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Old 04-29-2014, 11:59 AM   #21
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Do you thing the professional brokers are limited by this at all?
In this case ('special' or 'rare' events), yes.

I'm sure third party sources are granted a subset of tickets or have ways of acquiring a large amount. I'm also pretty sure that these restrictions don't apply to many regular season games. But those are different issues.
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In the playoffs, in this case, yes.
Because the ones making money from it can't use a local agent. Listen, I've got some valuable real estate I'm forced to part with in the Ukraine, if you're interested.
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Because the ones making money from it can't use a local agent.
Good on them, then.

If they find ways to accomplish their goals, even at slightly lesser profit margins, then so be it.

They know how to play the system.

The issue here isn't the 'big boys' outsmarting the system, because that's always going to happen, it's some schmuck realizing it and attempting to channel his powerlessness into rage to feel like less of a schmuck.
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Good on them, then.

If they find ways to accomplish their goals, even at slightly lesser profit margins, then so be it.

They know how to play the system.

The issue here isn't the 'big boys' outsmarting the system, because that's always going to happen, it's some schmuck realizing it and attempting to channel his powerlessness into rage to feel like less of a schmuck.
It's a rule to stop strong fan base teams from embarrassing weak fan base teams. That's all it does. Yet you keep suggesting other motives and then backing off of them when pressed on the logic. It hurts people like me. The suit is not what you want it to be so it fits your position.
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The prayer in the complaint:

Having stated his causes of action against Defendants, Plaintiff respectfully requests the following relief:

1. An order granting declaratory relief, and a clear policy regarding the use of public stadiums ticket sales at sporting events.

2. An award of damages, to be determined at trial.

3. An award of fees and costs, including attorneys' fees,as Plaintiff anticipates retaining counsel for time of trial.

4. For other and further relief that the Court deems just and reasonable under the circumstances.
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It's a rule to stop strong fan base teams from embarrassing weak fan base teams. That's all it does.
What are you basing that statement on?

You ever been to a Seattle Seahawks (or Sounders) game? 'Weak' my foot.

Highest season ticket renewal rate.

And not sure of the source here, but...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NFL_sea..._waiting_lists

Hawks have had a waiting list since 2006. It's currently at 10k people/10 years. None for Frisco...

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Yet you keep suggesting other motives and then backing off of them when pressed on the logic. It hurts people like me. The suit is not what you want it to be so it fits your position.
I'm suggesting other motives because if the guy were smart he'd be filing a class action suit or challenging the entirety of the system ('legal' scalping, PSLs, rising costs, etc), not just the one instance where it was his team who was 'mistreated' is his team's rival.

His motives are transparent or, at best, laughable.
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The Chargers starting doing this a few years ago, in an attempt to create a "home field advantage."

You could not buy single-game tickets to Steelers games; you have to buy their "mini season-ticket" package of four games. Most of us just bought the four tickets, and sold the three others on Stub Hub.

Since that time, they have kept this policy in place for certain teams: the Raidahs, Chiefs, & Broncos (which I get) and the Steelers.
That's exactly right. There are teams around the league who do similar things. I've seen the Chargers do the pairing of games. The Bengals tried a similar package last year, then caved allowing single game tickets when they had thousands left over.
The Broncos do the zip code thing for playoffs.
Many other teams do it to try to sell their less desirable games.
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