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New York, NY (Sports Network) – The National Football League has announced a ticket refund policy for next year if any preseason or regular-season games are cancelled due to a work stoppage.

Only general admission tickets will be applied to the policy, leaving the individual teams to determine its own policies for club seats, suites and personal seat licenses.

“We are working hard to secure an agreement with the union that is fair and forward-thinking to ensure our game is sound and strong well into the future,” said NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in the league’s press release. “We know we will reach an agreement at some point. We all want football without interruption, but our fans are entitled to know now that they would receive refunds if any games are cancelled.”

Full refunds will be offered for all preseason and regular-season home games that are cancelled. Season and partial season ticket holders will have the option to receive refunds in either the form that they paid for tickets or in credits toward future games.

Fans who purchased individual game tickets will be offered a refund or the right to exchange their ticket to a cancelled game for a ticket to a future game as selected by the club and subject to availability.

Refunds will be paid no later than 30 days after final determination of how many games will be played during the 2011 NFL season.