After admitting waiting list was #fakenews, Washington selling single-game tickets

AP

One of the biggest pieces of #fakenews in Washington died in June, when the local professional football team admitted there wasn’t a waiting list to buy season tickets.

Now, they’re scrambling to sell single-game seats. According to Scott Allen of the Washington Post, they’re sending out mass emails to all their list subscribers. In previous years, they’d sell a few single-game tickets under the guise of returns from visiting teams, but this campaign is a new thing.

The team once claimed that as many as 200,000 people were on the waiting list, now there’s a concerted effort to get fans into FedEx Field.

To encourage that, they’ve made a number of changes, including offering discounts on food purchases for season ticket members. They’ve also taken some seats in the cavernous stadium off the market, including obstructed view seats. That’s at least the fourth time the team has removed seats since 2010.

“We identified a lot of seats in those areas were being resold or had a high volume of visiting team fans, so when you take that out of the mix, that really helps preserve the value of our tickets for our season ticket holders,” said senior vice president of consumer sales and marketing Jake Bye.

Single-game tickets remain available for their opener.

20 responses to “After admitting waiting list was #fakenews, Washington selling single-game tickets

  1. Logicalvoice still thinks there’s a list. Because they told him there was one. The Deadskins didn’t have the courage to tell him they didn’t want him at their games.

  2. Dear Snyder, et al;

    It’s not the concession prices. It’s not the number of chairs in the building. It’s not even the fact that you have an oversized, high-schoolish stadium.

    It’s the product on the field. Win, and the fans will come back.

    Sincerely,
    Skins-fan-of-40-years

  3. I’ve lived right by FedEx field since the early 2000s. I’ve felt for a while that the wait list thing had been B.s. just based on the traffic I’ve seen vs when I first moved here. Also because I live within walking distance to the field I’ve always been able to use the strategy of going online up to minutes before kickoff and finding cheap game day tickets. For years I’ve always been able to find tickets. I really don’t see how people that drive do it. Getting in and out of the stadium in Landover is a nightmare, you have to pay anywhere from $35-100 for parking and then walk close to half a mile or a mile to the stadium, snacks and drinjs will run you at least $40 for two.

    Getting in and experiencing the game live especially if you get to witness something special on the field with thousands of people is an incredible experience but those moments have been rare as a Redskins fan over the years.

  4. They really need to sell this franchise. Dan can get a bucket of cash, DC can finally have a shot at having a big-boy football team again. Win/win.

  5. “We identified a lot of seats in those areas were being resold or had a high volume of visiting team fans, so when you take that out of the mix, that really helps preserve the value of our tickets for our season ticket holders,” said senior vice president of consumer sales and marketing Jake Bye.
    —————
    sounds like a man of integrity. sarcasm

    what a joke. sorry ‘skin fans.

  6. If you move it out of that cesspool in Maryland and bring it to either DC or Northern Virginia….you may have a better turnout.

  7. That organization will succeed once they either get a new owner or Snyder keeps his hands off. So basically, that organization won’t succeed until they get a new owner. It’s a shame he has ruined such a great franchise.

  8. Redskins fans don’t appreciate their team. Here in Denver, there is a real season ticket waiting list and all of the single game tickets sell out in less than 15 mins. I really wish the Broncos would hassle me to buy tickets.. I would go to every game.

  9. milehighcityboss says:
    August 7, 2018 at 12:06 pm
    Redskins fans don’t appreciate their team. Here in Denver, there is a real season ticket waiting list and all of the single game tickets sell out in less than 15 mins. I really wish the Broncos would hassle me to buy tickets.. I would go to every game.
    ___________________________

    The same is true in Green Bay.
    I had to wait on the list for almost 30 years before I had the opportunity to buy season tickets back in 2001, and that was for the limited Gold package.
    And they just added more seats 3 years ago.

  10. milehighcityboss says:
    August 7, 2018 at 12:06 pm
    Redskins fans don’t appreciate their team. Here in Denver, there is a real season ticket waiting list and all of the single game tickets sell out in less than 15 mins. I really wish the Broncos would hassle me to buy tickets.. I would go to every game.
    ___________________________

    The same is true in Green Bay.
    I had to wait on the list for almost 30 years before I had the opportunity to buy season tickets back in 2001, and that was for the limited Gold package.
    And they just added more seats 3 years ago.

    _______________________________________________________

    Not a Redskins fan, but is it a matter of a lack of appreciation on the fan’s part or the ineptitude of the organization. I’m a Giant’s fan and since the last time Washington went to the Superbowl (1991), my team has been and won multiple times. You two fans have enjoyed the same success of your respective teams. Imagine that your owner has just let your franchise qb get away for absolutely no compensation and you just signed a qb who has never gotten to the sb. Heck, they have only won the division 3 times since 1991. Would you be putting your hard earned money down on such a team? I wouldn’t.

  11. As a lifelong Redskins fan, I have to agree with many of the comments above including those of the Giants fan. Win consistently and we will come back. But I don’t think Dan Snyder is capable of finding and then hiring the right people to turn it around. One man sunk the franchise and its long standing tradition.

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