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.
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
The International Champions Cup match between Real Madrid CF and Juventus FC this August took the top spot on yesterday’s best-selling events list, according to sales data from Ticket Club. This year’s ICC is the sixth edition of a series of friendly association football matches; games begin this July... Read more
As spring approaches, tickets to upcoming football and baseball games took the top spots on yesterday’s best-selling events list, according to sales data from Ticket Club. The game between the Carolina Panthers and the Dallas Cowboys this September took the No. 1 spot on the best-sellers, followed by Los... Read more
This past Thursday, the National Football League schedule was released, leading football to dominate yesterday’s best-selling events list, according to sales data from Ticket Club. Jacksonville Jaguars and Philadelphia Eagles took the No. 1 spot, followed by the game between the Carolina Panthers and the Dallas Cowboys. Other notable... Read more
The NFL season schedule was released last night, and for the first time, The Baltimore Ravens put single-game tickets up for sale, rather than releasing them months later. Last year, tickets were not available for sale until June, however, the team’s Senior Vice President of tickets sales and operations,... Read more
The New York Jets are facing a lawsuit from a group of season ticket holders, filed on Friday in New Jersey. The suit stems from a recent decision by the team to allow season tickets to the mezzanine section at MetLife Stadium to be purchased without Personal Seat Licenses... Read more
With a colossally expensive stadium in the works, it’s no surprise that the Rams and Chargers will be charging fans Personal Seat License (PSL) money to secure spots in the new building. But the numbers, as reported last week, are pretty jaw-dropping. A personal seat license at Hollywood Park... Read more
Super Bowl tickets are pretty hard to come by – with “face value” having little to no meaning and get-in prices this year around $3,000 a seat – but when a Maryland man was caught with fake tickets and an intent to sell, he was forced to pay an... Read more
SeatGeek announced on Monday morning that it has joined StubHub as an official secondary outlet for National Football League tickets, expanding the league’s new “open” ticketing system. The move will integrate the resale platform with the league’s ticketing system, allowing for “verified” tickets to be sold there. “We’re thrilled... Read more
SeatGeek has expanded its operations in the NFL world, as word of a partnership with the Dallas Cowboys hit the news late on Tuesday. As part of the deal, the team will receive a 15 percent equity stake in SeatGeek, according to ESPN’s Darren Rovell (and several other outlets). The... Read more