At the close of NFL spring meetings, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell spoke about the upcoming court rulings that will determine the future course of the lockout the owners imposed in March. Goodell acknowledged that the fans are another side involved in this ongoing dispute:
"Fans want certainty," Goodell said. "We can't underestimate that the fans are going through challenges just in the general economy."
Goodell mentioned season tickets and suites as already affected by the lockout, but it's also much more than that if games are missed. Single-game ticket sales will also be hurt during the summer if a new Collective Bargaining Agreement is not reach by the.
Most of the spring meeting covered the current state of the lockout as well as what business model the NFL needed to adopt. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones sees the NFL as part of a larger whole that is undergoing change. Plans for opening weekend were discussed and are none of it is danger of needing alteration just yet.
Overall, the message was that the longer this goes on the more the fans, the owners and the players lose out on.
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