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.
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
In a meeting scheduled for this Wednesday, NFL owners are expected to vote on whether to end Ticketmaster’s exclusive hold on secondary ticketing, a deal that began in 2013 and runs until the end of next season. The proposed deal would allow for a more open and accessible market,... Read more
As so often happens whenever there’s a hot-button issue, folks with differing political views are having extremely divergent reactions to the recent uptick in protests by NFL players taking a knee during the National Anthem. Originally begun quietly by then-San Francisco QB Colin Kapernick in reaction to what he... Read more
Football fans out west can attend tonight’s NFL matchup at Levi’s Stadium, where the San Francisco 49ers will host the newly relocated Los Angeles Rams, for less than it will cost them to park the car. Seats in the 400-level sections average at $85-$95 on the primary market (not including... Read more
Football season has just begun and already ticket sales are taking over. Last night’s Cowboys vs. Giants game was No. 1 on today’s Top 20, followed by games between the Cowboys vs. Eagles and Chiefs vs. Eagles later this season at Nos. 2 & 3. Other games this weekend... Read more
The Los Angeles Rams, recently relocated from St. Louis, are breaking records before they even begin their first season. According to Los Angeles Times, the team’s new home stadium will offer the most expensive personal seat licenses (PSLs) in NFL history. When the Rams moved west back in July,... Read more
The Eagles, fresh off their Classic East and Classic West performances, are red hot as they tour with Glen Frey’s son Deacon in place of his late father, landing three shows in the Top 5 of today’s Market Heat index, as well as their piece of the Classic Northwest... Read more
As the National Football League looks to grow its appeal to younger audiences, Ticketmaster’s near-monopolistic control over the league’s ticketing process may be coming to a close. The NFL, which has already experimented with Millennial-targeted actions like broadcasting games on Twitter in 2016 and Amazon.com this coming fall, may... Read more
“Buyer beware” is apparently the message that the Rams would like to send to the rest of the world. Ronald McAllister was one of thousands of people who had slapped down deposits for Personal Seat Licenses for Rams tickets in St. Louis. It’s only natural that when the team... Read more
by Romy Oltuski Every April, football fans across the county have their eyes glued to their computer screens, waiting for the NFL schedule to be released. In the aftermath of draft pick mania, it’s the final bit of bedlam until preseason kickoff. But for Roger Jones, CEO of Alliance... Read more