The Buffalo Bills, who could be one of the surprise success stories of 2011, successfully have sold out two of their first three home games (Sunday vs. Raiders and October 9 vs. Eagles), with another one (September 25 vs. Patriots) close to being a sellout. As the Buffalo News explains it, however, the Bills are nevertheless having trouble when it comes to selling tickets.
The season-ticket base is plummeting. In 2009, the team had 55,308 season-ticket holders. In 2010, the number dropped to 43,925. This year, it’s at 37,355.
As a result, plenty of work remains when it comes to selling tickets to some of the late-season games. About 10,000 seats are still not sold for the game against the Jets on November 6. And each of three December home games has roughly 15,000 to 18,000 tickets remaining.
If the Bills continue to play well, those tickets won’t last. If the Bills stumble, there’s a chance that some games will be blacked out.