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SBD/Jan. 17, 2011/Franchises
Saints Will Not Raise Prices For 94% Of Superdome Seats
Published January 17, 2011
NO PRICE HIKES: In Houston, John McClain reported the Texans "are not increasing ticket prices for the first time since" '06. The Texans have "sold out 90 consecutive games -- every game in franchise history." The team's average ticket price last season ranked 16th in the league. Fans "will be able to get refunds for preseason or regular-season games that are cancelled because of a lockout." The refunds "will be paid with interest no later than 30 days after the NFL determines how many games will be played in the 2011 season" (HOUSTON CHRONICLE , 1/15). Meanwhile, in Miami, Barry Jackson wrote after a "disappointing season and 1-7 home record, Dolphins owner Stephen Ross is doing the right thing: He is not raising ticket prices." The team will make "an announcement this week." More "flexible payment plans also will be offered." This will be the "second time that Ross has not raised any prices in his three offseasons as majority owner." Jackson noted the Dolphins "sold 51,069 season tickets for 2010, and this offseason will be challenging" (MIAMI HERALD, 1/16).