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76Texan
05-27-2013, 10:34 AM
I saw a few at Cheaptickets.com for $8 (upper level, of course).

Is it for real?
Has anybody used that site before?

Also, I saw $5 ticket for the Cowboys - Bengals game the week ahead of the Texans game.

The parking costs many times more than that, LOL!

paycheck71
05-27-2013, 12:09 PM
I don't know what preseason tickets go for in Houston, but when I lived in Dallas, it wasn't uncommon to be able to get a ticket for $5 or so up to the date of the game from just about any major ticket reseller.

The NFL should be embarrassed for charging season ticket holders full price for preseason games...

Hardcore Texan
06-04-2013, 06:15 PM
I'm looking for 4 tix to that game for a friend. If anyone has any to sell I'm interested.

StarStruck
06-04-2013, 10:07 PM
This game sounds like the one that starters will probably play for a quarter, so I probably won't make that trip. With the video board, even the cheap seats will be ok for a preseason. Actually for those who like standing, the party pass would be better. I won't decide until mid July what I will be doing with my tickets, but any info that I think would be interesting, I will pass along.

robroy72
06-05-2013, 08:24 AM
This game sounds like the one that starters will probably play for a quarter, so I probably won't make that trip. With the video board, even the cheap seats will be ok for a preseason. Actually for those who like standing, the party pass would be better. I won't decide until mid July what I will be doing with my tickets, but any info that I think would be interesting, I will pass along.

It's the 4th game; starters prob won't play at all.

hobie
06-05-2013, 08:35 AM
It's the 4th game; starters prob won't play at all.


5th for Dallas... I doubt the starters will see much action for either team..I hate having the final preseason game here.. like we have had the last 2 years.. glad its on the road this year!

nflnutswife
06-09-2013, 04:06 PM
I also own Dallas season tickets and not going!

StarStruck
06-09-2013, 08:04 PM
I also own Dallas season tickets and not going!

You, too! I'm in section 317 and love the convenience.

nflnutswife
06-09-2013, 08:07 PM
Mine are 126!

StarStruck
06-09-2013, 08:40 PM
Mine are 126!

Looks like you have the easy access to the team shop. The only downside to my location is the team shop is on the opposite side. We park at Jack in the Box on Collins.

I have family in Dallas who will probably use tickets for the Texans preseason.

nflnutswife
06-10-2013, 03:34 AM
We stay at the Sheridan and walk. Parking SUCKS there.

Hardcore Texan
06-10-2013, 03:56 PM
I also own Dallas season tickets and not going!

Hey, I just messaged you on Facebook about this, but didn't see this until afterward. I'm trying to find tickets for a friend to that game. Please let me know if you want to move them. Thanks!

nflnutswife
06-12-2013, 10:23 AM
Hey, I just messaged you on Facebook about this, but didn't see this until afterward. I'm trying tones find tickets for a friend to that game. Please let me know if you want to move them. Thanks!

Hey Paul, I got your FB message. Wish I could have helped you, they sold pretty quick. Let me know next year if you need any games.

rush2112mn
07-15-2013, 11:35 PM
I saw a few at Cheaptickets.com for $8 (upper level, of course).

Is it for real?
Has anybody used that site before?

Also, I saw $5 ticket for the Cowboys - Bengals game the week ahead of the Texans game.

The parking costs many times more than that, LOL!

I am going....staying with relatives in plano...they are paying for ticket so all i got to pay for is my gas....

I have seen nosebleeds for 4 dollars on websites.......shipping is more than the ticket....lol

StarStruck
07-16-2013, 11:00 PM
If the tickets for this preseason game really are $8 (upper) section only I believe this
shows how obsolete preseason games are becoming, perhaps giving the owners the
incentive to do away with all preseason games and just have camp during the summer
months

Some people are probably unloading the worthless preseason tickets at bargain basement because $8 is better than nothing. But, who really will even be sitting in nose bleed when over half the stadium will be empty? Sounds better to come up with a set ticket price $1000 for 10 tickets @ $100per instead of $1000 for 8 tickets at $125 per. Selling the preseason as a package somehow minimizes the true sticker shock.

b0ng
07-17-2013, 12:18 PM
If the tickets for this preseason game really are $8 (upper) section only I believe this
shows how obsolete preseason games are becoming, perhaps giving the owners the
incentive to do away with all preseason games and just have camp during the summer
months

The owners already made their money on the pre-season games when they sold season tickets to buyers. That was part of the package and this is why you see people selling them for super duper cheap.

They might turn 2 of the preseason games into regular season games (extending the season from 16 games to 18 games) but I doubt they will get rid of the preseason entirely when they are still making loads of money off of those tickets.

infantrycak
07-17-2013, 04:45 PM
The reason they are selling them cheap is in my post just above yours!
like I said this is not supposed to turn into a political discussion, but it's
damn hard not to see how a failed economy and rising costs have put
Americans in a jam where the money becomes more important in keeping
the family a float as opposed to a non luxury like going to a football game
being played by your favorite team

Your argument makes no sense. The only reason you have preseason tickets to sell (especially if times are hard) is because you are a season ticket holder. $8 bucks for a preseason game (taking a $42 loss) makes zero difference financially compared to the $500 commitment for the season. Whohoo, for 2 seats I spent $1000 and I am so desperate getting $32 back for the preseason is a life saving deal. Might want to reconsider the financial planning because you might as well go to the game. Now you lost $168 bucks on games you didn't get to see.

Your theory also doesn't fly since folks have been giving away or selling preseason tickets at a severe discount throughout the existence of the Texans and I am sure that is true with other teams as well. Obviously that includes a much broader time period than recent economic events (that and Texas has been least effected by those events).

StarStruck
07-17-2013, 05:32 PM
Makes perfect sense,

people impulse buy, things come up loss of job, need for money for items such as clothes food ect. people are then forced to sell the tickets they bought, at a reduced rate in order to get back some of the loss

What is so hard about that?

I'm only speaking for myself on this response. My tickets aren't on impulse and I have made significant sacrifices in part time jobs to pay for my entertainment. If something comes up that I can no longer afford ticket on a year by year basis, I will sell the entire season ticket hopefully for a profit. Then if I can afford one of two games I would purchase in the cheap seats. My Cowboys tickets are $125 a pop, and even if I sold at a reduced rate, it would be nowhere near $8, which IMO would be pointless. In that situation I would take a slight reduction or gift a relative or charity. But, an opposing fan will not be relaxing in my seat for 8 bucks. I will probably place 2 or 4 tickets on Ticket Exchange for the season's opener against the Giants "Hookem?".

OrangeLotPole8
07-17-2013, 11:37 PM
Preseason tickets suck, it doesn't matter what team or market you follow. I am in the Bullpen for the Texans and I look at it at $87.50 for 8 games, not 10 games. I know it won't happen, but I wish they would just charge season ticket buyers for the "regular season"...... and then sell the preseason to whoever wanted to buy them. Just my 2 cents...... :koolaid:

StarStruck
07-18-2013, 12:30 AM
Preseason tickets suck, it doesn't matter what team or market you follow. I am in the Bullpen for the Texans and I look at it at $87.50 for 8 games, not 10 games. I know it won't happen, but I wish they would just charge season ticket buyers for the "regular season"...... and then sell the preseason to whoever wanted to buy them. Just my 2 cents...... :koolaid:

My 2 cents as well. First game against Miami will probably showcase starters for a quarter, and three quarters to look at who will possibly make the final 53 for the same ticket price as the Texans vs. the Colts on Sunday night football. That is a problem with me, but I know if I want the tickets that's the price I pay.

It would be nice to have a fixed price for the eight regular games, and fill stadium preseason at a discount for regulars as well as those who can't afford the ticket price for the regular but still get a feel for the atmosphere of professional football, somewhat. Of course that would decrease the yearly Forbes value/profits slightly.

infantrycak
07-18-2013, 12:52 AM
Preseason tickets suck, it doesn't matter what team or market you follow. I am in the Bullpen for the Texans and I look at it at $87.50 for 8 games, not 10 games. I know it won't happen, but I wish they would just charge season ticket buyers for the "regular season"...... and then sell the preseason to whoever wanted to buy them. Just my 2 cents...... :koolaid:

My 2 cents as well. First game against Miami will probably showcase starters for a quarter, and three quarters to look at who will possibly make the final 53 for the same ticket price as the Texans vs. the Colts on Sunday night football. That is a problem with me, but I know if I want the tickets that's the price I pay.

It would be nice to have a fixed price for the eight regular games, and fill stadium preseason at a discount for regulars as well as those who can't afford the ticket price for the regular but still get a feel for the atmosphere of professional football, somewhat. Of course that would decrease the yearly Forbes value/profits slightly.

Folks, they are going to require all ten games for season ticket holders. They would be stupid not to do so. Who would be stupid enough to say "sure I will sell the tickets nobody wants, you take the rest." Once you get over that, the rest is irrelevant or is just shuffling the math. $100 a game for 10 games = $1000. "Gottverdammt $100 per game for preseason games, same as regular season, are you insane?" $20 per game for preseason and $120 per for regular season. Still required to buy all 10. Feeling good now? Still $1000.

StarStruck
07-18-2013, 01:19 AM
Folks, they are going to require all ten games for season ticket holders. They would be stupid not to do so. Who would be stupid enough to say "sure I will sell the tickets nobody wants, you take the rest." Once you get over that, the rest is irrelevant or is just shuffling the math. $100 a game for 10 games = $1000. "Gottverdammt $100 per game for preseason games, same as regular season, are you insane?" $20 per game for preseason and $120 per for regular season. Still required to buy all 10. Feeling good now? Still $1000.

I understand the business side, just what if or wishful thinking on my part. Thought I was clear in stating the difference in what I want versus what I know I will get. Now back to my part time job to pay for the golden rules.

OrangeLotPole8
07-19-2013, 12:06 PM
Folks, they are going to require all ten games for season ticket holders. They would be stupid not to do so. Who would be stupid enough to say "sure I will sell the tickets nobody wants, you take the rest." Once you get over that, the rest is irrelevant or is just shuffling the math. $100 a game for 10 games = $1000. "Gottverdammt $100 per game for preseason games, same as regular season, are you insane?" $20 per game for preseason and $120 per for regular season. Still required to buy all 10. Feeling good now? Still $1000.

Believe me, I KNOW what I have to pay for. My Texans bill was $8,075.00 for the 2013 season. Look at it anyway YOU want, but we pay full price for exhibition games that do not matter.

paycheck71
07-19-2013, 12:27 PM
Believe me, I KNOW what I have to pay for. My Texans bill was $8,075.00 in for the 2013 season. Look at it anyway YOU want, but we pay full price for exhibition games that do not matter.

Like I mentioned earlier, this is a shameful practice. Requiring you to buy an inferior product at full price when you're buying the real product at full price has to be not just morally, but also legally wrong. I wonder if anyone has ever challenged the NFL on this practice? Do we have any legal experts that could shed some light on this subject?

infantrycak
07-19-2013, 12:34 PM
Like I mentioned earlier, this is a shameful practice. Requiring you to buy an inferior product at full price when you're buying the real product at full price has to be not just morally, but also legally wrong. I wonder if anyone has ever challenged the NFL on this practice? Do we have any legal experts that could shed some light on this subject?

What moral or legal rule would they be violating? They offer a package of 10 games for X depending on where you sit. You accepted.

This whining is ridiculous. I guess it is morally and legally wrong for the grocery store to make you buy the rind on the watermelon.

OrangeLotPole8
07-19-2013, 12:42 PM
What moral or legal rule would they be violating? They offer a package of 10 games for X depending on where you sit. You accepted.

This whining is ridiculous. I guess it is morally and legally wrong for the grocery store to make you buy the rind on the watermelon.

I tell you what, I will GIVE you both preseason games (that's 2 tickets to each game, 4 total)..... and you GIVE me only 2 tickets to the Broncos OR Patriots. So you get 4 tickets and I get 2, that's a great deal for you. You get twice as many tickets, you are trading me 2 and I give you 4. Wanna trade?????? :smiliedance:

paycheck71
07-19-2013, 12:43 PM
What moral or legal rule would they be violating? They offer a package of 10 games for X depending on where you sit. You accepted.

This whining is ridiculous. I guess it is morally and legally wrong for the grocery store to make you buy the rind on the watermelon.

I don't see it the same way. I'm not a season ticket holder, so I don't want to speak for them, but for me, I'd only be interested in the 8 home regular season games. I'd only be interested in the preseason games, if they were reasonably priced.

Selling the preseason games at full price is like making you buy a flip phone at the iPhone price when you buy an iPhone.

infantrycak
07-19-2013, 12:55 PM
I tell you what, I will GIVE you both preseason games (that's 2 tickets to each game, 4 total)..... and you GIVE me only 2 tickets to the Broncos OR Patriots. So you get 4 tickets and I get 2, that's a great deal for you. You get twice as many tickets, you are trading me 2 and I give you 4. Wanna trade?????? :smiliedance:

Silly comparison. You are hung up on the number printed on the ticket which is meaningless. You bought a bundle for a price. You as a SEASON ticket holder pay for the SEASON which you knew very well included the preseason when you signed up. You might as well be whining about regular season games. Clearly people want the Patriots game more than the Jags game - "oh my god why should I have to pay as much for the Jags as for the Patriots?"

I don't see it the same way. I'm not a season ticket holder, so I don't want to speak for them, but for me, I'd only be interested in the 8 home regular season games. I'd only be interested in the preseason games, if they were reasonably priced.

Selling the preseason games at full price is like making you buy a flip phone at the iPhone price when you buy an iPhone.

They aren't separate items. When you go to a restaurant you don't get to create your own menu and price it yourself. You choose from theirs. For all 32 teams, for that matter every league I am aware of, if you buy the season you are also buying the preseason.

OrangeLotPole8
07-19-2013, 01:14 PM
Silly comparison. You are hung up on the number printed on the ticket which is meaningless. You bought a bundle for a price. You as a SEASON ticket holder pay for the SEASON which you knew very well included the preseason when you signed up. You might as well be whining about regular season games. Clearly people want the Patriots game more than the Jags game - "oh my god why should I have to pay as much for the Jags as for the Patriots?"

One Bullpen seat is $855:

It should read preseason game: $27.50 per game (2 games)
Regular Season game: $100.00 per game (8 games)

I still pay $855 for the season ticket but they should SHOW that the PRESEASON IS TRASH on the ticket prices. People see $85.50 for preseason and nobody will pay that because they know the game is trash. They see the $85.50 for the regular season game and want it for $85.50 because that is "FACE VALUE".... however we are REQUIRED to pay for the 2 preseason game that nobody wants. I completely understand that you have to buy all 10 games, but show the difference in the ticket value.

Tell you what, I don't require the Pats or Broncos..... my deal is still on the table for YOU to pick ANY regular season game and I will give you BOTH of my preseason games. YOU WON'T DO IT, because you KNOW THE VALUE OF ONE REGULAR SEASON GAME IS MORE THAN TWO PRESEASON GAME, yet the tickets have the same price on them. That is my point!

We are beating a dead horse here, you have your opinion and I respect it, I have mine and hope you do as well. :deadhorse