The NFL is having such a tough time filling seats that in some cases tickets are selling for the unheard of price of ten dollars to even three dollars a seat on the secondary market, several reports say.
At the end of November, Breitbart Sports reported that tickets for some games were going for as low as $15 and $10 a seat as the NFL continues to lose fans.
In November a website that tracks the cost of a fan experience at stadiums reported that full price tickets were going for $85 and up, but despite the customary prices the secondary markets were seeing a lot of unwanted tickets that fans and the services can’t seem to give away.
Things had gotten so bad by December that the Baltimore Ravens, a team that until now has had little trouble selling tickets since moving from Cleveland, launched an advertising campaign alerting fans to the cut-rate ticket prices on secondary markets such as Ticketmaster.
But this week several sources are reporting that ticket prices have fallen even farther. A report on CBS Sports found that tickets for the Buffalo Bills had fallen to less than five dollars a seat, prices that haven’t been seen since the 1970s or earlier.
Also, Daily Wire reported that other tickets had fallen to an unbelievable three dollars! DW also found that tickets to see the Chicago Bears had bottomed to $20 a seat while seats in Green Bay were coming in at a low ten bucks. To show how far these prices have fallen, tickets to see the Chicago Bears usually sell at around $130 a seat while the Packers usually start at about $95.
Meanwhile, Fox Sports was forced to advertise to find “fans” — or even actors — to fill seats for its pre-game broadcast for the L.A. Rams game, something that is ordinarily easy to do.
“Come out, bring your spirit, your best NFL gear & join us for NFL on Fox this Sunday!” read a casting call that went out at the end of last week, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
It all speaks to the NFL’s utter fall from grace as fans avoid the league like it had the plague.
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