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Jaguars struggling with ticket sales again

Posted on: April 8, 2011 7:23 pm
Posted by Andy Benoit
W. Weaver (US Presswire)
A story that didn’t get enough attention last year was how the small market Jacksonville Jaguars sold out every home game in 2010. This just one year after the franchise saw seven of its eight home contests blacked out and was facing constant speculation about a forced relocation.

When the news is negative, the media tends to report it. (And the public tends to clamor for it.) Thus, here we are writing about how the 2011 Jags are facing similar problems as the ’09 Jags. Despite twice extending its season ticket renewal deadline, the club remains 12,000 season tickets short of the 40,000 mark it wants to reach before making single game tickets available.

To stoke sales, owner Wayne Weaver held a conference call with season ticket holders earlier this week.

"We've gotta almost repeat that Herculean effort that we had last year," Weaver said, according to the Florida Times Union. "... They'll be talking about us again in the press saying we're not a great NFL market. ... It will send the wrong message to the national media and the National Football League."

Maybe if he would have announced the end of the lockout, he might have gotten fans' attention.

The Jags had anticipated needing to only sell 8,000 tickets. The new deadline is April 29, which makes you wonder if there might not be a subtle motivation for the front office to make a big splash with its first-round draft selection on April 28.

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Jaguars struggling with ticket sales again

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Since: Apr 9, 2011
Posted on: April 9, 2011 9:44 am

Jaguars struggling with ticket sales again

Hell, every team should be struggling to sell tickets at this point. There may not even be a 16 game season this year, and without training camp/OTAs, the product on the field will be even worse than usual. Who wants to pay up front for that?

Since: Apr 7, 2010
Posted on: April 9, 2011 6:38 am

Jaguars struggling with ticket sales again

If we can get an agreement to let free agency resume they could trade a pick for Tim Tebow (ol' Horseface doesn't want him anyway) and for good or ill they'll get their tickets sales (and jersey sales and advertising sales).  Be the best business decision they've made in a long time.  Heck, trade one of next year's picks for him if it's after the draft (I don't think the Broncos will be asking much, they've already sold a bunch of jerseys).

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