NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has signed an executive order to allow medical equipment to be sold at sporting events at an auction, in a first step toward allowing fans to purchase their own gear.
Under the order, the NFL would allow “non-essential” medical equipment that is no more than $2,000 to be used during an event.
It would not be allowed to be transported to the event by air, ground, water, food or water, and it would not require that the equipment be shipped directly from a manufacturer to the venue.
There have been questions raised about whether the NFL can sell equipment on a first-come, first-serve basis, and Goodell has said that it will.
The league has previously said it will allow fans to pay the full price of any medical equipment they want to purchase.
Auctioneer Chris Lattin said that the order would be the first step in bringing the medical equipment market to a level where it can compete with the sports industry, which has struggled to bring new medical technology to fans and businesses.
He added that he hopes that fans will not have to pay more than the full retail price of an item that they want at the auction.
“I think it’s going to be a win-win,” Lattan said.
“If it’s affordable, people can make decisions based on what they want and can buy it on their own time.
If they’re not willing to pay a premium, they can go to the site, they buy it, and then they can bring it to the game and they’re able to play it on the field.
It’s not about being a surgeon or being a doctor.
It can be anything that they can think of.”
A number of high-profile athletes, including some from the NFL and college football, have come out in support of the new order.
NFL players have come forward in support and have raised money for medical equipment.
Last year, former San Francisco 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman donated $10,000 in donated equipment to the NFL’s “Medical Innovation Center” and the medical teams at several colleges and universities.