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Midget Death Squad
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Saints: 6th highest ticket prices, 7th highest attendance

found this interesting

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6. New Orleans Saints
Average ticket price: $225.30
Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Superdome

Super Bowls in past 10 years: 1

Average home attendance (2012): 72,888 (7th highest)

The New Orleans Saints were embroiled in a controversy last year when the NFL found the team operated a bounty system that paid defense players to injure members of the opposing team. Head Coach Sean Payton and several other staff members were banned from playing in the NFL last season. That year, ticket prices took a dip, falling from the seventh most expensive on average to the 11th most expensive. Even with the blow to their PR, the Saints are still one of the most popular teams in football. And with Payton and the rest of the 2008 Super Bowl winning staff back, 2013 tickets to games at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome rose to average sixth highest in the NFL. At left, a Saints fan celebrates outside the Superdome.



Cowboys are 10th w/ $209 average


After reading the other thread about Lester Garrick showing his distaste with some dead baseball player's stance that NO shouldn't own a team, this article really struck as relevent. I do question this article though in that it never states if PSL's are factored into these prices. We (for now... until the tryke RBL takes over *shudder*) do not have PSL's, and that makes owning season tickets more burdonsome for other cities (NY).


TigerBait1127
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re: Saints: 6th highest ticket prices, 7th highest attendance
$25 terrace tickets


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lighter345
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re: Saints: 6th highest ticket prices, 7th highest attendance
Probably because all those bunker club tickets shot up to like $295 a pop.

Club level is still $150


Midget Death Squad
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re: Saints: 6th highest ticket prices, 7th highest attendance
Good point. My prices have remained the same (row 10 terrace), so it's most likely those new seats having prices jacked up.

I'm not really sure what to make of this though, because a part of me feels a little annoyed that we are charging 6th most yet are a small market. Then again PITT and GB are both in the top 10 as well. I think if PSL's are added in though, all three of us would be middle of the pack. I also could be completely wrong


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saintsfan92612
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re: Saints: 6th highest ticket prices, 7th highest attendance
cowboys are probably artificially low because they have like 20k standing room tickets.


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notiger1997
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re: Saints: 6th highest ticket prices, 7th highest attendance
I am quite sure that seat licensing fees are not part of this study.
The Saints have a really low ticket price structure vs most of the NFL.


metryboy
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re: Saints: 6th highest ticket prices, 7th highest attendance
I live in Dallas now. A Friend of mine has had Cowgirls season tickets for many many years in the family. When they built the new stadium they got a letter saying of you want to keep buying those two tickets we are going to need a check to cover the PSL for $125,000! And somehow that is not included in this study? Those are pretty big number to overlook.


jennyjones
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re: Saints: 6th highest ticket prices, 7th highest attendance
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to keep buying those two tickets we are going to need a check to cover the PSL for $125,000!


what.the.frick


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chalmetteowl
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re: Saints: 6th highest ticket prices, 7th highest attendance
it annoys me that our secondary market is higher than teams even in big markets based on stubhub... okay i get that the saints are good now but we just don't have the economic base and jobs to support having to pay $200 just to get in the dome for the cowboys game and $100 for every other team


TigerBait1127
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re: Saints: 6th highest ticket prices, 7th highest attendance
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support having to pay $200 just to get in the dome for the cowboys game and $100 for every other team


well the superdome's location is a HUGE advantage.

But Atlanta's metro has more people than the entire state of Louisiana. Pretty mind blowing


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Noplacelikehome
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re: Saints: 6th highest ticket prices, 7th highest attendance
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Average home attendance (2012): 72,888 (7th highest)


Right now the Saints are at 9th in the league at home and they will be somewhere around these numbers every year. The Superdome is the 10th largest stadium (capacity wise) in the league (if you count NY Giants and the Jets separately).


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nicholastiger
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re: Saints: 6th highest ticket prices, 7th highest attendance
Greedy Benson

Graham's contract will probably have to double all ticket prices.


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TabledTiger
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re: Saints: 6th highest ticket prices, 7th highest attendance
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2008 Super Bowl winning staff back


WTF???


BobBoucher
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re: Saints: 6th highest ticket prices, 7th highest attendance
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When they built the new stadium they got a letter saying of you want to keep buying those two tickets we are going to need a check to cover the PSL for $125,000!


assum bew- shite rat-chair!

...but thats the new thing. You have to buy the license to the seats, and that gives you the rights to buy the individual game tickets. i guess this isnt so bad if its for any/all events at the stadium (anyone know?). Might come in handy come Supa-bowl and BCS title game time.

it should all be factored in.
This post was edited on 9/27 at 12:30 pm


chieftiger
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re: Saints: 6th highest ticket prices, 7th highest attendance
Yeah, but I think PSLs are not as good of an investment as originally thought.
Forbes on PSL as investments


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Midget Death Squad
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re: Saints: 6th highest ticket prices, 7th highest attendance
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2008 Super Bowl winning staff back




WTF???



nice catch. I didn't notice this on first read. who knew that G-Dub looked so much like Rex Ryan?


Mr.Perfect
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re: Saints: 6th highest ticket prices, 7th highest attendance
PSL is a one time payment so I doubt its in there.

And is it possible for the state owned dome to do that? I don't think it is. Unless I get my seat for the sugar bowl, concerts, mnc, etc correct?


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TabledTiger
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re: Saints: 6th highest ticket prices, 7th highest attendance
LOL...that and we won the Super Bowl in the 2009 season.....


Midget Death Squad
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re: Saints: 6th highest ticket prices, 7th highest attendance
crap, I'm missing everything right now lol


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iwasthere
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re: Saints: 6th highest ticket prices, 7th highest attendance
I don't know where they get their info from. I would like to see how they get to those number. The dome only has 40 sections that are over that amount. There are 52 sections in just the terrace, and the most those tickets run are $82.00. You can't even get SRO Cowboys tickets for $25.00 as season tickets. The numbers just seem off to me.


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