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  1. TheSkaven

    TheSkaven Last Man Standing Zone Supporter

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    The problem is a confluence of things - a large stadium, the party passes, and an attraction that out of town fans want to see. I go to two games each year and always buy on StubHub, there are always good seats.

    This can all be fixed by making tickets more difficult to resell on the secondary market.
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  2. muck4doo

    muck4doo Least-Known Member

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    The trick to stopping that is to start acting like Raider fans, and others will stop coming.
  3. bracey

    bracey Well-Known Member

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    From what I just saw, I'm completely wrong about the prices. This is all about the people who have these tickets not being Cowboys fans. That simple.


    You can get a ticket to the Redskins game for less than $40. Less than $50 for the Eagles game. If you ignore those Party Pass ones, actual seats are under $80 to the Redskins and just over $100 to the Eagles. Those aren't horribly expensive for an NFL game today.
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  4. Yakuza Rich

    Yakuza Rich Well-Known Member

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    Regardless of what people think, the product hasn't been that bad compared to most of the league over the years. And other teams don't quite have this problem. Some do (Atlanta is a good example) and they have one big thing in common, high resale values on the tickets. I also say this because the same thing has happened with the Yankees in certain series with the new Yankee Stadium. Tickets are very expensive and often have ridiculous re-sale value and opposing teams will flood the stadium.

    You also have other things working against it. Dallas is a warm weather city that is doing well economically. It has a lot of 'transplants' and is a fairly safe and easy city to fly to, go to the game and get out. We have a stadium that is basically temperature controlled and has the attraction of the videoboard.

    Compare that to a place like Philly where it is cold, not particularly a city that you would consider a nice spot to travel to and fans that could turn violent on you...and you're not going to see a lot of opposing team fans at the Linc...no matter how awful the Eagles play.

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  5. Section446

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    No, but I'd like to squash the notion that the average Joe has been priced out of going, that's nonsense.
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  6. Section446

    Section446 Well-Known Member

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    There are always affordable tickets available. I regularly have to buy extra tickets for clients, and have never once had trouble let finding tickets at a good price.
  7. Section446

    Section446 Well-Known Member

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    I'll find out this weekend in Philly, I'll be at the Giants game. I'm interested to see how many opposing fans are there.
  8. Wolfpack

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    I don't think it is a fan issue as much as allowing larger ticket brookers to purchase big chunks of seats. Jerry doesn't really care as long as the seats get sold and the prices are so high it keeps a lot of people away.
  9. BoysFan4ever

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    The pics I saw were very reminiscent of the Niners game. Loads of red.
  10. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    And I don't think it is at all. The cost of tickets, parking and concessions makes going to a game very expensive for the guy who lives from paycheck to paycheck.
  11. romothesavior

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    You guys realize tickets are expensive elsewhere too, right? I live in a much smaller city with a very nice, modern stadium, and nosebleeds here for a good game easily exceed $100 on the secondary market. The idea that somehow Dallas fans are priced out while other cities can still afford it is just wrong.
  12. Vintage

    Vintage The Cult of Jib

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    True. Travel to Philly, and you could be in danger of getting worked on during the game.

    Travel to Dallas, and Cowboys fans get beat up by opposing fans, lol
  13. Fmart322

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    If I had extra money I wouldn't go. I have a family that have needs much bigger then a day at Jerry world. I wish that wasn't the case. I'm sure I'm not alone.
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  14. DallasEast

    DallasEast Cowboys 24/7/365 Moderator

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    "Let's put most of the blame on Jerry Jones for all the other team fans' butts sitting in the seats!"

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  15. BoysFan4ever

    BoysFan4ever Well-Known Member

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    Texans have a rabid fan base. It may be almost exclusively confined to Texas & Houston but they do represent.
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  16. TheSkaven

    TheSkaven Last Man Standing Zone Supporter

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    Look - it's America's team, the team that everyone loves to hate. It's a stadium with a capacity of 100,000+, and cheap seats with the "party pass". And it's a team that has been mediocre for a number of years.

    No one is chomping at the bit to go to travel across the country to see the Rams play. Or the Eagles. But if you're going to pick one away game to go see, it's going to be the Cowboys - because you love them, you hate them, or you simply want to see that spectacle of a stadium.

    It's as simple as that.

    Now, for how to solve it - it's been solved before, economically. The typical way is to force people to buy two game tickets instead of one. You can make people show their license in entry to ensure they're the people who bought the tickets. Or the one I prefer, which will never happen, which is to make people take off any opposing jersey when they enter the stadium. :)
  17. BotchedLobotomy

    BotchedLobotomy Wide Right

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    I cant believe the denial that alot of you are in. The local fan base in Dallas stinks. It's just all a bunch of excuses. When your QB calls you out, you are failing.

    Granted alot of the party passes were texans, but the premium season ticket areas between the 30's were packed with them also.
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  18. erod

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    Apparently not for opposing fans.

    You can park for $20 and get a pretty good seat for less than $200. Apparently, only Cowboys fans are unemployed or cheap. It's embarrassing.

    It's a great experience at the stadium, and well worth it.

    Did you see Zack Martin tapping Frederick's leg for the snap? How many home teams have to go to the silent count in their own stadium?
  19. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    Agree with you, although the club seats are pretty much 90 percent Cowboys fans. It's the end zones and upper deck that are getting invaded by opposing fans.
  20. TheSkaven

    TheSkaven Last Man Standing Zone Supporter

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    Just a note - I usually park at Pier One imports. The walk isn't that bad, it's free, and it's easier to get out of the stadium after the game. I usually splurge because I want good tickets, but you can get reasonable tickets for $50 and less if you want party passes.

    As for food, there's always tailgating in the parking lot. I usually buy a few drinks but, in my experience, the people that I've seen in the party pass section seem to get themselves hammered in the parking lot or before they show up. :)
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