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.
It may be May, but football is on the top of many sports fans minds this Friday morning, following Thursday night’s release of the full NFL schedule for the 2022 season. Tickets for most games are on sale now, with games beginning in early September and running through to... Read more
Edit – 9 p.m. Thursday: The NFL Schedule for 2022 is out. The full team-by-team NFL schedule breakdown is posted here NFL tickets will likely be sold in a flurry tonight, as the league releases its dates and times for the 2022 season. Opponents for each franchise – both... Read more
With its full schedule set to be announced this month, the National Football League got a head-start on things with the revealing of its international slate of contests for the 2022 season. Five games will take place outside the United States, including three in London, one in Mexico City,... Read more
As expected, the NFL and Ticketmaster have announced an extension of their deal that makes the Live Nation Entertainment-owned ticketing vendor the league’s official ticketing partner. The deal retains Ticketmaster’s system as the core of its ticketing exchange, and continues the forced use of mobile-only ticketing for the overwhelming... Read more
The Washington Commanders allegedly failed to properly share revenue associated with ticket sales at their home games with other league franchises, according to a report from Front Office Sports published over the weekend. The allegations were reportedly made as part of a House Oversight Committee investigation of the NFL... Read more
The National Football League and Ticketmaster are close to a renewal of their existing deal, one which makes the Live Nation-owned ticketing provider the league’s official Ticket Exchange, according to a report from Sports Business Journal. The extension would be through the 2026 season, which is four years tacked... Read more
With the recent news that quarterback Tom Brady had changed his mind about retiring and would return for the 2022 NFL season, ticket demand for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers understandably got a lot stronger. The team has decided to weaponize that demand, announcing that any new season ticket purchasers... Read more
Kraft Sports & Entertainment, which operates the New England Patriots, New England Revolution, and Gillette Stadium, has announced an extension of its relationship with Ticketmaster. The ticketing company will continue to serve as the primary ticket vendor for both teams and other events at the stadium, located in Foxborough,... Read more
If mobile-only ticketing is the future as companies like Ticketmaster continue to insist, the future did’t look very bright at Super Bowl LVI. Ticketmaster’s system reportedly went down about 75 minutes before kickoff, eliminating the ability for any user to transfer tickets from one account to another. This lockout,... Read more
Editor’s Note: For those looking for the Penn State article, it is here – apologies for the incorrect link in the email: Penn State Cancels Ticket Accounts Leveraging Mobile-Only Ticketing Data The ticket market for Super Bowl LVI continues to see prices fall as the game approaches, with the... Read more