Since the foundation of the National Football League in the year of 1920, NFL has succeeded to maintain its status as most popular premier sports league of American football. After changing the initial founding name “American professional Football Association” into current short popular name in the season of 1923, the league has faced so many challenges to keep its existence and today, NFL is one of the most popular sports league in the world.
With total 32 NFL team franchises, almost all major cities own a world class football team in the USA. According to an article published on the BusinessInsider.com in 2016, the each team is worth of average $2.3 billion. The total value of the league including all franchises is approximate $74.8 billion which is equal to the MLB and NBA both leagues combined. The value is increasing 22% on average every year. Dallas Cowboys is one of the most valuable teams with total value of more than $4 billion.
All NFL team’s valuation is depends upon number of factors which directly affects their income. The team performance, the performance and ranking of the individual players are the two key factors. The main sources of the income are the ticket sales, sponsorships, concessions, luxury suites and non-football events. Sometimes, the income level increase or decrease with the change of location of the franchise home. The best example is the San Franscisco 49ers. The team had moved from old fashioned Candlestick Park in San Franscisco to another world class Levi’s Stadium located in the same city. This move jumped the total team revenue 160% from previous year.
The main source of income for the team is the number of fans who like to pay huge amount for the NFL tickets to watch their favorite team performing live in the world class state-of-the-art modern stadiums. NFL has the history of expensive tickets which never affected their fan base who like to buy football league tickets from all source of ticket sellers, Primary and secondary resellers. There are number of elements which drive the price of the game tickets such as metropolitan area GDP per-capita, the number of popular players with good ranking in the team, team performance in current and previous seasons, good team marketing plan and timings & avenues.
The most popular source of tickets is the online ticket portals. These ticket brokers include primary and secondary resellers. Because of the league popularity, the primary partners cannot handle total ticket demands. The secondary ticket reseller distributes the load which makes the total ticketing industry efficient and accessible to the most of the public. Fans can buy tickets online or at the stadium few hours before the game. Due to the popularity of the National Football League, sometimes it is quite hectic to get tickets at the stadium. You may have to stay in long queue for hours and also fear of sold out. The other efficient way is to buy NFL tickets online.
There are so many authentic ticket sellers online. NFL Ticket Exchange is one of the legal ticket exchanges for American football. Before buying any ticket from any retailer, the ticket buyers need to check the terms & conditions, the ticket guarantee, refund policy, transaction security, format of the tickets. Format mean what type of ticket you are receiving e.g. E-tickets, tickets via email, tickets by mail or collection at the game location.
At the end, do not ignore the total price you are paying for the tickets. There are always service charge and processing fees which will be added into total amount of tickets. These charges include commission, handling and mailing charges. Do not forget the total amount paid with your credit card statements to make sure if you have seen the correct amount and online ticket broker has charged the right amount which was mentioned at checkout page.