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Chiefs To Decrease Price Of Some Season Tickets, Freeze Others
Published November 18, 2011
PREVENTING BLACKOUTS: In Ft. Lauderdale, Craig Davis reports the Dolphins “continued the practice of joining with partners to buy up unsold tickets and ensure Sunday's game against the Bills will be on TV in South Florida.” Indications are that fans “will be able to watch the season's remaining home games on local television even if sellouts are not reached.” A team source said that the Dolphins “consider it important to have the games on TV to remain relevant in the market and view it as a long-term investment in the relationship with fans and sponsors.” Sunday will mark “the 106th consecutive regular-season game on local television.” However, this is the “fourth time this season that thousands of tickets remained at the blackout deadline.” The Dolphins and Miami’s WFOR-CBS “picked up an undisclosed number of tickets for Sunday, believed to be about 10,000, similar to last week's surplus for the game against the Redskins.” Dolphins CEO Mike Dee has repeatedly stated that the decision to buy up tickets "is made on a game by game basis” (South Florida SUN-SENTINEL, 11/18).