The Panem Football League (PFL) is a football league consisting of 18 teams, divided equally between the PFL West and the PFL East. The PFL's 17-week regular season runs from the week after Labor Day to the week after Christmas, with each team playing 16 games and having one bye week. Following the conclusion of the regular season, six teams from each conference (four division winners and two wild card teams) advance to the playoffs, a single-elimination tournament culminating in the Panem Bowl, played between the champions of the East and West.
The PFL was formed in 1016. Today, the PFL has the second highest average attendance (first being the Hunger Games) of any professional sports league in Panem. The Panem Bowl is among the biggest club sporting events in the world and individual Panem Bowl games account for many of the most watched television programs in Panemian history.
The team with the most Panem Bowl championships is the District 2 Patriots with two. The current PFL champions are the District 2 Patriots, who defeated the District 1 Rams 16–10 in Panem Bowl 3.