NFL Fans React To Insane Ticket Demand For Seahawks-Bucs Game In Germany And Wild Scalper Prices

Scalpers Exploit Insane Demand For Bucs-Seahawks Tickets In Germany

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Football (specifically the version where the vast majority of players will never use their feet) is a distinctly American sport, but that hasn’t prevented the NFL from making some big strides to attempt to grow the game on an international level in recent years.

The league had a footprint overseas for around a decade in the form of the developmental spring league known as NFL Europe. That organization was disbanded in 2007, but the Dolphins and the Giants faced off at Wembley Stadium in London that very same year in the inaugural NFL International Series showdown (two years after the Cardinals and the 49ers participated in the first regular season game held outside the United States during a contest at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City).

In February, a report surfaced that suggested the NFL had turned its attention to Germany, and in May, that rumor was officially confirmed when we learned the Seahawks and the Buccaneers will be going toe-to-toe at Allianz Arena in Munich on November 13th (much to the chagrin of many Seattle fans on the West Coast who will have to wake up for a 6:30 AM kickoff).

Tickets for the game went on sale on Tuesday morning, and if there was any doubt about the demand to get into the venue, it was immediately put to rest courtesy of the many people who posted screenshots of the insanely long lines that formed in the virtual waiting room (including one person who found themselves stuck behind close to two million potential buyers).

It should come as no surprise that many of the people who managed to get their hands on tickets decided to attempt to flip them for a tidy profit, and it didn’t take long for resale sites to get hit with a deluge of scalpers seeking some truly exorbitant prices.

Bummer.

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Connor Toole is the Deputy Editor at BroBible. He is a New England native who went to Boston College and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. Frequently described as "freakishly tall," he once used his 6'10" frame to sneak in the NBA Draft and convince people he was a member of the Utah Jazz.