Today in the world, the American National Football League has gained a lot of popularity across the world. The current annual revenue for the sport is estimated to be at $13 billion. The high revenues generated by the NFL makes it the world’s richest sport. In the year 2015, the average attendance of the game was estimated to be at 68000 which was the highest in the world of sports. The NFL is also enjoying a wide range viewership.
The NFL has also been looking abroad. Starting from 2007, it has been staging at least two regular-season games in the United Kingdom. Recently it has increased the games to three. Despite the popularity of the game, there are parents who are against their children joining the game. This is due to the dangers associated with it. It has been reported that as many as 271 concussions were suffered by the football players in 2015. British teams have also been suffering losses. 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. Not only is the NFL gaining a big following in Britain, it is also benefiting from being televised in the Asian Markets.
Starting from 2018, at least four games will be played in London. This is after there has been an agreement with two Britain’s leading free to air and paid TV channels. One of the TV channels that has gone into the agreement will air 100 live matches while the other one is to have weekly highlight 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. There has been many clubs that are coming up in 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. The American soldiers who were taken to serve in Britain were the ones who introduced the game. There has however been considerable change in the recent years as the game has continued to gain popularity.
Another factor that makes the American National Football League to gain popularity in Britain is the fact that it is a good sport to bet on. 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.