NFL Football tickets are moving at a much slower pace this year with NFL season ticket sales down significantly from last year for some ball clubs, as reported in the Sacramento Bee. Several of the same teams with poor records are on the list again this year including the Detroit Lions, St. Louis Rams and the Oakland Raiders and face multiple blackout dates for local television viewing.
A number of teams came close to a blackout for NFL’s opening day with the surprise being the defending NFC Champion’s the Arizona Cardinals, who barely avoided the blackout. There may be as many as 10-12 NFL teams with problems selling out their stadiums this year compared to only three last year.
Compounding the problem for the NFL is the reselling of tickets. If the team hasn’t sold out, you can bet the ticket brokers have not as well. Ticket brokers may have NFL ticket prices below the face value of the ticket as game day approaches, undercutting the team trying to sell their own tickets.
But the NFL may have only themselves to blame for the rising prices to attend a live game, and encouraging season ticket holders to resell their own tickets, creating a flood of tickets on the market for many of the poorer selling teams.
You don’t have to look very far to find teams without blackout problems. The Dallas Cowboys had no problem selling out their new Cowboy Stadium even with the highest cost for a family of four to attend a game, a whopping $750.
Now, rather than getting the best deal directly from the NFL team, you may just want to check ticket brokers such as PreferredSeat.com for the best deal in NFL tickets.