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shaneo69
01-04-2005, 02:39 PM
CHIEFS FREEZE TICKET PRICES FOR 2005
Jan 04, 2005, 1:00:10 PM

Kansas City Chiefs season tickets and parking will not increase in price in 2005, team President Carl Peterson announced Tuesday.

Season ticket prices for 2005 will remain at an average of $67.33 and this year are expected to rank in cost among the lower half of the league’s 32 teams, team officials believe. Last season, the team ranked 13th in average ticket price. Averages are determined from the official manifest which is presented to the NFL office in New York and factor in personal seat licenses and premiums which apply in certain stadiums. Twenty-three NFL teams currently include premium seat fees in their ticket price. Twelve teams include PSL (personal seat license) fees as well. Kansas City charges no premium or PSL fees. In addition, Kansas City is the only NFL team to offer a youth/senior reserve ticket.

The Chiefs have traditionally been among the leaders in the AFC in attendance and rank in the top three in the entire NFL. The only teams to post higher attendance figures this year were Washington and the two New York franchises. This past year’s regular season average home paid attendance was 77,876 (77,452 for all 10 games including preseason).

Saulbadguy
01-04-2005, 02:40 PM
They should have lowered prices.

KCTitus
01-04-2005, 02:41 PM
The only reason Washington ranks so high in attendance is the damn stadium is over 90k. Place is huge.

shaneo69
01-04-2005, 02:42 PM
The only reason Washington ranks so high in attendance is the damn stadium is over 90k. Place is huge.

And growing. Snyder seems to add more seats there each year.

Bearcat
01-04-2005, 02:48 PM
They should have lowered prices.

ROFL


Oh, you're serious.

Kris Kringle
01-04-2005, 02:53 PM
And growing. Snyder seems to add more seats there each year. If KC ever builds another stadium to replace Arrowhead, it should seat 100,000. That would be cool. :thumb:

Saulbadguy
01-04-2005, 02:59 PM
If KC ever builds another stadium to replace Arrowhead, it should seat 100,000. That would be cool. :thumb:
That was my thought at first, but imagine what that would be like if we sucked again. Probably 50k empty seats.

Pants
01-04-2005, 03:03 PM
Hey, they have soccer staduims in Europe with capacities of >120,000 and they get filled up. How awesome and loud would it be to hear 120,000 Chiefs fans at a home game against the Raiders.

Predarat
01-04-2005, 03:05 PM
Now sign some freaking talent on defense and ill take down http://www.firecarlpeterson.com!

KCTitus
01-04-2005, 03:05 PM
Hey, they have soccer staduims in Europe with capacities of >120,000 and they get filled up. How awesome and loud would it be to hear 120,000 Chiefs fans at a home game against the Raiders.

I know of one in Mexico that big, Aztec Stadium, but most of the EPL stadiums (homes of Manchester United, Arsenal, etc) range from 30k to 70k.

Saulbadguy
01-04-2005, 03:08 PM
Hey, they have soccer staduims in Europe with capacities of >120,000 and they get filled up. How awesome and loud would it be to hear 120,000 Chiefs fans at a home game against the Raiders.

Reality check: This is Kansas City.

Iowanian
01-04-2005, 03:10 PM
They should give a 40% discount, since about 60% of the team has performed on the field the past 2 years.

KingPriest2
01-04-2005, 06:04 PM
The only reason Washington ranks so high in attendance is the damn stadium is over 90k. Place is huge.


It seats over 80k not 90

NFL Stadium Comparisons

Name Team(s) Capacity Opened Turf Cost
Alltel Stadium Jacksonville Jaguars 73,000 August 18, 1995 Grass $134 Million
Arrowhead Stadium Kansas City Chiefs 79,409 August 12, 1972 Grass $43 Million
Bank of America Stadium Carolina Panthers 73,250 September 14, 1996 Grass $248 Million
Cleveland Stadium Cleveland Browns 72,300 September 12, 1999 Grass $290 Million
Edward Jones Dome St. Louis Rams 66,000 November 12, 1995 Astroturf $281 Million
FedEx Field Washington Redskins 80,000 September 14, 1996 Grass $300 Million
Ford Field Detroit Lions 65,000 September 22, 2002 FieldTurf $430 Million
Georgia Dome Atlanta Falcons 71,149 September 6, 1992 FieldTurf $210 Million
Giants Stadium New York Giants/Jets 79,469 October 10, 1976 FieldTurf $78 Million
Gillette Stadium New England Patriots 68,000 September 9, 2002 Grass $325 Million
Heinz Field Pittsburgh Steelers 64,500 October 7, 2001 Grass $281 Million
Invesco Field Denver Broncos 76,125 September 10, 2001 Grass $362 Million
Lambeau Field Green Bay Packers 72,515 September 29, 1957 Grass $960,000
Lincoln Financial Field Philadelphia Eagles 68,500 September 8, 2003 Grass $320 Million
M&T Bank Stadium Baltimore Ravens 69,084 September 6, 1998 Grass $220 Million
Metrodome Minnesota Vikings 64,035 September 12, 1982 Astroturf $68 Million
Monster Park San Francisco 49ers 64,450 October 10, 1971 Grass $24 Million
Network Associates Coliseum Oakland Raiders 63,146 September 18, 1966 Grass $200 Million
Paul Brown Stadium Cincinnati Bengals 65,600 September 10, 2000 Grass $453 Million
Pro Player Stadium Miami Dolphins 75,000 August 16, 1987 Grass $115 Million
Qualcomm Stadium San Diego Chargers 71,294 August 20, 1967 Grass $27 Million
Qwest Field Seattle Seahawks 68,000 September 15, 2002 FieldTurf $450 Million
Ralph Wilson Stadium Buffalo Bills 75,339 August 17, 1973 FieldTurf $22 Million
Raymond James Stadium Tampa Bay Buccaneers 65,657 September 20, 1998 Grass $168 Million
RCA Dome Indianapolis Colts 60,272 September 2, 1982 Astroturf $82 Million
Reliant Stadium Houston Texans 69,500 September 8, 2002 Grass $325 Million
Soldier Field II Chicago Bears 63,000 September 29, 2003 Grass $365 Million
Sun Devil Stadium Arizona Cardinals 73,234 September 12, 1988 Grass $1 Million
Superdome New Orleans Saints 69,082 September 28, 1975 FieldTurf $134 Million
Texas Stadium Dallas Cowboys 65,675 October 24, 1971 FieldTurf $35 Million
The Coliseum Tennessee Titans 67,000 September 12, 1999 Grass $290 Million

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Skip Towne
01-04-2005, 06:13 PM
The only reason Washington ranks so high in attendance is the damn stadium is over 90k. Place is huge.
Right up there with Michigan and Oklahoma.

tk13
01-04-2005, 06:14 PM
No, I've read articles about Snyder's money machine that is that stadium, capacity is about 92,000 I believe....

morphius
01-04-2005, 06:19 PM
No, I've read articles about Snyder's money machine that is that stadium, capacity is about 92,000 I believe....
Could it be that the official count of 80k doesn't include the boxes, but capacity does?

KingPriest2
01-04-2005, 06:23 PM
No, I've read articles about Snyder's money machine that is that stadium, capacity is about 92,000 I believe....


86000


They plan to make it 92

The Washington Times
www.washingtontimes.com

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More seats for FedEx Field
By Eric Fisher
THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Published April 6, 2004

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The Washington Redskins are adding another 5,000 seats to FedEx Field, the third significant expansion in four years to the NFL's largest stadium.
The new seats, located primarily along the back of sections 114-129 on the visitors' side of the field, will push FedEx Field's capacity to nearly 92,000, or about 12,000 seats more than the league's second-largest facility, Giants Stadium.
Redskins officials last year planned to add seats to FedEx Field, but only if the team was successful in bringing a future Super Bowl to the 7-year-old stadium. The Washington Super Bowl effort failed last October, and the project was shelved. But red-hot ticket demand fueled by the celebrated return of coach Joe Gibbs quickly revived the effort, and the new seats will be installed in time for the August preseason. The exact capacity figure will be determined by early summer.
"There was always huge ticket demand, but Joe obviously made our capacity issue that much more imperative," said Karl Swanson, Redskins vice president. "This better addresses that demand and gives us some flexibility for people wanting to relocate in the stadium."
As many as 12 new luxury suites, bringing the Redskins' total to 246, also are part of the expansion, as is a slight enlargement of the end zone loge sections. That suite total trails only the Dallas Cowboys, which have 370 luxury boxes at Texas Stadium. But Washington, which has led the NFL in attendance the last four seasons and revenues for at least the past three, can only extend its economic dominance with the additional seats.
Despite the additions to the luxury seating, 90 percent of the expansion will be general seating, Swanson said. Prices for those seats peak at $79 a game.
The expansion project, projected to cost more than $12 million, was first reported by trade publication Sports Business Journal. FedEx Field has undergone several additions to its seating capacity since opening in 1997. After seating 78,600 in that first season, then-team president John Kent Cooke added 1,516 seats. The Redskins and current owner Dan Snyder then conducted a major expansion in 2000, adding more than 5,000 seats, scattered throughout the facility. Snyder than added another 1,077 seats in 2001, primarily in the club level, bringing FedEx Field to a capacity of 86,484 that stood for the 2001-03 seasons.
The return of Gibbs has eliminated several years of softness in the team's ticket sales. Despite a waiting list that now extends to nearly 90,000 names for general season tickets, fans for several seasons could easily buy club seats without waiting. Such seats start at $2,200 per season and require a multi-year commitment.

tk13
01-04-2005, 06:27 PM
Could it be that the official count of 80k doesn't include the boxes, but capacity does?
Could be, they have 8 bazillion luxury boxes.

Thig Lyfe
01-04-2005, 06:31 PM
they sure as hell better not raise prices.

that would be like raising prices on used sh!t.

Mr. Laz
01-04-2005, 07:54 PM
Kansas City Chiefs season tickets and parking will not increase in price in 2005, team President Carl Peterson announced Tuesday.


Carl Peterson "My hypocrisy only goes so far"

















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Phobia
01-04-2005, 07:58 PM
They make this announcement like they're doing us some kind of favor....

Yippeee. You're already overcharging on an overhyped product - are we supposed to be impressed that the price isn't increasing? Should we rush to the ticket office to reserve our seats to the crappy 2005 Chiefs games?

|Zach|
01-04-2005, 08:00 PM
Seems like most around here were expecting an increase...whats the big deal in throwing out a release to explain there will not be one.

Skip Towne
01-04-2005, 08:00 PM
They make this announcement like they're doing us some kind of favor....

Yippeee. You're already overcharging on an overhyped product - are we supposed to be impressed that the price isn't increasing? Should we rush to the ticket office to reserve our seats to the crappy 2005 Chiefs games?
Thanks for you commentary Clint.

Phobia
01-04-2005, 08:03 PM
Seems like most around here were expecting an increase...whats the big deal in throwing out a release to explain there will not be one.

Come on, dude.

If your old man's bowling alley went up in flames and he put out a press release stating that he would discount future bowling zero percent while repairs were being made, how would that make you feel?

|Zach|
01-04-2005, 08:05 PM
Come on, dude.

If your old man's bowling alley went up in flames and he put out a press release stating that he would discount future bowling zero percent while repairs were being made, how would that make you feel?
ROFL Well the place is in flames so I am upset...

I see your point but what I am saying is that most people expected an increase...at least most around here and some other season ticket holders i know. I think getting that info out there is good.

Bowser
01-04-2005, 08:06 PM
And growing. Snyder seems to add more seats there each year.

Apparently, he's trying to overcompensate in some way. :hmmm:

tk13
01-04-2005, 08:14 PM
Come on, dude.

If your old man's bowling alley went up in flames and he put out a press release stating that he would discount future bowling zero percent while repairs were being made, how would that make you feel?
Well how many times has the team not raised the ticket prices since Carl became president? Twice now, is that right? This might be more surprising news than if there was a ticket raise... it's probably a no-win anyway. If they don't say anything people would just say they didn't want to make a big deal out of because they are ashamed of themselves...

Nzoner
01-04-2005, 08:18 PM
They make this announcement like they're doing us some kind of favor....

Yippeee. You're already overcharging on an overhyped product - are we supposed to be impressed that the price isn't increasing? Should we rush to the ticket office to reserve our seats to the crappy 2005 Chiefs games?

No need to rush to the ticket office,Carl will have the first installment notices in the mail by the 1st of February.

Phobia
01-04-2005, 08:20 PM
Ok, Zach - poor example.

You like pizza right - I know you like pizza.

Let's say that your favorite pizza pie shop got busted by the health department and lost their license for 6 months.... But, for their most loyal customers, they'll be going underground - selling their pizzas at a zero percent discount until they're allowed to open their doors....

Coach
01-04-2005, 08:27 PM
Well at least the prices won't be going up on ticket, but my question is, will the parking passes stay at the same, or will it go up?

Phobia
01-04-2005, 08:28 PM
Well at least the prices won't be going up on ticket, but my question is, will the parking passes stay at the same, or will it go up?

Damn. Read.

Nzoner
01-04-2005, 08:29 PM
According to what I heard,staying the same.

|Zach|
01-04-2005, 08:29 PM
Ok, Zach - poor example.

You like pizza right - I know you like pizza.

Let's say that your favorite pizza pie shop got busted by the health department and lost their license for 6 months.... But, for their most loyal customers, they'll be going underground - selling their pizzas at a zero percent discount until they're allowed to open their doors....
heh, I think this one does not hold up...mostly because you are missing the factor in which the Chiefs like most NFL teams have raised prices almost every year...

So say this pizza is in very high demand...the price has gone up over the years. Weather the pizza is good or bad the customers keep comign back. (because we love pain) The customers almost expect the prices to go up. but one season (if there is a pizza season) the pizza is shitty. It tastes like ass. Alot of people are pissed with the pizza so knowing the palce has a history of raising prices they say if they do they will go to some other place and bowl instead of eating pizza. The pizza place sends out info telling their customers they will not be raising pizza prices.

Their customers are in the know...

Nzoner
01-04-2005, 08:30 PM
According to what I heard,staying the same.

heh,I missed it too