So you want season tickets for the NY Giants ? Well you can go to www.giants.com and put your name on "The List" and according to this article (nj.com) you should get them somewhere around the year 2254.
It makes me wonder how long the wait is for Packers tix...
"I bought batteries yesterday. They weren't included. So I had to buy them again." -Steven Wright
Well, the Packers list contains something in excess of 50000 names the last I had heard. In any given year (over the last dozen or so), there have been no more than 100 tickets turned in. Each name on the list is able to claim 4 (I THINK) tickets when their turn comes up.
According to my math, that gives the 50,000th person a 2000 year wait for tickets.
me and Ronnie Woo-Woo at Lambeau - Opening Day 2004
I recall hearing three or four years ago that the Jets were considering charging a $30 annual administration fee just to stay on the waiting list. By Grimis' Packers/Skins figures and considering foregone interest, that'd be thousands of dollars spent just for the right to buy tickets a couple generations down the line. Amazing.
The Jets charge $50 a year (caps at $500) to stay on the list. The money is ultimately applied to the cost of your tickets once you get them. As the article says, this policy caused a lot of people to drop off the list for Jets tix.
(edited by dunkndollaz on 31.12.04 0749) "I bought batteries yesterday. They weren't included. So I had to buy them again." -Steven Wright
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I'm around 14,000-something on the Packer list. Every so often, I get a postcard from the Packer ticket office reminding me as such.
I don't think I've made much headway in the 10 years or so I've been on there...but there was a huge jump in applicants after me, once the Pack stopped playing at County Stadium in Milwaukee after the 1994 season.
I think I like freelance shooting at Lambeau better...I'm on the f'n field, and I get paid. Sweet.
(EDIT: Oh, and Super Shane Spear: That would explain why 20,000 or so Packer fans showed up for the GB/Arz game in 2000 @ Sun Devil Stadium. Hell, even Leroy Butler congratulated some end zone cheeseheads for making the trip. Of course, they could've been snowbirds what relocated to Arizona...whatever.) :-)
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Let me see: According to what I told http://www.southendzone.com/packerg/tickets/ , I signed up for Packer's tickets August 1998 (when I was 15). I have the postcards from the Packers from the last couple years. 2001: 41,277 2002: 39,382 2003: 38,579 2004: 38,151
So yeah, Thrill, I signed up something like 4 years after you did, and I'm 24,000 behind.
So if it averages 1,000 per year, I'll get my tickets in 38 years, when I'm 59 years old. If it averages 600 tickets (like it has the last two years), then it will take 63 years to get tickets, and I'll be 84 years old.
Most likely I'll be dead before my name comes up either way.
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That is a very interesting point about the Giants. If the NFC East remains this close down to the wire, there might be some finger pointing over the 'road' game come the end of the season. As for the NFC South, I'd say yes, they're that strong.