How to buy NFL tickets: Our top tips

If you're trying to work out how to buy NFL tickets, then you've come to the right place.

As the 2022/23 season gets underway, we've decided to put together a guide to talk you through some of the best places to secure seats so you can watch your favourite team compete live and in person.

That said, purchasing tickets can be tough at times, especially when it comes to the sport's most popular events such as Wild Card rounds, Divisional Playoffs, and, the biggest event of them all, the Super Bowl.

As a result, some of the best sports ticket sites around have become an increasingly popular avenue to go down to secure seats. However, they're not the only option available to you if you're looking for tickets to a game.

With that in mind, let's get into how exactly you can buy NFL tickets right here...

How To Buy NFL Tickets

There are several ways to secure tickets to an NFL game; however, it's worth keeping in mind that some of the more popular fixtures will sell out fast, so make sure you're quick to purchase a seat before you miss out.

Sports Ticket Sites

We'll kick things off by discussing sports ticket sites as they offer tickets to almost any game from any NFL team in just one simple place.

More specifically, Ticketmaster is often the go-to place to visit if you're looking to purchase a seat at a game as it is the Official Ticket Marketplace of the NFL.

Ticketmaster image from its website showcasing the 2022 NFL schedule and tickets.
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Credit: Ticketmaster

As a result, you can secure seats to the regular season, Playoff, and even Super Bowl games through Ticketmaster, even when the game you're looking to attend is sold out due to its Ticket Exchange system.

Ticketmaster isn't the only sports ticket website available for NFL games though. Websites like SeatGeek and Vivid Seats can also be used, with the former recommending popular NFL games to you, and the latter providing a great rewards scheme for returning customers.

SeatGeek image from its website showcasing the popular NFL games.
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Credit: SeatGeek

Both SeatGeek and Vivid Seats, as well as Ticketmaster, offer Buyer Guarantees as well, which should ensure any tickets you buy are valid, authentic, accurate, and delivered on time and in advance of the event for added peace of mind.

Through An NFL Team's Website

Alternatively, you can secure tickets to see a specific team play live through each team's own website.

That said, while you can browse tickets through the websites, you'll usually be redirected to tickets provided by Ticketmaster when it comes to actually buying them.

Miami Dolphins image from its website showcasing Ticketmaster's available seats using a diagram of the stadium in the centre.
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Credit: Miami Dolphins

In fact, the buying process is often exactly the same as buying through Ticketmaster, with each team's website providing a graphic of the stadium and its various sections so you can choose exactly where you'd like to sit.

The benefit of going directly through a team's website though is that it allows you to browse through that specific franchise's NFL games, which is helpful if you're an avid fan and looking to attend a fixture wearing your best NFL jersey.

In fact, if you are a fan and you own a season ticket, then buying directly through the team in question means you can utilise benefits such as the Pass-It-On Program as well as granting you access to slightly cheaper tickets to help you make savings over the course of a season.

New England Patriots image from its website featuring a Season Ticket Waitlist graphic of two Patriots fans.
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Credit: New England Patriots

What About The Super Bowl?

As touched on, the Super Bowl is the biggest sporting event in the American football calendar which runs on the second Sunday in February of each year to crown the NFL champion.

With it being such a huge spectacle, especially with the addition of the now iconic Super Bowl halftime show, it's almost always the hardest game to get tickets for in the NFL season.

To make matters even trickier, the two competing teams are only allocated around 35% of the available tickets, with the league holding back 25% for "friends and family". This only leaves a relatively small number of tickets for the general public to purchase.

If you're willing to pay the premium for a Super Bowl ticket though, then sites like Ticketmaster have you covered once again. Ticketmaster offers you the chance to purchase various VIP Super Bowl package deals depending on your preference if you're simply looking to attend the event for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Most teams, if they're competing, will also run lotteries to give people a chance to buy tickets to the Super Bowl at face value from their 17.5% allocation. You'll need to be a season ticket holder to be entered though, so keep this in mind if you're hoping to secure tickets via this method.

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