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(SeattlePI)   Seattle Seahawks to fans: "Hey thanks for supporting us on our Super Bowl run. Oh yeah, have fun with the 12% ticket price increase this year, mmmmmmkay?"   (blog.seattlepi.com ) divider line
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517 clicks; posted to Sports » on 15 Mar 2014 at 6:38 PM (2 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-03-15 06:44:17 PM  
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TheCheese: The 'Hawks sure are giving the fans the middle finger after winning the Game Which Cannot Be Named.

On one hand you have the 12% ticket price increase, and on the other you have a likelihood that they won't even get to the playoffs next year because of all the players that they've traded away since the end of the season.


Can you name one of the players they traded that would've made that large of an impact?  The only ones that comes to my mind is Tate or Rice.  With Harvin and Kearse still around with Baldwin likely staying, they can manage investing in less experienced receivers.  Their main reacquisition was Bennett and that's already done.
2014-03-15 06:26:50 PM  
2 votes:
"Dumbass", subby?

Was the "Obvious" tag on vacation?
2014-03-15 06:06:03 PM  
2 votes:
While there are plenty of teams that will jack prices without a performance to justify it.  I would think they feel even with the increase they will have no issues filling their stadium.  Supply and demand.
2014-03-15 10:35:56 PM  
1 vote:

Summoner101: Can you name one of the players they traded that would've made that large of an impact? The only ones that comes to my mind is Tate or Rice. With Harvin and Kearse still around with Baldwin likely staying, they can manage investing in less experienced receivers. Their main reacquisition was Bennett and that's already done.


Yes, I don't get the sky is falling media narrative.  In Seattle, they have very successfully built a next man up philosophy and are one of the rare teams with the depth to do so.  I was surprised that Tate didn't stay, and that Bennett got so much, but, still, if you look at the WRs, they aren't hurting.  They will most likely re-sign Rice (unless the 49ers stick it to 'em), and have Harvin, Kearse, Lockette, Walters, and then the new guy, Price, who may be a bust or may be awesome.  They may pick up a big WR later in the draft (there's a guy out of WI that used to play with Wilson, but I can't remember his name).

I do worry about the OL.  Giacomini was a bit of a turnstile, but he was a grumpy turnstile, and he usually aggravated the holy hell out of opponents.  Still, with Browner and Giacomini elsewhere, goodness, the team will hardly get a penalty now.

\dammit, Tate.  Sucks that you left
\\one of the toughest WRs in the league
2014-03-15 09:19:42 PM  
1 vote:

ongbok: Don't ticket prices usually increase every year? So I don't think a person who was paying $99 for a ticket last year is going to have much of a problem paying $111 this season.


Pretty much. I have had my season tix for 12 years and they have gone up all but 3 or 4 times. Granted this is probably the biggest jump. At least on par with the post XL increase.
2014-03-15 07:59:08 PM  
1 vote:
I can understand raising prices because of success, just wondering why failure (and I am looking at you Cleveland, Jacksonville and Oakland) never leads to price reductions but instead blackouts punishing fans twice?
2014-03-15 06:53:14 PM  
1 vote:
Part of the additional revenue will be used to upgrade the sound system that pumps out the fake crowd noise.
2014-03-15 06:36:09 PM  
1 vote:
My favorite was when I lived in Tampa, back when the Bucs played in Tampa Stadium, "The Big Sombrero".  One year they announced that they added 3000 seats to the stadium.

But, Tampa Stadium was just benches, no seats, how did they add more seats?

Simple, they just painted the numbers on the benches closer together.
2014-03-15 06:26:50 PM  
1 vote:
The 'Hawks sure are giving the fans the middle finger after winning the Game Which Cannot Be Named.

On one hand you have the 12% ticket price increase, and on the other you have a likelihood that they won't even get to the playoffs next year because of all the players that they've traded away since the end of the season.
 
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