In the first year of Stan Kroenke’s tenure as owner of the Rams, the team continues to sell enough tickets to permit the home games to be televised locally.
Even if Kroenke himself is buying any surplus tickets at 34 cents on the dollar.
In advance of the Week 11 game against the Falcons, the Rams managed to sell before Thursday’s 3:05 p.m. CT deadline the 1,000 tickets that remained unsold as of Wednesday night.
The brisk sales without an extension invites speculation that the Rams are buying the excess tickets. If that’s the case, we prefer that the Rams do it this way, instead of creating a phony sense of urgency via a 24-hour extension aimed at getting fans to buy tickets that the team ultimately will buy anyway.