I saw a lot of blue on TV on Monday night (then again, Giants fans travel way better than any media coverage gives them credit for. I've heard way too much cheering for big Giants' plays during playoff games at Lambeau in recent years), and I'm expecting a pretty solid number of purple jerseys on TV on Sunday.
There is nothing you can do against opposing fans coming to games. It happens to every team in every sport no matter how historic (Packers) the team is or big the stadium is
Fanbases in football travel extremely well (we have home games basically in CAR and TB)
As long as ppl have money to pay, the other team will be represented
Unless you just want to become Philly 2.0 and just scare fans from ever coming
"Watching RG3 today is like watching Jordan vs. the Blazers years ago. Waiting for him to shrug his shoulders as he runs by cameras." - John Keim, November 22, 2012. Thanksgiving at Dallas
The Redskins revoked several long time ST accounts from the Washington Post back in the mid 2000s. The team claimed they had proof the seats were being resold for profit. Others suggested it was merely Snyder feuding with the Post. Either way, the Redskins wanted the seats back for their own profit margin to increase. Can't blame them for that. The seats were good, lower level, sideline locations.
Given the current ticket sales climate in American pro sports today, I don't envision many teams getting into the act of revoking ST ticket accounts to 'help the fans'.
Anybody can buy tickets to any game they want in 2012. This is a good thing for fans, bc it gives us more choices. There's nothing anybody can do to stop it.
Last edited by RFKFedEx; December-7th-2012 at 09:41 AM.
The story I commonly hear from older Redskins season ticket holders is that once the team moved to the new stadium, a few people canceled their ST accounts and the people that started showing up were opposing fans or drunks who go once a year. This, in turn, ruined their own fan experience and made their own season tickets less meaningful to them... so more people canceled their tickets and exacerbated the problem.
I agree with you that in the modern NFL opposing fans will always find tickets to games (heck you could clearly make out cheers when the Giants played at Lambeau in the playoffs last year), but once the Redskins actually play in an appropriately-sized stadium, it actually makes a ton of sense to do something to deliver the highest-level fan experience for the people who show up.
The Cubs have no reason to put PR spin on their practices as they've openly worked with ticket brokers for years to implement their dynamic pricing strategies.
I guess it wouldn't be a DDP if we came into the stadium and did not see a bunch of missing seats. This year it was the endzone seats on the side of the field where the teams come out of the tunnel. The dream seats along both sidelines and the ones in the endzone between the tunnels had been pulled forward. The ones in the endzone were covered wtih a black tarp which was used to separate the crowd from the stage and the areas to the side of that.
Anybody know what's going on? Is this is preparation for resodding the field?
The following things are *NOT* real: Easter Bunny, Great Pumpkin, Santa Claus, Tooth Fairy, Good Government, honest politicians, the Boogeyman, and the Redskins Season Ticket Wait List.
Joined ticket wait list: Fall 1985
Got season tickets: June 1 1999
Upgraded Seats: Summer 2008
Green Parking: June 1 2009 (weird huh?)
Lower Level \ Club Seats : When I win the Lotto!
Tailgate or TouchDown Club : When I Win the Lotto again!!
"That's not enough rings," Griffin said. "We've got to get more."
"Alright, Sammy," Griffin said. "I'll see you later."
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