NFL To Offer Full Refunds If Lockout Cancels Games
NEW YORK (KDKA/AP) — The NFL announced Tuesday that they will offer full refunds to fans with general admission tickets if games are canceled next season because of a lockout. However it would be up to each individual team to determine its policy for club seats, suites and Personal Seat Licenses.
Season ticket holders can choose to receive a refund or credits toward future games. Fans with individual game tickets can receive a refund or exchange the tickets for future games, with some restrictions.
Refunds will be paid within 30 days after the NFL determines how many games will be played in 2011.
Commissioner Roger Goodell says “we all want football without interruption, but our fans are entitled to know now that they would receive refunds if any games are canceled.”
The NFL owners opted out of the current collective bargaining agreement that is set to expire at the end of the 2010 season. Currently the owners are obligated under the CBA to spend over 50 percent of their revenue on player expenses and the owners want to change that percentage.