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Niners striking gold with ticket sales at new stadium

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Are you paying attention, Woody Johnson?

There’s only one way to sell the PSLs and high-priced tickets to a new football stadium.  It has nothing to do with gimmicks like signing Brett Favre or trading for Tim Tebow.  And it has everything to do with winning.

According to Mike Rosenberg of the San Jose Mercury News, the 49ers have sold more than $400 million in tickets to a stadium that won’t be opened until 2014.

“I think we’ve been received very well by our fan base,” 49ers CEO Jed York said.

Hell yeah they’ve been.  And it’s because they are laying the foundation for an extended period of sustained success.

That continues to be the biggest reason why we believe the Niners don’t fit the profile of a team that would trade for cornerback Darrelle Revis, mortgaging a piece of their future and selling a piece of their soul in the hopes of finishing the job in 2013.

And so 75 percent of the stadium already has been sold out by a team that is wired to contend over the long haul.  It’s only a matter of time before the rest of the seats and suites go.

Meanwhile, the Jets will have to look elsewhere for a sucker who will go all in for Revis.  You know, a team that looks for a quick fix.

You know, a team like the Jets.

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31 Responses to “Niners striking gold with ticket sales at new stadium”
  1. thestrategyexpert says: Mar 9, 2013 12:44 AM

    Long-term planning in the NFL? Now I’ve heard everything. If only every team had competitive mngmt then this sport would be insanely exciting by delivering an epic stage for sports. The 49ers aren’t even doing a good job and they are way ahead of the vast majority of teams. The competition is pathetic.

  2. gsiggins says: Mar 9, 2013 12:48 AM

    Gotta hand it to Jed York. What a turnaround in just a couple years.

  3. skeebo80 says: Mar 9, 2013 12:48 AM

    Niners one of the best GM’s in the league

  4. norvturnersneck says: Mar 9, 2013 1:30 AM

    I’m sure it has nothing to do with the fact that they’re near one of the richest areas in the world. Like Buffalo would be doing this in their area?

  5. sixjak says: Mar 9, 2013 1:31 AM

    Yep.

  6. billmead1976 says: Mar 9, 2013 2:19 AM

    The stadium is cool. The prices are insane.

    I did the presentation center tour and listened to the pitch as I had a couple hours to burn before a flight.

    AT the highest, it’s $80K for a PSL – think that gives you access to what they call the “Champions Club Lounge” or something like that. Players have to walk through the lounge to get to the field/sideline.

    I can imagine wining and dining a client and getting them all geeked out at a place like this. Couldn’t get the boss to sign off on these tixs.

  7. shkz4 says: Mar 9, 2013 3:05 AM

    Well done Jed and rest of the organization. They have good foundation and set to success for many years to come. Can’t wait to see the new stadium. All the best Niners Empire!!!

  8. allday38 says: Mar 9, 2013 3:37 AM

    One of the best GM’s? Did you see your last draft? How about those free agent signings? Not very good. Hitting on Aldon Smith two seasons ago was good(when he as his body guard Justin with him), but come on, he isn’t that great a GM. Better hope he uses those 15 picks this season better than last seasons.

  9. jibberator says: Mar 9, 2013 3:44 AM

    I’m sure it has nothing to do with the fact that they’re near the richest areas in the world. Like Buffalo would be doing this in their area?

    ftfy

    10th biggest economy in the world, silicon valley.

  10. ravenmuscle says: Mar 9, 2013 6:19 AM

    All the Niners are doing are following the Steve Bisciotti and Ravens model.One roblem …they’ll always come up short against the Ravens if they ever meet in the Superbowl again. Kaepernick is a tatooed FLUKE.

  11. mec693 says: Mar 9, 2013 7:27 AM

    swipes at the jets? seems like every writer has their priorities

  12. nickmiller63 says: Mar 9, 2013 8:15 AM

    Props to the Ravens guy. I always try to predict what will show up in the comments on these posts. I did not figure on a post from a still-insecure Ravens fan.

  13. donny1rodriguez says: Mar 9, 2013 8:20 AM

    imagine if they would have won a 6th super bowl

  14. eagles512 says: Mar 9, 2013 8:29 AM

    Another of the very few stadiums with a great tv view will soon be gone. I’ll never understand how that isn’t an important thing to TV executives. The views get worse and worse. In all sports.

  15. censoredagain says: Mar 9, 2013 8:31 AM

    Winning brings out frontrunners, and frontrunners ALWAYS have money when the team is winning. They just dont have it when the team is losing.

    Just ask Bucs fans for clarification

  16. jikkle49 says: Mar 9, 2013 8:59 AM

    @allday38

    The team went to the NFC championship the previous year and the Super Bowl this season.

    There wasn’t a lot of impact last offseason because the team didn’t NEED a lot of impact because they were all but set.

    The team is young, talented, in fine cap shape, and has a stockpile of draft picks to build sustain success.

    How is that not doing a good job at GM?

  17. trollhammer20 says: Mar 9, 2013 9:22 AM

    Out with the hardcore, thirty-year season-ticket-holding, beer-drinking blue-collar types of the ‘Stick, in with the Silicon Valley yuppies who can afford the PSLs and higher ticket prices. The new “fans” will be so busy texting and fiddling with their iPhones they’ll be lucky to be able to clap hands and cheer.

  18. 49ersandshivabowl says: Mar 9, 2013 9:27 AM

    ravenmuscle says:
    Mar 9, 2013 6:19 AM
    All the Niners are doing are following the Steve Bisciotti and Ravens model.One roblem …they’ll always come up short against the Ravens if they ever meet in the Superbowl again. Kaepernick is a tatooed FLUKE.

    ____________________________________

    You must still be drunk. Crawl back to your basement and wake up when you’re at least a little sober. Call him a fluke all you want…..he’ll be a fantasy football top 3 QB taken this season…..while FLUKE-O will be top 15!

  19. jimbo75025 says: Mar 9, 2013 9:29 AM

    I forget the details on this stadium? How much in public funds were spent on construction? Way to brag about the fact that you have pocketed $400 million that could have gone to construction costs 9’ers.

  20. bobhk says: Mar 9, 2013 9:55 AM

    @allday38 says:
    Mar 9, 2013 3:37 AM
    One of the best GM’s? Did you see your last draft? How about those free agent signings? Not very good. Hitting on Aldon Smith two seasons ago was good(when he as his body guard Justin with him), but come on, he isn’t that great a GM. Better hope he uses those 15 picks this season better than last seasons.
    ——
    You’d figure the stupid will show up sooner or later.

    Aldon smith, kaepernick, hunter, Bruce miller, culliver, lamichael James.

    Baalke had a big hand in picking iupati and Davis.

    what a loser (rolling my eyes)

  21. censoredagain says: Mar 9, 2013 10:30 AM

    49ersandshivabowl says: Mar 9, 2013 9:27 AM

    Call him a fluke all you want…..he’ll be a fantasy football top 3 QB taken this season

    Did you really just use a Fantasy argument to build up Kaepernick? Holy cripes, thats funny….

  22. 4thqtrsaint says: Mar 9, 2013 10:47 AM

    What I really love is how 2 years ago, the Packers were “built to compete for a title for the next ten years”. Then they didn’t. Now the 49ers are the flavor of the week, people are saying the same thing. Reality is, you lose free agents, players get hurt, competition gets better, etc. But if you want to crown their a**es, go ahead! LOL

  23. aiiyiiyiii says: Mar 9, 2013 11:26 AM

    Packers had the misfortune to meet the 49ers twice last season. Lost’em both.

  24. bobhk says: Mar 9, 2013 11:40 AM

    @4thqtrsaint says:
    Mar 9, 2013 10:47 AM
    What I really love is how 2 years ago, the Packers were “built to compete for a title for the next ten years”. Then they didn’t. Now the 49ers are the flavor of the week, people are saying the same thing. Reality is, you lose free agents, players get hurt, competition gets better, etc. But if you want to crown their a**es, go ahead! LOL

    —-
    and stupidity keeps rolling. I’m not a pack fan but they’ve been in contention every year.
    what do you want people to do say? that they are built for just this year?

  25. zevo49 says: Mar 9, 2013 1:20 PM

    THE DUMB AND DUMBER WHO SAYS THE NINERS ARE GOING ABOUT IT ALL WRONG IS CLUELESS.
    THE NINERS ARE GOING AT IT LIKE TRUE TEACHERS OF THE GAME AND HAVE MADE GREAT MOVES AND PICKS, NOT ALWAYS A SUPER PICK BUT OVERALL THE NINERS ARE SET FOR A VERY LONG TIME AND KAPPY IS A TRUE NFL QB THAT WILL BREAK RECORDS AND SET THEM ALSO, THE ONES THAT DON’T THINK SO WHO MADE THE COMMENT EARLIER IN THIS TOPIC ARE JEALOUS OF THE TALENT THE NINERS HAVE ON THE FIELD, COACHING STAFF, PREP CREW, AND MOST CRITICAL, THE FRONT OFFICE. IT LOOKS LIKE THE GUY WHO MADE THE COMMENT IS A JETS FAN, AND BOY WE ALL KNOW THAT THAT ORGANIZATION IS TRULY GOING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION AND THE NINERS ARE GOING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.

  26. allday38 says: Mar 9, 2013 1:35 PM

    @jikkle49

    Easy to say. Balke has been G.M since 2011. In two drafts, and two off seasons, he hasn’t done much personnel wise. Kap and Smith are about his only two good draft picks, not a good percentage. The roster is now weaker without a good back up QB. He can’t find a decent #2 WR. And the thing that makes the 49ers good, are the D and O lines. Two things in place already when he took over. So, tell me what exactly he has done?

    And whoever said the 49ers were using the Ravens model, lmao! The Ravens draft well.

  27. bobhk says: Mar 9, 2013 2:49 PM

    @allday38

    He picked:
    1 superbowl starting qb
    2 a pass rusher who’s had more sacks than anyone in last two years
    3 an important RB ( who got plenty of touches)
    4 a nickel back
    5 starting fb
    6 a guy projected to be a center

    2012 draft did not make it on the field on a team that went to NFC championship game the previous season.

    Why don’t you show us which GM has had better drafts (other than Schneider ).

    Jenkins may be the only questionable decision. But we shall see.
    How many stacked teams do you see rookies make it to the field?

  28. bobhk says: Mar 9, 2013 2:57 PM

    @allday38

    Btw, mccloughan was gone before 2010 draft. It was baalke who picked the likes of Anthony Davis, iupati, and bowman.

    So feel free to spout crap but baalke has drafted:
    Kaepernick
    Davis
    Iupati
    Bowman
    Smith
    Hunter
    Culliver
    Miller

    That is 6 starters and 2 imp backups. Tell me which GM is doing better.

    Go spout ignorant hatred elsewhere.

  29. bobhk says: Mar 9, 2013 3:00 PM

    @allday38

    Ah, I see you are ravens fan, the team that needed two miracles in one season to “win” it all: 4th and 29 and a last gasp 70 harder. That tired old team headed to the basement.

  30. allday38 says: Mar 9, 2013 3:56 PM

    Actually, I’m a Seahawks fan. My GM pee’s in your GM’s Cheerios! JH picked Kap, by the way.

  31. alphabeta49er says: Mar 9, 2013 5:30 PM

    California is a mess, a sinking ship, whatever. The 49ers just sold $400m worth of tickets and LA will do even better. iPhones aren’t designed in New Jersey, folks.

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