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Weak 14: NFL Stadiums Look Like Ghost Towns As Attendance Crisis Continues

this is a discussion within the NFL Community Forum; The plague of empty seats which has befallen the National Football League reached biblical proportions this week, as teams continued to find it hard to fill stadiums. Naturally, a large number of players also continued their anti-American protests during the ...

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Old 12-10-2017, 08:32 PM   #1
 
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Weak 14: NFL Stadiums Look Like Ghost Towns As Attendance Crisis Continues

The plague of empty seats which has befallen the National Football League reached biblical proportions this week, as teams continued to find it hard to fill stadiums.
Naturally, a large number of players also continued their anti-American protests during the playing of the national anthem as Week 14 rolled into stadiums everywhere. And as a result, ticket prices are plummeting.

The league is having such a tough time finding fans to fill seats that some tickets are selling for the unheard of price of three dollars a seat, Breitbart Sports reported on Sunday. In many cases tickets are selling for prices lower than the cost of buying a beer or a hot dog in most stadiums!

But even at these near give-away prices, photos of empty stadiums are still chocking social media as the leagueís Week 14 begins.



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Old 12-10-2017, 09:22 PM   #2
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The proof of a long term impact will be when itís time to renew season seat licenses and tickets. If corporate America sees that their clients are no longer interested in attending games and start cancelling suites and boxes itís gonna get even uglier.
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Their main income is TV contracts. Once that goes it's over with. Right now paid TV is dying at a rate of 5% every quarter for the past several years. They are trying to get into streaming markets like Amazon and Netflix but those markets generally do not like sports and certainly not commercials. If they start showing ads people will cancel it. I know I will.
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And they just renewed Goodell's contract for $200 million. SMDH
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Their main income is TV contracts. Once that goes it's over with. Right now paid TV is dying at a rate of 5% every quarter for the past several years. They are trying to get into streaming markets like Amazon and Netflix but those markets generally do not like sports and certainly not commercials. If they start showing ads people will cancel it. I know I will.
Bingo...and then you'll see specialized networks like NFLN and ESPN really start cutting people loose...

And then watch the Big 3+ Networks and Madison Avenue really get scrappy over advertising revenue...
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NFL deserves it greedy sobs
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Oh well. Times are different now.
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I've tuned out of NFL and I'm tuned into college and the NBA. We need to get the ratings of the other sports to increase to really send the message. Otherwise these NFL asshats will just attribute the ratings decline on cable-cutting, election, trump, PMS, whatever else but the issues they created.
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I'm not going to help a a product with a bunch of immature college athletes. I have watched a lot less CFB since 2012 because I just can't stand half the players.

And I most definitely will not support a product that's as uncompetitive as the NBA.

The protests are a problem, but the solution is stocking the future with more high character players. This would not have been overblown as it is if players like CK, Sherman did not steal the spotlight a few years ago.

When a sport gets more urban, this is what happens. The NBA is not a classy sport at all anymore because of it. MLB is going in a rather different direction....rich spoiled kids, which is going to turn people off too. But MLB is the most competitive lately and has the most parity.
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Reasons why I stopped watching the NFL (except my Saints)
1. Anthem protests (and injecting politics in general)
2. Too many commercials
3. Screwed up rules
4. Stupid endzone dances and in your face rudeness
5. Instant replay delays, which still get the calls wrong
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