sued the team for a refund on his tickets due to the ongoing protests during the national anthem, according to a report in The Advocate. The fan, Lee Dragna, filed suit on Monday seeking the value of his season... Read more
NFL Sales Drop: Ticketing’s Role in the League’s Attendance Issues
Usually the NFL season brings a cacaphony of headlines about great games, on-field drama, and highlight performances. In 2017, however, there has been a heavy undercurrent of worry in addition to the usual Hank Williams-led fanfare of America’s most popular sport. Sales are down and fans are upset. Protest... Read more
How the NFL Will Monopolize on the “Super Bowl Experience”
The Super Bowl has always been more than just a game, bringing in football-crazy crowds from all over the country to create a huge tourism event, and Super Bowl 52 will be no different – maybe, though, even more entertainment-inclusive. Billboard writes that, “when Dave Matthews performs his “The Night Before”... Read more
Vegas Raiders Likely to Ask Average of Nearly $4K For PSLs
It was an exciting month for NFL fans in southern Nevada, as the ownership of the Raiders – currently playing in Oakland, but set to move to Las Vegas for the start of the 2020 season – broke ground on the new stadium site and held a lavish party... Read more
What Does the NFL’s Ticketing “Open Market” Mean for Consumers
by Brian Berry, Special to TicketNews When the NFL announced this past month it was renewing its Ticketmaster agreement this news came with a twist as it relates to the secondary market and NFL ticket resale starting in 2018. The NFL stated that an open market will be the... Read more
Breaking: New Orleans Saints/Pelicans Leave Ticketmaster for SeatGeek
SeatGeek announced Friday afternoon that it has signed a deal to serve as the primary ticketing partner for the NFL’s New Orleans Saints and NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans. This is the first primary ticketing partnership for SeatGeek in either league, as it replaces Ticketmaster for both organizations, which are... Read more
Will Colts Season Ticket Holders Sue Over QB Injury Holdback?
Could a quick transgression, occurring in 140 characters or less, cost the Indianapolis Colts big? Perhaps, according to a report by Mike Florio on Pro Football Talk, which outlines the potential that season ticket holders could sue the team’s owner for fraud over an January proclamation that quarterback Andrew... Read more
StubHub Becomes Designated NFL Ticket Resale Marketplace
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Today, StubHub announced a multi-year agreement with the National Football League designating StubHub as the “NFL Authorized Ticket Resale Marketplace” beginning with the 2018-2019 season. With the NFL’s recently announced open ticket marketplace, StubHub will be directly integrated with the primary ticketing systems of the League... Read more
Should NFL Fans Brace for Failure-Prone Mobile Transition?
If life immitates art, this commercial from Metro PCS might be a glimpse into the future for NFL mobile ticketing, which is a key piece of the recently announced extension of the league’s partnership with ticketing giant Ticketmaster: Obviously, the world is becoming increasingly mobile-centric. Just about any company... Read more
NFL, Ticketmaster Extend Partnership With Presence at Forefront
from Press Release LOS ANGELES, CA, (OCTOBER 17, 2017) – Today, Ticketmaster and the National Football League announced a multi-year extension of their long-standing partnership. As part of the new agreement, Ticketmaster will provide the NFL with the first open architecture, fully digital ticketing system in sports. Ticketmaster will... Read more