When Did the NFL Start Giving Away Tickets to Sports Events?
The NFL is finally starting to do away with its “Free Ticket” policy for NFL games.
Last week, the league announced that it would end its “free ticket” policy and allow fans to purchase tickets through an online ticketing platform.
However, the NFL is not the only league with a similar program.
This past weekend, the Chicago Bears sold out their entire season ticket holders for the 2017 season.
The Bears announced that they sold out seats for the Bears-Green Bay Packers game, which the Bears were scheduled to play.
The announcement also included a message from Bears President of Football Operations Stan Kroenke: “I am very pleased to announce that we will be hosting our Super Bowl LI home opener on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Soldier Field.
We have a great fan base here at Soldier and the fans are the reason we are in this position.”
The Bears also sold out the 2017 NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers and the Super Bowl XLIX against the New England Patriots.
According to CBS Sports, the Bears also took in over $300 million in revenue from ticket sales and concessions in 2017.
Tickets for the Superbowl XLIX are still available, but there are a few caveats.
Fans will need to purchase a seat in the right section of the stadium (i.e. the one that is reserved for the home team) or purchase a ticket at a discount of $50.
In addition, tickets will not be able to be reserved in advance.
The Super Bowl is just a couple of days away, so the Bears have to make the best of it.
If you want to be in the best seats, the best seat in Soldier Field is at the home of the Bears.
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