Jan 5, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; General view of the NFL Wild Card logo on the field before a game between the Houston Texans and Cincinnati Bengals during the AFC Wild Card playoff game at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Changes Playoff Ticket Policy

The Detroit Lions followed what had been the standard operating procedure in sending out invoices and billing season ticket holders for a potential home playoff game last season. In the end, fans weren’t out anything as they could either receive a refund or have the funds applied as pre-payment on their 2014 season ticket package.

During the annual league meeting, owners approved a change that limits the billing of playoff games to only after the team has actually clinched such a game.

The other NFL playoff ticketing policy that changes as a result is the former practice of charging for the maximum number of home playoff games up front. So, even for a division champion facing a potential road divisional game, the team, per the league’s policy, also collected money for a potential home conference championship game. The new policy puts a pay-as-you-go system in place.

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