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Old 09.06.2011, 02:41 PM
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Since Ive got into NFL one thing that has struck me are the ticket prices.

A season ticket for the Bills is £214! Leyton Orient are my local football team that I have a season ticket with and that cost me £300, in the third tier of English professional football.

Admittedly the Orient ticket is for 23 games instead of 9, but NFL is still cheaper then the Premier League here. Around £23 per game for the Bills, and its about the same for an individual Orient match ticket. My girlfriend supports Chelsea and pays £40 plus for a match ticket. You could argue that you get better value with the Bills ticket because an NFL game lasts around 3 hours, apposed to the 2 hours you would spend at a footy match maximum.

Its just interesting to see how much value the US and UK place on their top pro sports leagues in regard to tickets.
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Old 10.06.2011, 04:35 AM
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Since Ive got into NFL one thing that has struck me are the ticket prices.

A season ticket for the Bills is £214! Leyton Orient are my local football team that I have a season ticket with and that cost me £300, in the third tier of English professional football.

Admittedly the Orient ticket is for 23 games instead of 9, but NFL is still cheaper then the Premier League here. Around £23 per game for the Bills, and its about the same for an individual Orient match ticket. My girlfriend supports Chelsea and pays £40 plus for a match ticket. You could argue that you get better value with the Bills ticket because an NFL game lasts around 3 hours, apposed to the 2 hours you would spend at a footy match maximum.

Its just interesting to see how much value the US and UK place on their top pro sports leagues in regard to tickets.
a few things:
1.) those are the cheaper seats... midfield seats are about £440, club seats are 800-1350

2.) It's Buffalo, they are one of the poorer markets in the league, 47th largest metro area in the country and 1 of only 5 metro areas in the top 50 in the US that lost population in the last census. (this is why Toronto is so appealing to them. Indianpolis is about £425 for all but the most remote seats in their new stadium.. and to get into the lower bowl in Indy is $483 (for endzone season tickets)

3.) as you said, fewer games.

4.) Buffalo is competing against the Sabres, who have 41 home games (plus possible playoff games) and sold over 750,000 tickets this year.... same with all other NFL markets. The Packers and Jaguars are the only NFL teams not competing with other major sports (and Green Bay is a special case that essentially does compete against the Brewers and Bucs, and Jacksonville is a risk that isn't doing too well)

5.) Bills have 72,000 seats to fill... in a city that is losing capital left and right, prices are going to plummet to keep butts in seats.
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Old 10.06.2011, 12:14 PM
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All good points, and like I said Im comparing it my local footy team, £300 is the cheapest season ticket here, and again thats in the THIRD level of our league system, and Orient have to compete with West Ham (barely 4 miles away) not to mention Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea etc...

£216 for top level gridiron is pretty good....
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£216 for top level gridiron is pretty good....
But not for Bills level gridiron
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Old 10.06.2011, 01:50 PM
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But not for Bills level gridiron
What does that make a £300 Orient season ticket then!
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Old 17.06.2011, 08:33 AM
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I think you've just proved how screwed our footie prices have become, not how cheap the Bills tickets are.
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£300 for an Orient Season ticket? Dear god. Fair enough it is London but dear me. The most expensive Season Ticket at Bolton is only about £360.
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£300 for Leyton Orient!?!? I reckon you must sit in the posh seats!

My Sunderland season ticket is only £100 more.
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£300 for Leyton Orient!?!? I reckon you must sit in the posh seats!

My Sunderland season ticket is only £100 more.
Theyre fairly typical lower league prices, Brentford in West London (also League 1) is £300. My Dad supports Colchester Utd, his ticket cost over £400. A friend of mine from work supports Southend (in League 2!) a season ticket there is £350. A ticket in the family stand at Barnet FC (who just escaped relegation to the conference!) is £240! Bournemouth £340, Exeter £320, I could go on.

As has already been mentioned on here, its a reflection of how screwed football ticket prices are in this country.
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All proof of the ridiculous prices you have to pay to watch Football (soccer)
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