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.
Excitement quickly gave way to frustration for Dallas Cowboys fans this week, as technical issues caused the sale of single game tickets for the upcoming season to grind to a halt. The issues caused the sale to be put on hold while the issues are worked out by SeatGeek.... Read more
Fans of the Kansas City Chiefs are in a unique position as one of the only groups that can currently plan on attending games in person as the NFL season kicks off in September. The defending Super Bowl champions already have an approved attendance plan for reduced capacity amid... Read more
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones didn’t mince words in releasing his team’s plans for allowing spectators at games this fall, despite an increasing number of teams not allowing fans due to local government restrictions on mass gathering amid the coronavirus. “The Dallas Cowboys plan on playing football and we... Read more
The Washington Football Team became the latest NFL franchise to inform fans it would not be able to allow them to see games in person, informing season ticket holders Wednesday. Officials say that the decision, made in concert with Maryland and Prince George’s County officials, can be revisited later... Read more
An order from the Ohio Department of Health banning spectators from all “contact sports” indefinitely was issued over the weekend. This means that, until Gov. Mike DeWine or his health czar change that order, there will be no fans at Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals, Ohio State Buckeyes, or any... Read more
Allegiant Stadium will get an extended dress rehearsal before it sees its first fans, as the Las Vegas Raiders have decided that they will play home games this fall in front of an empty building, according to an email sent to season ticket holders Monday. The brand new venue,... Read more
The Dallas Cowboys became the latest NFL franchise to announce it would be drastically limiting attendance for the 2020 season, informing season ticket holders of the changes to their accounts on Thursday. “Following the policies set by the National Football League, along with government and CDC guidelines due to... Read more
While much remains to be determined as the season approaches, the Green Bay Packers have indicated that they expect to have a drastically limited capacity this fall, with expectations of a cap at 12,000 if fans are allowed amid the coronavirus. Thus far, the team has yet to take... Read more
Long rumored to be on the verge of announcement, the National Football League formally announced that it was doing away with its preseason contests Monday, wiping out the two remaining games after dropping two of the four earlier this summer. The move will allow teams additional time to prepare... Read more
The Chicago Bears announced to Personal Seat License holders that there would be no season tickets for the 2020 campaign due to the coronavirus, mirroring similar moves made by a number of other franchises. Plans are for a drastically-reduced seating capacity at Soldier Field, if fans are allowed at... Read more