I'm trying to pick games I share a season ticket with and eight out of twelve games are indicated as flex scheduled.
WTF? I can understand the last couple of games as races tighten up, but this is starting at game number five.
Driving from Durham, and meeting people along the way, it's sketchy trying to make plans.
Anybody else as pissed as I am?
each year gives less and less incentive to actually go to games. I still enjoy going, but they are eventually going to have a huge problem. Between ticket prices, parking, and things like flex scheduling and how good the TV experience is they are going to have to bend over backwards down the road to get people to go to games. It's a huge negative and they need to figure it out.
Tailgating and Giants football was a way of life in my family for 30 years... I really got turned off since the new stadium was built... Eating 700 every august on preseasons... Parking passes... $10 beers... Screw it, I wanna go to a game, I'll go, on my terms..
just curious, where did you sell them and for how much compared to what the PSL original cost was? If you don't want to say I understand
For 3 seats... Asked 1,500 each on the Giants PSL Market place, got 1,400 each... Giants took 520 for their fee... I made 680... Took about 3 weeks time back in March.
Game. Absolutely not worth it anymore
tailgating with me isnt worth it anymore joe?
Felt like I was a mile and a half away from the field.. Spent more time watching the big screen.. Not like my uppers in the old place... Loved those seats!
The cost of going to a game is too high.Flex schedule also is a pain for TV watchers.I have to get up early to go to work.I enjoy a Sunday afternoon game.I will only stay up to watch a night game if the giants are playing.Otherwise I won't watch
The league can flex up to two games total into Sunday night between Weeks 5-10. It's not like they will be flexing every week...
well. I have given my PSLs to my brother in law. We usually went together. The last 4 years I've been going to about 4 games - the rest went to family and friends. I've never had an issue getting rid of tickets - always at face... We'll put them in his name in Oct which is the next period they allow transfers.
My only stipulation was that I can pick one game to go to each year when the schedule comes out. I still enjoy the tailgate - but the home experience has eclipsed the stadium experience... I am happy to keep the tickets in the family though...
spent all that money on a new stadium to make it less desirable to go to games.
Are not for the salt-of-the- earth fans. "Those people" are not the money makers. The league figures they will watch the games on TV and buy jerseys and are not needed in the stadium . The stadium seating is now for companies or the extremely rich. It will totally blow up in their faces a decade from now as the popularity of the sport declines because "regular people" can't go to the games anymore.
all that money on a dump. Well, the fans spent a lot of money, and the owners spent a lot. They didn't pay for it themselves
For 20 years or so until the new stadium was built......we knew our "family" around us, that changed thus the reason for sitting in the same seats every game every year diminished, paying a premium used to be the only way to go. Now with StubHub and various resellers, for a comparatively small premium, you go when you want and sit home when you want.
Yet another reason I love the comforts of home..:)
is a POS. They could have made it something special, now as far as New stadiums go its the worse out of all the so called recently built, and other so called older stadiums also challenge it too.
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| each year gives less and less incentive to actually go to games. I still enjoy going, but they are eventually going to have a huge problem. Between ticket prices, parking, and things like flex scheduling and how good the TV experience is they are going to have to bend over backwards down the road to get people to go to games. It's a huge negative and they need to figure it out.
It's more of an issue than this. Let's talk about TV and the commercials.
it's gotten to the point where, outside of maybe the first 2-4 weeks, I don't watch any football games other than the Giants game anymore. The commercialization of the sport has gone too far for my taste.
I really don't feel like spending 3.5 hours to watch a 60 minute game anymore, especially after seeing soccer games take 2 hours.
I am going to the opening day game cause it is opening day (Mon night).
only tailgating and watching the game on the projector in the parking lot.
If it wasn't pissing us off.
Actually getting semi-close to the top and then ending up with nothing because of the new stadium. I got a call months after the PSLs first went on sale offering me seats with a $5000 PSL and I forget how much of a ticket price. I told the guy I couldn't afford either of the costs, but would love 2 seats in the upper deck if they were available. They obviously weren't because all the season ticket holders who couldn't afford the new stadium in a section relative to their seats in then old stadium snatched them up. 3 days later the same guy called with $10000 PSLs and more expensive ticket prices. WTF?
Plus, even if i could afford them, I wasn't enamored with the seats. One of the offers were for the lower deck in the corner of an end zone, near the top of the section. The view from those seats in the new stadium was not very good and not worth the crazy cost, in my opinion.
then a second. I went the first year of the new stadium to one game. The one pair we were in were about 10 rows up and it seemed a Hello of a lot farther than the back of the upper deck in the old stadium. He keeps asking me to go, but nothing really compels me to spend $100 a pop on seats where I can't see great. Plus, most of the games he calls me about are the tough sells anyway. No thanks.
$1000 per PSL, then took an additional $520 when you sold them? Corksuckers - nothing personal about it at all. Glad I bailed when I did. Was going to be $5k per plus $125 per seat to sit in the corner of the endzone (like my old seats). Made the initial payment then told them I was out - college tuition expenses.
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| tailgating with me isnt worth it anymore joe?
Tailgating was the only reason we were going anymore. Hell, we'd be more likely to just buy a parking pass and tailgate and leave before the game starts.
i DVR almost everything i watch on TV so i can skip all the commercials and with sports the half time/intermissions talk. now i dont have to miss any of the other fun things going on and save literally days in my life.
I'll start the game recording and then go mow the lawn or something for an hour. That's usually enough time so I can start watching the game, zip through the commercials and finish watching right around when the game actually ends.