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.
StubHub announced a pair of new features on its ticket resale platform – allowing sellers to let the company take the reins on pricing tickets they want to sell there, or in some instances – sell the tickets to StubHub directly. Pricing Assistant and Sell it Now were announced... Read more
While Ticketmaster and the National Football League continue to force consumers into mobile-only ticketing options as a matter of course, there remains one team where fans are allowed the choice for a ticket that isn’t locked to their phone: the Buffalo Bills. When asked why, a team official commented... Read more
The San Francisco 49ers have announced an increase in season ticket prices, coupled with a new initiative dubbed “Member Inclusive Menu” which offers unlimited food and beverage items to season ticket holders at Levi’s Stadium. The 49ers has partnered with Levy Restaurants for the initiative, which will kick-off next... Read more
The National Football League is headed to the UK this month as a part of a series of games overseas. However, UK football fans who purchased tickets through the now-bankrupt travel company Thomas Cook are now feeling the burn. This weekend, the Chicago Bears will take on the Oakland... Read more
Lawyer Antonio LeMon told reporters that he would drop his lawsuit against the NFL over the controversial no-call that helped the Los Angeles Rams win the NFC Championship over the Saints and book their trip to the Super Bowl earlier this year. LeMon had sued, alleging fraud by the... Read more
With the NFL’s first regular season weekend in the books, stories are rolling in from around the country of frustrated fans and long lines as the league and its main primary ticketing provider – Ticketmaster – shake out the bugs of their new “safetix” mobile-entry (and only mobile) ticketing... Read more
St. Louis will have the chance to fight in court against the Los Angeles Rams owner Stan Kroenke and the National Football League, a Missouri Supreme Court ruled this week. While Kroenke motioned to move the suit into arbitration, the high court denied his request and will allow legal... Read more
Jay-Z’s company Roc Nation, which just partnered with the NFL to bring more artists to the league, announced a free NFL kick-off concert ahead of the game between the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers next Thursday. The show, set to take place on September 5 in Chicago’s Grant... Read more
Earlier this month, a New Jersey mom complained after she was told that she could not bring her 14-week-old son into a New York Giants game without purchasing a ticket. Now, the team has changed its policy. The breastfeeding mother, Sarah Zadoyko-Bartee, who has Giants season tickets along with... Read more
Bringing an infant to a football game may cost you up to $800, according to the New York Giants. Football tickets are already very expensive, but one Giants fan, Sarah Zadoyko-Bartee, wasn’t expecting to have to pay a full-price ticket to bring her infant to a game with her... Read more