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Loungefly85
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Why tarp seats?
Watching the Raiders game and seeing all those tarped seats.

Sell those sections for $1 or give them away. If one free loaders buys a Coke you made profit.

Obviously there is a cost to opening those seats, but there’s got to be a negative opportunity costs even with free seats.

shite the team is moving. Why not sell some beers?


TexasTiger08
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re: Why tarp seats?
The beers probably go to the concession company. Their contract is probably for a flat rate with the Raiders and not dependent upon sales. That’s just a guess.


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red sox fan 13
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re: Why tarp seats?
Have to make sure there's a sellout or else it won't broadcast


Ed Osteen
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re: Why tarp seats?
Won’t broadcast? What?


UltimateHog
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re: Why tarp seats?
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In 2013, the Oakland Raiders also started covering Mount Davis with tarp owing to the National Football League television blackout policies which obligate teams to black out the game if they cannot sell more than 85% stadium capacity.


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castorinho
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re: Why tarp seats?
That's how nfl blackout rules work.


Loungefly85
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re: Why tarp seats?
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That's how nfl blackout rules work


That’s not really a thing anymore.


rt3
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now in the piney woods of Pineville
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re: Why tarp seats?
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quote:

That's how nfl blackout rules work

That’s not really a thing anymore.

yeah that ended... what... 5 or 10 years ago already?


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SprintFun
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re: Why tarp seats?
Then why pay for decent seats when you can get them for $1.


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Bourre'
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re: Why tarp seats?
My brother still uses that line, lol


baldona
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re: Why tarp seats?
I’m sure they have done the financial calculations, but I’ve never understood this either. Doesn’t make sense to have tickets at like $40+ minimum and have entire sections open. $40 may not be much but add in parking, food, multiple tickets for a dad, etc. and it easily adds up to $200.
This post was edited on 11/8 at 7:00 am


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crazycubes
Member since Jan 2016
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re: Why tarp seats?
my guess, if the seats are left open, and people go sit there (moving from their old seats), you now have to clean them, and because you don't know who sat where, you now have to clean the entire section. the stadium doesn't want to pay for that


BobLeeDagger
Army Fan
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re: Why tarp seats?
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Sell those sections for $1 or give them away


I'm sure these folks will be the bastion of society.


Ed Osteen
New Orleans Saints Fan
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re: Why tarp seats?
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That's how nfl blackout rules work.



Teams have been on TV in local markets for years now regardless of the team ticket sales which is why I was asking if that was what he was confusing it with


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SDVTiger
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re: Why tarp seats?
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Sell those sections for $1 or give them away


I dont think you want those types of fans at a Raiders game


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VADawg
Georgia Fan
Jacksonville
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re: Why tarp seats?
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I'm sure these folks will be the bastion of society.


It's a Raiders game. Crowd is already full of gangbangers


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keakar
Member since Jan 2017
11511 posts

re: Why tarp seats?
i heard the seats have issues, some broken, some ready to break and hurt anyone sitting in them, so the liability isnt worth any small return on taking the risk of using them.



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Packer
Wisconsin Fan
IE, California
Member since May 2017
3584 posts

re: Why tarp seats?
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Sell those sections for $1 or give them away


Public safety. Imagine a typical Raider fan. Now imagine one that can only afford to go to a game for free or for #1


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LSShoe1030
Houston Astros Fan
Kenner
Member since Aug 2014
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re: Why tarp seats?
I originally thought about them not wanting to clean the sections but the more I think about it. Cleaning wouldn’t cost much more (if any) than for them to purchase the tap and have people put it up


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