Originally Posted by infantrycak
This is a season ticket holder only issue. If you choose to go up to the ticket office and pay the face value that is on you. The ire is over having to buy them. Polian's point is value. Maybe the preseason tickets are worth nothing in the marketplace (although we have seen them go for most or full face value here) but then again you might get a 500% return on the Patriots which pays in total for the perceived lack of value of the preseason tickets.
You don't get to decide what is in the package. The Texans offer it, just like every other team in the league, for exactly what it sounds like - the whole season. People really should save their stress and look at it as they paid $1000 for the season.
I'm certainly not ever choosing to do that. Some people probably do, and I think they're getting ripped off, but you're right, it is at least partially on them. The true market value of preseason games is shown in the secondary market prices, where it's not uncommon to be able to get a ticket for $5-$10 in the upper deck and then just move to the empty seats in the lower bowl.