Bills, Jags launch social-media battle over unsold tickets

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The game doesn’t start for three days, but the game within the game about the tickets to the game has already begun.

The Jaguars announced on Wednesday night that a “limited amount of unused tickets will go on sale to the general public tomorrow at 3 p.m.,” and that the tickets include “unused inventory from groups like the NFL, Bills, player families, and internal holds.”

The Bills have responded.

Wait, wait, wait,” the Bills responded on Thursday via Twitter. “Unused tickets from the Bills? Fake news. We didn’t return any tickets. In fact, the next time you need help with a sellout, we’ll take more.”

The game itself hopefully will be more interesting. But this social-media back-and-forth will hold us over until Sunday, especially given the chance it will escalate.

37 responses to “Bills, Jags launch social-media battle over unsold tickets

  1. And all 16 of their fans think this will be a Jags home game 😂. There is a reason tickets ballooned no less than 5x face value immediately after the Ravens lost.

  2. Smack talk isn’t a good look for anyone.

    Whatever happened to sportsmanship? May the best man win.

  3. They built SWIMMING POOLS in the stadium so that they wouldn’t have to put tarps over so many seats when nobody wanted them. Very few people in Jacksonville care at ALL about pro football. It’s just a fact.

  4. Tickets will be the only relevant thing the Bills and their fans will have really after this one … Cuz the real game on the field will be a stroll in the park for the Jags … Jags will shut down that Bills offense and blow them out … Calling it rite now … Jags win 27-10

  5. GoBills87 says:
    January 4, 2018 at 1:29 pm
    There is a reason tickets ballooned no less than 5x face value immediately after the Ravens lost.
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    Yeah, a fan base that’s getting to the playoffs for the 1st time this century has to be a little ravenous.

  6. Bills fans are ludicrous… They’ll be a lot who are paying the huge prices some have put up their tickets for.. Us Jags fans are paying and coming at list price.. Good for the economy of Jacksonville to have the Bills fans come.. They do show up for the regular games they’ve been in with all their fans who moved to Florida so a playoff game will also get them.. They’ll be Zero tickets sold outside since all will be mobile ones.. Bad times for ticket Scalpers..

  7. Jags ranked 21st in the league in home attendance. While it’s not a number to brag about, it certainly shows how much ignorance there is around the league regarding filling the stadium. It’s a college football sized stadium, thus tarps bring it down to average. Def not rocket science.

  8. 3xapple says:
    January 4, 2018 at 1:42 pm
    They built SWIMMING POOLS in the stadium so that they wouldn’t have to put tarps over so many seats when nobody wanted them. Very few people in Jacksonville care at ALL about pro football. It’s just a fact.

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  9. Reports coming out that over 20% of available tickets were purchased from New York state. Expect to see tons of Bills fans this weekend. Tweets coming out from angry Jags fans saying many are selling tickets at a hefty markup to Bills fans making the trek south. Odd that the Jags official twitter account is using unused “Bills” tickets as an excuse, when they are selling for over 5x face value on the public market to those same Bills fans. If you can’t sell out, put the tarps back on.. or build another pool. Pathetic.

  10. Jags ranked 21st in the league in home attendance. While it’s not a number to brag about, it certainly shows how much ignorance there is around the league regarding filling the stadium. It’s a college football sized stadium, thus tarps bring it down to average. Def not rocket science.

    64,400 capacity that can expand to 82k. Get out of here with that crap like it’s 95k

  11. Earl McGraw says:

    January 4, 2018 at 1:54 pm

    I hope the Jags destroy them by 35, Jill’s are such a joke of a franchise
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    Easy to see this is a new Joe ID, that makes 15 or 16, what a guy.

  12. billswillnevermove says:

    January 4, 2018 at 1:35 pm

    Will be more Bills fans there than Jags fans.

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    Seeing as how tickets sold out and then they took down tarps opening more seats all long before the Jags even knew they were playing the Bills I highly doubt there will be more Bills fans.

  13. shwanker81 says:
    January 4, 2018 at 2:01 pm
    Reports coming out that over 20% of available tickets were purchased from New York state. Expect to see tons of Bills fans this weekend. Tweets coming out from angry Jags fans saying many are selling tickets at a hefty markup to Bills fans making the trek south. Odd that the Jags official twitter account is using unused “Bills” tickets as an excuse, when they are selling for over 5x face value on the public market to those same Bills fans. If you can’t sell out, put the tarps back on.. or build another pool. Pathetic.

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    That’s what I said last week. The fear of not opening up the tarp section was obvious. Then, they opened it up and it “sold out” in 12 minutes, but I predicted all the bloated pricing would keep local fans away where it wouldn’t truly sell out, with empty seats up top all over.

    And now, some Buffalo fans, are looking to make the flight down, slowly but surely plucking the super bloated prices with possibly the brokers cashing in.

    We shall see.

    But, I knew those sales didn’t go to individuals. They went to brokers, where they have software that beats out the generic software sports and music promoters refuse to invest in to deal with.

    lol

    I called it to the T.

    Again.

  14. I hope Buffalo wins this game – Jacksonville is getting too big for its britches.

    Then when Buffalo moves on, we can watch Tyrod Taylor choke and assume his rightful spot as a fake QB wearing a Halloween costume on game day.

  15. onebuffalove716 says:
    January 4, 2018 at 1:59 pm
    The Bills aren’t the team struggling to sell tickets…
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    Lol. For team that hasn’t sniffed the playoffs since last millennium, you guys sure are some little annoying mosquitoes. Google search “Buffalo Bills, NFL attendance slipped in 2017 regular season” and let me know what you find. I’ll be waiting………..

  16. Wow interesting NFL fact Bills are 0 – 4 in the Superbowl!! Wow learn something new

    everyday!

  17. Gotta love the hubris from jags fans… y’all still got Blake Bortles right? Really hope at no point in this game they need him to do something… Bills shut down Leonard I really can’t see jags winning.. granted with no shady in this game it may be 10-7

  18. I believe the Bills. Of course they want to get out of the cold.
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    This too. The thought of leaving Buffalo is a no-brainer. People down in Jax aren’t made of money. If they wouldn’t buy a ticket for $400, it makes sense to sell their $75 ticket at that price. Good on Bills fans for being able to cough up that kind of dough for a football game, but we just aren’t that loyal to the NFL billionaires.

  19. Man you Bills fans are out of control. Take it down a notch. I heard a Bills fan on NFL radio this morning say that they were going to destroy the Jags, there was “no chance” Jax wins this game. Are you kidding me. Look at it this way. And I’d love to see the Bills beat the Jags. All season we have heard that New Englands defense is garbage. And we have also heard that Jax defense is “legit”. The Bills, in two games against that “lame” Pats defense managed ZERO touchdowns. Hell, the Bills defense scored more touchdowns against the Patriots than their offense did. And you think they are are going to steamroll the Jags, without a healthy McCoy???? What?!?!?!

    How many Bills fans thought they would make the playoffs after Peterman threw 5 picks against the Chargers? The answer is NONE. Humble yourselves a little bit, jesus

  20. jags32250 says:
    January 4, 2018 at 1:57 pm
    Jags ranked 21st in the league in home attendance. While it’s not a number to brag about, it certainly shows how much ignorance there is around the league regarding filling the stadium. It’s a college football sized stadium, thus tarps bring it down to average. Def not rocket science.
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    Sir, of the 31 NFL stadiums (Giants and Jets share a stadium so not 32 stadiums), there are 19 stadiums with larger seating capacity than the Jags home stadium.

    The Jags home stadium ranks 20th out of 31 current stadiums.

    Using tarps to cover some seats doesn’t take it down to average, even with zero seats covered by tarps the stadium is less than average in terms of its seating capacity.

  21. Was that a Pats fan telling a Bills fan to take it down a notch? Wow. Can we revisit the, I don’t really see any team that can beat us this year? 19-0!!!!! Steady stream of that all offseason from the Patriots. Steady.
    We’re excited, it’s been a while. Most Bills fans know our team is flawed, yeah I said it. We also know this is Jacksonville.
    Also lots of this thread was about tickets sales..fact is there are a lot of Bills fans making the trip..win or lose we’ll support our team…always do.

  22. i kno bills fans like to make themselves out to be a bunch of degenerates but duval county is really no joke.
    parking lot is prolly gonna be a volatile mix of sweaty ppl with accents who havent seen the sun in months and camo clad felons who exclusively eat bbq and go by “tootie” or “foot”.

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