Personal seat licenses are often held up as the ultimate example of greed in professional sports: The owners don’t just expect fans to pay for tickets; the owners expect fans to pay for the right to buy tickets.
So in a week when NFL owners may turn off millions of fans by locking the players out in what looks like the ultimate example of greed ruining a good thing, it might not be the best time for the owners to hawk PSLs.
But for the Giants, even though a lockout may be looming, it’s business as usual for selling PSLs. The team sent an e-mail to fans this week asking them to pay top-dollar for the right to buy season tickets.
“The Giants will answer the bell,” the e-mail said, according to the New York Daily News. “Will You?”
The PSLs the Giants are selling range in price from $7,500 for the right to buy tickets at $400 a game to $20,000 for the right to buy tickets at $700 a game.
Before buying, fans may want to ask about the refund policy in case the 2011 season never happens.