The NFL revamped its Super Bowl Ticket Lottery entry in 2019 and it looks like they’ll be keeping things the same this year. That means no traditional random drawing, but more of a reward system for NFL fans. We’ll keep you posted on any news or updates, but for now, you can find all the official information on their page here. Also, keep reading to see how you can get free Super Bowl party tickets!
What Is the NFL Super Bowl Lottery?
According to their official statement, the NFL wants to give back to some of their most loyal fans since, after all, the fans are the ones who make the NFL successful. They want these fans – well, a select few anyway – to be able to attend the big game without the worry of big ticket prices. This year, they’ll be handing out 500 free Super Bowl tickets to the most dedicated NFL fans. But don’t worry, there’s other ways to win tickets!
Who Has a Chance To Win Super Bowl Tickets From the NFL?
Well, you kinda need to be a fan… and a great person.
Super Bowl Tickets are being handed out by NFL to deserving people around the league. What are the qualifications for winners? Well, there aren’t any exact specifications, other than that the recipients will be “the most deserving fans, those who exemplify the heart of their team’s spirit.” That includes “community heroes” and “the most avid followers” of the NFL around the globe. This is their attempt to provide a once-in-a-lifetime experience to fans and show their appreciation for that support.
How Exactly Will They Give Away the Tickets?
Well, if it’s anything like past years, they allowed the teams themselves to hand out 256 of the 500 available free tickets. Because, in their words, the NFL clubs and players know their fans best. Throughout last season, they surprised fans at tailgates, stadiums, and even at home.
Then, 64 of the tickets were distributed by nominees for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award. Finally, the NFL distributed the remaining 180 tickets at league events like youth football clinics, fan forums, and using social media and other channels. They also partnered with the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee to give out tickets to local fans. They even gave some away at the Super Bowl Experience just moments before the game.
Right now, we’re not sure whether the NFL is planning to distribute tickets in a similar manner to other years.
What Types of People Won Free Super Bowl Tickets Last Year?
Lots. In 2021, more than one-third of the attendees were vaccinated health care workers who got into the game for free. Last year, the Super Bowl looked a lot different than it ever had before, so the NFL made sure to support some of our modern day heroes on the COVID-19 front lines.
This year, however, it may look a lot more like it did pre-COVID. A few years back, Four LAPD officers who coach a youth football team of 8- to 13-year-olds in a high-crime neighborhood were awarded free tickets. They keep the kids safe after school with football, providing tutors as well as incentives for better grades. The officers took a group of young players to a Falcons-Rams playoff game where they were called out onto the field and presented with tickets by Goodell.
So it’s possible that we can expect a similar timeframe and even more heart-wrenching stories during this year’s giveaway. The NFL’s senior vice president of events, Peter O’Reilly, said, “It’s not a sweepstakes. It’s about identifying incredible fans and those who are doing great things in their community.”
Roger Goodell (@nflcommish) gave away Super Bowl tickets to these LAPD officers, who are also youth football coaches who started the Watts Bears, a football program serving kids in one of the most gang affiliated neighborhoods in LA. 👏pic.twitter.com/s0uXVqKvFw
— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) January 7, 2018
But hey, some lucky folks win tickets from Roger Goodell while they’re tailgating or hanging out at the bar before NFL games. It could happen!
Are there any stipulations if you win?
Yes. You have to pick them up at the stadium on the day of the big game. And you can’t resell them.
What about the ADA Lottery?
The ADA Random Drawing for Super Bowl tickets will remain unchanged from previous years. They’ll accept entries from February 1 to June 1, which means you’re already too late to enter for Super Bowl 56.
The only other tickets that come straight from the NFL will be sold through their licensed hospitality partner, On Location. The rest of the NFL’s tickets are sent directly to teams and their family members and friends, season ticket holders, and members of the media, NFL partners, and sponsors.
So that’s it! Just be an all-around great person who loves football and get your story to the NFL! And you might have a chance at their Super Bowl giveaway…
Want Tickets? Fan’s Got Them!
If you’ve decided to not leave your Super Bowl attendance up to chance, you can get them right here on Fan.
Want Free Super Bowl Party Tickets?
Fan is also the spot for all things Super Bowl parties in Los Angeles this year. Here you can find all the best parties to go to in LA.
There’s also party ticket giveaways going on! Maxim and Shaq’s Fun House are some of the hottest Super Bowl parties in LA this year and now’s your chance to go for free. There’s multiple ways to enter, including posting a video of yourself to social media “partying like Shaq.” So what are you waiting for? You can find out all the different ways to enter for free Super Bowl party tickets here.