Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Chiefs fans buying tickets for Cowboys, Steelers games pay for exhibitions, too

  1. #1
    Member Since
    May 2006
    Posts
    5,091
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 23
    Given: 0

    Default Chiefs fans buying tickets for Cowboys, Steelers games pay for exhibitions, too


    0 Not allowed!
    Chiefs fans buying tickets for Cowboys, Steelers games pay for exhibitions, too - Kansas City Star

    One of the NFL’s greatest marketing ploys is requiring season-ticket holders to buy two exhibition games at full price. Now, the Chiefs are extending this practice to single-game tickets for certain games.

    When single-game tickets go on sale to the public on July 31, fans wanting to buy tickets to the Oct. 11 game against Dallas must buy comparable tickets to the preseason game against the Houston Texans on Aug. 15.

    Likewise, anyone wanting to buy tickets to see the Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers on Nov. 22 must buy an equal number of tickets to the exhibition game against Seattle on Aug. 29.

    The other six regular-season home games don’t have a preseason provision.

    This procedure is designed to accomplish several things. The Cowboys and Steelers will be big draws, and by forcing fans to buy the designated preseason games, the Chiefs can be assured of better crowds — or at least better paid attendance — than they’d normally get for those two exhibition games.

    Tacking those exhibitions onto the Steelers and Cowboys games can help the Chiefs reach sellouts and avoid TV blackouts for the preseason games.

    Also, the Cowboys and Steelers have huge national followings. The Steelers haven’t played in KC since 2003; the Cowboys haven’t been at Arrowhead since 1998 and may not return for another six years if the NFL maintains its current scheduling format.

    Arrowhead Stadium turned into Green Bay South when the Packers played in Kansas City a couple of years ago. The Chiefs undoubtedly would prefer that not happen again, but if it does, at least they’ll get double the money from Dallas and Pittsburgh fans.

    Jackson County residents will be able to buy single-game tickets starting July 29. For that sale, tickets may be purchased at the temporary Arrowhead Stadium box office in Lot D or select Kansas City-area Ticketmaster outlets. No Internet or telephone orders will be accepted for this sale.

    Jackson County taxpayers buying tickets must have one form of identification including a photo of the person making the purchase plus a 2008 Jackson County personal property tax receipt. Spouses residing at the same address will be allowed to purchase tickets, even if the property receipt is in the other spouse’s name.

    A list of Ticketmaster locations participating in the Jackson County sale is at www.kcchiefs.com.

    The general public sale begins at 10 a.m. July 31, at the temporary Arrowhead box office or from Ticketmaster and 800-745-3000. Purchasers may use cash or major credit cards.
    THAT quarterback is NOT a Pro Bowl quarterback. Never was and never will be.

  2. #2
    Member Since
    Sep 2005
    Location
    SE Kansas
    Posts
    27,967
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 238
    Given: 426

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Wow, why to setup flaming hoops to jump through just in order to go to a football game.


  3. #3
    Member Since
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Drunken State
    Posts
    3,993
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 48
    Given: 46

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by Chiefster View Post
    Wow, why to setup flaming hoops to jump through just in order to go to a football game.
    No doubt. Who wants to spend extra money to go to a pre-season game you either don't want to see or can't see? What a crock. I see it backfiring in this economy...
    SHUT IT

  4. #4
    Member Since
    Sep 2005
    Location
    SE Kansas
    Posts
    27,967
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 238
    Given: 426

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by Bike View Post
    No doubt. Who wants to spend extra money to go to a pre-season game you either don't want to see or can't see? What a crock. I see it backfiring in this economy...
    I can't see John Q. Chiefs Fan being extremely happy about this.


  5. #5
    Member Since
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Drunken State
    Posts
    3,993
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 48
    Given: 46

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by Chiefster View Post
    I can't see John Q. Chiefs Fan being extremely happy about this.
    I'm not sure who this John Q. is, but I share his opinion.
    SHUT IT

  6. #6
    Member Since
    Sep 2005
    Location
    SE Kansas
    Posts
    27,967
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 238
    Given: 426

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by Bike View Post
    I'm not sure who this John Q. is, but I share his opinion.
    Me too, although I'll not be able to attend a game this year.


  7. #7
    Member Since
    Sep 2007
    Location
    RIGHT NEXT TO ARROWHEAD!
    Posts
    18,752
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Wow what a crock of crap.

    I won't be going to either of those games.
    http://arrowheadjunkies.com/pictures/PhotoShop/sig_pics/NFL_Players/kansas_city_chiefs/tyson.jackson/062009/tyson.jackson.500.png

Similar Threads

  1. Just bought my tickets for the Steelers game
    By ARKIESTEEL in forum KC Chiefs News and Discussion
    Replies: 88
    Last Post: 06-30-2009, 01:29 PM
  2. *** Official Chiefs vs. Steelers Thread ***
    By Guru in forum KC Chiefs News and Discussion
    Replies: 35
    Last Post: 10-18-2006, 12:11 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •