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  1. #85
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    Re: Are the Ravens Having Problems Selling Tickets?

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    I assumed that but was nosy and interested in hearing about a salacious open marriage or something like that.
    ^^ I LOL'd at that one!





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    Re: Are the Ravens Having Problems Selling Tickets?

    I took a long drive to catch the Ravens vs. Seahawks game. I parked my car at Reisterstown Plaza Station and hopped on the metro subway to downtown. The parking lot was pretty empty, only 2 or 3 cars there, and I was surprised to see no one in a Ravens jersey on the train. I was like wtf where are Ravens fans? But when I got to the stadium, it was buzzing. Back when I lived in Baltimore about 10 years ago, you'd always spot plenty of Ravens fans on the train, so it felt kinda different this time.





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    Re: Are the Ravens Having Problems Selling Tickets?

    Quote Originally Posted by rayman77 View Post
    I took a long drive to catch the Ravens vs. Seahawks game. I parked my car at Reisterstown Plaza Station and hopped on the metro subway to downtown. The parking lot was pretty empty, only 2 or 3 cars there, and I was surprised to see no one in a Ravens jersey on the train. I was like wtf where are Ravens fans? But when I got to the stadium, it was buzzing. Back when I lived in Baltimore about 10 years ago, you'd always spot plenty of Ravens fans on the train, so it felt kinda different this time.
    Stadium lots only open 4 1/2 hours prior to kickoff and I’m not sure what time you came down, but yes lots B and C (the ones to the right and left of Ravenswalk) aren’t the ones that have a great tailgating scene. The Ravens should work to change that
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    Re: Are the Ravens Having Problems Selling Tickets?

    If the trend continues long enough, future “season ticket holders” (redefined) will be the ONLY fans to watch NFL games from the comfort of their homes. In other words, via pay-per-view (PPV). The fans in attendance will pay less but won’t be able to watch a recording or rebroadcast. Enjoy the free broadcasting and free streaming while it’s available.

    Ultimately, large stadiums will become obsolete. All games will be played in small indoor arenas with only the very rich in attendance (who will return home to watch themselves on PPV).

    Saw this coming for at least a decade. It’s all about convenience + exclusivity = maximum profits. Of course, MLB, NBA and NHL will follow suite.

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    Re: Are the Ravens Having Problems Selling Tickets?

    Quote Originally Posted by Corvus Corax View Post
    If the trend continues long enough, future “season ticket holders” (redefined) will be the ONLY fans to watch NFL games from the comfort of their homes. In other words, via pay-per-view (PPV). The fans in attendance will pay less but won’t be able to watch a recording or rebroadcast. Enjoy the free broadcasting and free streaming while it’s available.

    Ultimately, large stadiums will become obsolete. All games will be played in small indoor arenas with only the very rich in attendance (who will return home to watch themselves on PPV).

    Saw this coming for at least a decade. It’s all about convenience + exclusivity = maximum profits. Of course, MLB, NBA and NHL will follow suite.

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    Re: Are the Ravens Having Problems Selling Tickets?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raveninwoodlawn View Post
    Yes.

    Lower bowl has been pretty full for the most part, but other than the Bengals night game, the upper deck has been scattered. Live sport attendance has been declining around all the major sports as the older guard that actually went outside and valued being around people has given way to this younger generation that just streams everything and doesn't value live sporting events nearly as much as the growing older crowd. Home TV and theater setups along with just crazy prices not for the seats, but for food/drinks has just made home viewing a great experience.

    They have been advertising locally with commercials to get tickets on the local stations for the last couple of seasons.

    PSL holders are struggling to find anyone to give close to original value for their PSL's on the marketplace.
    In a free-market economy, those prices would have to go down. Except the NFL is a trust (socialism for the rich), which means the prices will continue to be up, and the more successful franchises will pay the least successful ones. Plus the NFL makes most of its money not from tickets/concessions anyway. It's TV and merchandise.





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    Re: Are the Ravens Having Problems Selling Tickets?

    Quote Originally Posted by Corvus Corax View Post
    If the trend continues long enough, future “season ticket holders” (redefined) will be the ONLY fans to watch NFL games from the comfort of their homes. In other words, via pay-per-view (PPV). The fans in attendance will pay less but won’t be able to watch a recording or rebroadcast. Enjoy the free broadcasting and free streaming while it’s available.

    Ultimately, large stadiums will become obsolete. All games will be played in small indoor arenas with only the very rich in attendance (who will return home to watch themselves on PPV).

    Saw this coming for at least a decade. It’s all about convenience + exclusivity = maximum profits. Of course, MLB, NBA and NHL will follow suite.

    Mark My Words

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    The reason it's not going to happen (or it would have happened already) is advertising money. Pay-per-view would never match the amount of money they get from TV ads. And ads need eyeballs, lots of them.





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    Re: Are the Ravens Having Problems Selling Tickets?

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    Again, while a national channel the commercials a receiver gets in the Baltimore Metro area are not the same ones they get in Dallas or San Francisco. They deliver local commercials to each market at times.
    True. If you have ever watched the live stream feed from NFL Network from crackstream or whatever a small fraction of commercials come through.

    Who knows what kind of deal they have with seat geek or who’s paying for the commercials. I think it’s more about “when” they sell than simply selling them. I think seat geek’s prices are some sort of supply/demand/timing algorithm.


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    Re: Are the Ravens Having Problems Selling Tickets?

    Quote Originally Posted by Uli2001 View Post
    In a free-market economy, those prices would have to go down. Except the NFL is a trust (socialism for the rich), which means the prices will continue to be up, and the more successful franchises will pay the least successful ones. Plus the NFL makes most of its money not from tickets/concessions anyway. It's TV and merchandise.
    I believe all teams made money in 2020 where there were virtually no one in the stands for any of the games.
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    Re: Are the Ravens Having Problems Selling Tickets?

    Quote Originally Posted by Uli2001 View Post
    The reason it's not going to happen (or it would have happened already) is advertising money. Pay-per-view would never match the amount of money they get from TV ads. And ads need eyeballs, lots of them.
    Good point. One aspect I may have overlooked. Nevertheless, free prime time viewing is gradually disappearing. If you can’t afford satellite/cable or streaming devices then you’ll be out of luck. Keep in mind that the NFL Network isn’t free.





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