Would You Pay $25 a Game to See the Raiders Next Season?

The franchise is offering the cheapest seats in the NFL in a bid to get more fans to the Coliseum.

To anyone whoever said something along the lines of “you couldn’t pay me to go to a Raiders game,” the East Bay’s NFL franchise is getting close to calling your bluff.

The team announced this week that starting now, season tickets in the cheap seats will go for $250, or $25 a game. That’s astoundingly inexpensive. As KCBS blogger Stan Bunger points out, the league average is three times that sum. Meanwhile, at the other end of the spectrum and on the other side of the bay, club seats in the 49ers new Santa Clara stadium cost $3,250

The Oakland Raiders want to sell out more games and avoid the local television blackouts that contribute to a pernicious cycle of apathy toward the team. In addition to hawking the cheapest seats in the league, the team is blocking off sections of the coliseum to create the stadium with the fewest seats in the NFL.

"Our hope, our desire, is a new stadium at that site. This is the tool we're using this year to create that vibrant community of season-ticket holders," Amy Trask, the Raiders COO, told NFL.com.

NFL.com couldn’t help but conclude with the obvious: “Of course, the Raiders' best solution for pumping life back into their stadium and fan base is to put a decent product on the field. Oakland hasn't qualified for the playoffs since the 2002 season. If you build a team, they will come.”

Babaloo February 08, 2013 at 03:22 PM
i pay 8 dollars,,why would i pay 25 ?
Joe Feltcher February 08, 2013 at 05:25 PM
$8 is still out of some people's budget though. Bobbie for example.
Michelle Kye February 08, 2013 at 06:44 PM
If I were a Raider's Fan, I would... it sounds like a good deal. Although, as CJ stated, I'd be concerned about increased crime. I remember a pre-season game with the Niners vs. the Raiders and there were a lot of incidents -- I said never again!
Born and Raised February 08, 2013 at 07:17 PM
That's funny I was going to say the same thing about a lot of 49r fans. However, football fans of just about any team have that element whether you want to recognize it or not. I'll be going to the Raiders games as much as I can this year because of the access to BART.
Richard Bortolazzo February 09, 2013 at 02:48 PM


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