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    Civilized scalping could lead to astronomical ticket prices

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    Re: Civilized scalping could lead to astronomical ticket prices

    I doubt that would happen.

    I think the market for tickets is pretty elastic. With the presentation we get on television, especially with the emergence of HDTV, it is unlikely that ticket prices would be pushed too high. At some point, fans will say "screw it" and walk away and settle for watching it on TV.

    You will always have some fans that will pay anything, but I think most red blooded Americans would rather feed their families than get Vikings season tickets.

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    Re: Civilized scalping could lead to astronomical ticket prices

    I don't think this will work. First if seats don't sell out well then no game on TV? Which is completey a dumb law considering tax payers paid for the stadium in the first place. Also the other problem when you have teams such as ATL and SAN FRAN playing who is going to bid on those tickets? This might work for Bowl games and the Super bowl but not through out the season.

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    Re: Civilized scalping could lead to astronomical ticket prices

    "Vikes" wrote:
    I don't think this will work. First if seats don't sell out well then no game on TV? Which is completey a dumb law considering tax payers paid for the stadium in the first place. Also the other problem when you have teams such as ATL and SAN FRAN playing who is going to bid on those tickets? This might work for Bowl games and the Super bowl but not through out the season.

    It isn't law, it is the NFL's policy.
    And it is designed to keep the seats filled - otherwise people could simply watch it on TV instead.

    As for the civilized scalping - scalping laws are controlled by the states or counties.
    If ticket were simply auctioned for every game, it wouldn't take long for the government to step in and reapply the scalping laws - forcing teams to put an open market face value on the tickets, and making it illegal to sell for more than that.
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    Re: Civilized scalping could lead to astronomical ticket prices

    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    "Vikes" wrote:
    I don't think this will work. First if seats don't sell out well then no game on TV? Which is completey a dumb law considering tax payers paid for the stadium in the first place. Also the other problem when you have teams such as ATL and SAN FRAN playing who is going to bid on those tickets? This might work for Bowl games and the Super bowl but not through out the season.

    It isn't law, it is the NFL's policy.
    And it is designed to keep the seats filled - otherwise people could simply watch it on TV instead.

    As for the civilized scalping - scalping laws are controlled by the states or counties.
    If ticket were simply auctioned for every game, it wouldn't take long for the government to step in and reapply the scalping laws - forcing teams to put an open market face value on the tickets, and making it illegal to sell for more than that.

    Sorry you are correct it's not a LAW per say. I really meant it was an NFL policy. The point I really was saying was public money was used to build the stadium. So there for it should NOT be subject to a blackout because it did not sell out.

    I need to admit I'm ALL about free-markets I just think this auctioning of tickets is a double-edge sword. It just does not seem right. Then you will have concert tickets, all sorts of major events going to this model. I just think it will be a pain in the a$$.

    I want to go see someone play I want to buy the ticket and be done. I don't want to have an EBay experience waiting to see if I won the seat.

    Could you imagine going to rent a car and you need to bid on the car or hotel room?
    Where does it stop?

    Just my take.

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    Re: Civilized scalping could lead to astronomical ticket prices

    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    "Vikes" wrote:
    I don't think this will work. First if seats don't sell out well then no game on TV? Which is completey a dumb law considering tax payers paid for the stadium in the first place. Also the other problem when you have teams such as ATL and SAN FRAN playing who is going to bid on those tickets? This might work for Bowl games and the Super bowl but not through out the season.

    It isn't law, it is the NFL's policy.
    And it is designed to keep the seats filled - otherwise people could simply watch it on TV instead.

    As for the civilized scalping - scalping laws are controlled by the states or counties.
    If ticket were simply auctioned for every game, it wouldn't take long for the government to step in and reapply the scalping laws - forcing teams to put an open market face value on the tickets, and making it illegal to sell for more than that.
    The scalping laws don't work. First off Brokers aren't subject to the policy. Secondly, anyone who has ever bought or sold tix on eBay knows they allow scalping on there. The seller just jacks up the face value of the tix & eBay still allows it.

    I have turned in dozens of sellers & not a single one of them had their auction pulled.

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    Re: Civilized scalping could lead to astronomical ticket prices -Ticket Master-

    Well it's here. Someone earlier called it.

    The NFL inks deal with Ticketmaster for reselling tickets

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22305047/

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