I have been trying to cancel or at least shorten the length of my premium seat committment due to health conditions and financial hardships. I have contacted the premium seat ticket office several times about this and here are some of their responses:
"Fans cannot cancel their committment/contract/agreement/license (CCAL) at any time. The team is under no obligation to work with fans to either cancel or reduce the term of their CCAL. The team is in need of the CCAL funds both short term and long term. "
"If you fail to pay your annual invoice, we will apply penalties and interest, report the situation to credit bureaus, prevent you from using your seats and possibly take legal action against you in Prince Georges County Court."
"Even if you die, the team fully expects your estate to continue to make payments under the terms of the CCAL. Death does not release you from your obligation."
"While we have a wait list for regular seats of over 200,000, we have no such list for premium seats. We do not assist fans who wish us to offer to the next interested premium seat person their current seats. It is up to the fan to either sell or transfer ownership on their own."
If you have tried to cancel or shorten your CCAL and have similar experiences in dealing with the premium seat ticket office, please post here.
I am trying to sell my seats through several different avenues, but right now, especially in these current economic times and with overpriced premiun seats, that is going to be difficult at best. Certainly some individual games (like Dallas, Philly and NY) can command high prices, but many other games, including the pre-season games, will not sell for face value.
Other sports teams like the Yankess and Mets, have reduced the price of their non-selling premium seats. The Redskins should do the same. I would say that if the price of premium seats were halved, they all would be sold. Instead, at their current price levels I predict at least 30% or more of these types of seats will be unsold in 2009.