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Since: 2.1.02
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According to this aricle http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/news/archive/local_11076403.shtml fans must buy a ticket to a pre-season game between the Jaguars and Vikings for each ticket to the Packers at Vikings you want.

You know, if the Lions and Vikings can't sell out their own stadium without all us Packer fans, why do we have to share our constantly sold out ticket revenues with them? Shouldn't they only get the same percentage of tickets sold as they can sell at their own stadium?



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Since: 17.1.02
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A number of other teams are using these busch league tacktics to keep fans from other teams from turning their home games into home games for the other team.
Last Season the Chargers made ticket buyers for the Raiders at Chargers game buy tickets to either one or two other games in an effort to keep the stadium from becoming Black hole south.
College teams have been doing this for years to:
A. Increase attendance at less atractive games
B. To keep teams with large numbers of traveling supporters from flooding their staduims.
(I know Syracuse has done this for years)

Message to San Diego and Minn. if you want to fill your park with hometeam fans, field a winning team.



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Since: 29.4.02
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"Message to San Diego and Minn. if you want to fill your park with hometeam fans, field a winning team."


And as we all know, its just that easy.



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Since: 16.4.02
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"America may have some problems, but it's our home. Our team. And if you don't wanna root for your team...then you should get the hell out of the stadium. Go America." --Stan Marsh, South Park


The Bengals did that same gimmick a couple of years back when Favre & Co. came to town.

So did Tampa several years ago (during the Big Sombrero-orange pirate-Trent Dilfer days) after 30,000 cheeseheads helped pack the stadium for a Green Bay victory. Dilfer bitched about it to the Florida media afterwards, and lo and behold came that policy. 'Course, it helps that there's a whole lot of cheesehead secret agents...er, former Wisconsin residents now living in Florida, but still back the Pack.

(EDIT: I'm with Sec19Row53. F the Vikings.)

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(edited by The Thrill on 4.7.03 1439)


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Since: 8.6.03
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Can we safely assume that Raider and Packer fans are angry simply because their teams didn't think of these things first?

And as far as the Vikings, had anyone bothered to do the research, they'd know that the team only released about 4,500 tickets for EACH home game (not just the Packers game) for sale to the general public. The other 60,000+ seats are occupied by season ticket holders. So I don't think they'd have any problem selling out the game to their own fans, considering they've sold out every home game for the last decade or so.
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Since: 16.4.02
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"America may have some problems, but it's our home. Our team. And if you don't wanna root for your team...then you should get the hell out of the stadium. Go America." --Stan Marsh, South Park


    Originally posted by PayWindah
    Can we safely assume that Raider and Packer fans are angry simply because their teams didn't think of these things first?

    And as far as the Vikings, had anyone bothered to do the research, they'd know that the team only released about 4,500 tickets for EACH home game (not just the Packers game) for sale to the general public. The other 60,000+ seats are occupied by season ticket holders. So I don't think they'd have any problem selling out the game to their own fans, considering they've sold out every home game for the last decade or so.



I dunno for Raiders fans, but Lambeau Field doesn't exactly have the problem of several thousand of the other team's fans coming in and making the crowd sound anti-Packer. Lambeau's been sold out for roughly FOREVER.


(EDIT: Info from the original article:

"The Vikings’ ticket office boasts of sellout home games five seasons in a row, or 54 straight games, LaCroix said.

Not bad, unless you compare it to the Green Bay Packers and their sold-out seasons stretching back to 1960.

And, the Packers still have 60,000 names on the waiting list for season tickets, even after Lambeau Field’s renovation added more seats, Remmel said.

In contrast, the Vikings’ Web site, www.vikings.com, says that fans of the purple threat who want season tickets can register today and have a good chance of becoming season-ticket holders — next month!

LaCroix said the Vikings’ waiting list has a paltry 3,000 names.")



The problem is for Packer fans that will travel out-of-state (or for Packer fans living outside Wisconsin that wanna see Favre & Co. when they come to play the local NFL team), and wanna go buy a single-game seat. If it's a club that gets lousy attendance (like Cincy), you'll get a bunch of Packer fans who'll buy those empty seats...and make a lotta noise that ain't very helpful to the home team.

So now you've gotta buy tickets to some stupid Jags/Vikes game you don't wanna go to, if you wanna buy tickets to Packers/Vikings and cheer the REAL America's Team. Nice, Minneapolis...real nice. Way to stick it to the several thousand Packer fans that show up and gladly hand you their money each year when the green & gold come to town.

And as for the Vikings selling out the Metrodome...uh, didn't some radio station have to soak up several thousand unsold seats for a home playoff game in 1992 so it wouldn't be blacked out on Minneapolis-area TV? There's a problem you'd just never have in Green Bay.

(edited by The Thrill on 7.7.03 0825)


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#7 Posted on
Well really there isn't much else to DO up in Green Bay now is there Thrill?

Though, just to show I'm a good sport, I'll throw in a hearty F the Vikings on behalf of Da Bears.

I think the Bears did something like that recently too. I know the Bulls pulled that trick off making people buy tix to things like Golden State games to get in the Jordan Farewell package last year.



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Since: 8.6.03
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    Nice, Minneapolis...real nice. Way to stick it to the several thousand Packer fans that show up and gladly hand you their money each year when the green & gold come to town.


Well, if they're that dumb...er, loyal, they won't mind handing over money for the tickets to the Jags/Vikes game too, will they?

But since the game would still be played at the Metrodome, it wouldn't matter if the entire place was Packer fans...Favre still couldn't buy a victory there.
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Since: 16.4.02
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"America may have some problems, but it's our home. Our team. And if you don't wanna root for your team...then you should get the hell out of the stadium. Go America." --Stan Marsh, South Park

I dunno how many Packer fans will pay for tickets to the sure-to-be-HORRIBLE Vikes/Jags "game." It might squash the several bus trips that Wisconsin bars always organize to cheer on the Pack in that damn dome.

Point is, it's a bitch move by a bush-league AFL-wanna-be franchise.



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Since: 27.2.03
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    Originally posted by The Thrill
    I dunno how many Packer fans will pay for tickets to the sure-to-be-HORRIBLE Vikes/Jags "game." It might squash the several bus trips that Wisconsin bars always organize to cheer on the Pack in that damn dome.

    Point is, it's a bitch move by a bush-league AFL-wanna-be franchise.



There have been PLENTY of boneheaded moves done by this franchise lately, but on this one, they're innocent on all counts.

An example: In Atlanta last year, the only way you could get Wizards tickets to see MJ (which was their only appearance in Atlanta), you had to be either (a) a season ticket holder, or (b) buy into a shitty group package where you got to see such exciting teams as the Cavaliers and the Nuggets. I think they threw a bone in there by having the Lakers there as well. I also think the Braves did a similar thing when the Yankees came to town for Interleague Play a few years ago.

And as others have pointed out, this similar thing has happened other places.

The point is-this has less to do with keeping the poor widdle Packer fans out of the dome than pure economics. That Pack/Vikes ticket is easily the hardest ticket in the Twin Cities to get. It makes sense to get as much revenue as you can out of it. It's not like they're making you buy a ticket to a regular season game, it's a preseason game, which is likely to be cheaper anyway.



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    Originally posted by Battlezone
    It's not like they're making you buy a ticket to a regular season game, it's a preseason game, which is likely to be cheaper anyway.



Not sure how they do it in Seattle, but in Green Bay, you pay full price for pre-season tickets. In fact, you're required to buy them in order to keep your season ticket package. So much for *that* part of your premise.

As for us "poor widdle Packer fans", we support our team. Don't screw us by making us support your pathetic franchise that can't find enough of its own fans who are willing to buy tickets.



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    Originally posted by Sec19Row53
    Not sure how they do it in Seattle, but in Green Bay, you pay full price for pre-season tickets. In fact, you're required to buy them in order to keep your season ticket package. So much for *that* part of your premise.

    As for us "poor widdle Packer fans", we support our team. Don't screw us by making us support your pathetic franchise that can't find enough of its own fans who are willing to buy tickets.



Actually, I just moved here, so I don't know how the tickets are priced in Seattle. But I went to a couple of preseason Falcons games last year, and they were cheaper than regular season tickets. But now that they're in the "Michael Vick Era", that'll probably change quickly.

Anyway, my point was, economics is driving this whole deal. The only reason GB is charging full price for PS tickets is because they CAN. You'll buy 'em regardless. Same in Dallas, same in Oakland. But I'll guess that in areas where the team isn't a "storied franchise", ie, Cincinnati, it's probably different. I don't know-I could be wrong. For the record, I think that it's ridiculous that ANY team would charge regular season price for a preseason game, when you're not getting regular season quality.



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Since: 17.1.02
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#13 Posted on
Actually I believe all teams except for Atlanta (and they only changed with the new owner last year) charge full price for preseason games. I could be wrong but I think some columnist made a big deal of this last year.
Atlanta's ownership has made great strides the last year and a half to make the team more friendly to the comunity. Other teams struggling with fanbases should take notes.



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We do not ask for your poor, or your hungry.
We do not want your tired and sick.
It is your corrupt we claim.
It is your evil that will be sought by us.
With every breath, we shall hunt them down.
Each day we will spill their blood, 'til it rains down from the skies.
Do not kill. Do not rape. Do not steal. These are principles which every man of every faith can embrace.
These are not polite suggestions, these are codes of behavior, and those of you that ignore them will pay the dearest cost.
There are varying degrees of evil. We urge you lesser forms of filth, not to push the bounds and cross over, in to true corruption, into our domain.
For if you do, one day you will look behind you and you will see we three, and on that day you will reap it.
And we will send you to whatever god you wish.
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Since: 8.6.03
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Point is, it's a bitch move by a bush-league AFL-wanna-be franchise

Sounds like the typical Packer fan "every team in the league should kiss our ass" argument from where I sit.

Dallas has been doing this with the Thanksgiving day games for years. The Raiders, too. The Vikes aren't the first franchise to do this. It's not even the first time something like this has targeted the Packers, since the Bears started doing it last year as well.

Why a Packer fan would pay perfectly good money to watch their team get slaughtered at the Dome AGAIN is beyond my understanding anyway.
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