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.

Atlanta Falcons Cut Stadium Capacity to No More Than 30 Percent
The Atlanta Falcons became the latest NFL team to inform season ticket holders of its intention to dramatically cut capacity for the fall, sending a memo Wednesday that they expect to be admitting no more than 30 percent of the 72,000 capacity at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. This means that the... Read more
NFL Announces Face Coverings Required for All Fans
At NFL games this fall, officials on the field won’t be the only ones keeping an eye on face masks, as the league announced a universal policy requiring face coverings for all in attendance this fall due to the coronavirus pandemic. While individual franchises and local authorities will decide... Read more
LA Rams Move Season Tickets to 2021, Expect Capacity of 15,000 in New Stadium
The Los Angeles Rams became the latest NFL team to announce its expectation for a greatly reduced capacity this fall due to the coronavirus, informing season ticket members Tuesday. Those with Stadium Seat Licenses will see their plans diverted to next season, with SSL holders to receive priority for... Read more
Raiders Owner Says Team Likely Won’t Have Fans Attend In Person
Excitement is high for the debut of NFL football in Las Vegas, but Raiders owner Mark Davis told reporters that it was unlikely the team would be playing in front of fans as the upcoming season begins, though the team has not yet made any formal announcement of any... Read more
Jets, Giants Plan for No Fans This Season Due to NJ Governor’s Order
An order from Governor Phil Murphy limiting events to a total of 500 or fewer fans in the state of New Jersey means that the New York Giants and New York Jets – who both play at Metlife Stadium in the Garden State – will be playing in front... Read more
Atlanta Falcons to Use Lottery to Determine Attendance
With expectations for drastically reduced stadium capacity for the upcoming season, the Atlanta Falcons notified Personal Seat License owners of their options for the upcoming 2020 season this week. As with many other franchises, the Falcons are allowing for a penalty-free suspension of any PSL owner’s account to next... Read more
Panthers Tell PSL Owners Choices Will be Limited for 2020
In an email to consumers holding Personal Seat Licences, the Carolina Panthers laid out plans for prioritizing in-person access this fall with drastically limited seating capacity. Those who have purchased single-game seats for the upcoming season will be refunded. The move is similar to actions taken by other franchises... Read more
Patriots Planning on 20 Percent Capacity This Fall
The New England Patriots notified season ticket holders and other fans that they anticipate being able to host fans at games this fall, but at a drastically limited capacity. The team, which enters its first season in the post-Tom Brady era this fall, will offer first priority on available... Read more
Philadelphia Announces Halt on Large Events Through February 2021
Mayor Jim Kenney announced that the City of Philadelphia is prohibiting any large public events for more than six months in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus, installing a cap of 50 people on any event held on public property. The halt, which is through February... Read more
Baltimore Ravens Defer Season Tickets, Reduce Capacity by 80%
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