It is not a new idea, but it does appear to be a more popular one among the NFL owners.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday that the new fans will be installed on existing stadiums and will replace existing ceiling fans.
The ceiling fans have the potential to create a new “golf ball” experience and will also be installed in other stadiums, Goodell said.
The NFL is hoping to get a foothold in the U.S. market, where more than 40% of all NFL games are played.
“The goal is to have 100% of our games played in stadiums with fan walls that have ceiling fans,” Goodell said during the NFL’s annual meeting.
The league will be the first major professional sports league to install ceiling fans in 2018, according to the league’s website.
It is unclear how many fans the ceiling fans will have.
A source told ESPN’s Darren Rovell that the NFL has not been able to finalize its plans for how many ceiling fans it will install in 2018.
The source said the league had to take a “hard look” at the number of fans that it would install.
The sources did not specify how many of the ceiling fan installations will be in NFL stadiums.
Goodell said the ceiling supporters will help increase stadium revenue and improve safety.
“It will also allow for fans to go up to the highest point in the stadium, as well as allow fans to play with one another, which can be dangerous and disruptive for those who are already in the stadiums,” Goodell added.
The move is likely to anger fans who have said the new ceilings will make stadiums unsafe.
The owners are set to meet Monday to discuss the league proposal, a source told Rovell.
The players association is expected to also join the meeting, as is the league office.
The idea for the ceiling enthusiasts to play a “giant hole-in-one” game in a new stadium has drawn criticism from some players, who argue the game would be too dangerous.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.