I personally did not find face value tickets for any of the games I went to last year - except for a couple where a season ticket holder and ES member was kind enough to sell me at face (both division games). So - I think you might find that you don't save money and you might even pay more by buying on the aftermarket. OTOH, if season tickets go up, the scene changes a bit. Another thing that makes a huge difference is where the seats are located.
Re the pre-season ticket loss, I think you might be looking at this from the wrong angle. IMO, you should not think of the preseason games as a loss. Instead, think of the regular season tix as costing more or being worth more. So a $109 ticket actually cost you around $130. It's worth $130 to you and if you have to sell it, you should try to get $130 for it. And when you do, you should consider that you didn't make money, you broke even. In general.
Also, I don't like Stubhub being referred to like it was Kleenex. There are other places to buy tickets. It really bugs me that they make 25% on every sale. I much prefer eBay, although you have to go to a little more trouble to find what you want. The prices are cheaper and there are no fees to the buyer.
Yes - I remember in the 70s getting into games in the pre-season. I was just a kid, of course. It was a magical experience, because there was just no way that I knew of - of getting in during the season.
Aren't the invoices due like - March 15th? I don't think anybody is going to have a timetable on RGIII by mid March, except for the one that we already know.On another note....I think the team will remain tight lipped about any timetables for RG3's return until after price increases are absorbed and invoices are paid...just a hunch.
Yeah - I don't like the club, partly for that reason. It's relatively dead. And everybody I know who has been up there says the same thing. The sightlines are good, but the distance is just a little bit too far for my liking. And there is hardly any energy....
I sat in Clubs for the playoff game and will never do it again. The ENTIRE section other than me and the 3 guys I was with sat on their ass the whole game. It was disgraceful.
But what really got me was the Bills game in '07 after ST passed. Gibbs called that dumb second time out and we lost. And Sean's body is not even cold yet, and as I walked through the club concourse after the game, everybody in the club was just laughing and celebrating and having a grand old time. It made me sick. Who are these people? I still get nauseous thinking about it. I just don't want to go up there ever again.