The National Football League (NFL) is a professional American football league that consists of 32 teams, divided equally between the American Football Conference (AFC) and the National Football Conference (NFC). The NFL is one of the four major North American professional sports leagues, the highest professional level of American football in the world. The NFL's 17-week regular season runs from late September to early January, with each team playing 16 games and having one bye week. Following the conclusion of the regular season, six teams from each conference (four division winners and two wild card teams) advance to the playoffs, a single-elimination tournament culminating in the Super Bowl, which is usually held in February. The league is headquartered in New York City. The NFL was formed in 1920 as the American Professional Football Association (APFA) before renaming itself the National Football League for the 1922 season. The NFL agreed to merge with the American Football League (AFC) in 1966, and the first Super Bowl was held at the end of that season; the merger was completed in 1970. Today, the NFL has the highest average attendance (67,591) of any professional sports league in the world and is the most popular sports league in the United States. The Super Bowl is among the biggest club sporting events in the world and individual Super Bowl games account for many of the most-watched television programs in American history, all occupying Nielsen's Top 5 tally of the most-watched broadcasts in U.S. television history. The league has held 32 annual drafts since 1936. The most recent one was held on April 27–29, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. The first NFL Draft was held on February 8, 1936. As of 2017, the NFL has historically been divided into two separate but equally important conferences: the American Football Conference (AFC) and National Football Conference (NFC). The AFC was established first and currently consists of 16 teams organized into four divisions: the East, West, North, and South. The NFC is slightly younger as it was established in 1967 as part of the AFL-NFL merger. It also has 16 teams organized into four divisions: East, West, North, and South. In total, there are 32 NFL teams spread out across the United States, with 28 of them located in cities with populations over one million people. The other four teams are located in comparatively smaller markets. The NFL is a private business; it is not part of the federal government and all team owners are financially independent of each other. However, the league does enjoy some exemptions from various laws and regulations due to its unique status as a non-profit organization. For example, the league is exempt from anti-trust laws, which allow it to monopolize the industry and prevent any other football leagues from forming and competing against it. The NFL's income is derived from several sources, including television contracts, ticket sales, merchandise sales, and licensing fees. The league also generates income from advertising, although this is a relatively small amount compared to the other sources. The NFL is the only sports league in the world that has not had a work stoppage since 1987 when the players went on strike for several weeks. This is largely because the league has been able to secure long-term contracts with its players, which gives both the league and the players a financial incentive to avoid any sort of work stoppage. Are you ready for some football?! The NFL regular season is just around the corner and we've got your hookup for cheap tickets! Whether you're looking to tailgate with some buddies or snag a seat in the nosebleeds, we've got you covered. Just head on over to Yadara and browse through our selection of NFL tickets. We've got tickets to all of your favorite teams, so you can root, root, root for the home team from the comfort of your own home! And don't worry about getting gouged on prices - our NFL tickets are always cheap and affordable. So what are you waiting for? Get in the end zone today at Yadara! For more ticket information, visit our website at Yadara.com.