The NFL was formed in 1920 to create an organized professional association for football. The league was originally named the American Professional Football Association but was later changed to the National Football League a few years later. The league consisted of 14 teams. Only the Arizona Cardinals and Chicago Bears are still active today.
In the 1960’s the NFL faced strong competition from the American Football League (AFL). The new league was threatening the rapid growth of the NFL. In 1966, the two leagues merged and decided to have a championship game between the NFL and AFL. This gave birth to the Super Bowl. After the merger, the league formed two conferences called the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC).
Today, the NFL has the highest attendance of any of the major sports league. The NFL brings in an average of over 67,000 football fans to every game driving ticket sales through the roof! The NFL is made up of 32 teams split evenly between the American Football Conference and the National Football Conference. Each NFL team plays 16 games over a 17-week season, with one week designated as a bye-week. The regular season is followed by a 6-team single elimination playoff culminating at the Super Bowl played between the AFC and NFC champions. The Super Bowl sees the winner of the AFC Championship Game take on the winner of the NFC Championship Game.
The Super Bowl is one of biggest sporting events in the world bringing average audience of around 1 billion worldwide. Find your tickets today to see your favorite NFL team in action or experience the Super Bowl in person at CapitalCityTickets.com.
Aug 21 – 8:00PM – NFL Preseason: Cleveland Browns vs. New York Giants – FirstEnergy Stadium – Cleveland – Cleveland, OH
Aug 24 – 7:00PM – NFL Preseason: Philadelphia Eagles vs. Miami Dolphins – Lincoln Financial Field – Philadelphia, PA
Aug 24 – 7:30PM – NFL Preseason: Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Carolina Panthers – EverBank Field – Jacksonville, FL
Aug 25 – 5:00PM – NFL Preseason: Seattle Seahawks vs. Kansas City Chiefs – CenturyLink Field – Seattle, WA
Aug 25 – 7:00PM – NFL Preseason: Detroit Lions vs. New England Patriots – Ford Field – Detroit, MI
Aug 26 – 5:00PM – NFL Preseason: Los Angeles Rams vs. Los Angeles Chargers – Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum – Los Angeles, CA
Aug 26 – 7:00PM – NFL Preseason: Baltimore Ravens vs. Buffalo Bills – M&T Bank Stadium – Baltimore, MD
Aug 26 – 7:00PM – NFL Preseason: Atlanta Falcons vs. Arizona Cardinals – Mercedes-Benz Stadium – Atlanta, GA
Aug 26 – 7:00PM – NFL Preseason: New York Giants vs. New York Jets – MetLife Stadium – East Rutherford, NJ
Aug 26 – 7:00PM – NFL Preseason: Dallas Cowboys vs. Oakland Raiders – AT&T Stadium – Arlington, TX
Aug 26 – 7:00PM – NFL Preseason: New Orleans Saints vs. Houston Texans – Mercedes-Benz Superdome – New Orleans, LA
Aug 26 – 7:00PM – NFL Preseason: Denver Broncos vs. Green Bay Packers – Sports Authority Field At Mile High – Denver, CO
Aug 26 – 7:30PM – NFL Preseason: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Indianapolis Colts – Heinz Field – Pittsburgh, PA
Aug 26 – 7:30PM – NFL Preseason: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Cleveland Browns
Raymond James Stadium – Tampa, FL
Aug 27 – 12:00PM – NFL Preseason: Tennessee Titans vs. Chicago Bears – Nissan Stadium – Nashville – Nashville, TN
Aug 27 – 4:30PM – NFL Preseason: Washington Redskins vs. Cincinnati Bengals – FedexField – Landover, MD
Aug 27 – 7:00PM – NFL Preseason: Minnesota Vikings vs. San Francisco 49ers – US Bank Stadium – Minneapolis, MN