This thread reminds me of the NFL trying to use GB's books to show teams werent making money during the last CBA agreement.
Pittsburgh will always be close to the bottom of the NFL attendance figures because its a small market with a small stadium. There wouldnt be a 20 year aiting list if we had 85K seats in the stadium...
If you own a ticket to any home game and don't plan on attending I'm more than willing to take it off your hands free of charge.
where did he say they were a better fan base and organization?
the man simply posted a fact that jacksonville had a higher attendance than the steelers.
you guys are adding all kinds of BS to prove him wrong on something he never said. he never said they always sell out, dont give tickets away, have more jags bars, get lots of primetime games, have a nationwide following, that you can get steelers season tickets whenever you want to. etc etc.
I can remember when I was a teacher in Gainesville.. there were a few times where one of the schools were asked to attend. The entire school got free tickets. They were all donated seats. Sure it happens in other cities, but Jax really had to give them away. If the team has to buy it's own tickets, they have to take that money from somewhere. Maybe if Jax used that money to improve football operations they wouldn't have to give their seats away.
There's no reason to post this thread on a Steelers msg board other than to call out the fans. What point could it possibly serve? There's a lot more to a fan base than who attends a game on Sunday. And DBR... most certainly called out the fan base for being lame. I simply pointed out that based on numerous factors the Steelers were deemed the second best fan base in the NFL.
106.9% - Green Bay
102.3% - Philadelphia
101.8% - Seattle
101.4% - Chicago
100.2% - Baltimore
100.0% - New England
97.3% - Cleveland
97.1% - New York Giants
96.6% - Cincinnati
93.3% - New York Jets
90.7% - Buffalo
88.2% - Pittsburgh
84.2% - Washington
The Packers finished half a game better than the Steelers last season but still had standing room only at Lambeau Field. The Ravens finished 8-8 and missed the playoffs just like the Steelers, but M&T Bank Stadium was full anyway. The Browns have been a joke for 15 years, but empty seats are scarce at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Bills haven't made the playoffs this century, but a higher percentage of the seats at Ralph Wilson Stadium still had asses in them on Sundays than the Steelers had at Heinz Field. All four of those stadiums have larger capacities than Heinz Field, and only Soldier Field in Chicago has a smaller capacity on the list above.
****ty weather is a ****ty excuse used by ****ty fans.
Last edited by DBR96A; 05-20-2014 at 11:07 AM.
Pittsburgh, PA: City of Champions.