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Old 06-27-2009, 03:44 AM   #9
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Default Re: Want to see the new Cowboys Stadium? It'll cost you

NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue yesterday defended the Washington Redskins' decision to charge admission to training camp.

"[The question of fairness] is up to the fans," Tagliabue said at the owners' meeting in Baltimore. "If they think it's unfair, they won't come."

The Redskins announced Tuesday that they will charge $10 per person ages 13 and up, as well as $10 per car, at their new camp site at Redskin Park in Ashburn, Va. The Redskins are the only team in the NFL to require fans to pay to watch practice, which was reported yesterday in The Washington Times after a team-by-team survey of the league's 30 other franchises.

Tagliabue, in response to questions about the Redskins' decision, pointed to the more common practices of charging for parking at camp and for admission to scrimmages between teams.

Here is an example of Snyder’s marketing techniques; according to the Redskin’s website, to get into training camp you had to print out a ticket (which would admit two). In order to print out a ticket you had to register to give over all kinds of information — name, address, email, age, etc. Moreover, the boxes to receive promotional emails from the Skins and partners were pre-checked and well away from the submit but. (Personally, I have always found this contrary to internet ‘ethics’/mores). We printed out tickets and even fell for the checked boxes. (We’ll see how much spam we get). When we got to camp, no one asked us for our tickets. So Snyder and the Skins got all our info and their sponsors (REMAX) got their image on all those printouts!
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