Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Bengals-SteelersTickets Aren't Exactly Sold Out
Earlier this morning, the Bengals announced that their Sept. 27 home game with the Steelers was sold out.
Well, that's not completely accurate. If you're a diehard Bengals fan who wants to buy tickets at face value so that you can turn around and sell them to your Steeler fan friends at an inflated price, you still can. All you have to do is go to ticketmaster.com and purchase the tickets individually. (Meaning, you can't buy them in pairs).
Now, if you're the Bengals, announcing the sell-out when there are probably 100-200 tickets left doesn't make much sense. Sure they're single seat and you'd have to sit by your self, but my friends are usually so drunk by the time the game starts that I might as well be sitting by myself.
Plus, if a potential ticket buyer thinks the game is sold out, they'll never make it to ticketmaster or the Bengals ticket office to buy the remaining tickets.
Anyway, the screen grab at the top of the page is from 2:20 p.m. today, it was taken from ticketmaster.com roughly four hours after Bengals.com announced the sell out.
In the Bengals defense, teams commonly declare sell outs when very few tickets remain, but if you're in the Bengals situation (that being, you haven't won a playoff game in 18 years, have only had one winning season in the last 19 and you have not even sold out your home opener), it's probably not a good idea to go declaring sell outs until all the tickets are actually sold. Especially considering the fact that the guys at Who Dey Revolution have made it their life's work to see that Zero people attend the Kansas City game in December. (Well, that's not exactly what they're doing, they just don't want people to buy tickets, and if there plan works to perfection, zero people at the Kansas City game would mean every single one of them would wet their pants in simultaneous euphoria.)