Both the Patriots and Seahawks took steps to sell tickets Wednesday, as if the lockout wasn’t happening.
The Patriots announced that single season tickets will go on sale Friday. These usually sell out within minutes, but perhaps it will take hours barring a labor agreement in the meantime.
The Seahawks, meanwhile, sent an email to fans on the waitlist for season tickets that fans can call in to pick out their ticket. (Thanks to the PFT reader who passed the email along.)
The timing could be coincidental or it could be a sign of confidence. Maybe it’s just inevitable that teams start to move forward with ticket plans or perhaps the teams are trying to take advantage of the public optimism about a deal.
Heck, perhaps a bit of that optimism is sent out to the public in order to keep product moving and advertisers calm.