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NFL season ticket sales now down from last year

Posted on: June 6, 2011 6:40 pm
Edited on: June 6, 2011 7:15 pm
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Posted by Will Brinson

Late in May, we inked a story about the increase in NFL season-ticket sales relative to this time last year.

Well, the league has reversed course, according to Daniel Kaplan of Sports Business Journal. The NFL is now reporting that sales are behind the pace at the same time in 2010.

Yes, it seems like odd timing, considering the league's report that sales were up came just seven days ago. However, Kaplan notes that the timing of the report could make sense; the NFL's data during the previous report was thru May 7. Now the data is current through the end of May.

What makes this a bit bizarre is the fact that it took 24 days to generate the data thru May 7, and yet the current data took less than seven days to generate.

It's also entirely possible that the NFL felt the news about the ticket sales was off-base with their current state of financial affairs (after all, Roger Goodell openly lamented the state of the NFL's business) and wanted a more current assessment.

Kaplan notes as well that the league informed him "suite and club seat renewals [are] at a crawl."

The flummoxing state of affairs from the first report -- after all, there isn't any guaranteed football for next year -- was only really explainable by tickets going on sale earlier than previous years as well as earlier deadlines for getting tickets applications in.

This new report makes much more sense, even if the timing of the various pieces of released information is a bit odd.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 2:07 pm
 

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Since: Sep 13, 2007
Posted on: June 7, 2011 9:42 am
 

NFL season ticket sales now down from last year

Yes, it seems like odd timing, considering the league's report that sales were up came just seven days ago.
Of course the NFL had to change their story onthe ticket sells. They are demonstrating to the courts that they are being damaged more than the players which is balderdash.



Since: Apr 24, 2010
Posted on: June 7, 2011 7:14 am
 

NFL season ticket sales now down from last year

I'm not a season ticket holder but I canceled the NFL Sunday Ticket and will not renew even if a miracle occurs and the season starts on time. I refuse to contribute any money to the NFL or its sponsors.



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: June 7, 2011 7:10 am
 

NFL season ticket sales now down from last year

A simple answer for the simple minded would be that you can call and get the season again from direct TV.If you give up season tickets and want them back you get in line unless you live in J'ville.



Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: June 6, 2011 10:01 pm
 

NFL season ticket sales now down from last year

I hope this doesn't surprise anyone. We got a bunch of egomaniacs running the whole league it what one would expect. Nothing is in stone for the upcoming season. So why would anyone buy tickets not knowing if the season is still in doubt? I just cancelled my NFL ticket. I'm  tired of it. And not worth it.


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