Jags take so much crap for attendance....
....and meanwhile, they had more fans show up than Pgh did.
Hard to believe, but it's true.
Only two teams had less fans than the Steelers.
So, let's put the "20 year waiting list" thing into its proper perspective.
Jones avg. 88k fans to our avg. of 57k. And they only had an 8-8 season as well.
Any Jags bars in Shanghai? London? NYC? Los Angeles? Have the words "Jaguar" and "Nation" ever appeared in the same sentence until now? Do Jaguar fans routinely make up 20-25% of attendance at their team's away games?
What is the proper perspective? Fans dont show up when we have .500 seasons...
Why is the concept of season tickets so difficult to comprehend?
I don't believe I'd be a fan of a team in which I hated everything about them from the fan's attendance, to the front office, to the coaching staff, and a good bit of the players. But maybe I'm odd and it's just me...
Last edited by Ghost; 05-19-2014 at 12:00 PM.
Every single one of the 65,500 seats at Heinz Field is bought and paid for every game, every year, whereas other teams need to put up tarps over their entire upper deck, with the home team having to chip in 30 cents on the dollar to the visiting team for every unsold seat in order for it to be considered to be a sellout for T.V. blackout purposes. In Jacksonville, they could fit 84,000 (and routinely do for college football games there), but capacity is dropped to 67,000 and change for the NFL. Would I want a stadium that seats over 80,000 in Pittsburgh? Not necessarily. I much prefer the feel of Heinz with good sightlines from my upper deck end zone seat over my experiences at the more voluminous Beaver Stadium at Penn State which seats over 100K. Plans are still in the works to add an extra 3,000 seats at Heinz with an additional scoreboard on the North End to accommodate those new seats in the South Plaza (since the Jumbotron would be behind them).
Ever heard the phrase "stuck on stupid"
Originally Posted by Slapstick
Steelers adding 3,000 seats at Heinz Field for 2015 season
Steelers tickets have been hard to come by for the last few decades, but there will be a few thousand more of them available for Steelers games come 2015.
The Steelers announced Monday that they have reached agreement with the Sports & Exhibition Authority of Pittsburgh and Alleghany County on plans for an expansion to Heinz Field. There will be approximately 3,000 new seats in the South Plaza of the stadium and team president Art Rooney II said in a statement that he hopes “we will be able to provide many of our Waiting List fans the opportunity to become season ticket holders.”
Any fans that do will be paying a $1 ticket surcharge that was also announced on Monday. The team said those monies would fund future capital repairs and that the team will pay for any cost overruns that may occur during the construction, which will also include a new high-definition videoboard.
Heinz Field currently has 65,050 seats. The expansion would move the total capacity to No. 21 in the league, just behind the debuting Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara.
I never posted this to claim Jags franchise is in any way superior to Steelers. Obviously, a team with 6 Super Bowls that has been around since 1933 is going to have a stronger worldwide following than a team that has won no titles and has only been around since 1995. No shocker there. My point was that so many rip on Jags' attendance, when, in fact, they had more fans show up for games than did the Steelers last season. That is a fact.
Originally Posted by RobinCole
And even after years and years of losing seasons, Jags still have more fans show. Imagine what their #s would be if they had some winning seasons.
Originally Posted by feltdizz
Rooneys never planned on a stadium much larger than what they have so they can still sell the "20 year waiting list" half truth. They figured out they might have shot a little too low, hence, the proposed 3k more seats.
Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher
They have 65k seats but only 57k fans show on average. That # is not really anything to brag about. And if they don't win this season, it will drop even more.
Originally Posted by hawaiiansteel