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    Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    A growing number of teams around the NFL are trying to either keep Steelers fans out of their stadiums or take advantage of them by making them purchase additional tickets to other games if they want to see the one involving their favorite team.

    The Ravens have required fans to purchase a ticket to one other game if they want to buy tickets to see the Steelers play in Baltimore. They've been joined in that practice by five other teams on the Steelers' schedule this season, and San Diego went one more. The Chargers required anyone who wanted to buy a ticket to Monday night's Steelers game to purchase tickets to two other games in San Diego as well.

    Four other teams required the purchase of one additional game in order to buy a ticket to see the Steelers play: Houston, Minnesota, Indianapolis and Cincinnati.


    Steelers fans traditionally turn out in droves at certain road games.

    They filled nearly half Texas Stadium last year to watch the Steelers play the Cowboys. They have had a good showing in San Diego through the years.

    "Whether I was in Cleveland, Kansas City or Washington, your home crowd is a tangible asset to your effort," Chargers coach Marty Schottenheimer said.

    Does it change if half of the home crowd turns out to be Steelers fans?

    "I think it does," Schottenheimer said. "But I don't think we sell many tickets to people outside the city anymore. I'm kidding, of course."[/b][/quote]

    http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/05279/583459.stm


  • #2
    The Dolphins have done this for several years for games involving the Jets and the Patriots. They realize those games are guaranteed sellouts. Too bad fans don't just want to come to see the home team.

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    • #3
      That sucks for those people, but once again supply and demand rules.
      Of course you do.

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      • #4
        The Chargers do this for the Raider games.

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        • #5
          QUOTE(devaskar @ Oct 6 2005, 08:17 PM) Quoted post

          The Chargers do this for the Raider games.
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          I hope this doesn't give the KC Royals any ideas when it comes to the Cardinals playing there.
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          • #6
            The Texans,who royally suck,sell out every game...I guess due to a new stadium and such...but I bet ticket sales plummet after this year.

            I've been twice (on a buddies season tix)..65 bucks for a corner end zone seat

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            • #7
              QUOTE(devaskar @ Oct 6 2005, 08:17 PM) Quoted post

              The Chargers do this for the Raider games.
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              yeah, my buddies couldn't afford to go to those and they love charger raider games.
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              • #8
                I think it's a great idea.
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