2020 & Potential Coronavirus Impact on Secondary Market
The 2020 NFL schedule was recently announced. While this is exciting news for all football fans, there are some major questions marks heading into the 2020 season due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The league remains very confident that the 2020 season will happen on time.
However, the league has already canceled all of its International Series games, and according to SI.com, people within the league office have already begun considering contingency plans for the season. One strong possibility is that games are played in stadiums without fans, something we've already begun seeing in other sports around the globe.
Below is a breakdown at the market value of tickets, based on 2019 secondary market average ticket prices and attendance at 100% capacity. This is not a precise measure, but the simplest way to benchmark the magnitude of losses, by team.
2019 Average Secondary Market Prices*Capacity = Normal-Season Market Value
|Team||Avg Price||Capacity||Market Value|
Coronavirus Risk By NFL Venue
Ahead of fans returning several sports leagues return to action in recent days without fans. Leagues like the PGA, NASCAR, UFC, and other international sports leagues have begun to hold events broadcasted live on television without fans in the stands. Hopefully, that won't be the case comes August across NFL cities.
Where To Buy NFL Tickets & 2020 Refund Policy
Over the last few years, the schedule release has when teams start selling single-game tickets. In a normal market, teams have a good sense of how many season-ticket subscribers they'll have and how many tickets they need to sell through single-game sales or groups. While the NFL did announced a league-wide refund policy yesterday, selling strategies are market-specific based on local risk factors.
Last year, as a point of comparison, 80% of teams were selling single game tickets at the schedule release. This year, that number is 37.5% as the 2nd infographic shows.
Roger Goodell also sent a memo to all 32 teams recently, which stated, "all clubs will have in place a policy under which, if a game is cancelled, or is played under conditions that prohibit fans from attending, anyone purchasing a ticket directly from the club (i.e., season tickets, group sales and/or partial season plans) will have the option of either receiving a full refund or applying the amount paid toward a future ticket purchase directly from the club."
On the secondary market, TicketIQ has Low Price Guarantees on all sold out NFL tickets, in addition to Low Price Guarantees on all sold out concert tickets. That means that if you find a secondary market ticket for less on a site like StubHub or Vivid Seats, we’ll give you 200% of the difference in ticket credit. In our efforts to continue to provide our customers with the best deals, we’ve removed all fees.TicketIQ now shows you the full ticket price from the start of your search. TicketIQ customers save an average of 5%-20% compared to StubHub and Vivid Seats.
Team Ticket Single Game & Season Ticket On Sale Info
|Team||Single Game On Sale||Season Tickets|
|49ers||On Sale||Available Now|
|Bears||On Sale||Available Now|
|Bills||On Sale||Available Now|
|Buccaneers||"This Summer"||Available Now|
|Colts||On Sale||Available Now|
|Dolphins||On Sale||Available Now|
|Giants||On Sale||Available Now|
|Jaguars||On Sale||Available Now|
|Panthers||On Sale||Available Now|
|Rams||On Sale||Available Now|
|Redskins||On Sale||Available Now|
|Titans||On Sale||Available Now|
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