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Chargers cut prices by nearly 15 percent on 6,500 seats

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Wisely, NFL teams facing challenges to sell tickets have commenced the process of making those tickets more enticing.  On Tuesday, the Buccaneers announced that prices would be cut for “tens of thousands” of seats.  The Chargers have now announced that they’ll lower ticket prices for nearly 10 percent of the seats at Qualcomm Stadium.

All other ticket prices will be unchanged for 2011.

Specifically, 6,500 “View Level” end zone season tickets, which were priced at $63 per game in 2010, will now cost $54.  The $9 drop reflects a reduction of roughly a 15 percent.

“We think lowering the price of these 6,500 season seats gives us the best chance to fill Qualcomm Stadium next year,” Chargers Executive Vice President A.G. Spanos said in a team-issued release.  “A full, loud stadium gives us the strongest home-field advantage and allows the fans at home to enjoy the game as well.”

A full stadium also allows the games to be televised locally, which probably is the primary reason for adjusting the price points on 6,500 seats, and for not increasing the prices on the others.

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14 Responses to “Chargers cut prices by nearly 15 percent on 6,500 seats”
  1. polegojim says: Jan 19, 2011 9:51 AM

    Long overdue – ticket pricing has been out of control in most professional sports for years…. but so have Pro Salaries.

  2. slickster35 says: Jan 19, 2011 10:41 AM

    And still, no one will come.

    Charger fans, the worst bandwagon ever.

  3. hobartbaker says: Jan 19, 2011 11:06 AM

    Unfortunately the price of the “Can’t See A Damn Thing From Here” nosebleed level seats will remain the same.

  4. xtb3 says: Jan 19, 2011 11:21 AM

    What a joke! Trying to get suckers to buy some season tickets now then they won’t refund the money when the season is cancelled saying it will be applied to 2012 and they’ll have use of the suckers money interest free for a year and a half before the 2012 season even starts!

  5. ralphwilsonsucks says: Jan 19, 2011 11:26 AM

    Worst stadium to watch a game.

  6. kc4life7 says: Jan 19, 2011 11:49 AM

    What a joke! Trying to get suckers to buy some season tickets now then they won’t refund the money when the season is cancelled saying it will be applied to 2012 and they’ll have use of the suckers money interest free for a year and a half before the 2012 season even starts!

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    What are you talking about? Almost every NFL team has come out and said that season tickets will be fully refunded in the case of a lockout. I would assume the Chargers are no different.

  7. raidermark says: Jan 19, 2011 11:54 AM

    Oh Boy!! A whopping $13 off!
    I’m sure the parking will go up to $30 now…
    Chargers Suck!

  8. joetoronto says: Jan 19, 2011 12:50 PM

    Just move baby.

  9. mrssmith says: Jan 19, 2011 1:32 PM

    raidermark – Hell, I’d gladly take $9 off the ticket price..$90 a season times the 7 tickets we have for our team is $630..it all adds up!

  10. richm2256 says: Jan 19, 2011 1:49 PM

    What choice did they have, as I recall, the Chargers were already having problems selling out in recent years despite a supposedly “championship caliber” team ……

    Goes to prove: you can fool some of the people some of the time, but even San Diegans know a sham when they see one, and they weren’t going to pay top shelf prices for a bottom shelf product.

  11. rcali says: Jan 19, 2011 2:09 PM

    NFL teams do a great job of naming their garbage seats. “View Level” does sound better then “Crappy Seat Level.”

  12. kristensus says: Jan 19, 2011 2:31 PM

    Can someone please explain how cutting ticket prices is a bad thing? I’m just saying….

  13. raiders757 says: Jan 19, 2011 7:59 PM

    Really, they should be reducing the price to every seat in the stadium. Hell, every single NFL team should, as it’s getting to the point that the experience isn’t worth the expense. It’s not just the NFL either. Every single form of live entertainment, be it sports or concerts, have gotten far too expensive for the average person to attend. One can’t just go to every single event they wish anymore like the good ol’ days. We have to pick and choose.

    Do I go see Rush, go see an NFL game, or save the cash and buy me something nice? Hell, I can watch the NFL on TV for free, and concerts suck anymore thanks to reserved seating amphitheaters. …but that $150 I save to attend either one will buy me some tasty beer, several steaks, charcoal, assorted munchies, a lap dance, and a Rush CD to jam to while I grill out and watch football.

  14. dasmol says: Jan 20, 2011 9:59 PM

    That’s great and all, but the better news is that they allow three installments on the payment of season tickets.

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