Report: Ticket sales rise despite lockout

Posted May 31, 2011 @ 10:26 a.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Despite the uncertainty if there will be a 2011 NFL season or not, Daniel Kaplan of SportsBusiness Journal reports that fans are as eager as ever to hand over money to teams.

Kaplan, writing on Twitter Tuesday morning, said the league is ahead of their 2010 pace for selling season tickets, even though there is a possibility of preseason and regular season games being missed due to the lockout. League owners were told by NFL officials of this news last week at their meetings in Indianapolis, Kaplan reported in SportsBusiness Journal, according to ProFootballTalk.com.

According to a report by Sports Illustrated's Jim Trotter, every team except for the Giants have required fans to pay for their seats despite the labor uncertainty. The Giants have not mandated fans looking to purchase seats to pay any money until a new Collective Bargaining Agreement is reached. Many figured that sales would drop due to the current labor strife, though it appears that it has gone the other way.