Ticket Sales Blues Now Plaguing JetsOctober 8th, 2012
Those who hate TV blackouts of Bucs games worse than wart breakouts in gential areas might find this post especially interesting.
Mike Lombardi, of NFL Network, reported Friday that the New York Jets still had 12,000 tickets to sell for tonight’s Monday night clash at the Meadowlands against Houston.
The Jets denied the report without specifics, but regardless, the team is clearly not moving tickets. Before opening day, there were reports of the Jets struggling to sellout that game, even in a nearly new stadium and Tim Tebow in tow.
Joe finds this to be a good thing for Bucs fans, as it could get the NFL to make further adjustments to the blackout rule.
It still steams Joe that the Bucs broke the “85-percent rule” against the Redskins, but the game couldn’t be televised because the tickets were sold after the Thursday deadline for the Sunday game. What? The deadline can’t run until, say 60 minutes before kickoff? Surely the technology is in place to make that possible.
The Jets are an interesting story compared to the Bucs. Their MetLife stadium capacity has 17,000 more seats than Raymond James Stadium, and Jets cheap seats are more than double the price of Bucs cheap seats.
Per BSPN, the Jets have the highest average non-premium ticket price in the league at $117.94. The Bucs checked in at 19th out of the 32-team league with an average price of $69.72.
Joe understands the blackout rule but believes it needs further tweaking and flexibility.
Oh, and by the way, reams of $30 tickets for the Bucs-Chiefs game Sunday are available now on TicketMaster.com.