As Costs of NFL Resale Tickets Continue to Rise, Cord Cutters Save with Streaming




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Ticket resales for the National Football League games have increased anywhere from $20 to nearly 340%, according to a report by The report does a deep dive into the future of ticket resales and price increases on the secondary market.

According to the report, across all 32 NFL teams, the average ticket price is $106.21, while the average resale price on the secondary market is $252.91, which is an increase of 131%. The trajectory of the secondary market looks to continue to increase. In 2015, the resale market average was $141 and is predicted to increase to $327 by 2025, and $493 by 2030. From 2015 to 2030, as a whole, the NFL’s resale ticket market is forecasted to change by 309%.

Fans of The Black Hole in Sin City appear to be hit the hardest by secondary market ticket prices. The average face value ticket for the Las Vegas Raiders is around $153, however, on the secondary market, the average resale ticket is $673, a 339% increase. By 2030, Raiders tickets are expected to cost $1701 on the secondary market, which is a 1239% increase from their 2015 price of $127.

On the other hand, the starting QB of the Houston Texans isn’t the only person that will be happy with a pocket-friendly franchise. The Texans have the league’s lowest average ticket price of $118.07. Their average secondary market resale price is $142, which is an increase of 20%. Compared to 2015 when the resale value was $152, 2030 tickets are only expected to increase by 29% to $196 for the NFL’s youngest franchise. explained their methodology as follows: 

To find the average first sale tickets prices for each NFL team, Statista data was used. This was then compared to secondary market averages which were collected from ticket platform, SeatGeek. These were then compared to figure out the percentage change. 

To forecast each team’s secondary market ticket prices by the year 2030, historical data was acquired from both SeatGeek and TicketIQ. This data was then used with the Excel forecast function to generate predicted secondary market ticket prices for the years 2022-2030. The final column in the table illustrates the potential percentage change over 15 years between 2015 and 2030. The teams were then ranked based on their percentage change.

Check out the chart below to find out what your favorite team’s ticket increase is projected to be by 2030.

With the price of secondary market resale tickets increasing astronomically, cord cutters can save money by finding out how to watch the 2021 NFL season from the comfort of home, below.

How to Watch the 2021 NFL Season Without Cable

Fans will have plenty of options to watch all their favorite NFL teams and stars compete on the gridiron without spending a fortune.

AntennaWeb is a great tool you can use to find out which affiliate in your area will broadcast the local games on CBS, FOX, and NBC.

Select games are available to stream through NFL digital properties such as, the NFL app, and the digital properties of the respective teams. Plus, fans can watch the game on their phones via the Yahoo Sports app.

Most of the major subscription live TV streaming services carry weekly games, so fans can watch the game from anywhere.

  • DIRECTV STREAM has CBS, ESPN, ESPN 2, FOX, and NBC for $70/mo.
  • fuboTV offers CBS, ESPN, ESPN 2, NBC, NFL Network, and FOX in their Family package for $65/mo. Sports Plus with NFL RedZone is only $10.99/mo for fans who want to watch every score and the biggest plays around the league on NFL RedZone.
  • Hulu + Live TV includes CBS, ESPN, ESPN 2, FOX, and NBC for only $65/mo. Fans can watch the biggest plays of the day on NFL RedZone with the Sports add-on for only $10/mo.
  • Sling TV includes ESPN, ESPN 2, NBC, NFL Network, and FOX with their Orange + Blue package for only $50/mo. Big plays, highlights, scores, and the best moments of the day are available on NFL RedZone with the Sports Extra add-on package for $11/mo.
  • Vidgo offers NFL Network, ESPN, ESPN 2, and FOX for only $55/mo.; however, new and returning subscribers can take advantage of their $10/mo. special. Vidgo is the perfect service to catch all the big scores of the day as it includes NFL RedZone.
  • YouTube TV has CBS, ESPN, ESPN 2, FOX, NBC, and NFL Network for only $65/mo. With the Sports Plus add-on, fans can watch the biggest plays and scores on NFL RedZone for $11/mo.
  • ESPN+: Monday Night Football with Peyton & Eli will be available to stream on ESPN+. What has been dubbed as “The Manningcast,” will be available for 10 select games throughout the season and will be simulcasted on ESPN 2. For only $6.99/month, or annually for 69.99/year, subscribers can watch Peyton and Eli Manning(and guests) offer fans an in-depth and alternative perspective on Monday night’s game and the 2021-22 NFL season.
  • The Disney Bundle:  Enjoy the Manningcast on ESPN+, and hit movies, shows, and classics on Disney+ and Hulu (w/Ads) for only $13.99/month, or upgrade to Hulu (No Ads) for $19.99/month via The Disney Bundle.
  • Peacock Premium subscribers can watch every Sunday Night Football game, Thanksgiving Day game, and Super Bowl LVI for only $5/mo.
  • Paramount+ is an inexpensive way to watch live games on CBS for only $9.99/month or $99.99/year.  
  • Prime Video will be broadcasting Thursday Night Football and will soon become its exclusive home. The streaming service will have a loaded schedule of games over the upcoming weeks. Fans can subscribe to Amazon Prime for $12.99 per month or $119 per year and get access to Prime Video, Free Two-Day Shipping, Amazon Music Prime, and much more.  For 8.99 per month, fans can subscribe to Prime Video to watch TNF, thousands of TV shows, and movies.

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