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Are they going to sell enough tickets to lift the black out? This is mindboggling to a football fan. You nearly win the Super Bowl and can't sell out the first game by now? Let the excuses begin...
 

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Well I'll be there, not a fan,(Raider fan, I know, I know) but love to tailgate and football. What's even more mind boggling is the people who don't buy a ticket because they want to watch it free but criticize the people who don't sell out the game.
 

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What's even more mind boggling is the people who don't buy a ticket because they want to watch it free but criticize the people who don't sell out the game.
Nope, just shows that AZ is not a big football city!!
 

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people are broke!

Nick - The Yankees are the best team in baseball, the most popular sports franchise in the country, in a NEW stadium, with Jeter about to break the all time Yankees hit record, and they are not selling out games this year. Do you think it is because New York is not a big baseball town? lol. It is because the ticket prices are way too high and people are barely making their bill payments.
 

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Good pt!
 

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1st theory-

3 million people vacated this state over a year ago, I'm sure half of them were Cowboy fans. The other half were hard working folks in fear of their lives from Sheriff Joe. I don't back illegals, but there is serious $$$ wrapped around their efforts on being here and working. I sh*t you not, the local C-store franchise owner misses their $$$$.

Housing in the toilet( Las Vegas too), unemployed near double digits.
To go to a game right now is $200 for a family of four with decent seats.

If you look on this site, people are just getting by for a few dollars until the next check comes along; paycheck to paycheck. No excuses, just a BS economy and we have to survive.

I think the seats that are not filled are acutally folks who would hope that they will catch the game on TV wishing that they could be there. They are still fans, just can't afford the ticket to get to the game.

2nd theory-

We live in a state that is migratory and everybody that lives here is from somewhere else like Chicago or St. Louis.

The Bears and Rams both suck! Not enough Cardinal fans yet! This year will be the year to settle that. We will conquer and be the best of the best. Go Cards!!
 

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It's to bad they aren't sold out. I picked up a couple of games worth of tickets this year. For me it's the long drive from east Mesa. I think had it been downtown they would be selling more. A more centralized location. I'm a suns season ticket holder and they have pretty much priced me out. This will probable be my last year. My tickets have doubled in price in about 4-5 years and I know my salary has not matched that. A pair of lower level okay seats are now pretty much 200 bucks a game :(

RookieBoy you have some good points and I agree with all but one thing. I may argue that I believe 200 for good seats is being generous. I think you may be approaching 300 or more just for four tickets and parking pass. Crazy prices. Lower level seats are pretty much being priced out and given to the corporate sponsors anymore.
 

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"This year will be the year to settle that."

Holy Crap we've been hearing that one since the second year they moved here.

"Stadium is to far away!!!"

That aint no joke!
 

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Perhaps the slow down in the economy will finally take it's toll on professional athletes. I'm all for people making as much as they can but lets be honest, do you think any of these guys are walking away because of a 25%-50% cut in pay? It's just time to adjust the ticket, parking and concession prices back into the current market so the fans can afford to attend. In order to do that the owners and their employees will have to take a pay cut. If they continue to think they are above everyone else and continue to price everyone out of the market perhaps the whole thing will eventually crumble?
 

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Perhaps the slow down in the economy will finally take it's toll on professional athletes. I'm all for people making as much as they can but lets be honest, do you think any of these guys are walking away because of a 25%-50% cut in pay? It's just time to adjust the ticket, parking and concession prices back into the current market so the fans can afford to attend. In order to do that the owners and their employees will have to take a pay cut. If they continue to think they are above everyone else and continue to price everyone out of the market perhaps the whole thing will eventually crumble?
like Rome and the gladiatorial games?
 

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"This year will be the year to settle that."

Holy Crap we've been hearing that one since the second year they moved here.

"Stadium is to far away!!!"

That aint no joke!
Are you a native of AZ?
 

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It is because the ticket prices are way too high and people are barely making their bill payments.
Really? Is that why New Orleans (who didn't make the playoffs last year and is a very hard hit economic area) sells out?
 

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1st theory-

3 million people vacated this state over a year ago, I'm sure half of them were Cowboy fans. The other half were hard working folks in fear of their lives from Sheriff Joe. I don't back illegals, but there is serious $$$ wrapped around their efforts on being here and working. I sh*t you not, the local C-store franchise owner misses their $$$$.

Housing in the toilet( Las Vegas too), unemployed near double digits.
To go to a game right now is $200 for a family of four with decent seats.

If you look on this site, people are just getting by for a few dollars until the next check comes along; paycheck to paycheck. No excuses, just a BS economy and we have to survive.

I think the seats that are not filled are acutally folks who would hope that they will catch the game on TV wishing that they could be there. They are still fans, just can't afford the ticket to get to the game.

2nd theory-

We live in a state that is migratory and everybody that lives here is from somewhere else like Chicago or St. Louis.

The Bears and Rams both suck! Not enough Cardinal fans yet! This year will be the year to settle that. We will conquer and be the best of the best. Go Cards!!
naw, they just suck. its not a theory, its a fact.
 

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Really? Is that why New Orleans (who didn't make the playoffs last year and is a very hard hit economic area) sells out?
those people live in that stadium! That's there mailing address!:moon:
 

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I dont think bayou is talking about the people who live in the parrishes in da trailers!!
 

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Really? Is that why New Orleans (who didn't make the playoffs last year and is a very hard hit economic area) sells out?
The Cardinals sold out every game last year too. Let's see how their attendance is this year. In my industry this is the year that most businesses are really starting to feel the crunch.

If you think about it, New Orleans is not a holder of all major sports so they should not be compared to cities that do. In cities like Phx you would think that individuals and businesses that have multiple season ticket packages are probably cutting some of them out. Plus what else is there to do in NO besides watch football and suck on crawdad heads.:)
 
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