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NFL teams seeing high early ticket demand despite Covid-19, agency SeatGeek says

Crews test out architectural light ribbons and exterior sign lighting as construction continues at Allegiant Stadium, the USD 2 billion, glass-domed future home of the Las Vegas Raiders on April 23, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller | Getty ImagesNot even one day after the National Football League released its schedule, demand for tickets is notably higher than last year, according to ticket firm SeatGeek.  The company, which specializes in mobile-based ticket reselling, provided CNBC data using secondary ticket information for NFL games. Overall NFL ticket sales are up 234% year-over-year compared with the first 12 hours after the schedule release last year, the agency said. One reason could be more fans using the service because of its favorable refund policy. Also, factors such as relocation, new stadiums and the addition of star players are causing a surge for some NFL teams such as the Raiders, who moved from Oakland, where they played since 1995.

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