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    Re: Eagles fans cry foul regarding ticket sales

    "singersp" wrote:
    I'm glad I'm a season ticket holder. It's gol 'darnit near impossible to get decent seats for a Vikings game when they are made available to the general public.

    More & more people, who have no intention of attending a game or are even a fan of the team, are buying them just to make a profit selling/scalping them on eBay.
    Ain't that the truth singer! I still haven't found a decent ticket for the Washington game that I can afford! Last year I had no trouble getting the ticket, only keeping my hat! :lol:
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    Re: Eagles fans cry foul regarding ticket sales

    "FedjeViking" wrote:
    "singersp" wrote:
    I'm glad I'm a season ticket holder. It's gol 'darnit near impossible to get decent seats for a Vikings game when they are made available to the general public.

    More & more people, who have no intention of attending a game or are even a fan of the team, are buying them just to make a profit selling/scalping them on eBay.
    Ain't that the truth singer! I still haven't found a decent ticket for the Washington game that I can afford! Last year I had no trouble getting the ticket, only keeping my hat! :lol:
    A big part of that is the fact that not only is it a Monday night game, but it is also the first game of the season...if it was a later Sunday game, tickets would be no problem!
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    Re: Eagles fans cry foul regarding ticket sales

    From the Philidelphia Enquirer;

    Posted on Fri, Jun. 16, 2006

    [size=18px]Eagles deny ticket preferences[/size]

    Fans say an advertiser got more than space.

    An Eagles official has denied allegations by fans that the team showed preference to a ticket broker when single-game tickets went on sale Wednesday.

    The allegations, denied yesterday, have been rampant on the Internet and talk radio.

    Angry fans accused the Eagles of giving large blocks of tickets to RazorGator.com to sell. RazorGator.com is a Web site on which fans can sell and buy tickets to many events.

    The ticket sellers on RazorGator.com set the price, and RazorGator.com receives a 10 percent commission from both the buyers and sellers.

    "We have no involvement whatsoever in any ticket transactions for the Web sites," said the Eagles official, who requested anonymity.

    RazorGator.com is an advertising partner of the Eagles. An advertisement for the site runs on the Eagles' Web site. In addition, as part of its agreement, RazorGator.com receives tickets for Eagles games, although team officials and RazorGator.com officials wouldn't specify how many.

    "The Eagles value their brand, franchise and fans so much that they wouldn't give extra tickets to RazorGator.com," said Kel Kelly, a representative of RazorGator.com.

    - Marc Narducci

    Eagles deny ticket preferences

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    Re: Eagles fans cry foul regarding ticket sales

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    "6-KINGS" wrote:
    Eagles fans should shut their pieholes.
    With the great seasons the eagles have put together minus last year.
    4 staright NFC championship games!
    Good grief that is some good solid football.

    Fans are so spoiled
    Say WHAT???

    They are complaining because their team is in cahoots with a ticket broker instead of making the seats available for the average Joe to buy.

    That's not being spoiled - that's expecting your team to reward their followers, not to be in the pocket of some scummy company which will turn a huge profit.

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    Oh no!!
    Not a profit!!!
    They are in a "Buisness"
    If a fan can afford to go, go.
    If not, well don't go.
    It is not like it is a fans right to have an "affordable" ticket that fits their budget.
    The market place sets the price.
    And if the market says "here is the price" Well that is the price.
    The only way the price will drop is if fewer tickets are sold.
    Supply and Demand.
    It is no different than any other "product" bought and sold out there.

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    Re: Eagles fans cry foul regarding ticket sales

    "6-KINGS" wrote:
    "AWZeus" wrote:
    "6-KINGS" wrote:
    Eagles fans should shut their pieholes.
    With the great seasons the eagles have put together minus last year.
    4 staright NFC championship games!
    Good grief that is some good solid football.

    Fans are so spoiled
    Say WHAT???

    They are complaining because their team is in cahoots with a ticket broker instead of making the seats available for the average Joe to buy.

    That's not being spoiled - that's expecting your team to reward their followers, not to be in the pocket of some scummy company which will turn a huge profit.

    =Z=
    Oh no!!
    Not a profit!!!
    They are in a "Buisness"
    If a fan can afford to go, go.
    If not, well don't go.
    It is not like it is a fans right to have an "affordable" ticket that fits their budget.
    The market place sets the price.
    And if the market says "here is the price" Well that is the price.
    The only way the price will drop is if fewer tickets are sold.
    Supply and Demand.
    It is no different than any other "product" bought and sold out there.
    you are completely disregarding the entire concept of what face value of the tickets are.

    this whole idea of a business and supply and demand has nothing to do with the football teams themselves. If the supply was that high then the ORIGINAL ticket prices they were sold at would be much higher. 6-Kings I almost alway agree with most of what you post on here but I dont think I could more on the other end of the spectrum from you on this one!

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    Re: Eagles fans cry foul regarding ticket sales

    POSTED 10:56 a.m. EDT, June 26, 2006

    EAGLES TICKET SCALPING CONTROVERSY CONTINUES
    Mike Florio

    Dave Davies of the Philadelphia Daily News reports on an issue of which we first caught wind earlier this month, when multiple disgruntled Eagles fans who tried to purchase single-game tickets found that the seats were sold out nearly instantaneously -- but that plenty of seats were available (at a premium) via RazorGator.com.

    The problem, as Davies observes, is that the team's web site openly pimps for RazorGator, even though some of the tickets offered via the "brokerage" are priced at more than 25 percent above face value, which violates the Pennsylvania anti-scalping law.

    "When this happened, we got a flood of calls from people who said the ticket sales [from the Eagles web site] were closed in a matter of seconds, literally seconds," WIP-AM sports-talk host Angelo Cataldi told the Daily News.

    Although Eagles president Joe Banner labels as "crazy" speculation that the organization funnels seats that otherwise would be sold to the general public to RazorGator.com, the team has invited such speculation by hopping into bed with a high-class, high-tech ticket scalping operation.

    What's next? Partnerships between pro football teams and dot-com escort services?

    And the circumstantial evidence doesn't help the team's cause, in our view. "What's difficult to believe is that hundreds and hundreds of Eagles fans independently would decide to sell their tickets for the Cowboys game, the biggest of the year, and by coincidence sell them through RazorGator," WIP host Glen Macnow told the Daily News.

    Banner deftly avoids the real issue by castigating those who would dare to raise a rather obvious question regarding the real link between an NFL team and a ticket scalping agency. "The cynicism and distrust in that question is offensive," Banner said, "and I wonder why it's not asked of anyone else."

    So let's get this straight. It's okay for the Eagles to set up a partnership with a company that sells tickets to its games at well above face value, it's okay for the Eagles to direct members of the general public who can't get tickets to Eagles games at face value to the team's ticket-scalping "partner," but it's not okay for anyone to complain about the appearance that this creates unless they're also going to crack down on every guy who owns a laminated "I NEED TICKETS" sign?

    The NFL is obsessed with its image, yet the Eagles are creating the kind of issue that'll make the white collars at Park Avenue cringe like a kid who caught his parents making out. So we're amazed by the fact that the league allows this kind of stuff to go on, given that it causes plenty of average fans to conclude that their favorite teams are up to something shady.

    Even if they really aren't.

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    Re: Eagles fans cry foul regarding ticket sales

    NFL tickets are expensive enough as it is for your average fan. This is crap.

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    Re: Eagles fans cry foul regarding ticket sales

    While I agree that this sucks for the average fan, I am not convinced that the Eagles had and shady deals with RazerGator.

    Out of curiosity I went to RazorGator and looked up tickets for the MNF game between the Vikings and New England. It looks like RazorGator managed to get between 1000 and 1500 tickets for that game (just an estimate, they are in batches of 2-12, and I didn't feel like adding them all up). Out of the 63,000 or so ticketed seats in the metrodome, maybe 90% are sold as season tickets (This is actually being pretty generous, as I think the season ticket sales went down quite a bit this year). That leaves 6300 tickets up for grabs for the general public, which means that RazorGator got about 20-25% of the open tickets. Not an impossible feat by any means. My guess is that they either have bots that crawl the internet looking for tickets, or pay a bunch of high school / college kids to sit on the phones the day that tickets go on sale and try to buy as many as possible. Probably both.

    What does piss me off is the fact that RazorGator is selling the tickets they do have for more than twice face value, or more. They are offering tickets in section 133 row 24 for $411 a seat. Face value is $119. Regardless of how they got the tickets, this is scalping, plain and simple.
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    Re: Eagles fans cry foul regarding ticket sales

    good ol' scalpers, were would we be without them

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    "YogidAbEAR" wrote:
    good ol' scalpers, were would we be without them
    Probably at more Vikings games....for those of us who can't afford season tix anyways

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