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Hayeksheroes
02-24-2011, 02:17 PM
There is the salary cap at 132 miilion. There is the owners take which is equal to the salary cap plus the split off the billion off the top. But who is paying for all this? We are. The fans.

Under our market system, a company has the right and obligation to charge what the market can bear. Under the NFL monopoly, fans are getting exploited big time. Let's take the PSL and season tickets. If you happen to have a PSL, you can buy tickets for less than $100 a game. That's $1600 for a pair of tickets to all the home games. If you don't have a PSL, then you have to buy the tickets on the open market where they usually run $200 or more. So you would have to pay $3200 for a pair of tickets to all the home games. The NFL is not realizing that additional revenue. Stubhub and other 3rd parties are. The NFL is generating 9 billion in annual revenue, but the could be generating another 2 to 3 billion more by eliminating most of the 3rd party ticket resellers. This is bad business.

If the NFL got rid of PSL's and adopted an auction format for season tickets, they could maximize their revenue. This might not work for teams like the lions. For the steelers and cowboys it is a no brainer. This would solve the CBA issues and represent a true free market for game tickets. Such a system would lower the overall price each fan paid for tickets. The NFL Ticket on directv could also be lowered as well.

Unless we get rid of market manipulation, fans will continue to pay the higher cost of seeing football game.

steelerchad
02-25-2011, 12:19 AM
There is the salary cap at 132 miilion. There is the owners take which is equal to the salary cap plus the split off the billion off the top. But who is paying for all this? We are. The fans.

Under our market system, a company has the right and obligation to charge what the market can bear. Under the NFL monopoly, fans are getting exploited big time. Let's take the PSL and season tickets. If you happen to have a PSL, you can buy tickets for less than $100 a game. That's $1600 for a pair of tickets to all the home games. If you don't have a PSL, then you have to buy the tickets on the open market where they usually run $200 or more. So you would have to pay $3200 for a pair of tickets to all the home games. The NFL is not realizing that additional revenue. Stubhub and other 3rd parties are. The NFL is generating 9 billion in annual revenue, but the could be generating another 2 to 3 billion more by eliminating most of the 3rd party ticket resellers. This is bad business.

If the NFL got rid of PSL's and adopted an auction format for season tickets, they could maximize their revenue. This might not work for teams like the lions. For the steelers and cowboys it is a no brainer. This would solve the CBA issues and represent a true free market for game tickets. Such a system would lower the overall price each fan paid for tickets. The NFL Ticket on directv could also be lowered as well.

Unless we get rid of market manipulation, fans will continue to pay the higher cost of seeing football game.

Impossible to do now. They've already sold the rights to those seats. The PSL is basically a deed to those seats for as long as they exist. There is a contract that states so. Don't forget, many PSL's have already been sold on the open market at much higher prices than previously sold and there is a 10% fee for the seller and buyer. If you paid $30k for 4 PSL's, that's about $6k in fees the site collects and the Steelers get a chunk of that also. Also, when season tickets are sold on the exchange, there are again fees associated for seller and buyer. 15% each. Steelers again get a chunk of this. They are getting a piece of the secondary market, which they weren't a few years ago. One other think to remember is the PSL holder eat the preseason games and take a big loss. In your scenario, most of those seats go unsold and the ones that sell go very cheap.
There are only a couple of teams where your scenario would mean more money for the teams and the Cowboys aren't one of them. Pittsburgh and Green Bay are the only ones. Jerry Jones has his tickets priced high and his 100k seat stadium accomadates all the demand. Cowboys tickets rarely trade higher than face on the secondary market.