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*UPDATE* Ravens-Bengals game declared a sellout, no blackout

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Not much of a dent was made in ticket sales for Sunday's game against Baltimore and the Bengals Ticket Office is saying that 5,000 seats remain available for the game, with only "hundreds" sold since Thursday.

Ticket manager Andrew Brown did say that the tickets remaining are slightly lower than the Denver and Houston games, which went down to the wire before they were sold out.

The game must be sold out by 1 p.m. on Thursday but it is likely if tickets remain that a 24-hour extension will be given by the league. Only one game was blacked out last week and 93 percent of all games have been shown locally (108 of 116). The eight blackouts have been in Jacksonville (three), Oakland (three) and Detroit (two).




[url="http://cincinnati.com/blogs/bengals/2009/11/02/112-back-from-the-bye-week/"]http://cincinnati.co...m-the-bye-week/[/url]

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I highly doubt it has any factor on it whatsoever, but is it strange that the two games that were sold out from the start have been wins and the two that came down to the wire and required assistance have been losses? Again, I am sure this has nothing to do with it. But it is interesting to point out. Now, I know alot more away fans were at the Pitt and Chicago games, so don't throw that back in my face. I am completely aware of that and I am just pointing something out. It is almost as if the fans aren't taking it seriously for those games, and then it rubs off on the players and they come out flat. Obviously I know its unrealistic, but its fun to speculate.

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[url="http://twitter.com/apjoekay"][b][color="#0a0501"]apjoekay[/color][/b][/url] [url=""] [/url][url="http://twitter.com/search?q=%23Bengals"][color="#0a0501"]#Bengals[/color][/url] have 4,500 tickets left for [url="http://twitter.com/search?q=%23Ravens"][color="#0a0501"]#Ravens[/color][/url] game Sunday. Have sold out last 48 home games. None of next four is sold out. [url="http://twitter.com/search?q=%23AP_NFL"][color="#0a0501"]#AP_NFL[/color][/url]
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[quote name='ThurmanMunster' date='02 November 2009 - 06:34 PM' timestamp='1257201285' post='822453']
id rather we dont sell it out. dont need the bandwagon fans anyways.
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Some people simply can't afford tickets for whatever reason, hopefully it sells out so everyone can watch.

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[quote name='BengalRep85-9' date='02 November 2009 - 06:42 PM' timestamp='1257201752' post='822458']
Some people simply can't afford tickets for whatever reason, hopefully it sells out so everyone can watch.
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thats not who im talking about. im talking about the people who go, well i might buy tickets but i just dont think they will continue it. if you cant afford tickets then you obviously wont be buying them. if you havent bought them yet then you either a ) cannot afford them or b ) are a piece of shit bandwagon fan that hasnt decided if you are on or off yet. i dont want to be surrounded by a bunch of those tools located in b ).

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[url="http://cincinnati.com/blogs/ludwig/2009/11/02/no-sellout-yet-say-it-aint-so/"][b][size="5"]No sellout yet? Time to get mad[/size][/b][/url][b][size="5"]
[/size][/b]Posted by [email="chickludwig@yahoo.com"][color="#000000"]cludwig[/color][/email] November 2nd, 2009, 5:23 pm


I abso-tively posi-lutely can't take this anymore.

It's a broken record.

Each & every week.

It's killing me!

The Bengals have announced that 4,500 tickets remain available for the Ravens' game on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009.

What the H-E-DOUBLE-GOLF-STICK is going on here?

You have a Super Bowl-bound team and you can't sell out? Gimme a break.

Sam Wyche's words are ringing in my ears …

[b]"YOU DON'T LIVE IN CLEVELAND … YOU LIVE IN CINCINNATI!"







[/b][url="http://cincinnati.com/blogs/ludwig/2009/11/02/no-sellout-yet-say-it-aint-so/"]http://cincinnati.com/blogs/ludwig/2009/11/02/no-sellout-yet-say-it-aint-so/[/url]

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[quote name='oldschooler' date='02 November 2009 - 06:31 PM' timestamp='1257211919' post='822485']
[url="http://cincinnati.com/blogs/ludwig/2009/11/02/no-sellout-yet-say-it-aint-so/"][b][size="5"]No sellout yet? Time to get mad[/size][/b][/url][b][size="5"]
[/size][/b]Posted by [email="chickludwig@yahoo.com"][color="#000000"]cludwig[/color][/email] November 2nd, 2009, 5:23 pm


I abso-tively posi-lutely can't take this anymore.

It's a broken record.

Each & every week.

It's killing me!

The Bengals have announced that 4,500 tickets remain available for the Ravens' game on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009.

What the H-E-DOUBLE-GOLF-STICK is going on here?

You have a Super Bowl-bound team and you can't sell out? Gimme a break.

Sam Wyche's words are ringing in my ears …

[b]"YOU DON'T LIVE IN CLEVELAND … YOU LIVE IN CINCINNATI!"







[/b][url="http://cincinnati.com/blogs/ludwig/2009/11/02/no-sellout-yet-say-it-aint-so/"]http://cincinnati.com/blogs/ludwig/2009/11/02/no-sellout-yet-say-it-aint-so/[/url]
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Well buy em up you old fart.

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[quote name='oldschooler' date='02 November 2009 - 10:31 PM' timestamp='1257211919' post='822485']
[url="http://cincinnati.com/blogs/ludwig/2009/11/02/no-sellout-yet-say-it-aint-so/"][b][size="5"]No sellout yet? Time to get mad[/size][/b][/url][b][size="5"]
[/size][/b]Posted by [email="chickludwig@yahoo.com"][color="#000000"]cludwig[/color][/email] November 2nd, 2009, 5:23 pm


I abso-tively posi-lutely can't take this anymore.

It's a broken record.

Each & every week.

It's killing me!

The Bengals have announced that 4,500 tickets remain available for the Ravens' game on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009.

What the H-E-DOUBLE-GOLF-STICK is going on here?

You have a Super Bowl-bound team and you can't sell out? Gimme a break.

Sam Wyche's words are ringing in my ears …

[b]"YOU DON'T LIVE IN CLEVELAND … YOU LIVE IN CINCINNATI!"







[/b][url="http://cincinnati.com/blogs/ludwig/2009/11/02/no-sellout-yet-say-it-aint-so/"]http://cincinnati.com/blogs/ludwig/2009/11/02/no-sellout-yet-say-it-aint-so/[/url]
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It's the price for the 4-11-1 season last year. A lot of season ticket holders didn't renew, probably 5000 or more. Those seats have to be sold on a game by game basis. In a tough economy that's not easy, even with a good team.

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I wonder how all the unemployed Bengal fans and those who had to give up their tickets because they lost their job feel about his comments. Take note some fans may want to go but just can't afford it this year.

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[quote name='sparky151' date='02 November 2009 - 09:48 PM' timestamp='1257212927' post='822491']
It's the price for the 4-11-1 season last year. A lot of season ticket holders didn't renew, probably 5000 or more. Those seats have to be sold on a game by game basis. In a tough economy that's not easy, even with a good team.
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You are right but the number is more like 15,000.


When your season is sold out or mostly sold out via season tickets people pay and also plan way before the season. To try to get 15K window sales with those prices is proving difficult for the Bengals. Especially when you consider the secondary market has good deals that cuts into the pool of willing buyers.

With the secondary market to sell 15K tickets you probalbly need 20K buyers because alot of people are stub hubbing etc for better seats.

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The Bengals are going to have to resort to Cyclones marketing strategies soon. Student discounts, $1 beers (could you imagine the arrest numbers for that one), $1 hotdogs... Something to make bearable for those on a tight budget. Paying $50 per person (what does a cheap seat cost?) is tough, particularly when a beer, pretzel, and 2 coneys is another $20ish per person.

Hell, offer packages of seats that include concession stand vouchers or something. Haven't the Bengals or Reds done that in the past?

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[quote name='mongo' date='03 November 2009 - 10:50 AM' timestamp='1257259809' post='822601']
The Bengals are going to have to resort to Cyclones marketing strategies soon. Student discounts, $1 beers (could you imagine the arrest numbers for that one), $1 hotdogs... Something to make bearable for those on a tight budget. Paying $50 per person (what does a cheap seat cost?) is tough, particularly when a beer, pretzel, and 2 coneys is another $20ish per person.

Hell, offer packages of seats that include concession stand vouchers or something. Haven't the Bengals or Reds done that in the past?
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since going with my dad to the games, we eat on the way down, i have bought like 1 soda and a hot dog total all year,.. probably saved $150 so far this season..

but they already sell $1 hot dogs at all corner stadium concession stands.. its a kids dog.. and normal sized, not a dildo sized meat stick for $4.50

but they dont market these things..

if UC loses a game, theyll drop like a rock in the BCS and fans will bandwagon back..

if not, its a tough small market.. in a shit economy

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[quote name='GoBengals' date='03 November 2009 - 11:03 AM' timestamp='1257260639' post='822602']
since going with my dad to the games, we eat on the way down, i have bought like 1 soda and a hot dog total all year,.. probably saved $150 so far this season..

but they already sell $1 hot dogs at all corner stadium concession stands.. its a kids dog.. and normal sized, not a dildo sized meat stick for $4.50

but they dont market these things..


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Seriously who buys the outrageous concessions?

I've bought 2 beers out of the 30x I've gone to PBS.


And thx for the heads up on the $1 dogs.

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[quote name='mongo' date='03 November 2009 - 10:50 AM' timestamp='1257259809' post='822601']
The Bengals are going to have to resort to Cyclones marketing strategies soon. Student discounts, $1 beers (could you imagine the arrest numbers for that one), $1 hotdogs... Something to make bearable for those on a tight budget. Paying $50 per person (what does a cheap seat cost?) is tough, particularly when a beer, pretzel, and 2 coneys is another $20ish per person.

Hell, offer packages of seats that include concession stand vouchers or something. Haven't the Bengals or Reds done that in the past?
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I agree. I'm disappointed that they a first place team and can't get the corners sold. Reds were proactive in those type deals. All you can eat seats etc.

Sure, it isn't really "eatin free" but it gives the fan a price break or the preception of a price break.

Since being a NFL ticket buyer I've seen nothing but a steady increase in player's salaries, ticket prices, merchandise prices etc. It's disappointing that the price breaks haven't come and now a first place team has to do the weekly "are we gonna sell out" game. When times are good the NFL had no problem jackin up the price, times are bad and they are fightin to hold steady. IMO, that's a bad move. Get people out of the habit of going to many games and they'll find ways to enjoy the NFL without the spending.

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[quote name='scharm' date='03 November 2009 - 01:00 PM' timestamp='1257267648' post='822614']
I agree. I'm disappointed that they a first place team and can't get the corners sold. Reds were proactive in those type deals. All you can eat seats etc.

Sure, it isn't really "eatin free" but it gives the fan a price break or the preception of a price break.

Since being a NFL ticket buyer I've seen nothing but a steady increase in player's salaries, ticket prices, merchandise prices etc. It's disappointing that the price breaks haven't come and now a first place team has to do the weekly "are we gonna sell out" game. When times are good the NFL had no problem jackin up the price, times are bad and they are fightin to hold steady. IMO, that's a bad move. Get people out of the habit of going to many games and they'll find ways to enjoy the NFL without the spending.
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The problem is they paid the players the times are good pay, and so they need the times are god ticket, concessions, etc. Money.

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[quote name='turningpoint' date='03 November 2009 - 11:23 AM' timestamp='1257261830' post='822606']
Seriously who buys the outrageous concessions?

I've bought 2 beers out of the 30x I've gone to PBS.


And thx for the heads up on the $1 dogs.
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i used too.. id grab pizza and a soda.. spend $9 or so...

but it is high...

for years i spent $15-20 a game on food...


kinda nice not doing it this year tho..


i dunno where you sit.. but in the 112-116 areas.. its the gold star concession on the lower level opposite side as the field... its called like family concession stands or something.... on the map.. just look at the menu for $1 kids dog...

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[quote name='Oldcat' date='03 November 2009 - 06:52 PM' timestamp='1257288737' post='822758']
Brave words from Chick, a guy who has his paper buy his tickets or gets in free.
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he doesnt work for anyone currently.. he watches from home....

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Wish I had the money to make it out to this one. Unfortunately, I think this is probably where the streak ends because I don't see anyone buying out the tickets. If we win the next two though, I think the city might just sell the rest of the season out.

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[quote name='JC' date='03 November 2009 - 07:27 PM' timestamp='1257290856' post='822774']
Wish I had the money to make it out to this one. Unfortunately, I think this is probably where the streak ends because I don't see anyone buying out the tickets. If we win the next two though, I think the city might just sell the rest of the season out.
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If there is any truth that the networks make more money by having on TV when buying up a few tickets the streak will continue.

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[url="http://twitter.com/joereedy"][b][color="#0a0501"]joereedy[/color][/b][/url] [url=""] [/url]According to the folks in the ticket office, a little over 4,000 seats remain available for Sunday's game vs. Baltimore [url="http://twitter.com/search?q=%23bengals"][color="#0a0501"]#bengals[/color][/url]
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