Ask Gary: Full prices for pretend games?

by Gary Shelton on August 15, 2015 · 7 comments

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Do you think the NFL will ever stop charging full price for exhibition game tickets and/or unbundle them from the season ticket packages?

Scott Myers

Why should they? Most fans just shrug and take it, as if it's simply the cost of a ticket. Given the prices of tickets these days, I'm surprised they don't charge the stadiums with pitchforks. I think it's the worst highway robbery in sports. Why don't
starting quarterbacks play longer? Because it's practice. So why charge a fortune for that same practice?

It's one reason I think there is any momentum at all between canceling two preseason games in favor of two regular season games. To me, that would be the only adjustment,

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