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.
The Los Angeles Rams may have to pay more than $31 million to repay fans who purchased Personal Seat Licenses in St. Louis before the team relocated to California. When the team first moved to LA, it did not issue refunds for payments to PSL holders who paid for... Read more
Due to poor field conditions, the Kansas City Chiefs game against the Los Angeles Rams has been moved from Mexico City to Los Angeles. The game was originally going to take place at Estadio Azteca on Monday, November 19. Photos began to circulate of the field’s current condition, which... Read more
The NFL is considering expanding the league into London even more by offering a special season ticket option. Jacksonville owner Shad Khan recently pulled out of a deal to purchase Wembley Stadium in London, however, there is still an interest of expanding the NFL platform abroad. According to CBS... Read more
An employee of Microsoft allegedly tried to steal more than $1.5 million through the creation of fraudulent invoices and unauthorized use of the company’s assets, and now faces up to 20 years in prison. According to the Department of Justice, Jeff Tran, who worked as the Director of Sports... Read more
The Los Angeles Chargers’ new stadium in Inglewood, California is set to open in 2020, and today, the team announced ticket and stadium seat license prices. General seating prices for over 26,000 tickets start at $50 and range to $150 per seat, per game, while stadium seat licenses (SSLs)... Read more
The National Football League was on the defensive in a New Jersey courtroom on Thursday as the state Supreme Court heard arguments over a lawsuit related to ticket availability for the 2014 Super Bowl, held at MetLife Stadium. Josh Finkelman sued the league, saying that its lack of sale... Read more
Pop group Maroon 5 will take this stage next February during the Super Bowl LIII (53) halftime show. The annual 13-minute performance will take place on February 3, 2019 at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, The New York Times reports. While nothing is completely set in stone at... Read more
As the kickoff for the National Football League looms, the league and its fans prepare for what is currently planned to be the final year of any sort of non-digital ticketing, according to the latest edition of Sports Business Journal. 2018 will be a transition year, with about half... Read more
The Green Bay Packers are celebrating their 100th season as a team with a 16-month long celebration of the Packer’s history, including a variety of events throughout the year. ‘Celebration Weekend,’ which is presented by SiriusXM, Culver’s, Ticketmaster, and Jack Link’s Protein Snacks, will commence on September 7 with the annual Green... Read more
Eagles Fans Call Out “Absolute Con” London Ticket Flap Always known for their calm, rational nature, and not at all for throwing snowballs at Santa, or D-cell batteries at players, Philadelphia Eagles fans set early alarm clocks on Monday in an attempt to secure tickets to see their team... Read more