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NFL approves 17-game schedule and drops a preseason contest

NFL approves 17-game schedule and drops a preseason contest

Rashard Higgins #82 of the Cleveland Browns goes to stiff arm Minkah Fitzpatrick #39 of the Pittsburgh Steelers for the duration of the 2nd quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium on January 03, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio.

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The National Football League made it official on Tuesday, adding another game to its regular-season schedule.

Team house owners voted in favor of the NFL expanding to 17 games starting with the 2021 season. The NFL had played a 16-game schedule since 1978 when it added two additional games. Then, the league removed two of its preseason games and will achieve one thing similar this time.

The NFL Players Association agreed to add another game when it reached its unique 10-year collective bargaining agreement last year. As part of the added contest, the NFL will slash its preseason from four to three games.

The NFL these days agreed to a unique 11-year media rights agreement with media partners rate more than $100 billion. As part of its unique $2.7 billion rights rate, Disney‘s ABC community will carry two Saturday games in Week 18. The community will receive a unique divisional round playoff contest too.

With a 17th game and reformatted playoff tournament, networks will accumulate pleasure from the added negate material to assist pay for the doubled rights costs.

Advertising data agency MediaRadar estimated Fox alone generated approximately $2 billion in national advertising for its 2020 NFL games. The agency estimated the average ad exhaust around NFL games last season accounted for $15.23 million per contest. Hence, that ad earnings must increase with more games on the NFL’s lineup.

NFL expands international assortment

The NFL also approved expanding its global games.

Each team will play at least once within the international assortment over the following eight years and the NFL can play four games per year in that span starting in 2022. The league wants to play more games in Mexico and the United Kingdom, and is exploring Germany as imaginable location, too.

NFL house owners will vote Wednesday on pointers around membership marketing internationally that will allow teams to leverage their intellectual property outside the U.S.

In addition, Washington Football Team owner Dan Snyder’s $450 million debt demand to assist finance shopping the remaining shrimp partnerships of the membership is also scheduled for the following day.

The minority shares are rate $875 million according to The Unusual York Occasions and the straggle would give Snyder total assist an eye on of the team he purchased in 1999. Owners of the minority shares encompass FedEx CEO Frederick Smith.

NFL approves 17-game schedule and drops a preseason contest