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.
Attendance will be drastically reduced at Baltimore’s M&T Bank Stadium in 2020, as the team announced it would be allowing no more than 14,000 at events amid the coronavirus pandemic, with the potential for less depending on circumstances. The reduction was announced alongside the team’s decision to halt all... Read more
Rather than wait for the NFL’s guidelines for reduced capacity on the upcoming season to figure out how to accommodate season ticket members and other ticket buyers, the defending Super Bowl champions are wiping the slate clean. The Kansas City Chiefs informed fans Wednesday that all existing season tickets... Read more
According to reporting by multiple outlets, the NFL is planning on eliminating two of the four games on its preseason schedule for the coming year. The league already cancelled the Hall of Fame game in early August, which traditionally opens the preseason action. The new change will eliminate games... Read more
According to a report in The Athletic, the NFL is considering requiring fans sign a liability waiver to attend games this fall. Signing the document would indicate an agreement not to hold the league responsible if they were to catch COVID-19 while catching a game. It is likely to... Read more
As uncertainty continues to swirl about the 2020 NFL season and whether or not fans will be allowed – and in what numbers if they do, the New York Giants have joined the ranks of franchises offering their fans flexibility with season ticket plans. The team, which shares its... Read more
While the NFL has announced it will allow teams and local officials to determine the number of fans allowed at its games this year, those with the best seats in the house will be a little further back from the field, at best, according to a report from Sports... Read more
It will be up to individual NFL franchises and the localities in which they reside to decide on attendance capacity for the 2020 season, according to a report published Tuesday The Athletic. Rather than a leaguewide mandate, the level of in-person attendance will vary by market. “Attendance will be... Read more
The New England Patriots have expressed confidence in the fact that NFL games will be held in front of fans this fall – but are also offering their season ticket holders flexibility in the event that they would be at high risk for serious illness being in crowded spaces... Read more
The NFL has been forging ahead in its plans to launch the 2020 season with fans and extensive player safety protocols in place. However, some coaches want the league to pump the brakes and push back the start of the season. According to ESPN’s Ed Werder, three NFL coaches... Read more
NFL officials and college athletic departments have been busy roadmapping how their football seasons will look this year. But according to Dr. Anthony Fauci, the sport may not be safe to return unless it is played in a “bubble”-like environment. Fauci criticized plans for the professional and college seasons,... Read more