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NFL proposes pay-to-play option to potential Super Bowl halftime performers

By | Published on Wednesday 20 August 2014


American football overseer the NFL is currently unable to decide who to pick to play the Super Bowl halftime show in February next year, and is asking potential acts to bid for the slot, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Traditionally the NFL has covered performers’ travel and production expenses. However, sources told the newspaper that Rihanna, Katy Perry and Coldplay have been asked if they would be willing to contribute a cut of their post-Super Bowl tour income to the NFL in return for having the high profile half time show performance spot.

The sports league apparently said it would also accept other financial contributions if giving up touring profits wasn’t agreeable, but, it seems, the whole pay-to-play suggestion has not been well-received by the artists’ reps.

An NFL spokesperson refused to comment on potential deals to the WSJ, but said the only aim was “to put on the best possible show”.