In the last two decades, the cost of attendance in the NFL has skyrocketed, and more fans have bought tickets.
As of 2017, average NFL attendance had grown by 10 percent from 2004 to 2017, according to the Sports Business Journal.
The average fan spent $3,200 in 2017, which is $2,000 more than in 2000.
At the same time, the average price of a ticket increased by $1,400 in 2017 to $5,700, a 27 percent increase from 2000.
For most fans, that’s not an enormous increase.
But for those who live in or near the NFL’s smallest markets, the jump in prices is significant.
“This isn’t a cost of living increase,” said Jason Rechler, president of sports marketing firm Marketing Partners.
“These are significant costs for families.
It’s a cost that is a little bit on the high end.”
A large part of the increase comes from the rise of premium seating.
In 2018, the NFL released its new standard of seating, which includes higher-priced seats and additional amenities, like video screens and private dressing rooms.
Premium seating costs $150 to $200 per game.
This year, that increase is $200 to $300 per game, according the SportsBusiness Journal.
A fan attending an average game will be able to watch more than 1,000 people.
A stadium ticket is $300, according a 2015 study by Nielsen.
Premium seats at Levi’s Stadium, the new home of the Los Angeles Rams, will cost $550 per game and seats at the New York Giants’ Meadowlands Stadium, home of New York Jets, will go for $1.4 million.
Premium prices are also up in a few cities, such as Denver, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Detroit, Jacksonville, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Miami, Minnesota, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Seattle and Tampa.
The increase in prices comes as the league has shifted its business away from paying the league’s owners to pay fans, who are now largely paid through the gate.
The cost of ticket sales is still a big part of ticket price increases, though.
The NFL is not obligated to give the league a refund when fans buy a ticket, so if a fan buys a ticket but it’s not for a specific game, they can still deduct the cost.
But that means that if the NFL were to lose money, that would mean the fans who were affected by the cost increases would be refunded.
“The NFL has made it very clear that it doesn’t believe that we should be reimbursing ticket holders in the event of a financial crisis,” said Matt Rochon, president and CEO of Ticketmaster, the league ticketing service.
Ticketmaster’s new “Ticket Transfer Fee” system is designed to reduce the number of times fans are forced to use the money they make from tickets.
“Tickets transfer fees have been on the rise for a long time,” Rochor said.
“But in 2017 it was $60.
If we’re going to be in a crisis we need to be able see some revenue.”
But the fees are already in place.
According to Ticketmaster data, in 2016 the league raised the ticket transfer fee to $150.
In 2020, the fee was raised to $250.
In 2021, the fees were raised to about $400.
This increase is expected to continue through 2021.
Ticket prices in the Big Ten rose by $200 in 2020, according an article by The Washington Post.
And in 2021, Purdue raised ticket prices by $400 in response to the football season.
The price increases are not just for the fans in the cities they play in, but also for players in the smaller markets who aren’t in the stadium.
In 2017, the price of tickets for players playing in the Southwestern Conference was $1 million, according Toilolo.
“We are seeing a very, very significant increase in ticket prices,” he said.
This is not the first time ticket prices have increased.
In the 1960s, the U.S. Olympic Committee increased the cost to watch games from $5.25 to $8.25 per ticket.
The NCAA has a similar policy that costs $3.75 to $6.50 for a ticket for the March Madness tournament.
A recent report by TicketIQ, which tracks the price and performance of tickets, found that fans in certain parts of the country have been getting a lot more expensive tickets than they were in the 1970s and 1980s.
The biggest increases have been in cities like Los Angeles and New York where average prices have doubled.
New York City was able to sell more tickets than any other U.N. city, and its average price has risen by $10.57, compared to $3 in 1970.
That’s a whopping 35 percent increase.
The city has also seen an uptick in ticket price hikes in the suburbs.