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2012-09-05 12:38:38 PM
FTFA:

7. Packers at Seahawks

Average ticket asking price: $407.14
Date: Sept. 24

The Seattle Seahawks are members of the NFC's Western Division, which Matcovich describes as "a weak division." So why is a ticket to see them host the Green Bay Packers so expensive?

"This is an anomaly, to see the Seahawks this high on the list," he said. "The Packers being a non-divisional opponent, fans are probably excited to see them, since they're a top-tier team."



One important fact that was left out:

It's a Monday Night Football game.
 
2012-09-05 01:05:58 PM
 
2012-09-05 01:11:27 PM

Marcus Aurelius: Deslidified link


I love Deslide (was gonna post the same link). Not only does it remove that crappy slideshow, but it punishes the websites by denying them traffic (at least I'm assuming it does).
 
2012-09-05 01:24:37 PM
Sure are a lot of Bears games on that list.


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2012-09-05 01:26:12 PM
No redskins games, of course.
 
2012-09-05 01:27:04 PM
In the description of the Bears vs Packers, the guy forgot to mention that it's a late-season game that matters between two teams that are expected to make playoff runs.
 
2012-09-05 01:27:30 PM
i love slideshows. the best part of that link is the tab labeled ">> More Slideshows

/who would pay that much for the nfl? just watch it on tv...
 
2012-09-05 01:28:35 PM

PowerSlacker: Sure are a lot of Bears games on that list.


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Soldier field, IIRC, has one of the smallest seating capacities in the NFL. That's bound to drive up demand, especially when the team is good.
 
2012-09-05 01:28:43 PM

PowerSlacker: Sure are a lot of Bears games on that list.


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Their fans travel well. The Bears/Cowboys game at Jerrydome a few years ago almost seemed like a home game for the Bears.

/Going to see them play the Cowboys in Week 4
//Ticket prices? I care not for ticket prices.
///Thank FSM for generous relatives
 
2012-09-05 01:29:37 PM

LucklessWonder: No redskins games, of course.


That actually suprises me. I can't see the slideshow, but from the thread it looks like they're talking about aftermarket prices for specific games.

I'm betting if it was face value ticket cost the Redskins would be in the top 10. Add Parking and I bet they're in the top 1.
 
2012-09-05 01:37:30 PM
I have season tickets to the Ravens-- I have my PSL in the 540 section (Madden style view) that I sell, and then I buy season tickets to a seat in my wife and her family's section.

nice to know that the average ticket for the Cowboys game is for more than $400. I'd be happy to get half of that...
 
2012-09-05 01:53:09 PM

LucklessWonder: No redskins games, of course.


You'd think face value alone would have gotten them in the top 10.
 
2012-09-05 01:53:56 PM

PowerSlacker: Sure are a lot of Bears games on that list.


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Not really.  The Bears raised ticket prices this year (so scalping prices rise relatively.)  They're a very good team.  They're the most popular (and only) team in the 2nd largest market.  And as someone said above, their stadium is one of (if not the) smallest in the NFL.
 
2012-09-05 01:54:59 PM

PowerSlacker: Sure are a lot of Bears games on that list.


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Oh, also... Chicago has a lot of rich people and businesses that want to entertain clients.  Not all of them have suites or legit season tickets.
 
2012-09-05 02:01:36 PM
I got some nice 100 level tickets to take my dad to Carolina @ Chicago this year, they were around $300 about a week after tix went on sale this season. There were tix available for Pack @ Bears on Dec. 15 but that seemed risky... driving from Champaign to Chicago in a potential snowy wasteland to see a game at -15 seemed like too big of a risk when I could get a nice balmy late October game.
 
2012-09-05 02:11:59 PM

Sergeant Crash: I have season tickets to the Ravens-- I have my PSL in the 540 section (Madden style view) that I sell, and then I buy season tickets to a seat in my wife and her family's section.

nice to know that the average ticket for the Cowboys game is for more than $400. I'd be happy to get half of that...


I think I know what you meant, but I misread that as "a seat in my wife." and pictured a very large woman.
 
2012-09-05 02:12:47 PM
Interesting that all the Packer games are Away games. The Packer crowd, from what I see is pretty well spread out, they don't need to "travel well" because so many of them are already there. I'd imagine this has an effect on ticket prices more than local fans wanting to see a "top tier team."
 
2012-09-05 02:15:32 PM
10. Rams at Bears
Average ticket asking price: $398.82
Date: Sept. 23

This is the most expensive ticket the Rams are expected to fetch this season. According to Matcovich, the St. Louis team has seen a small bump in its ticket prices for away games, but that's not what's driving the price up for this one.

"The Bears are driving prices up," Matcovich said. "They had a 10 percent increase in ticket prices, the highest of any team, so any home game they play will be at a premium."


The Cardinals are also playing the Cubs at Wrigley Field that same weekend. Making the road trip up means you could catch both St. Louis vs Chicago baseball and football games that weekend.

I looked at making the trip and double-dipping, but even as far back as June a lot of hotels were sold out or much more expensive than usual for September in Chicago.
 
2012-09-05 02:18:04 PM
I have a friend that will sometimes let me have his dad's ticket to a Raven's game. Now, even though the ticket was free to me, I always get excited about seeing the game and ignore pretty much everything else.

What gets me is that each time I've gone, I see a fight occur outside. Great; you spent how much on tickets to watch the game on the drunk tank TV? I would have hoped that high ticket and concession prices would prevent idiots like this from showing up.
 
2012-09-05 02:22:54 PM

robbiex0r: Interesting that all the Packer games are Away games. The Packer crowd, from what I see is pretty well spread out, they don't need to "travel well" because so many of them are already there. I'd imagine this has an effect on ticket prices more than local fans wanting to see a "top tier team."


I love Packers fans and they travel well. "Cool Story Bro" time.

A few years ago I sold my for $60 face value upper deck nosebleed Rams tickets for like $275 each on Stubhub. Got a ton of trouble the next Rams game from the people around me until I told them how much profit I made.
 
2012-09-05 02:24:01 PM
Watching football live is a snoozer. More inaction than action. At least when you watch baseball live you can enjoy a nice summer day. Who wants to pay 400 bucks a pop to sit in the freezing cold and watch a thirty second huddle followed by a ten second play? Football on TV can be dull, but not as dull as being in the stadium.
 
2012-09-05 02:30:18 PM
talking about steelers/ cowboys:

"They've both played in a couple of Super Bowls, they have huge fan bases, and they both travel well," Matcovich said. "This should be pretty big game."

did they find the guy least knowledgable about football in the country to interview? Tell a Steelers fan they were in 'a couple of super bowls'. see what reaction you get.
 
2012-09-05 02:30:52 PM

hulk hogan meat shoes: Watching football live is a snoozer. More inaction than action. At least when you watch baseball live you can enjoy a nice summer day. Who wants to pay 400 bucks a pop to sit in the freezing cold and watch a thirty second huddle followed by a ten second play? Football on TV can be dull, but not as dull as being in the stadium.


wow... a 10 second play... that had to have been a good one!!!!

someone told me that if you actually took a stop watch and timed the amount of time that the football was actually moving (snap to tackle)... it would equal about to 12 minutes.

i have never timed it-- i guess because it sounds about right, and it would be too depressing to verify it
 
2012-09-05 02:31:14 PM

born_yesterday: I have a friend that will sometimes let me have his dad's ticket to a Raven's game. Now, even though the ticket was free to me, I always get excited about seeing the game and ignore pretty much everything else.

What gets me is that each time I've gone, I see a fight occur outside. Great; you spent how much on tickets to watch the game on the drunk tank TV? I would have hoped that high ticket and concession prices would prevent idiots like this from showing up.


I'd say a majority of east coast football fans that travel are also "Likes to fight" guy. The last time the Eagles came to St. Louis I saw at least two fights and three instances where their fans were being led away in cuffs. When the NY Giants came it was almost as bad.

I could maybe understand if it's a rival team. But Christ, East Coast Sports fan; you're coming to the melow Midwest, to watch your team play a perennial loser and yet you still to have to act like an ass.
 
2012-09-05 02:32:46 PM

SlothB77: talking about steelers/ cowboys:

"They've both played in a couple of Super Bowls, they have huge fan bases, and they both travel well," Matcovich said. "This should be pretty big game."

did they find the guy least knowledgable about football in the country to interview? Tell a Steelers fan they were in 'a couple of super bowls'. see what reaction you get.


Bathroom rape?
 
2012-09-05 02:33:18 PM

hulk hogan meat shoes: Watching football live is a snoozer. More inaction than action. At least when you watch baseball live you can enjoy a nice summer day. Who wants to pay 400 bucks a pop to sit in the freezing cold and watch a thirty second huddle followed by a ten second play? Football on TV can be dull, but not as dull as being in the stadium.



Totally agree.  I love my Saints, and the Dome is awesome in terms of its characters and the noise... but the two hours I went I just didn't care for it.  Give me a bar anyday.
 
2012-09-05 02:39:53 PM

SlothB77: talking about steelers/ cowboys:

"They've both played in a couple of Super Bowls, they have huge fan bases, and they both travel well," Matcovich said. "This should be pretty big game."

did they find the guy least knowledgable about football in the country to interview? Tell a Steelers fan they were in 'a couple of super bowls'. see what reaction you get.


I think it was his attempt at humor. If you know football you know these two teams have a slew of rings.
 
2012-09-05 02:41:44 PM

SlothB77: talking about steelers/ cowboys:

"They've both played in a couple of Super Bowls, they have huge fan bases, and they both travel well," Matcovich said. "This should be pretty big game."

did they find the guy least knowledgable about football in the country to interview? Tell a Steelers fan they were in 'a couple of super bowls'. see what reaction you get.


The Cowboys and Steelers have been to the most, actually. Tied at 8 appearances a piece.

It would be like saying, "People like Peter Frampton because he played guitar a few times."
 
2012-09-05 02:42:25 PM

SlothB77: talking about steelers/ cowboys:

"They've both played in a couple of Super Bowls, they have huge fan bases, and they both travel well," Matcovich said. "This should be pretty big game."

did they find the guy least knowledgable about football in the country to interview? Tell a Steelers fan they were in 'a couple of super bowls'. see what reaction you get.


Maybe he meant "a couple of Super Bowls against each other". (Actually it's three, but that's easy to lose track of.)
 
2012-09-05 02:43:45 PM

mjohnson71: A few years ago I sold my for $60 face value upper deck nosebleed Rams tickets for like $275 each on Stubhub. Got a ton of trouble the next Rams game from the people around me until I told them how much profit I made.


Oh you are the guy I see up there in the upper deck during the Niners games.
 
2012-09-05 02:44:55 PM

The Homer Tax: LucklessWonder: No redskins games, of course.

That actually suprises me. I can't see the slideshow, but from the thread it looks like they're talking about aftermarket prices for specific games.

I'm betting if it was face value ticket cost the Redskins would be in the top 10. Add Parking and I bet they're in the top 1.


I'm going to this game as well. There are 6 of us in total traveling from Chicago to Dallas to watch this gme in Jerry's World. Can't wait to check out that stadium, the jumbotron, and of course the game itself.
 
2012-09-05 02:51:47 PM

recoil47: The Homer Tax: LucklessWonder: No redskins games, of course.

That actually suprises me. I can't see the slideshow, but from the thread it looks like they're talking about aftermarket prices for specific games.

I'm betting if it was face value ticket cost the Redskins would be in the top 10. Add Parking and I bet they're in the top 1.

I'm going to this game as well. There are 6 of us in total traveling from Chicago to Dallas to watch this gme in Jerry's World. Can't wait to check out that stadium, the jumbotron, and of course the game itself.


They're getting it all ready for you!
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BTW, the Silver and Blue Debut is free, but the tickets to this spot where I sat for the practice are $1,250 a piece.
i291.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-05 02:53:42 PM

LucklessWonder: No redskins or Cardinals games, of course.


Improved that for us all.
 
2012-09-05 02:56:00 PM
4. Steelers at Broncos

I wonder, what's the percentage of people who are going just so they can watch Polamalu or James Harrison decapitate Peyton Manning?
 
2012-09-05 03:02:06 PM

recoil47:
I'm going to this game as well. There are 6 of us in total traveling from Chicago to Dallas to watch this gme in Jerry's World. Can't wait to check out that stadium, the jumbotron, and of course the game itself.


It's an amazing stadium, but you'll catch yourself staring at that Jumbotron the entire time instead of watching the field. LOL I plan on being there too, hopefully Da Bears will win like they did a few years ago.

/That was a long, LONG ride back to the house for the 2 Cowboys fans in our group of 6
//Bears....Sassage...Ditka...Bullssss
///Good times
 
2012-09-05 03:10:12 PM
Thanks, but I'll just stay at home and watch on TV.
 
2012-09-05 03:11:41 PM

SlothB77: talking about steelers/ cowboys:

"They've both played in a couple of Super Bowls, they have huge fan bases, and they both travel well," Matcovich said. "This should be pretty big game."

did they find the guy least knowledgable about football in the country to interview? Tell a Steelers fan they were in 'a couple of super bowls'. see what reaction you get.


I just assumed he meant a couple in the last couple decades. Not in the life of the franchises.

Plus the tickets for that game being expensive have nothing to do with Super Bowls. They're expensive because both those teams have large fan bases who are willing to pay to go to games.
 
2012-09-05 03:15:00 PM

Arkanaut: 4. Steelers at Broncos

I wonder, what's the percentage of people who are going just so they can watch Polamalu or James Harrison decapitate Peyton Manning?


With what, their hoverounds? I'm sure most people are going to see Denver's offense expose the geriatric Steeler defense, just like the last game.

//If your defense can't stop Tebow, it ain't stopping a Manning.
 
2012-09-05 03:26:31 PM

madden101: Thanks, but I'll just stay at home and watch on TV.


This.

Been to a few football games in my day (college and pro) and I will say that the only ones I had a good time at were UM games at the old Orange Bowl.

Hockey is the only sport I can attend and actually feel like I got my monies worth out of the whole experience, or makes spending $9.00 on a beer somewhat tolerable.
 
2012-09-05 03:34:04 PM

fatalvenom: madden101: Thanks, but I'll just stay at home and watch on TV.

This.

Been to a few football games in my day (college and pro) and I will say that the only ones I had a good time at were UM games at the old Orange Bowl.

Hockey is the only sport I can attend and actually feel like I got my monies worth out of the whole experience, or makes spending $9.00 on a beer somewhat tolerable.


College football is fun in person; I don't know why the NFL is so dull in comparison. And hockey at any level is going to be fun. HS, junior, OHL, AHL; shiat, even beer league hockey can be interesting to watch. It's just such a fluid game that taking your eyes off the action is nearly impossible. And any breaks in the action (intermissions excepted) are a minute or two at most.
 
2012-09-05 03:36:59 PM

born_yesterday: I have a friend that will sometimes let me have his dad's ticket to a Raven's game. Now, even though the ticket was free to me, I always get excited about seeing the game and ignore pretty much everything else.

What gets me is that each time I've gone, I see a fight occur outside. Great; you spent how much on tickets to watch the game on the drunk tank TV? I would have hoped that high ticket and concession prices would prevent idiots like this from showing up.


Odds are they didn't buy a ticket to the game, just a parking pass to tailgate. Which is also farking expensive. Militant NFL fans piss me off. I may never go to another away game.
 
2012-09-05 03:43:34 PM

Sergeant Crash: hulk hogan meat shoes: Watching football live is a snoozer. More inaction than action. At least when you watch baseball live you can enjoy a nice summer day. Who wants to pay 400 bucks a pop to sit in the freezing cold and watch a thirty second huddle followed by a ten second play? Football on TV can be dull, but not as dull as being in the stadium.

wow... a 10 second play... that had to have been a good one!!!!

someone told me that if you actually took a stop watch and timed the amount of time that the football was actually moving (snap to tackle)... it would equal about to 12 minutes.

i have never timed it-- i guess because it sounds about right, and it would be too depressing to verify it


I've heard this, too, and it sounds about right

In fairness, though, a little action does occur before the snap, so I think one should start the stopwatch when the Center grabs the ball in his stance. Y'know, like when an offense tries to get a defense to encroach. Still, I doubt it would run longer than 23 minutes.

/I like hockey
//Don't understand why my football-loving girlfriend doesn't
///she says it's 'too aggressive'
 
2012-09-05 03:56:02 PM

The_Sponge: FTFA:

7. Packers at Seahawks

Average ticket asking price: $407.14
Date: Sept. 24

The Seattle Seahawks are members of the NFC's Western Division, which Matcovich describes as "a weak division." So why is a ticket to see them host the Green Bay Packers so expensive?

"This is an anomaly, to see the Seahawks this high on the list," he said. "The Packers being a non-divisional opponent, fans are probably excited to see them, since they're a top-tier team."


One important fact that was left out:

It's a Monday Night Football game.


Also, that Matt Flynn guy might have something to do with it......
 
2012-09-05 03:57:12 PM

recoil47: I'm going to this game as well. There are 6 of us in total traveling from Chicago to Dallas to watch this gme in Jerry's World. Can't wait to check out that stadium, the jumbotron, and of course the game itself.


Much like everything else in Texas, Jerry's World is huge and obnoxious. It's more about the experience and very little about watching football.
 
2012-09-05 04:02:53 PM

Randal2477:

Also, that Matt Flynn guy might have something to do with it......


You know something about Russell Wilson that no-one else does? 'Cause Flynn is his backup. ;)
 
2012-09-05 04:15:08 PM

fatalvenom: madden101: ***snip***


I have said many times, every Packers fan should go to Lambeau at least once just for the experience of being in the stadium. Whether there is a game that day or not is irrelevant.

//I have been to 2 preseason games, which were nice, but baseball is much more fun to be in the stadium. Then I went to the last game of the season when we finished the Lions' 0-16 season. It was stupidly cold and, outside of the Packers winning, was only fun because of my brother in-law's awe at the stadium.
 
2012-09-05 04:17:38 PM

mjohnson71: recoil47: I'm going to this game as well. There are 6 of us in total traveling from Chicago to Dallas to watch this gme in Jerry's World. Can't wait to check out that stadium, the jumbotron, and of course the game itself.

Much like everything else in Texas, Jerry's World is huge and obnoxious. It's more about the experience and very little about watching football.


Oh, you've been to the stadium? For a game?
 
2012-09-05 04:30:42 PM

mjohnson71: Much like everything else in Texas, Jerry's World is huge and obnoxious. It's more about the experience and very little about watching football.


Once you're inside and at your seat, it's pretty much about watching football. I think all live pro sports are about the "experience" (being there, being with the crowd, atmosphere, etc). If you just want to watch and have an excellent view, stay home and watch on TV. The Cowboys stadium experience isn't much different than any other pro sports experience. Well, it does have the big freaking TV.
Oh, and on my last trip there, the dude in the seat next to me offered to share his bag of "deer sticks". You don't get that every game and certainly not at home.

/Now, the experience of getting to the stadium is another, unfortunate, story
//No one directing traffic and no signs pointing you to parking. check
///Extremely long line on the highway off ramps with, again, no one directing traffic. check.
////No public transportation option. check (thanks, Arlington)
//That was a preseason game, may be more organized in regular season
//Multi-level slashies. check
 
2012-09-05 04:35:07 PM

johnnyq: Now, the experience of getting to the stadium is another, unfortunate, story


It could never, ever, ever be as bad as getting to the stadium in Irving.

I once left an hour before the game and didn't arrive until the 3rd quarter.
 
2012-09-05 04:42:20 PM

robbiex0r: Interesting that all the Packer games are Away games. The Packer crowd, from what I see is pretty well spread out, they don't need to "travel well" because so many of them are already there. I'd imagine this has an effect on ticket prices more than local fans wanting to see a "top tier team."


KC native here. Last time I was at a home game vs GB, I recall the Packers fans being a decent lot, some of the better tempered ones in the league, despite their team devotion.

Of course, had to deal with Raiders fans all to often - a bunch of asshats the lot of them. Even if they are decent outside the stadium, they can be complete pricks when they get their paint on.

Central northern fans (looking at you, Vikings and/or Bears especially) tend to go through stages through the day, from OK and friendly but a little obnoxious, to much the same but much louder, then damn friendly, followed by belligerent. This isn't tied so much to the game or the day, but rather how drunk they are.

Luckily, since I only ever attend home games at Arrowhead, it is an extremely rare situation where I have to actually listen to any of them.
 
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