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Basketball Fan
07-22-2008, 12:57 PM
http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/story/120980


July 16, 2008 - 9:22PM
Cards ticket plan aims to keep Cowboys fans out
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Mike Tulumello, Tribune
The Cardinals are trying to "protect the nest."

This means they'd like University of Phoenix Stadium to continue to sell out, and to do so with as few opposing fans as possible.

In the past two seasons, there was little concern about this since the team sold out every home game.

But with ticket sales a bit slower as the third season approaches, the Cardinals are requiring fans who want to buy tickets to the Dallas game on Oct. 12 to also buy tickets for the Aug. 7 exhibition opener vs. New Orleans.

Cardinals fans have "created a decisive home-field advantage" the past two years, and the team wants to keep it that way by discouraging single-game ticket sales to Cowboys fans, team spokesman Mark Dalton said.

"Our goal is to have as many Cardinal fans in the stadium as possible," Dalton said.

In terms of overall ticket sales, "We're a little slower than we were at this point" last year, Dalton said, citing the slowing economy.

Dalton estimated about 58,000 season tickets have been sold.

Ideally, the Cardinals would like to sell about 60,000 season tickets and hold back 3,000 or so to sell for individual games.

"If we don't get to that threshold, then there will be a few more individual single-game tickets available," Dalton said.

SycamoreKen
07-25-2008, 08:03 PM
The Cowboys fans will buy both and just skip the practice game.

joew8302
07-26-2008, 06:50 PM
This is one of the dumbest ideas I have ever heard. I mean if you can afford to pay 60 bucks or more per ticket to go to these games it is obvious you can afford to buy the preseason ticket as well. I like the philosophy, but you would think an organization like the Cardinals, who have historically been a tough draw would take what they could get.

cramerica
07-27-2008, 12:15 AM
Didn't the Colts do this a few years a go? I don't live in Indy so maybe somebody can fill us in on this.

Basketball Fan
07-27-2008, 11:19 AM
Didn't the Colts do this a few years a go? I don't live in Indy so maybe somebody can fill us in on this.

Yeah during the AFC Championship against the Pats. All teams do this though.

joew8302
07-27-2008, 02:11 PM
If you are deadset on going and willing to pay the price, you can get a ticket to any event on stubhub. Online scalping really kills plans like this.