In a rare instance of a sports league making a concerted effort to make tickets more affordable, the NFL announced today that the average ticket price for playoff games will be down about 10% from last season.
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"We want to be responsive to the economic challenges facing our fans," the league said in a statement.
The exact ticket prices won't be known until it's known which teams are hosting postseason games, but NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sent ticket pricing guidelines to all playoff contending clubs that included cost-cutting measures such as allowing teams to charge less money for wild card games than for divisional playoff games.
Although I'd be concerned that a cut in the face value of tickets will simply mean greater profit margins for scalpers, it's hard to argue with a sports league cutting costs for its fans. Good for the NFL.