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.

NFL Announces Plans Allow 22,000 at Super Bowl LV in Tampa
Super Bowl LV will have fans in attendance, according to an announcement from the NFL released Friday morning. Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay will have approximately 22,000 in the building for the game, which takes place in early February. That amounts to roughly 1/3 the full capacity of... Read more
Bills to Allow Fans for Playoffs – With Ticket Rules That Violate NY Law
For the first time this season, Buffalo Bills fans will be allowed to watch their team in person. New York’s government has authorized just over 6,000 attendance for playoff games taking place in the Western New York city. The rights of those fans to use, gift, or resell those... Read more
Detroit Lions to Host 500 Fans Sunday in 2020 First
A limited number of fans will be allowed into Detroit’s Ford Field for Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts, a first for the team in 2020. Just 500 fans will be allowed in for the game, due in large part to strict attendance restrictions put in place due to... Read more
Report: Super Bowl Attendance May Be Limited to 20 Percent of Capacity
Super Bowl LV may see its crowd numbers limited to 20 percent of stadium capacity, according to a tweet by ESPN reporter Adam Schefter Wednesday afternoon. The game is scheduled for February 7 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. This is the first report indicating that the Super... Read more
Ravens, Saints to Begin Allowing Fans at NFL Stadiums Sunday
Fans will be allowed in the stands at Ravens and Saints games beginning Sunday, as local authorities have given the franchises approvals to let people in their respective buildings for the first time in 2020. More than half of the league’s teams are now allowing at least some attendance,... Read more
California Reopens Stadiums to Fans, But Santa Clara Co. Denies 49ers Approval
California became the latest state to update its coronavirus safety protocols to allow fans to return to outdoor events (with restrictions), but the San Francisco 49ers will be remaining fan-free for the time being. Santa Clara County officials announced they would not be allowing the team to have fans... Read more
NFL Cancels Pro Bowl Due to Coronavirus Concerns
The NFL will not hold a Pro Bowl in 2021, cancelling its all-star game for the first time in more than seven decades. The league is focusing instead on keeping its regular season and postseason on track while dealing with the coronavirus. Las Vegas was scheduled to host the... Read more
Eagles Announce 7,500 Capacity After State Policy Shift
Following the state of Pennsylvania’s update to its event attendance restrictions due to a judge’s ruling in September, the Philadelphia Eagles will once again be welcoming fans to Lincoln Financial Field. The team announced it would be permitting 7,500 in attendance for its upcoming home game against the Baltimore... Read more
Court Order Paves Way for Fans Return in Pennsylvania
Sports fans in both Pennsylvania will be able to see their teams in person for the first time this fall, largely due to a judge striking down Governor Tom Wolf’s harsh restrictions on crowd size due to the pandemic. U.S. District Judge William Stickman IV issued a ruling in... Read more
Executive Order by Michigan Governor Forces Lions Refunds
An executive order by Governor Gretchen Whitmer has forced the Detroit Lions to refund numerous fans after she capped stadium attendance at just 500 amid an uptick in coronavirus cases in the state. The team had sold three-game ticket packages to season ticket holders, but had to backtrack when... Read more