The NFL is huge, boasting over 17.1 million viewers a year. The NFL has different stadiums across the country each with their own seating capacity, so a lot of Americans watch the game from home. The National Football League (NFL) is a professional American football league that consists of 32 teams, divided equally between the American Football Conference and the National Football Conference.
Getting tickets is not easy
The stadiums for most teams are filled by season ticket holders, so it's tough to buy directly unless you're alert when tickets first go on sale shortly after the schedule is announced in mid-May. Expect to pay at least as much as for a Premier League football match. Some tickets are easier to obtain but per team, it can differ a lot. Take the tickets for the Chargers for example. They are not easy to obtain, but at barrystickets.com you might have more luck getting your hands on them. Visit here.
The commissioner of the NFL is Roger Goodell. He is thought to be worth around 220 million USD and has an annual salary of 65 million. After it was announced that Paul Tagliabue was retiring as commissioner, Roger was selected as a finalist alongside three other figures. In 2006, he won the title of commissioner after a close vote.
During Roger's time as commissioner, he has taken a number of notable actions. He has stated that his number-one concern is to protect the integrity of the league and the sport of football. Roger created the NFL International Series, which allowed a number of games to be played in Europe. He also created a new NFL Personal Conduct Policy after scandals began to mount in 2007. Several players were suspended as a result of this new policy – some without pay.
Revenue and sales
The NFL and the superbowl for example are known for their high prices when it comes to advertising. A 30 second clip advertised in a stadium would cost you about $5,500,000.
If you were to calculate the revenue all the 32 teams in the NFL make, you would be looking at around 15 billion USD. Of course, the share of money a team receives is according to their performance and victories.
The organization itself makes revenues around a mere 11 billion USD whilst running the League. Compared to the NBA, the NFL is 2 to 4 times as big. An NFL player individually pockets a cool 14 Million on average, whilst an NBA player is lucky to receive half of that.
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