Tebow helps deliver sellout in South Florida

AP

Five weeks ago, when the Dolphins last played at Sun Life Stadium, the Dolphins and their sponsors purchased more than 10,000 unsold tickets in order to allow the loss to the Texans to be televised locally.

On Sunday, the game against the Broncos will be televised locally, with the team buying far fewer tickets.

Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports that the Dolphins will announce that the game will be sold out, via the team’s guarantee of a sellout.  Which means that the Dolphins and their sponsors will be purchasing any unsold tickets.

But thanks to the celebration of the Florida Gators 2008 national championship team, Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow has helped sell, per Salguero, an estimated 5,000 to 7,000 tickets.  In all, 10,000 tickets have been sold since the much-criticized promotion was announced in August.  At one point, as many as 28,000 tickets were unsold.

The Dolphins are 1-11 in their last 12 home games.  Since December 2009, the Steelers, Texans, and Patriots have each won twice at Sun Life Stadium.

33 responses to “Tebow helps deliver sellout in South Florida

  1. Steve Ross should be embarrassed by his ticket sales staff that they can’t sell out their stadium 8 times a year. Its the NFL and in a major market.

    Ross, you need to fire your lazy staff and get people in there who can actually sell your product, without having to honor visiting team players. Thats an embarrassement to the shield. Do you think the Steelers are going to honor Joe Flacco for his time spent at Pitt? And it is only about Tebow, otherwise why didn’t they do it when other teams came to town with Gators players on it- Spikes and Hernandez from Pats as an example.

    Ross, you are doing a fine job letting your business side right along with your football operations destroy a once proud franchise of the NFL.

  2. I’m going to this game, will be on the sidelines. I’m a sad Fins fan, my wife will be there for Tebow only.

  3. Even if Tebow doesn’t turn out to be a good starting QB…he sells tickets like nobody else.

  4. If this is the case and you’re Miami don’t you trade a middle round pick for Tebow? If he can help sell-out games it’s a good move for the franchise regardless of whether he’s successful as a QB in the long run.

  5. If the 1-5 MN lavender larries played in Miami they would create a sell-out. According to their flagship radio station the queens are one of the most history rich and popular franchises in the league. Only with the warped rationalization typical of minnysotans could a 0-4 record in the SB be classified as rich.

  6. canetic says:
    Oct 20, 2011 7:10 PM
    I’m going to this game, will be on the sidelines. I’m a sad Fins fan, my wife will be there for Tebow only.

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    Sounds like a double-blow to your ego…so to speak.

  7. fijabbersman345 says:
    Oct 20, 2011 7:17 PM
    Even if Tebow doesn’t turn out to be a good starting QB…he sells tickets like nobody else.
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    For now.

    If he’s great, that will continue.

    If he stinks, the novelty will fade fast.

  8. I hope Tebow is a surprise but I’m afraid a QB isn’t his position. Put him at inside LB where he can use all of that energy hitting and not throwing haha

  9. Tomtravis76… you have it all wrong, its not that they can’t sell out the game, the phin fans won’t come until this brASS of a staff is gone. Please understand, fans need to stop being a fan and become a consumer, if the product is BAD, why continue to buy it…

  10. I’m a life long California kid and raiders fan..as of late the broncos,raiders rivalry has been sort of a let down …Tim tebow actually has me more worried as a gamer qb than any qb the broncos have had since elway …plus he’s a good Christian boy.

  11. Totally unrelated, but I hear Rashard Mendenhall just tweeted that he didn’t see how a bunch of Libyans could take down Gadhafi execution style. #conspiracytheory

  12. Amazing that the Tuna takes no heat for his second straight disaster (Dallas, Miami).

    Time to knock Parcells back down to where he’s always really belonged as a “football guru” – mediocre at his best, pathetic at his worst.

  13. The Dolphins suck from the top down. I hate it when a proud franchise gets bought up by a clown who has no damn idea what he’s doing and refuses to disappear and let quality pros run the team.

    This franchise has the only perfect record. I wish the NFL had some way of relieving incompetent, destructive owners of their franchises. They hurt pro football more than anything else.

  14. I still can’t believe they will be celebrating Tebow and the Gators before the game. Absolute insanity. You couldn’t make this stuff up if you tried.

  15. scudbot says:
    Oct 21, 2011 12:35 AM
    Halftime show: Jesus comes back.

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    What do you think a conversation bewteen Him and you would be like if he did?

  16. There was definitely a “sellout” taking place. I hope he has his bible broken in compound fashion with his spilling blood becoming wine.

  17. Mike Dee needs to be fired!!!! This guy has no Fin Loyalty. Selling Jets jerseys in the stadiums store and now having a home coming for the opposing teams qb. Pathetic? Whats next? Sponsoring a parade for Mike Vick when he visits?

  18. tomtravis76 says: Oct 20, 2011 7:01 PM

    Steve Ross should be embarrassed by his ticket sales staff that they can’t sell out their stadium 8 times a year. Its the NFL and in a major market.

    Ross, you need to fire your lazy staff and get people in there who can actually sell your product, without having to honor visiting team players. Thats an embarrassement to the shield. Do you think the Steelers are going to honor Joe Flacco for his time spent at Pitt? And it is only about Tebow, otherwise why didn’t they do it when other teams came to town with Gators players on it- Spikes and Hernandez from Pats as an example.

    Ross, you are doing a fine job letting your business side right along with your football operations destroy a once proud franchise of the NFL.
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    I’ll be at the beach. The people selling tickets have nothing to do with it. THEY ARE LOSING YOU IDIOT!

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