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Jags cut ticket prices

In an effort to reduce the number of blackouts from nine, the Jacksonville Jaguars have cut ticket prices for 2010.

Per the Associated Press, two sections in the upper deck (the non-tarped sections, we assume) will have season tickets reduced by $90, which equates to $9 per game, assuming eight regular-season games and two preseason games.

Four sections in the lower bowl will have season tickets cut by $100, and two club sections (which don’t count toward the blackout determination) will see a $300 drop.

Though it remains to be seen whether the price cuts result in greater ticket sales, basic concepts of economics like “supply” and “demand” make this change long overdue.
 

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  1. Jag4Life says: Jan 12, 2010 12:38 PM

    The only thing that needs to be CUT is Jack Del Rio. Come on USC!!!!

  2. golongboyee says: Jan 12, 2010 12:39 PM

    FIRST………….Just move them to LA and be done with it!

  3. DJP says: Jan 12, 2010 12:44 PM

    Face it Jags, nobody in Florida wants you. Take this dog and pony show to LA…..that’s where Goodell wants it and that’s how it’s going to be.

  4. Joe in Toronto, Canada says: Jan 12, 2010 12:57 PM

    seats for 9 bucks a game?
    If it wasn’t sad, it would be funny, wow.

  5. bornman3 says: Jan 12, 2010 12:58 PM

    And the legacy of Paul Tagliabue lives on. Great choice to expand into Jacksonville, Tags.

  6. af16 says: Jan 12, 2010 1:02 PM

    /wishes the Ravens played in Jacksonville next season

  7. FootballFanatik says: Jan 12, 2010 1:02 PM

    Don’t I remember reading that area of Florida is severely hit by the economic downturn, with unemployment and foreclosures way above the national average? If that is the case, this is a win-win situation for the club and it’s wonership, and it’s fan base as well.

  8. FootballFanatik says: Jan 12, 2010 1:03 PM

    …ownership.
    I meant to say “ownership”.
    Damned typos!

  9. GoBrowns19 says: Jan 12, 2010 1:08 PM

    I’m curious to see if teams cut prices after the strike. If this depression is still in full swing in 2012, which history pretty much dictates it will be, I think the NFL will be hard pressed to get fans to spend money on people that obviously don’t care about them. Especially after having to listen to all the back and forth about money, when half the people listening will be laid off work and praying they can come across another meal that day.

  10. jaxdolfan says: Jan 12, 2010 1:10 PM

    Per Cole Pepper at 1010XL Jacksonville, DelRio will stay on for 2010. Press conference to follow.

  11. Football Fan says: Jan 12, 2010 1:13 PM

    Hmm Florio…Though it remains to be seen whether the price cuts result in greater ticket sales, basic concepts of economics like “supply” and “demand” make this change long overdue….
    Funny you mention this. You liberal pieces of crap keep ramming the supply of government run insurance down our throats even though the demand is VERY LOW… We Americans don’t want it and those who do should just go to another country. If America is so bad why is it that Mexicans and others are banging down our doors to get in and why is it that Canadians keep coming here for health care. Why don’t you liberals take your “transformation of America” to another country because those of us who believe in the constitution don’t want it. If you don’t love America like it is now, then JUST LEAVE!!.
    Now on the topic. It is about dang time they did this. All NFL teams need to cut ticket prices because they have all squeezed your average person from being able to afford tickets anymore.

  12. ReasonableBUFanatic says: Jan 12, 2010 1:13 PM

    I’m sure that $9 less per game will NO DOUBT get people back in the stands. You know there’s a huge fan base in Jacksonville that can barely stay away. This will certainly be the tipping point for the flood gates of die-hard Jaguars fans to once again fill that stadium to the brim. I can already hear the upper deck tarps being pealed.
    In other news, Buffalo’s small market economy and the Bills’ 10-year playoff drought still have not kept fans from selling out game after game. Imagine if the Bills were actually good. They’d be just like the Steelers — not a huge market — but who nobody would ever dare mention as a franchise that should move because the NFL just wouldn’t be the same without them.
    The NFL’s greed will eventually take a toll somehow, some way.

  13. Kenneth says: Jan 12, 2010 1:15 PM

    Me and my wife just bought two tickets in the Bud Zone in municipal stadium. I cannot wait until next season to start. With another solid draft class this will be a team to contend with .

  14. The Coop says: Jan 12, 2010 1:16 PM

    Tim Tebow will save the organization.

  15. Happy Gilmore says: Jan 12, 2010 1:21 PM

    Hey Toronto:
    The seats aren’t 9 bucks, they’ve been REDUCED by 9 bucks, genius!
    Reading is fundamental…
    Hey Bornman:
    Tagliabue didn’t “choose to expand to Jacksonville.” It was a unanimous vote of the (then) 28 NFL owners!
    Find a new axe to grind — please!

  16. raiderrob21 says: Jan 12, 2010 1:24 PM

    ITS ABOUT TIME! Kudos to the Jags orginization! I hope the rest of the struggling teams in the league follow. More specifically Raiders and 49ers.
    Thank You Jacksonville!

  17. golongboyee says: Jan 12, 2010 1:26 PM

    FootballFan – if you weren’t such a stupid, dumbass redneck………I would feel sorry for you, but given that you are, you are great for a chortal……..LOL…….LOL……….LOL………..

  18. Alfie says: Jan 12, 2010 1:27 PM

    Guess how many blackouts the Jaguars have had in the last decade?
    Nine.
    All last year.
    Grab a clue. I don’t know why people act like they have 10 blackouts a year.
    Oh, yes I do: That’d require people to not be completely ignorant.

  19. Vikins says: Jan 12, 2010 1:27 PM

    “which equates to $9 per game, assuming eight regular-season games and two preseason games.”
    Who is printing this stuff? Reduced ($90) doesn’t mean the same as equals. Easy to be opinionated when you are clueless. My 7 year old looked up the price for you $300 is the lowest season ticket pack.

  20. golongboyee says: Jan 12, 2010 1:27 PM

    ..how can I go about getting some of those tarp-covered seats? They would be great in the rain!

  21. jagtom0025 says: Jan 12, 2010 1:27 PM

    Joe in Toronto, Canada says:
    January 12, 2010 12:57 PM
    seats for 9 bucks a game?
    If it wasn’t sad, it would be funny, wow.
    ————————————————–
    $9 less per game. the seats will be $9 less per game than last year. Work on that reading comp.

  22. 1of40000 says: Jan 12, 2010 1:30 PM

    @Joe in Toronto, Canada
    It’s cut by $9 per game, not $9 tickets.
    This is more of a symbolic gesture. The Jags had the third lowest average ticket price last year. Part of the supply and demand problem here is competitiveness. If the Jags cut prices too much, they won’t have the revenue to compete, which will result in an even more disillusioned fan base, which will lead to lower revenues, and so on…til they leave town.
    That said, I love the Jags and want them to stay.

  23. theravenlives2 says: Jan 12, 2010 1:52 PM

    Hey Bornman:
    Tagliabue didn’t “choose to expand to Jacksonville.” It was a unanimous vote of the (then) 28 NFL owners!
    Find a new axe to grind — please!
    ————————————————–
    Dude, that’s like saying the German general staff “chose” to invade Poland in 1939. Hitler TOLD them to invade!
    This was ALL Tagliabue. That jackass had his accountants and demographic experts draw huge 150 mile circles around the five cities (Baltimore, Charlotte, Jacksonville, St.Louis and Memphis) and say “this area doesn’t have an NFL team within 150 miles.” Well, neither does Nome, Alaska, but that doesn’t mean it would be a good place for an NFL team. Tags just loved the Sun Belt. He wanted “new” markets. He got what he wanted and that lead to franchise relocations to St. Louis, Nashville, and Baltimore. Don’t you think the NFL wishes that the Rams would have never left Los Angeles? They’re still trying to remedy that.
    The unamimous thing is a crock, too. Those owners did what the expansion committee – led by Tags – recommended. This team has been a joke ever since it arrived in Jacksonville. The only thing Jacksonville leads the league in are empty seats and excuses!
    The other day, Tagliabue was again rejected as a candidate for the Hall of Fame. The Jacksonville debacle is a major reason why.

  24. KingKunal says: Jan 12, 2010 2:14 PM

    Florio they also did something else for renewing season ticket holders. They have offered up 8 months to pay off the tickets INTEREST FREE.
    How can you not renew your tickets? 100 bucks cheaper, and interest free payments, I would add on two more! Bring the kids, that’s how you build a fan base. Mr. Weaver is taking the proper steps to ensure the team stays in Jacksonville.

  25. GoJags436 says: Jan 12, 2010 2:21 PM

    Hey Florio – you’re a brain surgeon for mentioning that it’s the non-tarped sections of the upperdeck…Really?
    How about instead of taking shots at the team, maybe you could educate the readers of your website that without the tarps the stadium would be about 78, 000-80,000 seats & that the city of Jacksonville REQUIRED it be built that big so that the city could still host the Florida/Georgia game & the Gator Bowl. With the tarps our stadium still seats over 67,000. I guess it’s easier just to throw darts at a city & franchise you despise instead of educating readers about the facts of our stadium & it’s capacity. Lazy-assed journalism…

  26. Football Fan says: Jan 12, 2010 2:28 PM

    golongboyee,
    I live in the big city and I am not a redneck. I just believe our country has been great for some time and while I think we MUST do something about health care and some of the things that liberals want to fix I disagree with how they want to do it. Most of our country does not want it and regardless if we did or not we really can’t afford it without raising taxes, which if you read the health care bill they are calling for that.
    And I was partly kidding because some of us like to rib on Florio because we know he is a liberal and democrat just like liberals like to rip on conservatives. Although I am serious that we can’t afford what they want to do. I think if this was such a big priority that it would take affect in a year or two and not 3 or 4 years down the road. All I know is they better pass this in the next 6 months or so because if not they are about to lose 10-15 seats in the house and congress this year and will lose the majority they keep in congress, which proves that most of our country does not like the direction it is heading in!!

  27. GoJags436 says: Jan 12, 2010 2:43 PM

    @ theravenlives2:
    Tagliabue being rejected by the Hall of Fame selection committee is because of the labor agreement he rammed through. You know, the one that the owners ALL voted to opt out of?
    Also, even with our attendance problems this past season, the Jaguars still had more butts in the seats than the Lions or Raiders did. You might look less like a tool if you actually knew what you were talking about.

  28. Occam says: Jan 12, 2010 2:46 PM

    “The seats aren’t 9 bucks, they’ve been REDUCED by 9 bucks, genius!
    Reading is fundamental…”
    So, it seems, is reading comprehension.
    But at least you made yourself feel smart.

  29. golongboyee says: Jan 12, 2010 3:38 PM

    To Footballfans………..
    not going to get into a political debate but……
    “Most of our country does not want it…….: Totally false……an absolutely moronic statement.
    “tax increase…which if you read the health care bill they are calling for that.”….yes a minimal increase for many. What you fail to understand is an overhaul of the system might reduce health care costs (which is sorely needed)…….lower health care costs+minimal tax increase=being better off…..you need to look at the ENTIRE PICTURE.
    “which proves that most of our country does not like the direction it is heading in!!”……no, it proves that most people are IDIOTS that have no clue that things take time.
    ..you are the typical dumbass Republican who thinks statically, not dynamically…..and has been brainwashed by ole Rush (the DJ).and the typical puppet that thinks every conservative ideal is right…..truth be told….total conservatism OR total liberalism is BOTH wrong…….neither fits the mold entirely but there are too many morons like yourself that didn’t play enough sports in his life and thinks politics is a sport……..grow up!

  30. golongboyee says: Jan 12, 2010 3:42 PM

    GoJags436……..the NFL owners do not select HOF candidates………..writers do……….do you think they care about a labor agreement?????
    Which is part of the point. Tags isn’t in the Hall because he isn’t nor was ever RELEVANT enough to be worthy of wasting a selection on……….THAT is why he isn’t nor will ever be in!!!!!!!!!!!
    Plus the fact that he guided a ship to 85% which could have been at 125% with GOOD leadership.

  31. 8man says: Jan 12, 2010 3:46 PM

    Wasn’t this town supposed to be the “hotbed of football action”?
    I don’t see how moving the Jags to L.A. helps. Tinsletown doesn’t want ‘em. In fact, I don’t think L.A. wants pro football. They could have had the team that eventually became the Houston Texans.
    No one cares,

  32. GoJags436 says: Jan 12, 2010 4:01 PM

    @ golongboyee – I’m very aware of who selects HoF candidates. The reason I listed (the labor agreement) is straight from Peter King of Sports Illustrated from his Monday Morning QB column from yesterday. He’s a HoF selection writer, by the way.

  33. golongboyee says: Jan 12, 2010 4:32 PM

    GoJags……..so, you believe everything you read? Especially from Peter King?????

  34. theravenlives2 says: Jan 12, 2010 4:47 PM

    Tagliabue being rejected by the Hall of Fame selection committee is because of the labor agreement he rammed through. You know, the one that the owners ALL voted to opt out of?
    Also, even with our attendance problems this past season, the Jaguars still had more butts in the seats than the Lions or Raiders did. You might look less like a tool if you actually knew what you were talking about.
    ————————————————–
    @Go Jags436
    Reading in fundamental, dude. I didn’t say it was the ONLY reason Tags didn’t get voted to be a finalist for the Hall of Fame, I said it was ONE of the reasons.
    Funny, isn’t it? My city, which was rejected in expansion for the “hotbed” Jacksonville, has sold out EVERY home game in the history of our franchise. You compare the Jags, who have had decent though not spectacular seasons lately, to the Raiders and the Lions. The Raiders are the worst run team in football, and the Lions are on a little bit of a losing streak (2-30) over the past few years. That’s the best you’ve got to defend your city? next you’ll tell us the fans don’t come because the hot dogs are cold!
    Like the other Ravens fan said, I wish we were playing in Jax next year. See, we actually have trouble getting tickets to see our team here!
    Just say it dude. Putting the team in Jacksonville was a huge mistake. Looks like “the second coming” Jacksonville will be the first to go!

  35. GoJags436 says: Jan 12, 2010 4:55 PM

    I don’t believe everything I read, but I think Peter King knows more about Tagliabue’s HoF situation than you do.

  36. golongboyee says: Jan 12, 2010 5:14 PM

    GoJags436 – That is purely speculation on your part (which obviously you have a problem with). You have no clue what I do or do NOT know first of all.
    Secondly, why can’t you admit that Jax was a mistake. Building a stadium TOO large and saying you still draw a lot of people is bs. It is just one EXAMPLE of why your redneck town didn’t deserve a franchise in the first place! Only a tool would build a $80k stadium down there and expect sellouts……….

  37. sportsjustice says: Jan 12, 2010 5:35 PM

    Their lease agreement with Jacksonville has a clause that allows the team to bail on the 30 year lease if they can prove the organization has lost $$$$$ for 3 consecutive years. Jacksonville felt this is never going to be the case due to the millions the organization gets with revenue sharing. With word now that revenue sharing is about to come to an end, the Jacksonville Jaguars are about three years away from moving.
    The NFL would FAIL in LA with another AFC team in the market in Southern California so that is not an option the NFL wants to pursue; when the NFL returns to LA they want it to be a strong team to hold down the 2nd largest market in the US.
    In final, I predict the NFL moving the NFC Rams back to LA (NFC WEST ARI, SF, SEA, LA*) and then having the Jaguars move to St. Louis (AFC South IND, HOU, TEN, STL*)
    IN BILL WE TRUST

  38. GoJags436 says: Jan 12, 2010 5:35 PM

    My previous post was for golongboyee…
    @ theravenlives2 -
    Those attendance #’s are only for this past season. In the previous decade, J-ville has usually been around 19-24 in attendance. Not bad for the smallest market in the league. Maybe you think (and lots of others) that putting the team here was a mistake, but I won’t say it because I don’t care about your opinion and I love my team. I just renewed my season tickets & I’ll be there until our city grows up or they move the team. But I’ll be there either way. Your city has 50 years of NFL tradition. Mine has 15. There’s a whole generation of kids about to get out of school who are the 1st generation of kids raised as Jaguar fans. Those young folks will help solve the tickets sales issue. Until ’95, I was a Bucs fan (and still am, but that was my team). We just need a little more time to turn the corner…we’ll make it. Good luck to your Ravens.

  39. GoJags436 says: Jan 12, 2010 5:52 PM

    @ golongboyee:
    You’re correct. I don’t have a clue what you know or don’t know. But unless you are a Hall of Fame voting sportwriter who talks to his peers on a regular basis, I don’t think I’m wrong to say that Peter King knows more about Tagliabue’s getting into the Hall than you do. You still want to argue this point?
    Also, you must not have seen my 1st post on this topic. As I stated before, the stadium wasn’t built so big because the Jags wanted it that big. It was built this big because our city hosts the Florida/Georgia game every year and because there’s a little game played here every New Year’s Day called the Gator Bowl. You know, the one that just sold out for all the FSU/West Virginia fans. The city required that it be this big for those games. We’ve always known that the stadium was too big for an NFL franchise. That’s why the tarps make the capacity 67k instead of 80k.

  40. golongboyee says: Jan 12, 2010 7:05 PM

    GoJags436 -
    1) I don’t have to be a HOF sportswriter/voter to possibly know more about what might make a good HOF candidate. They certainly haven’t on many cases in the past judging by some of the individuals that have gotten through. Just as someone who is a doctor doesn’t necessarily diagnose as correctly as say a sports trainer or a chiropractor.
    2) Doesn’t matter WHO is responsible for the stupidity, bottom line is……the city (or whomever) made the decision to MAKE the stadium too big, a stadium that they KNEW would house an NFL team and they MUST have known it wouldn’t sell out……..that makes both the city AND the franchise incompetant…..gee, lets build a stadium for one friggin game…….give me a break!!!!!!!

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