Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Game-by-game update on Titans ticket sales
By Paul Kuharsky
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Titans have sold every ticket to every game at LP Field, which dates back to 1999.
It’s a streak of 146 games that includes preseason, the regular season and playoff games.
But they haven’t been to the postseason since 2008. Coming off a 6-10 season, they added a big free-agent class that makes them more interesting. Still, at a time when many are more inclined to stay home and watch their team in HD while flipping to the Red Zone channel, it’s become more challenging to sellout.
The team sells roughly 2,500 single-game tickets per game, and those used to be snatched up in minutes.
The secondary market and ease with which people can show up at the stadium and find tickets make people less inclined to spend now instead of deciding later.
This year, they’ve yet to sell out any of their regular-season games. Today an email landed in my inbox advertising their latest pitch: “Game pack” tickets to the home games against the Chargers and Jets for $72.
Per the team, here is an estimate of how many tickets remained for each game on the schedule at the end of business on Tuesday:
San Diego, 1,100
NY Jets, 900
Kansas City, 1,300
San Francisco, 250
Said Don MacLachlan, executive vice president of administration and facilities: "We are most thankful to our season ticketholders that continue to renew at a very high rate each and every year. Our aggressive approach with our single-game sale efforts this year should allow us to keep our sellout streak alive through the season."
I expect the streak to continue, though if the Titans start poorly with road games at Pittsburgh and Houston, it could become even more difficult.