Weak 14: NFL Stadiums Look Like Ghost Towns As Attendance Crisis Continues

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The plague of empty seats which has befallen the National Football League reached biblical proportions this week, as teams continued to find it hard to fill stadiums.

Naturally, a large number of players also continued their anti-American protests during the playing of the national anthem as Week 14 rolled into stadiums everywhere. And as a result, ticket prices are plummeting.

The league is having such a tough time finding fans to fill seats that some tickets are selling for the unheard of price of three dollars a seat, Breitbart Sports reported on Sunday. In many cases tickets are selling for prices lower than the cost of buying a beer or a hot dog in most stadiums!

But even at these near give-away prices, photos of empty stadiums are still chocking social media as the league’s Week 14 begins.

While the Green Bay Packers downed the Cleveland Browns in a 27-21 final, not many fans were around to see the loss at FirstEnergy Stadium. A sea of empty bright orange seats filled the stadium:

Also in the Buckeye State, the Cincinnati Bengals got slammed 33-7 by the Chicago Bears, but fans stayed away in droves. One fan even noted ticket prices were down to $18 a seat.

But Cincinnati may have fared better than the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond Stadium when the Detroit Lions came to town to beat the Bucs 24-21. There seemed like more empty red seats than fans in Florida.

Lots of empty seats can be seen in this video of the Cheer team strutting9 their stuff in Florida:

At Arrowhead Stadium, the Kansas City Chiefs nuked the Raiders 26-15, but both teams played to a ton of empty seats.


The Minnesota Vikings gave it the ol’ college try but lost to the Carolina Panthers 31-24. However, not many fans came out to Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte to see the game. The blue-backed seats were plentiful.

As the Houston Texans kicked off at home against the San Francisco 49ers, fans apparently kicked back at home. The 49ers clobbered the Texans 26 to 16, anyway.

Speaking of Texas, the Dallas Cowboys were on the road but still played before plenty of empty seats as they met the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. The Cowboys slammed the Giants in a 30-10 final.

Lots of empty seats at StubHub Center as the Washington Redskins invaded the L.A. Chargers home turf.

At University of Phoenix Stadium, the Cardinals took on the Titans before a non-arriving crowd.

Finally, there were a lot of good seats still up for grabs as the Seattle Seahawks kicked off at EverBank Field against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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