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Thanks Cap for posting the prices for the PSL and associated ticket prices (first 3 years). I appreciate you getting the information out in an unbiased manner.

I'm not sure if I'm in the $5500 section or the $3500 section (presently section 140). Given that I have 4 tickets right now, I can't see myself paying $14000 (or $22000) for the honor of paying for tickets that are also priced about 50% higher than the present game tickets.

I'll keep an eye out for the secondary market PSL pricing in a few years. My last year as a Falcons STH will be 2016 (or maybe even this year if they suck again).

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Thanks Cap for posting the prices for the PSL and associated ticket prices (first 3 years). I appreciate you getting the information out in an unbiased manner.

I'm not sure if I'm in the $5500 section or the $3500 section (presently section 140). Given that I have 4 tickets right now, I can't see myself paying $14000 (or $22000) for the honor of paying for tickets that are also priced about 50% higher than the present game tickets.

I'll keep an eye out for the secondary market PSL pricing in a few years. My last year as a Falcons STH will be 2016 (or maybe even this year if they suck again).

Yeah, it looks like 2016 is going to be the end of the line for me also as far as a season ticket holder (STH). I have seats on the 300 level in two sections; it appears the PSLs are going to be $2500/each and $1750/each. Looks about what I expected.

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In addition, I presently have seats on the home side in both sections on Row 1; nothing between me and the field but air. (When you stick with the team during the lean years, you can do that.) I expect a lot of the STHs from the lower sections are going to want to move to cheaper sections. Many of them may have a higher STH priority than I do. Therefore, the odds are good I'd probably be knocked back at best to Row 8 or 10 and most likely to a section even farther from midfield. On Sunday mornings it takes me about 3 hours 15 minutes to drive from my home to the Georgia Dome. If I actually lived in the Atlanta area I might be inclined to find a way, but not now.

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Some years ago, I experienced a similar situation with a college team - the University of Alabama. At least the Atlanta Falcons are giving me an opportunity to continue as a STH with conditions known. In contrast, the Alabama athletic ticket department simply canceled my season tickets - after I renewed them five months previously. The university told me, in effect, it happened because I didn't contribute quite enough to the university and therefore fell below the new required level. (I later learned that about 6,000 other U. of Alabama STHs received a similar letter.)

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FYI... You can't get bumped from your seats based on seniority. If you have Row 1, you will get Row 1.

I had same situation. Not highest on totem pole, but I had Row 1 seats and I kept them.

Now if you pass, your seats will go to whoever wants them with highest seniority.

If you are on the fence, you may want to see where the seats are. If you already are sure you are out, doesn't really matter.

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wow, I really don't see how average people w/ families are supposed to go to games anymore. I make a nice living but between a stay-at-home wife, three kids, etc - spending this kind of money on tickets just seems silly. Of course I gave up my season tickets back in 2010 before these dramatic increases.

I will just plunk down monies to go to 1 game a year and take 1 kid or go w/ a friend. Other than that, would rather watch at home anyway - I do want to go to the new stadium at least once though - it does look cool.

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I'm in the same position as a lot of other long time STH/fans. My row 6, 35 yard line behind the Falcons bench seats are being ripped from my hands by insane PSL and ticket prices, thus ending a 35 year family tradition.

My personal motivation for going to the games is to be close to the action. I'm better off watching on TV than sitting in the upper deck.

I completely understand fans who want to be at the game no matter where they sit, but free on TV versus the cheapest PSL/ticket price is a no brainer for me. I'm going to miss the excitement of the crowd, but there may not be much of a crowd after the new wears off.

Let's just hope the Falcons aren't driven to impose blackouts because of thin attendance.

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Blackouts are a thing of the past now

How is that? just because the FCC removed their regulation on blackouts doesn't mean a private company (The NFL) can't control who views their product. If a blackout can drive ticket sales, I'm sure the owners will make use of that marketing tool.

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How is that? just because the FCC removed their regulation on blackouts doesn't mean a private company (The NFL) can't control who views their product. If a blackout can drive ticket sales, I'm sure the owners will make use of that marketing tool.

Dunno just remember reading the NFL can't black games out anymore. Not sure if it was supposed to start this year or next

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wow, I really don't see how average people w/ families are supposed to go to games anymore. I make a nice living but between a stay-at-home wife, three kids, etc - spending this kind of money on tickets just seems silly. Of course I gave up my season tickets back in 2010 before these dramatic increases.

I will just plunk down monies to go to 1 game a year and take 1 kid or go w/ a friend. Other than that, would rather watch at home anyway - I do want to go to the new stadium at least once though - it does look cool.

Brother we mirror each other. Its simply out of my price range now. BUT, I am looking forward to taking Casa De La Doktor to MLS ATLANTA! New stadium at a fan friendly price.

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Thanks for the link. That article should clarify any misunderstandings about the blackout situation.

The statement: "The NFL is the only sports league that televises every one of its games in local markets on free, over-the-air television." is something to think about and "With the proliferation of booming television deals and increased public funding of stadiums, the NFL has decided to run a season without the policy in place and analyze whether the lack of a blackout threat drastically alters ticket sales in certain markets." seems to imply that the league will implement blackouts depending on ticket sales in a given market.

I can imagine a perfect storm of PSLs, higher ticket prices and an under-performing team creating less than ideal attendance at Falcons home games and a lot of fans sitting at home listening to the game on radio.

Don't think DirecTV Sunday Ticket will save the day. They honor the league's local blackouts.

I hope it doesn't happen. I'm one of those fans priced out of the new stadium and will be relegated to watching home games on TV starting in 2017.

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Ok, so.....im very raw on this psl concept, when i see these numbers please break this down for me......are we talking about per game or season tickets? I usually go to one or 2 games a year, i want to know how is a seat for one game

It's a huge one-time fee that obligates the buyer to buy season tickets every year for 30 years, regardless of any price hikes. Season ticket prices are doubling in 2017, and after 3 years in the new stadium, the prices will rise again. If the PSL buyer doesn't pay for season tickets any given season season, he loses access to the seat and the PSL fee he paid, and the team can sell his seat to someone else.

Bottom line is you could still theoretically buy a single game ticket on the resale market, but it'll cost MUCH more since whoever bought it in the first will want to make back all the money they paid for it, which is WAY more than it costs now.

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It's a huge one-time fee that obligates the buyer to buy season tickets every year for 30 years, regardless of any price hikes. Season ticket prices are doubling in 2017, and after 3 years in the new stadium, the prices will rise again. If the PSL buyer doesn't pay for season tickets any given season season, he loses access to the seat and the PSL fee he paid, and the team can sell his seat to someone else.

Bottom line is you could still theoretically buy a single game ticket on the resale market, but it'll cost MUCH more since whoever bought it in the first will want to make back all the money they paid for it, which is WAY more than it costs now.

You don't understand economics. Tickets will only cost what people are willing to spend on them, period. If nobody is buying their MUCH higher priced ticket then they are making nothing back and will thus lower their price to make something over nothing.

IF they are selling for MUCH more, it's because other people are spending MUCH more. Consumers set ticket prices. That is why popular teams have much higher ticket prices. More demand for the same experience.

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You don't understand economics. Tickets will only cost what people are willing to spend on them, period. If nobody is buying their MUCH higher priced ticket then they are making nothing back and will thus lower their price to make something over nothing.

IF they are selling for MUCH more, it's because other people are spending MUCH more. Consumers set ticket prices. That is why popular teams have much higher ticket prices. More demand for the same experience.

The resellers will clearly start by charging a higher price, and people will likely pay more than they want, and much more than they do now, just to see the inside of the stadium. Over time, the novelty will wear off and prices will come down, just like they do for all products that aren't necessities. Clearly consumers contribute to prices (demand), but the limited opportunities to see an event in the new stadium (10 games including preseason, and whatever other one-off events are there and not super-pricey like bowl games) affect that other, equally crucial part of economics called supply.

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