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But not on a list you want to be included on.http://sports.yahoo.com/top/news?slug=ys-247wallstreet-pro_teams_losing_fans_091511No real analysis is offered. The interesting thing about this list is the variety of cities represented. Oakland twice, but also Cleveland, Baltimore, Seattle, Detroit, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Columbus, Tampa, Indianapolis and Philadelphia.Not mentioned but could easily make the list: LA (Dodgers have had a huge attendance drop with ownership mess), New York (Mets peaked a 4 million in home attendance in 2008 and will be about 40 percent less this year).Notice that MANY on that list have strong NFL franchises, but weak teams in other cities. Clearly fans are frontrunners in those cities to the point of choosing to spend most or ALL of their disposable income on their WINNING teams. Example: The more the Steelers win, it certainly doesn't help the Pirates. Philly hasn't always supported the Eagles well. But winning all the time, they sell out consistently. Phillies fall into same category. But Sixers go from top ticket to a distant fourth in the city once they don't win for a decade.
Wow. Another negative thread from Cyber**CENSORED**. Go Bucs!
I'm trying to find a pair of tickets to the Falcons game next weekend and am having trouble finding anything under $40/ea in a stadium that will end up being half empty. This is completely assinine. Why they have no interest in marketing their product and making it accessible to those interested is beyond me.
RH, you bring up a good point. Lowering ticket prices for those already going does nothing or at least very little to spark fan attendance. Let's say you have 10K people on the fence. They go to the game if it's $30 a ticket. But if you boost the price to $60 or more for the next segment of tickets they won't go.You stimulate fan interest to having 20K people on the fence. Once you sell out all the $30 tickets, the new fans you attracted won't go to the game. You stubbornly have too many tickets in your stadium with prices too high.It doesn't matter that you lowered ticket prices across the board. Hypothetically if your tickets are $100 beyond what someone will pay, lowering the price $20 does nothing. It's just superficial posturing for the media.
Quote from: RHBucsFan on September 16, 2011, 08:33:57 AMI'm trying to find a pair of tickets to the Falcons game next weekend and am having trouble finding anything under $40/ea in a stadium that will end up being half empty. This is completely assinine. Why they have no interest in marketing their product and making it accessible to those interested is beyond me.Less than $40 a ticket?? What are you F'ing kidding me with that **CENSORED**? Is there something wrong with you mentally?Tell me this, how much do they charge for tickets in the same stadium to a USF game? Wow, it's professional sports. The players are paid millions. The stadium worth hundreds of millions. Reality check brother....This is what is wrong with the Tampa Bay fan base. People like you. Check the Falcons website, see what their tickets are going for, keep in mind RJS is one of the nicest stadiums in the league with the best facilities.