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Old 09-06-2006, 05:18 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Steelers average face value ticket cost among lowest in NFL

However, if you're not a season ticket holder then prepare to be ass-raped when you go to buy. I also find it pretty ****ed up that Dan Snyder rose prices for Redskins tickets 17% even after he had the largest after expenses profit in the NFL last year at over $100 million. What a piece of shit. Aren't you rich enough??

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CHICAGO -- NFL ticket prices increased an average of 5.6 percent for the upcoming season, according to Team Marketing Report, which surveys ticket costs each year.
Price Watch
The average NFL ticket will cost $62.38 this season, an increase of more than $3 over last year. A quick glance: Most expensive: New England -- $90.89
Least expensive: Buffalo -- $41.29
Best bargain? Pittsburgh -- $59.19
Biggest rise: Washington -- 17.2 percent
Price choppers: San Francisco only team to lower prices -- by 0.5 percent.




The survey found the average ticket will cost $62.38, an increase of more than $3 over last year.

Twenty-one teams raised their ticket prices, including the Washington Redskins at a league-high 17.2 percent.
San Diego's increase was 14.6 percent, the second consecutive year of double-digit increases for the Chargers.

"What we're trying to do is compete with the upper echelon of the NFL," said Jim Steeg, Chargers chief operating officer. "I know that fans don't want to hear that. But the most important thing we've got to do is make sure we do what everybody wants, which is put the best product on the field."

Other teams raising ticket prices by more than 10 percent were Atlanta (14.6 percent), Arizona (14.1 percent), Chicago (12.9 percent), Seattle (12.7 percent), Jacksonville (12.2 percent) and Carolina (10.2 percent). All of those teams except the Falcons and Cardinals made the playoffs last season.

Arizona, of course, opened a new stadium this year. But the Cardinals also upped ticket prices in 2005 by 13.2 percent.

The Super Bowl champion Steelers did not increase ticket prices and remain among the lowest in the league at an average of $59.19.

The highest average ticket cost is in New England ($90.89) and the lowest is in Buffalo ($41.29).

One team, the San Francisco 49ers, actually went down 0.5 percent to $63.70. The 49ers are the last team to make season tickets available at more than one rate. Before this season every seat in the stadium was available for $64; now tickets can also be purchased for $84 and $49.
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Old 09-06-2006, 05:24 PM   #2
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pretty impressive the Steelers didnt raise em after winning a Superbowl .. and lets face it .. the Steelers could raise em 20 bucks each and they would still sell out.
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Old 09-06-2006, 05:30 PM   #3
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this is only when u buy them directly from the steelers. i went to stub hub one day to see how much it would cost to get steelers at ratbirds tickets. the cheapest ticket was $130 compared to bout $60 for most of the other games.
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Old 09-06-2006, 05:35 PM   #4
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pretty impressive the Steelers didnt raise em after winning a Superbowl .. and lets face it .. the Steelers could raise em 20 bucks each and they would still sell out.
Agreed, and I'm sure Steeler fans wouldn't complain about it either.
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Old 09-06-2006, 05:38 PM   #5
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Its all about the product you are able to put on the field and the money you have sunk into the enterprise in the first place.

Correct me if im wrong, but as one of the smaller market teams the Steelers will have get their yearly handout from the bigger franchises such at New England and Washington.

Say what you want about Dan Snyder but he has sunk a terrific amount of his own money into the franchise.

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this is only when u buy them directly from the steelers. i went to stub hub one day to see how much it would cost to get steelers at ratbirds tickets. the cheapest ticket was $130 compared to bout $60 for most of the other games.

No kidding, you ever expect to get a ticket from Steelhub for face value?
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Face value for the nosebleed seats (which are terrific seats) is $55.

What happens is Steeler fans (season ticket holders as well as joe 6 pack) get tickets and the reason they get them is to make money on them. It is not the Steelers organization.
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However, if you're not a season ticket holder then prepare to be ass-raped when you go to buy. I also find it pretty ****ed up that Dan Snyder rose prices for Redskins tickets 17% even after he had the largest after expenses profit in the NFL last year at over $100 million. What a piece of shit. Aren't you rich enough??


Biggest rise: Washington -- 17.2 percent
Man you don't even know the half of it with Danny Boy Snyder. You definitely did your homework and hit the nail on the head with this guy. I won't waste anymore thread space on him right now, but if you want some good Snyder stories send me a pm and we can chat. As for scalpers and the "ticket agencies" around the league...there's no excuse to charge what they do for tickets.
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I paid an incredible amount of money to see the Steelers come play the Chargers on Oct. 8th...6x face value
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Its all about the product you are able to put on the field and the money you have sunk into the enterprise in the first place.

Correct me if im wrong, but as one of the smaller market teams the Steelers will have get their yearly handout from the bigger franchises such at New England and Washington.

Say what you want about Dan Snyder but he has sunk a terrific amount of his own money into the franchise.

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Actually, it has nothing to do with the product you are able to put on the field. There is little, if any correlation between winning and revenue generated. In 2004, 8 of the 12 playoff teams were in the bottom half of the league when it came to revenue generated. You're right though, it does have something to do with the money sunk into the enterprise, and those owners who have sunk huge amounts into their teams are also the ones generating some of the highest revenues, and keeping the vast majority of that revenue. And they deserve to keep it.

The Steelers are a middle market team. We're not getting any "handouts" under the new revenue sharing agreement, and we weren't getting any under the old one. While we may not contribute as much revenue as the Redskins or Patriots, the extra money from those two teams doesn't go to the Steelers.

Yes, Snyder's sunk a ton of money into the Redskins, but what does his team have to show for it? How many winning seasons in 7 years?
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