View Full Version : The Jags Are Starting Already To Try To Keep Steeler Fans Out Of Alltel

05-10-2006, 03:28 PM
I thought you folks might be interested in reading the following:

The following press release is from the Jacksonville Jaguars web
site, and after reading it, I called my contact in the Jaguars office and
in more words or less he confirmed what this press release states and he
informed me that our only chances of getting tickets will be if he can
squeeze some out from corporations that have bought tickets, or he might
have $200 club seats available.

Here is the press release:

Jags near waiting list
By Vic Ketchman, jaguars.com senior editor

The Jaguars are 1,500 season ticket sales away from the start of a waiting
list for tickets. That news was provided to jaguars.com by the team's

?Business has been real good lately. We sold about 3,000 new season tickets
in the last month, which leaves us about 1,500 seats shy of having a
list for non- premium seats,? Scott Loft, Jaguars executive director of
ticket sales, said. ?We'd like to think that within the next 30-60 days we
will have these sold.?

The likelihood of that happening has the franchise wearing a broad smile.
The Jaguars would join 23 other teams in the NFL believed to have waiting
lists for tickets.

?People are more hesitant to give up their seat, which stabilizes the
ticket base,? Loft said of the effect of a waiting list.

A second fact that has the people at One Alltel Stadium Place smiling these
days is the group sales situation for games against the Steelers, Cowboys,
Giants and Colts. All 5,400 group-sales tickets for each of those four
are gone. Group-sales tickets remain for the Jets (1,500), Houston (3,000),
Tennessee (1,800) and New England (1,200) games.

The team currently has a season ticket base of 56,715 for the 2006 season,
an increase of 2,209 season-ticket sales over last year's 54,506.

Premium-seat sales are included in the 56,715 figure, but the current 1,500
unsold season tickets do not include unsold premium-seat season tickets.
Currently, 1,569 premium seats remain unsold.

?It would put us in the top 5-8 in the league in club-seat sales,? Loft
of the club seats the Jaguars have sold to date. The Jaguars have one of
largest club seats capacities in the league.

?It's real important to sell the remaining club seats for us to be able to
compete with all of the other NFL teams, due to our low pricing in the
general bowl. We think we'll still be in the bottom five in pricing around
the league, so selling all of our tickets is crucial,? Loft added.

When you crunch the current ticket numbers, the verdict is tasty.
Eighty-nine percent, 48,510, of the team's 2005 season ticket holders have
returned. New season ticket sales for 2006 are 8,205. The Jaguars have sold
more season tickets for '06 than they have for any year since 1999 and this
marks the fourth consecutive year the season ticket base has increased.

?The biggest factor in the last month was the announcement of the schedule.
Having two Monday night games showed Jacksonville the rest of the country
thinks the Jaguars are serious contenders and potentially one of the elite
teams in the league,? Loft said. ?We're coming off 12-4 and have a great
schedule, so, the stars are in line, but we can't take anything for

What all of this means is that Alltel Stadium shouldn't be nearly as yellow
in color for the team's first home Monday night game since Dec. 3, 2001.
When the Jaguars played the Steelers on Sunday night in the 2004 season,
thousands of Steelers fans waving yellow dominated Alltel Stadium.

?There will be no Steelers, Cowboys, Giants or Colts tickets put out for
single-game sales because we've already sold the 5,400 groups-sales tickets
for those games,? Loft said, but he acknowledged the likelihood of Steelers
fans in Alltel on Monday, Sept. 18.

?We don't think there will be nearly as many as the last time and if there
is, the majority of (those tickets) will have been sold by (Jaguars) season
ticket holders. We know there will be some (Steelers fans) here because
they've found a way to infiltrate every stadium in the NFL,? Loft said.

The Jaguars don't expect to have any home-game TV blackouts this season for
the second consecutive year.

Season ticket holders will receive the first opportunity to purchase any of
the unsold group-sales allotment. Any group-sales tickets remaining unsold
would be put on sale to the general public on Aug. 26. Any unsold preseason
tickets would be put on sale on July 29.

05-10-2006, 04:14 PM
This is starting to get annoying. Look, if you can't fill your own stadium, no sweat, play the Steelers and we'll get it done. You don't want to go to the game that weekend? Steeler fans will buy your tickets.

It's annoying to see team officials talk so terribly about our fanbase. I'm pretty damned sure that the concession stand sale spike manufactured by those darned "infiltrators" known as Steeler fans coming into town isn't too bad on the wallets of the owner. Or when ya'll spike hotel prices and cab fares when you play the Steelers and make your town some extra money.

Why can't we all just get along and everyone accept that we're just better fans?

05-10-2006, 04:25 PM
This is bullshit. The jags have manipulated the system to keep us out. It's discrimination not only against us but also against the other traveling fan bases. Why is it now that fans are not allowed to go watch their teams play? From what Lyn said it is mostly coporate vendors buyin out the seats so the tickets will either be scalped or given away in office buildings. They are only cheatin themselves out of more money. We boost their economy and we also buy food at the stadium. If the tickets salesman was smart they wouldn't sell all their tickets off at low prices now so that a third party makes the money but instead would hold on to the tickets to sell to real people who want to watch the game. They prolly would make more money because the closer to the games it gets the higher the price could go. This is pathetic. The NFL should say somethin about this.


05-10-2006, 04:25 PM
Too Bad. We're just gonna come down and invade Alltell. Those jackasses won't keep us out.

05-10-2006, 05:35 PM
Too Bad. We're just gonna come down and invade Alltell. Those jackasses won't keep us out.


Livinginthe past
05-10-2006, 07:07 PM
So the Jags are nearly sold out in terms of season tickets.

More Jags fans means less Steelers fans?

This is just a sign of their relative recent success?

Unless I am missing something here surely a home team should have first choice to sell to who it wants, no?


tony hipchest
05-10-2006, 07:25 PM
Unless I am missing something here surely a home team should have first choice to sell to who it wants, no?


they should.

im just thinking theres so many steelerfans (and die hard football fans) in florida who figured

"what the hell, lemme buy some season tickets. i can go to the steelers game, and maybe a few more, and sell the rest" (for profit of course).

pretty smart thinking if you can afford the up front investment.