The American National Football League (NFL) is today the envy of sports league around the world. About $ 13 billion revenue is generated by the game annually. 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. In both single and regular programming, the NFL is at the top of the list.
The NFL has also been looking abroad. In the United Kingdom, the game has gained a lot of popularity, and today there are usually two regular seasons in London since 2007. The game has gained so much popularity that the organizers have added another third season. Despite the popularity of the game, there are parents who are against their children joining the game. The American Football puts its players to risk. In 2015, there were about 271 concussions among the NFL players. There has also been concern that British has been losing in the games. 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 this year, there will four games played in London per year. 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. When there is a match, a lot of tickets get sold out thus making the game generate a lot of revenues for the authorities.
The provision of the games across many of the UK’s universities and colleges has made it gain footage in Britain. Due to the embrace that the game has received, many clubs have emerged all the country. It is also becoming clear that educational institutions are the ideal grounds for breeding this sport which has been the case even with the other sports in the past. Even this the time that the NFL, is gaining popularity across Britain, the game was introduced in Britain from the time of the world war two. It was brought about by the British soldiers who were assigned to serve in Britain. 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.