With a new proposal from the owners to end the NFL lockout on the table, the players union is currently preparing to vote on the league's new collective bargaining agreement deal over the next few days. While some NFL stars have publicly blasted the owners' move to pressure the players into signing the deal, the widespread belief is that an agreement will be finalized in the next few days. Many insiders are expecting NFL training camps to open as early as next week with the regular season opener between the NFL champion Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Saints scheduled for Monday, September 8th.
The players have cited the need for improved post-career benefits like workers compensation, player pension, and health insurance as key issues that will be discussed in the coming days. A vote could take place Monday with the details of the proposal being poured over by all 32 team player representatives. Now that it appears that the lockout is on its last leg, fans are racing to buy 2011 NFL tickets at Vivid Seats. In the unlikely event that no season is played this year, all ticket buyers will receive a full refund. We do suggest securing your tickets now as we are expecting seats to fill up fast when the lockout officially comes to an end.