Ticketmaster: NFL sales up 332 percent
NEW YORK -- With the NFL lockout over, fans seem ready to forgive and fill up stadiums.
Ticketmaster said Tuesday that sales on its NFL Ticket Exchange were up 332 percent Monday from the day before. They were up 294 percent from the previous Monday.
Players approved the new deal Monday, ending the 4½-month lockout.
Also, the league announced Tuesday that all NFL personnel will be reimbursed for salary reductions during the lockout.
Commissioner Roger Goodell sent an email Tuesday to employees of the league, NFL Films, NFL Network and NFL.com telling them they will receive all lost wages from the work stoppage. All salaries will be restored to previous levels.
Goodell himself reduced his salary to $1 during the 4½-month lockout, as did lead counsel Jeff Pash. Goodell earns about $10 million a year, including bonuses, and Pash nearly $5 million.
Seven teams also cut salaries or enforced furloughs during the work stoppage. All of them say they will make good on the lost wages.
Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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