NFL Franchise Notes: Jaguars Gaining Season-Ticket Holders, Selling Specialty Seats
In Jacksonville, Gene Frenette noted the Jaguars have “6,000 new season-ticket holders and are briskly selling a variety of expensive specialty items.” Most of the cabana seating near newly-built pools in the north end zone is “sold out, as well as 38 newly designed four-person tables on the east and west sides of EverBank Field.” Jaguars President Mark Lamping said that there is a “waiting list for the terrace suites.” Frenette wrote while the Jaguars will “fall well short of selling out 10,800 club seats, the encouraging news is they’re increasing local revenue without putting a heavy burden on fans buying the large majority of seats” (JACKSONVILLE.com, 7/4).
DOLLAR BILLS: SportsCorp President Marc Ganis said the number of billionaires "in the mix" who might decide this month to bid on the Bills is "far broader than the names the media have identified.” Ganis: "I know that there are very financially capable prospective bidders who are looking at this. ... I suspect they won't be identified publicly unless they are successful.” Ganis said that the unidentified potential bidders he is aware of are “so deep-pocketed and cash fluid” that each could “potentially buy the team on his or her own” (QMI AGENCY, 7/6).
A PHINE MESS: In Ft. Lauderdale, Chris Perkins noted Dolphins DE Dion Jordan’s four-game suspension for violating the NFL's PED policy is “another bad news episode for the Dolphins, a team that has been immersed in a string of bad news events for almost a year.” Each of these events has “added to the perception that coach Joe Philbin and owner Steve Ross still don’t have a firm grasp on their organization.” In the end, this is “just another episode to make fans shake their heads” (South Florida SUN-SENTINEL, 7/4).