The Miami Dolphins’ 102-game regular-season sellout streak has been extended to 103 games.
According to Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post, the Dolphins are “robo-calling” season-ticket holders to let them know that the game will be televised locally (as if the season-ticket holders care, they’re going to the game anyway).
Per Volin, 10,000 tickets remained unsold as of Thursday morning. But the team and its sponsors bought the unsold seats. According to league policy, the team can purchase the tickets at 34 cents on the dollar.
And here’s why the season-ticket holders should care. They’re getting the extra tickets.
Specifically, season-ticket holders in the 100 and 400 levels will get two free tickets. Season-ticket holders in the club level will receive four. Season-ticket holders in the luxury suites will have eight.
We’d prefer that some of the tickets be given to folks who can’t afford to buy them, or to local military personnel. (Then again, folks who can’t afford to buy tickets also can’t afford $10 beer and $6 soda.)
The Dolphins’ last regular-season blackout came in October 1998. A playoff game in 2000 also was not televised locally.