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(Fox 31 Denver)   The average cost for two people to watch an NFL game is $209. Leaving your house and actually watching the game in the stadium? Slightly more   (kdvr.com) divider line 19
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2013-09-10 07:46:56 AM
MY LOCAL SPORTS TEAM IS BETTER THAN YOUR LOCAL SPORTS TEAM.
 
2013-09-10 07:52:17 AM
I have no sympathy.  The fans brought it onto themselves.
 
2013-09-10 07:55:32 AM
My season tickets are $100 per game. I'm okay with that, except for the preseason game tickets costing as much as regular season tickets.
 
2013-09-10 08:06:55 AM

space1999: I have no sympathy.  The fans brought it onto themselves.


You could say...they bought their ticket.

/*The Who guitar rif*
 
2013-09-10 08:07:15 AM
My club seats were $240 when I bought Buccaneers tickets last, which was the first season Raheem Morris was the coach.  They threatened suit and tried to enforce the PSL when I decided to no longer buy them, until they were threatened with class action suits by a number of different attorneys.  I will never buy a ticket to see them again.  They made a whole bunch of enemies when they tried to pull that crap and you wonder why no one is buying tickets and home games are blacked out.  Treat someone like that who is throwing $5k at you before even getting beer #1 and you will not get anything else from them.  Ever again.
 
2013-09-10 08:12:18 AM
$75 per ticket in the upper deck of the end zone
$50 in tailgate food, booze and assorted supplies
$50 in gas, tolls and parking

The aggravation of the Parking Gestapo breaking out the protractor to see if I'm one attometer off-center, the security theater that forces either an early packup or a late admission and the traffic nightmare leaving the lot? Priceless
 
2013-09-10 08:13:37 AM
I can always get corporate free tickets for my team, however I would rather watch it on television.
 
2013-09-10 08:24:23 AM
Making money by moving a ball.
 
2013-09-10 08:33:24 AM
The last game I went to was for the Lions vs Green Bay (near Detroit here). My ticket was $94 for a lower bowl corner. I was farking wasted when I ordered the ticket. I woke up the next morning, checked my email, saw I had a receipt and at first didn't believe them. Then I checked my browsing history at the time. I couldn't return so I went anyways. Still had a blast, saw the Lions blow it again in the 4th. That was my first NFL game in a decade. It will most likely be the only one for the next decade.
 
2013-09-10 08:36:26 AM

Gecko Gingrich: You could say...they bought their ticket.


Let 'em crash?
 
2013-09-10 08:41:53 AM
The NFL is screwing itself in the long term. I already gave up on pro football and lots of other casual watchers I know are rapidly doing the same. Between blackouts, the lock DirecTV has had on Sunday Ticket (not to mention it's poor quality and high cost) and the obnoxious cost and inconvenience of actually attending a game a lot of people are giong to start losing a lot of interest. Not enough to make it go away or anything, but I have a hard time seeing how it stays the ridiculous cash cow it is now.

For $96 a year I have Netflix to give me instant digital gratification. I've spent about $200 on video games on Steam in the last year and I now have so many stacked up waiting to be played that I could just do that with my free time for probably the next three years.

Sorry, NFL. Your product is of poor quality, high price and low convenience. You offer crap and only fanatics are going to care after much longer.

/ but, no, I'm sure you're totally immune to the effects of your own hubris just like the MLB was until the mid-90s...
 
2013-09-10 08:43:36 AM
Wait to about a week before the game you want to attend, check Ebay for the tickets. You may not find tickets for the big games, but you will find a decent selection of tickets for other games and usually at about a 1/3 to 50% of the face value of the ticket. Works every time I want to go to a Bears game.
 
2013-09-10 08:47:47 AM

skozlaw: The NFL is screwing itself in the long term. I already gave up on pro football and lots of other casual watchers I know are rapidly doing the same. Between blackouts, the lock DirecTV has had on Sunday Ticket (not to mention it's poor quality and high cost) and the obnoxious cost and inconvenience of actually attending a game a lot of people are giong to start losing a lot of interest. Not enough to make it go away or anything, but I have a hard time seeing how it stays the ridiculous cash cow it is now.

For $96 a year I have Netflix to give me instant digital gratification. I've spent about $200 on video games on Steam in the last year and I now have so many stacked up waiting to be played that I could just do that with my free time for probably the next three years.

Sorry, NFL. Your product is of poor quality, high price and low convenience. You offer crap and only fanatics are going to care after much longer.

/ but, no, I'm sure you're totally immune to the effects of your own hubris just like the MLB was until the mid-90s...


This. But when I want to watch a game there are sites that stream the games of course. So I take that route if I realllly want to watch a game. That is maybe twice a year. But I agree, I do not have cable, and the only streaming service I have now is Hulu. Between working 40-50 hours a week and studying, I really do not have time for the shiat on TV. It sure as hell isn't worth the price tag. My parents never had cable. I only had while in college because it came with the dorms. 100 channels and not a farking thing on. I work too hard to spend hundreds of dollars a month to watch commercials.
 
2013-09-10 09:06:33 AM

skozlaw: already gave up on pro football and lots of other casual watchers I know are rapidly doing the same.


I take it you haven't seen their revenue lately. Or their ratings.
 
2013-09-10 09:22:17 AM
1) Take the bus to the game.
2) Buy decent tickets on the secondary market for a shiatty team at well below face value
3) Stock up on food and drink prior to the game

Makes the experience quite enjoyable, and works for just about any sport
 
2013-09-10 09:30:41 AM
fark the nfl...try nascar prices
 
2013-09-10 09:39:50 AM

cameroncrazy1984: I take it you haven't seen their revenue lately. Or their ratings.


I'm speculating on future trends. Hence the very first line of the post which includes the phrase "long term".

Although I'm also open to the possibility that the "real" fans are so rabid that they'll pay literally any amount and so future revenue could remain consistently high no matter how many people are actually providing it.
 
2013-09-10 09:40:55 AM

mr lawson: fark the nfl...try nascar prices


Nascar?  Pfft ... do you have any idea how expensive hookers and blow has gotten these days?
 
2013-09-10 10:12:11 AM
It ain't baseball where there are 82 home games, there are only 8.   If you aren't a shiatty team $100 is not a ridiculous price to ask for a limited commodity.

Or you can pick up Jets tickets under face value when your team comes to town..
 
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