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Volume 27 No. 5
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Ticket Demand For Chiefs, Jaguars Home Games Surprisingly Low

Jaguars and Chiefs are the only franchises to feature live crowds in their home openers this weekend
Photo: GETTY IMAGES
Jaguars and Chiefs are the only franchises to feature live crowds in their home openers this weekend
Photo: GETTY IMAGES
Jaguars and Chiefs are the only franchises to feature live crowds in their home openers this weekend
Photo: GETTY IMAGES

There may be "pent-up demand for football in the middle of a pandemic, but that apparently isn’t translating into hot NFL ticket sales for the first week of the regular season," according to Charles Robinson of YAHOO SPORTS. Multiple league and ticket resale sources said that the Chiefs and Jaguars have experienced some "lagging demand for their home openers this week." Robinson noted this is occurring despite the Chiefs and Jaguars being the "only franchises to feature live crowds in their home openers this weekend -- and with seating being at a very limited capacity." The lukewarm sales have "translated into both teams having a surplus of tickets still available through box office outlets such as Ticketmaster, plus a sagging secondary market that has a generous amount of tickets available at or below face value" as late as yesterday afternoon. Some field-level seats for the Jags' home opener versus the Colts "could still be had for as little as $50 to $60 per ticket" yesterday. Sources familiar with Chiefs ticket sales said that the team has had to "work deep into its base of season-ticket holders to move higher-priced seats while also assuring fans of the safest possible environment" (SPORTS.YAHOO.com, 9/9).