Here is an editorial as submitted by Tony Boselli on jaguars.com today. He's a very passionate and persuasive guy as Commissioner of Team Teal. My personal opinion, but one thing keeping people from plunking down, say, $1000 on tickets ($100 a game) is that there is a) no guarantee of when the season will start and b) if games are missed no guarantee of when the money will be given back to the ticket holder, with interest as promised by Wayne Weaver.
A classic case of do I want $1000 now or possibly $1050 at a future date to be determined.
My recommendation? The Jaguars should extend the season ticket renewal deadline to June 1 (no idea why they're even talking deadline when there are so many unsold seats for 2011) and Wayne Weaver should knock $1 off the price of beer as a goodwill gesture to the fans. I also had an idea similar to the Gator Bowl patches where season ticket holders could get a fastpass type service at the major concession stands in the concourses where by virtue of wearing their season ticket holder patches on a lanyard they could get express line service and not have to wait in the regular lines for their nachos, beer, etc.
What do you guys think is the reason for the lull in ticket sales? Economy? Lockout? Poor finish? Broken promise by Weaver to fire JDR? Same QB and Coach?
I'm intrigued to see what everyone thinks.