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Could not be more disappointed in the Saints.....

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; I heard on the drive home that they were thinking of increasing the number. I'm not sure who makes that decision though. It was just a quick news update....

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Old 01-26-2010, 09:00 PM   #11
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Re: Could not be more disappointed in the Saints.....

I heard on the drive home that they were thinking of increasing the number. I'm not sure who makes that decision though. It was just a quick news update.
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Old 01-26-2010, 09:28 PM   #12
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Re: Could not be more disappointed in the Saints.....

Originally Posted by Cgy Saint View Post
Its a bit of an exaggeration to say people are only there to be seen. However it is certainly a different crowd than a game at the superdome. The crowd will be football fans, almost all of them will have a team they are cheering for, however many of them are cheering for the 2 large they have on the game.

It's an older crowd (not sure if that's good or bad for you) and there is tons to do the week of, and day of the game. However once the game is over, you'd probably wish you were in new orleans. There won't be tons to do except go for a beer then go home.

However it is a very unique experience, good to do once, I suppose, but go because you have a few days of things planned, not just the 3 hours. If all you care about is the 3 hours, then just go to bourbon.

As for ticket prices, not many buyers go to the stadium looking for tickets, however tons go to sell tickets. Compared to websites, it's very much a buying market ... if you call paying a grand for a ticket a buyers market.
So there would be a good chance of getting a decent deal in front of the stadium the day of?

I am not sure I want to take the chance but it's a thought.
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Old 01-26-2010, 09:37 PM   #13
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Re: Could not be more disappointed in the Saints.....

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So there would be a good chance of getting a decent deal in front of the stadium the day of?

I am not sure I want to take the chance but it's a thought.
Who knows, one day that may change, but think about it. That hesitation you have is common, and the very reason why they are cheaper there.
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Old 01-26-2010, 11:11 PM   #14
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Re: Could not be more disappointed in the Saints.....

Originally Posted by ScottF View Post
4k out of 60? so 1 in 15 loyal season ticket holders gets a chance to buy?
Ridiculous
Thats insane
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Old 01-27-2010, 12:19 AM   #15
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Re: Could not be more disappointed in the Saints.....

Yeah, but this has nothing to do with the players, this is a management decision. I am NOT dissappointed with the team on this. So the heading is kind of misleading no?
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Old 01-27-2010, 01:06 AM   #16
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Re: Could not be more disappointed in the Saints.....

Sorry bout your feelings being hurt, but this is the time when Owners are looking to get the best bang out of their long time investment.
If Benson is releasing 4,000 you'd have to almost guarantee Jerry Jones only releases about 200..
It's most likely standard practice to have more available for corporate heads, CEO's, Celebrities, and others that can afford tickets that can sell for as much as $40,000 for a Superbowl ticket..

Most regular fan's don't even go because of how over priced they are and they tend to bargain shop when at that time Stadiums, owners, etc are all trying to milk as much money out of this big game as possible, they want people wealthy enough to buy a $40.00 Pizza Pie, $20.00 cheese Pretzel, 200.00 shrimp and steak dinner, and other jacked up priced items...
Not to mention chances are you'll be seated next to or near a Big time Artist, Actor, Actress, Athlete, CEO etc so allowing just a bunch of wild fan's into that game which allows them to gawk all up in those people faces and asking for autographs, and just being star struck the entire time come with a price, It's like going to an award Ceremony in some ways.
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Old 01-27-2010, 02:43 AM   #17
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Re: Could not be more disappointed in the Saints.....

Found out some more info on the Tickets situation:
The Saints got 12,000 Tickets from the league to do as they please, the first set of tickets of course will go to Personnel, family and friends of players, coaches, staff, owners, etc, most likely some political figures.
Some will be sold most likely for a very high price; And what left got put in a lottery off, this is how all teams do, Saints didn't do anything dishonest or low down, it appears The League throws some tickets at the winning teams and they do what they can to please as many people as possible.. Obviously you can't please everybody.
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Old 01-27-2010, 06:25 AM   #18
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Re: Could not be more disappointed in the Saints.....

Originally Posted by FlexDefense View Post
Friends of mine who have attended Super Bowls have told me that the Super Bowl is really not worth the time, hassle, and expense. Most of the people at the Super Bowl could care less about either team and are there merely to be seen. ...
I already knew that, and I've never been. Just a lucky guess.

From a pure football view, the Super Bowl is the lamest game. Hype X 10 for 10 hours before. Reporters asking "If you were a tree" questions...etc.

Douchebag celebrities, Beautiful People, corporate suits, everywhere. 25 minute halftime, featuring somebody I'm supposed to care about. If you're lucky something entertaining happens-- a boob, or Prince's silhouetted guitar ding dong might happen, but nothing meriting my linemen stiffening up in the locker room waiting for the props to leave the field. I care no more about the Super Bowl halftime show now, than I did when it featured Up With People. (younguns look them up)

Ticket prices that could feed a family in Mexico for 2 years. New Orleans will be a much better place to watch it. And afterward, we can greet the Saints at the Airport.
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Old 01-27-2010, 07:25 AM   #19
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Re: Could not be more disappointed in the Saints.....

I've been to 4 SB's. Obviously, my team hasn't been a participant. It's ok, but my experience is tainted because I've not had any skin in the game.

I took a date to the Steelers-Vikings game (she was from Pittsburgh, new to NO) but even with that going for me, I didn't fare too well. So no, the SB is not as hot a time as I had anticipated.

Each game was good, but...tv at home would have been better. With all the tv timeouts, it gets WAY boring. (plus the NFL is trying to sell you something constantly that it gets intrusive.)

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Old 01-27-2010, 08:38 AM   #20
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Re: Could not be more disappointed in the Saints.....

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...Not to mention chances are you'll be seated next to or near a Big time Artist, Actor, Actress...
I could sit next to most Hollywood stars & not give a burning mexican ****. Most of them are idiots, and nothing drives them crazy like stepping somewhere where the cameras dont flash at them.
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..I took a date to the Steelers-Vikings game (she was from Pittsburgh, new to NO) but even with that going for me, I didn't fare too well. ...
damn! I would definitely have bad feelings toward the SB. I'm guessing you didnt call her back.
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