5/4 Update

The NFL has announced that the 2020 schedule will be released on Thursday, May 7th at 8PM EST. 

The NFL’s schedule release has been an event in and of itself in recent years. It’s released the week before the NFL draft in recent history, and typically on the Thursday prior, though 2020 has brought a wholly new challenge in the COVID-19 pandemic, which prompted the league to push back its schedule release to the first week of May. This was to buy a few more weeks’ worth of time to see if there were any changes with regard to limitations to their ability to start the season on time, but it looks like things are good to go and the league is comfortable with the idea of starting on time without delay.

The NFL typically releases its preseason schedule on the week prior to the regular season announcement, but as of this writing, the only thing we know for sure about it is that the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs will be playing in the league’s opening game on Thursday Night Football that comes on September 10th.

The beauty of the NFL’s balanced schedule system is that fans know exactly which teams will be their team’s opponents in the following year as soon as the regular season ends, it’s just a matter of when their team will play what opponent.

Many passionate NFL fans are anxiously awaiting for the full slate to become public so they can begin searching for tickets. But what isn’t so clear is when do NFL tickets go on sale?


NFL Schedule 2020 Tickets – Release Date

Typically fans are able to purchase tickets within 24-48 hours of the release of the NFL schedule from secondary ticket marketplaces. In 2020, NFL tickets may go on sale as early as the morning of Friday, May 8th. If you want to lock up your tickets to see your favorite team early, keep in mind that many other marketplaces charge service fees on top of the listed price at checkout, but not TickPick, which saves you 10% on the same exact seats, compared to our major competitor. 

Check out your teams schedule with tickets by clicking the corresponding link. If you don’t find the tickets you are looking for, be sure to check back as more and more tickets are added each day!

NFL Schedule Release History (As of 2005)

2020 – Thursday, May 7

2019 – Wednesday, April 17

2018 – Thursday, April 19

2017 – Thursday, April 20

2016 – Thursday, April 14

2015 – Tuesday, April 21

2014 – Wednesday, April 23

2013 – Thursday, April 18

2012 – Tuesday, April 17

2011 – Tuesday, April 19

2010 – Tuesday, April 20

2009 – Tuesday, April 14

2008 – Tuesday, April 15

2007 – Wednesday, April 11

2006 – Thursday, April 6

2005 – Wednesday, April 13

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