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Jaguars begin another push for tickets

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By any measure, Jacksonville’s “Team Teal” initiative was a big success in 2010.

The team didn’t have any true sellouts but they reduced the number of blackouts from nine in 2009 to zero in 2010.  The Florida Times-Union notes that the Jaguars began this week with 17,000 season-ticket holders after they had zero at this time last year.  (Zero? Huh?)

Boselli and coach Jack Del Rio met with 800 fans on a chilly night in Jacksonville Friday night at Everbank Stadium to kick off year two of Team Teal.

Boselli said the Jaguars proved “a lot of people wrong” last year and mocked the “dimwitted, lazy media members” that dared question Jacksonville’s long-term viability as an NFL city.    (Hey, we’re not lazy.)

“The city responded, the city came alive and it was awesome to see,” Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio said.

With that said, the team recognizes it has work to do.  They aren’t selling their best tickets.  Many of empty club seats that don’t count towards blackouts near the 50-yard line were empty during broadcasts.  Owner Wayne Weaver called them an “eyesore.”

More than anything, the Jaguars would benefit from progress on the field.  A playoff appearance would ensure ticket momentum in 2011 and beyond.

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14 Responses to “Jaguars begin another push for tickets”
  1. commandercornpone says: Feb 13, 2011 7:20 PM

    yes yall are lazy.

    go make me a sandwich!

  2. xtb3 says: Feb 13, 2011 7:28 PM

    who in their right mind with a lockout looming want to pay upfront for tickets?

  3. 3octaveFart says: Feb 13, 2011 7:45 PM

    “They aren’t selling their best tickets. Many of empty club seats that don’t count towards blackouts near the 50-yard line were empty during broadcasts.”

    When are owners going to realize that a seat sold at a lower price is still better than an empty seat?

  4. Spoonthis says: Feb 13, 2011 7:49 PM

    How did they have 9 blackouts in 2009? They played 8 home games.

  5. sterilizecromartie says: Feb 13, 2011 7:55 PM

    In general, why would anyone want to go to an NFL game anymore? Between HDTV, NFL Sunday Ticket, and pizza and wing delivery you can have a better, cheaper, and tastier experience on your couch.

  6. jc1958cool says: Feb 13, 2011 9:16 PM

    where are the playoff appearances!
    that will put people in the stadium, not the color of the jersey!

  7. chrisbinjax says: Feb 13, 2011 9:47 PM

    “In general, why would anyone want to go to an NFL game anymore? Between HDTV, NFL Sunday Ticket, and pizza and wing delivery you can have a better, cheaper, and tastier experience on your couch.”
    -sterilizecromartie

    yeah, what he said

  8. goldsteel says: Feb 13, 2011 9:56 PM

    All this is a bit premature considering the CBA negotiations. I would be surprised if any fan of any team is signing up for tickets at the moment.

  9. therillest says: Feb 13, 2011 10:52 PM

    The passion, knowledge and dedication of the fans in Jacksonville should have never come under question. The real issue was and still is the level of passion, knowledge and dedication of the Owner and organization……example, why does Del Rio still have a job?!?!?!
    Definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

  10. db105 says: Feb 14, 2011 1:26 AM

    Asking for club seat prices is the reason those prime lower level 50 yardline seats are not selling. NFL teams don’t have trouble selling prime lower level seats unless they are greedy and charge club seat prices.

  11. damayan5 says: Feb 14, 2011 7:05 AM

    Everyone always points to winning as being the reason for sales but i really don’t buy it.

    Sure fans like winning. But in the NFL it’s rare for a team to win for a long time. Every team should be able to survive during the down years.

    Teams on the rise are always the most fun to follow but for a team to rise it must fall. A consistent mediocre team is pretty boring to watch imho.

  12. alfiess says: Feb 14, 2011 7:12 AM

    The Jaguars guarantee that if any of the games are missed due to lock out, fans will be refunded the cost of tickets purchased to missed games, plus interest.

    That’s why you’d pay for them upfront. Maybe it should focus on lazy commentors on the internet.

  13. awhite46 says: Feb 14, 2011 7:19 PM

    @spoonthis

    There are ten home games in a season including preseason games. The Jaguars sold all of their non-premium seats to one game, the Colts game, in 2009 thus avoiding one blackout, and leaving them with nine.

  14. jluttrell32 says: Feb 15, 2011 8:48 PM

    @ xtb3

    “who in their right mind with a lockout looming want to pay upfront for tickets?”

    Supposedly, the NFL will reimburse ticket purchasers the price of any ticket plus interest for any games lost dueto a lockout. So, anyone in their right mind, would buy up tickets for there is profit to be made if said lockout happens.

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