The American NFL has become one of the enviable leagues in the world. The current annual revenue for the sport is estimated to be at $13 billion. This makes it be the world’s richest sports league. In 2015, it was estimated that the average attendance of each NFL game in the U.S was about 68000. The NFL is also enjoying a wide range viewership.
Not only is the game based in the United States, it is also going international. One of the regions that have embraced NFL is the United Kingdom. The game has gained so much popularity that the organizers have added another third season. However, there are many people who do not find the game very appealing. The discouragement comes from the fear of the dangers that are associated with the game. In 2015, there were about 271 concussions among the NFL players. There is also concern that the British teams have been losing. The sale of NFL merchandises and commercial rights generate a lot of revenue thus compensating for the loses made by the loses of the British Team. Also playing in London presents a new huge market because the games are televised to the Asian market.
According to the current arrangements, there will be at least four fixtures in London. This is after there has been an agreement with two Britain’s leading free to air and paid TV channels. The agreement with the Sky channel is to show 100 live matches during the season while BBC is to have weekly highlights shows. There has also been a big sell out of tickets which are bringing a lot of revenue to the organizers.
The provision of the games across many of the UK’s universities and colleges has made it gain footage in Britain. This has led to many clubs emerging all over the country. The educational institutions have once again proved that they are the ideal place to nature sport talents in the United Kingdom. The American Football has is not the time it is being introduced in Britain because it has been there since the world war two. This resulted from the American soldiers who were being assigned to be in the British soil. Unlike the previous year’s however, the game has continued to gain a lot of popularity.
Because the American Football is a good game to bet on, it has gained more popularity among fans of betting. There has been an increase in the online free bets in the U.K and when there is a new sport, it makes the gambling more interesting.