NFL ticket sales plummet 17.9%

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    Ouch! That's gotta hurt!


    The National Football League is feeling the impact of the "Trump Effect."

    Ticket sales since he called on team owners to fire players who take a knee to protest the National Anthem have cratered.

    The online ticket reseller TickPick told Secrets that sales have dropped 17.9 percent, far more than the usual Week Three fall.

    From TickPick:

    • 17.9 percent decrease in NFL orders this week compared to the previous week.
    • Last year the drop was 10.8 percent in orders on Monday & Tuesday following Week Three games.

    "We have seen a massive decrease in NFL ticket purchases this past week in comparison to years past. Week 3 seems to usually have less ticket orders than week 2, but this year ticket purchases are down more than 7 percent from this time last year," said TickPick's Jack Slingland.

    "While we can't specify if this decrease is due to the president's comments, player and owner protests, play on the field, or simply the continued division of consumer's media attention, the conversation around the NFL this week has focused on the president's comments as well as the players' and owners' reaction. As viewers continue to abandon their NFL Sunday habits, both the number of ticket sales and the purchase price of tickets will drop," he told us.
     
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    Probably why there were no kneelers last night in Green Bay

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    The main reason is that residents of Green Bay own the team. What they say goes, and I don't imagine they would be too happy with players who take a knee.
     
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    Americans have notoriously short memories. Let's see what this looks like by the end of next season.
     
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    If the players stop taking a knee..........I will "forget".
     
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    Who the hell is "TickPick" and just what percent of NFL tickets go through them?
     
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    Just did a little research on Tickpick...last year they had total revenue of 49.7 million while StubHub had a revenue of 279 million ,last quarter alone.

    More wag the dog reporting, find a tiny ticket reseller that is having a bad week and use them to cast doom and gloom.

    Find me such number from StubHub or Ticket Master and then you might have a story. This is as much a story as the pay day loan shark guys pulling their ads from the NFL.
     
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    So you are denying there is a backlash? Really? All you have to do is google it. There are PLENTY of sources reporting that the NFL is losing fans and money. To say otherwise is to be living under a rock.
     
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    Will this situation have an effect on the price of chicken wings?
     
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    No ban yourself from watching any NFL game.
     

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