So for all of those doubters out there. Answer this question. The OFFICIAL Ticket exchange service for the NFL is the NFL Ticket Exchange run by Ticketmaster. If the tickets on the PRIME SPORT website did not come from the Ravens allotment, then WHY would the NFL give the tickets to PRIME SPORT to sell rather than the OFFICIAL ticket exchange for the NFL? Inquiring minds want to know!
I hate to sound like an old fart (okay, maybe I don't!), but I'll speak my piece.
Back when I was a Ute (50's and 60's), and a BALTIMORE Colts fan, there seemed to be a different sense of "fanship" and connection to one's home team. I've always commented that I felt like I "lost my innocence" when Irsay took over the team, shat on the community and moved the franchise. At that point, and I probably couldn;t articulate my feelings for many more years, the wonder, awe, youthful joy, whatever, went out of the whole "I'm a fan of the BALTIMORE Colts" thing. It became a business, not a sport.
Conclusion: I feel your pain in not being able to strongly compete for SB tix, but that's business.
HEY T - Wasn't there a poster or two from the old RN 2, now Scout, that won the lottery tics? There weren't many, just
like only 1 poster on this thread.
One pal got face value tics from someone in the media he knew and a pal from Nest 1 bought 2 tics from E-Bay for
a grand each. He got sick down there the night before the game partying and was sick as a dog. He was in the stadium's
clinic before the game. HIs dad was outside and a Giants fan offered him $2500 for each tic. He though hard and long
but said no. His son came out and was OK and then went to the game but he could have made $5,000.
A lot of guys like you went down just for the parties all week. WJZ had a big party hosted by Denise Koch and Marty.
Fan Man of Nest 1 went w/o any tics. He was just walking along in his Ravens costume and a TV station saw him and
asked if he wanted to go on a quiz show. The winner got two free tics. He jumped at it. He went vs some dumb chick
who knew nothing about football but Fan Man answered all the questions and won free tics but the rest of you
guys weren't so lucky. I couldnt stand being that close to the game and not being able to go in.
My cousin lives in Tampa and got me a job pushing carts for Aerosmith during the half time show. I would have been on
the field by the stage and on the sideline before the half but got pneumonia a few days before the game and couldn't
But I think your issue is with the NFL in general not with the Ravens administration.
Very true, last week there were tons of tickets for sale on stubhub at $2000 - without the teams selected. Why sell to Primetime or brokers when the average joe really wants to go ...
Yes, Ticketmaster is the entity that runs the NFL Ticket Exchange but they farm out some stuff just like almost every other company on the planet.
When I bought my tickets this year, I went through the Ticket Exchange but when I got my confirmation email, it came from Tickets Now. I called the next morning and was told, very frankly, that Ticketmaster will hire other ticket brokers to sell big ticket items. I ran into this same thing when I bought tickets for U2 back in 2009 for a show in Ireland.
So if you're going to be mad, be mad at the NFL. They got into the secondary market business and this is the result. They are basically reselling their own tickets at the secondary market prices.
I feel zero empathy for the whiny OP... Do you believe men walked on the moon, or are you one of those people who see conspiracies everywhere?
Great discussion about how tickets are parsed out. Very enlightening. Thank you to those who have offered insight.
ManfredMunchausen, you are attempting to create a story where none exists. Quit your bitchin'.
The Superbowl is not held for the fans of the teams that are participating. It is held as a thank you to the companies that spend 3 million for 30 seconds of advertising. Yes, fans can get tickets through the secondary market if they want to pay through the nose, and a select few fans will win the ticket lottery, but let's not act like $850 is a bargain to watch a sporting event. I would say over half of the people that attend the Superbowl don't even have a real rooting interest. This is why the NFL is reluctant to hold the event in open air cold weather stadiums. This is why you have the silly half-time show.
my coworker has 2 friends that work at cbs, they both got all expense paid trips to the super bowl, only one of them is a football fan
105.7 says that the ravens released a 2nd batch of tickets to psl holders
I had never won squat from the Ravens as a  PSL holder since 2007, despite early payment in full each year for that lottery, and requesting extra home playoff tix the last 2 years. Well blow me down - I won the right to purchase 2 extra endzone corner tix to the Wild Card this year. Which I promptly bought and then sold [to a cop of all people:alien:]for a quick $200 profit.
I knew that was all my luck for the year and probably a few years to come.