On Friday, the Titans started selling single-game tickets. Not surprisingly (given that only one person was camped out for the launch), none of the 10 home games sold out.
The development has prompted concerns that the Titans’ 144-game sellout streak is in jeopardy. However, only 3,500 single-game tickets were available for each of the 2013 games. So the task of selling the remaining tickets is hardly insurmountable.
The game against the 49ers came closest to a sellout, with 500 tickets remaining. For two of the other games (Chargers and Colts), the number is roughly 1,000. For the remainder, more than 1,000 tickets are unsold.
“Now it’s a manageable number that we have to work with for all our remaining games,” Titans executive V.P. Don MacLachlan said, via the Tennessean. “We fully anticipate that we’ll be able to sell out every game once again this season.”
At least 72 hours before kickoff of each game, teams can buy any remaining non-premium tickets at 34 cents on the dollar to lift the local blackout of home games. Plenty of teams cajole sponsors and/or the TV station that would air the game to kick in some cash.