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.
The Green Bay Packers are among the many teams using the disruption of COVID to force customers to an exclusively mobile-only ticketing system, and some of the team’s fans are venting their frustration over the decision. Green Bay, which has a unique “community” ownership setup, announced earlier this month... Read more
As restrictions on in-person attendance at events continue to be rolled back, the NFL informed its teams that most of its stadiums already have approval for full capacity crowds when its season begins in September. Additionally, teams will be permitted to allow fans to attend training camps over the... Read more
NFL tickets went on sale this week, and one thing is clear: fans are ready to get back to stadiums this fall. Sales have been brisk since the tickets were initially made available on Wednesday following the league’s scheduling announcement, with most teams anticipating full houses as COVID attendance... Read more
Defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay will open its 2021 season at home, hosting the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday, September 9 to kick off the league’s schedule, announced Wednesday afternoon. The kickoff game, which will air at 8:20 PM, headlines the week one slate that was published during the... Read more
The National Football League is among the numerous organizations promoting public opt-in for vaccination against COVID-19, in hopes that it will lead to full stadiums in the fall. The league announced it would be providing 50 free tickets to Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, open... Read more
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
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
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
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
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