RUSH: “NFL Seriously Concerned with Empty Stadiums.” Everybody thinks the National Football League gets its money from TV, and it does. But the ticket take is one of the ways visiting teams make money. They get 40%. I think that’s what it used to be. Visiting team gets 40% of the ticket take, not counting the suites, just the tickets. It’s regular seats, and that’s how they defray travel costs, the away team does. San Francisco, the 49ers, half filled the Rams last Sunday here in the Coliseum?
I mean, it’s glaring how many empty seats there are in way too many NFL stadiums. With games like last night, the seats are gonna get even emptier, and it becomes a studio show. That’s why the blackout rule was in play for so long is to guard against empty stadiums.