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  1. #37

    Re: Are the Ravens Having Problems Selling Tickets?

    you can't gurantee a winning team with injuries, free agency and the draft risk. you can tell by the number of ravens opponents fans attending the ravens game how old the franchise has been in existince. the older the franchise the greate the fan base. the ravens have been in existence for almost 30 years and i'm not sure they would survivie a 2-3 year rebuild, hence sub .500 winning record.





  2. #38

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    I also have friends that when they do go to the games, prefer to use their money to travel to a couple away games depending on location...when we play Miami/Arizona/Vegas/Houston/Nashville/SF etc...they may go to 2-3 away games and only 1- 2 home games.

    My wife and I will probably be joining them once our kids move out lol.
    Although Walsh's system of offense can compensate for lack of talent; however, defense is a different story. According to Walsh, talent on defense was essential and could not be compensated for. What did Walsh do in 1981? He acquired physical and talented players on defense.





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    Re: Are the Ravens Having Problems Selling Tickets?

    Stadium can’t compete with going to a Sportsbook/ sports bar and watching all the 1pm games





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    Quote Originally Posted by GOTA View Post
    I'm listening to SiriusXM NFL radio today and there is a commercial for Ravens tickets. They have tickets for the Rams game and beyond. This is a national show. They don't do local commercials and I'm not in the Baltimore area. I'm in the New York media market. The only other team I've ever heard commercials for is the Jets. They have issues every year and advertise tickets in many places. Have the Ravens fallen to that level for attendance? I know this comes up every now and then but this is the first time that I as an out of towner have started to see the cracks. Lamar and the offense just isn't a must see draw and defense hasn't sold tickets in many years. Are the Ravens going to have attendance issues in the near future?

    The prices to park have increased
    Ticket prices increased.
    The cost of damn near everything has increased. People are broke.

    Not to mention the surrounding area and the risk of being robbed, shot, car jacked people just are not spending the money or risking it like they used too.

    The game day experience is awesome though if you can find affordable tickets, and parking. I would much rather be sitting in Club or lower level for the view, but Uppper deck has never disappointed either.

    Nothing is more enjoyable then being there for a Ravens win.





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    Re: Are the Ravens Having Problems Selling Tickets?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goode05 View Post
    Stadium can’t compete with going to a Sportsbook/ sports bar and watching all the 1pm games
    The energy of that place and the environment, I couldn’t disagree more. Nothing can replicate that feeling





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    Re: Are the Ravens Having Problems Selling Tickets?

    Quote Originally Posted by ravensfan7716 View Post
    The prices to park have increased
    Ticket prices increased.
    The cost of damn near everything has increased. People are broke.

    Not to mention the surrounding area and the risk of being robbed, shot, car jacked people just are not spending the money or risking it like they used too.

    The game day experience is awesome though if you can find affordable tickets, and parking. I would much rather be sitting in Club or lower level for the view, but Uppper deck has never disappointed either.

    Nothing is more enjoyable then being there for a Ravens win.
    You can find affordable tickets if you don't do the traditional route of SeatGeek/Ticketmaster et al. Make friends with a PSL holder or a few. There are Facebook groups where you can find tickets without the fees.

    I found, though the guy I tailgate with, cheaper season parking (was paying $450 + playoff games, now $350/season - closer, assigned spot, come and go whenever). Also, again, your season ticket holders know where to park best and even some free spots (W. Ostend has free curbside parking if you get there 4 hours before game time).

    There is WAY too much police presence on game days for crime to happen. Stay in the area, get out of the stadium after the game, get back to your car (or tailgate). Traffic (while it sucks), keeps the police presence there. I've had ZERO incidents in the stadium area and I've had season tickets since 1997.

    Best views in the entire stadium is upper endzone. It's like watching the All 22 every play. And the seats are reasonable. They have really focused on updating the upper deck experience as well. We have an exclusive give-away for the Rams game (free clear tote bag - got a beanie last year). Nice new Guilford Hall Brewing bar. Warming sections.

    And while I get sitting at home is comfy and cheaper, there is nothing like the feeling of being the reason the opposing team's offense takes a time out. There is nothing that replaces that pre-game tailgate (and the food and beverage you consume prior to the game saves you money inside - I rarely eat inside).

    Yes, it takes a lot of time, energy, money and planning. NTM, getting up there in age, it takes a physical toll on me (though, working out consistently helps). But, that game day experience, excitement and savoring wins like we had against the Lions and Seahawks, makes it totally worth it.





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    Quote Originally Posted by DrUnk View Post
    I went back and watched the highlights. It sounded like a Ravens home game.
    It wasn't even a joke. My section was 10 Raven fans to 2 Charger fans.

    Quote Originally Posted by ravensfan7716 View Post
    The prices to park have increased
    Ticket prices increased.
    The cost of damn near everything has increased. People are broke.

    Not to mention the surrounding area and the risk of being robbed, shot, car jacked people just are not spending the money or risking it like they used too.

    The game day experience is awesome though if you can find affordable tickets, and parking. I would much rather be sitting in Club or lower level for the view, but Uppper deck has never disappointed either.

    Nothing is more enjoyable then being there for a Ravens win.
    For my wife and me, going to a game is an occasion; it was our Christmas gift to each other. We don't buy each other stuff; we go places and make it an event. So, originally, we were going to do the Christmas game at the 49ers. Unfortunately, her illness landed her in the hospital during the holidays for her transplant, so we opted to do the Charger game. Tickets and reseller fees are $500. Parking is another $100. We are getting to a grand right there without anything else, such as hotel, transportation, or food.

    Unless you are independently wealthy or this is all a person spends there extra money on, I do not see how in today's economy it is realistically sustainable when a flatscreen covers all the major bases.





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    Quote Originally Posted by GirlsKickButt View Post
    You can find affordable tickets if you don't do the traditional route of SeatGeek/Ticketmaster et al. Make friends with a PSL holder or a few. There are Facebook groups where you can find tickets without the fees.

    I found, though the guy I tailgate with, cheaper season parking (was paying $450 + playoff games, now $350/season - closer, assigned spot, come and go whenever). Also, again, your season ticket holders know where to park best and even some free spots (W. Ostend has free curbside parking if you get there 4 hours before game time).

    There is WAY too much police presence on game days for crime to happen. Stay in the area, get out of the stadium after the game, get back to your car (or tailgate). Traffic (while it sucks), keeps the police presence there. I've had ZERO incidents in the stadium area and I've had season tickets since 1997.

    Best views in the entire stadium is upper endzone. It's like watching the All 22 every play. And the seats are reasonable. They have really focused on updating the upper deck experience as well. We have an exclusive give-away for the Rams game (free clear tote bag - got a beanie last year). Nice new Guilford Hall Brewing bar. Warming sections.

    And while I get sitting at home is comfy and cheaper, there is nothing like the feeling of being the reason the opposing team's offense takes a time out. There is nothing that replaces that pre-game tailgate (and the food and beverage you consume prior to the game saves you money inside - I rarely eat inside).

    Yes, it takes a lot of time, energy, money and planning. NTM, getting up there in age, it takes a physical toll on me (though, working out consistently helps). But, that game day experience, excitement and savoring wins like we had against the Lions and Seahawks, makes it totally worth it.

    Not sure when the last game you were at, but Police presence has been on the decline.

    My best friends Brother was robbed of his cell phone about two years back at the stadium, so it definitely does happen on game days. He stepped right off the damn light rail and got robbed in broad daylight.





  9. #45

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Silver View Post
    It wasn't even a joke. My section was 10 Raven fans to 2 Charger fans.



    For my wife and me, going to a game is an occasion; it was our Christmas gift to each other. We don't buy each other stuff; we go places and make it an event. So, originally, we were going to do the Christmas game at the 49ers. Unfortunately, her illness landed her in the hospital during the holidays for her transplant, so we opted to do the Charger game. Tickets and reseller fees are $500. Parking is another $100. We are getting to a grand right there without anything else, such as hotel, transportation, or food.

    Unless you are independently wealthy or this is all a person spends there extra money on, I do not see how in today's economy it is realistically sustainable when a flatscreen covers all the major bases.

    Very sorry to hear about your wifes illness. Hope things improve for you guys.

    I try to get to 1-2 games per year and I drop few hundred each time.

    My friend Don has had Club level seats for about 5 years now, he had to give them up, it was costing too much money. He tried getting me to buy but its too much I could not afford it. He ended up taking a big loss and sold them to someone online.





  10. #46

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raveninwoodlawn View Post
    What's crazy is that with TV prices so low, that 75 inch TV probably is cheaper than 2 seats in the lower bowl for one or 2 games total.
    Yup, could be sipping on some pricy Bourbon and still much cheaper.


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    Re: Are the Ravens Having Problems Selling Tickets?

    Quote Originally Posted by ravensfan7716 View Post
    Not sure when the last game you were at, but Police presence has been on the decline.

    My best friends Brother was robbed of his cell phone about two years back at the stadium, so it definitely does happen on game days. He stepped right off the damn light rail and got robbed in broad daylight.
    Wow. Which stop was it? I would think the Pratt Steet, Camden or M&T stop would all be safe on game day. To many people around.





  12. #48

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    Personally I still love going, I just don't love going to ALL that games anymore. I only got to ~5-6 a year. The issue is selling those other games. I've been able to for the most part thankfully but it's getting harder. At this point I think I'm ready to sell the PSLs, provided I can find a buyer, and just pick 3-4 games a year and buy tickets individually. I'm sure other "old timers" are in the same boat as me. I think the really problem for the Ravens and other teams is getting the younger generations to buy in for season tickets. That's a tall order. Most of the <30 folks I know are more than happy to just pile into a bar to watch the game and rarely if ever go to the stadium. As others have pointed out, the tv experience has become very good and very comfortable for a lot of viewers - something magnified by the COVID year. It will be tough to convince these fans to plunk down season ticket money, psl money, and be locked into buying 10 games a year. The NFL is probably going to have to go to a MLB model as season tickets holders decrease across the league. Teams will need to focus on selling individual games just like the Ravens have done. Just the way it is I'm afraid.





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