Raiders Las Vegas Move Means Major Demand as NFL 2020 Sales Kick Off

TicketNetwork sees strong sales despite Covid-19 uncertainty after NFL schedule release

South Windsor, Connecticut – May 12, 2020 – The Las Vegas Raiders were at the forefront for football fans as NFL tickets for the 2020 season began moving with Thursday's announcement of the league's schedule. Las Vegas, set to open a brand new stadium as the second professional sports franchise in the city, was No. 1 in sales across the TicketNetwork exchange, with more than ten times the volume the team saw over the same span a year ago prior to its move to Nevada.

Despite concern that sales would be sluggish due to the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the uncertainty of when live events with large crowds might return, sales were very strong overall. Sales in the first four days following the schedule release were down by just 30 percent, with the average order value across all teams slightly up from 2019 ($763 compared to $746).

"The early returns are in, and it looks like consumers are very much looking forward to being able to get back out to games to cheer on their teams this fall," TicketNetwork spokesman Sean Burns says. "While there is a lot left to be determined about how and when we might be able to return to large scale events safely, the past few days have shown that there is definitely a demand for these events when we can."

If early returns are to be believed, Las Vegas is going to be the place to be this fall, as the newly-relocated Raiders saw double the sale volume for their home games for all but one other franchise – the Dallas Cowboys. Three Raider home contests made the Top 5 in terms of single-game sales thus far, including its home opener on September 21 against New Orleans, which came in at No. 1 overall. Super Bowl LIV champion Kansas City saw the third-highest sales, followed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who rode a major spike in demand following the offseason signing of Tom Brady – nearly seven times what they saw last season following the schedule release.

2019 NFC Champion San Francisco saw the highest average ticket price across the multitude of websites powered by the TicketNetwork exchange, going for $459 per seat, $41 more than No. 2 Las Vegas. Dallas, Seattle and Green Bay rounded out the Top 5 in terms of average price.

On the flip side, New England saw the biggest reduction in its demand, dropping from the No. 2 total sales position after four days a year ago to the mirror image – ahead of only Washington at the bottom of the table.

NFL 2020 is set to get underway with training camp and preseason games in July and August, with the regular season kicking off with Houston visiting Kansas City on September 10.



Top 10 Selling Teams
  1. Las Vegas Raiders
  2. Dallas Cowboys
  3. Kansas City Chiefs
  4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  5. Los Angeles Rams
  6. San Francisco 49ers
  7. New Orleans Saints
  8. Los Angeles Chargers
  9. Pittsburgh Steelers
  10. Denver Broncos


Highest Average Price
  1. San Francisco 49ers $459
  2. Las Vegas Raiders $418
  3. Dallas Cowboys $326
  4. Seattle Seahawks $304
  5. Green Bay Packers $293


Trending Upward (Total sales vs. 2019)
  1. Las Vegas Raiders
  2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  3. Los Angeles Rams
  4. Baltimore Ravens
  5. Buffalo Bills


Trending Downward (Total Sales vs. 2019)
  1. Washington Redskins
  2. New England Patriots
  3. Cleveland Browns
  4. Chicago Bears
  5. Green Bay Packers


Top 10 Games
  1. New Orleans at Las Vegas – September 21
  2. Houston at Kansas City – September 10
  3. Pittsburgh at Dallas – November 8
  4. Kansas City at Las Vegas – November 22
  5. Tampa Bay at Las Vegas – October 25
  6. Kansas City at Tampa Bay – November 29
  7. Dallas at Los Angeles Rams – September 13
  8. San Francisco at Dallas – December 20
  9. Minnesota at Tampa Bay – December 13
  10. Philadelphia at Pittsburgh – October 11


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