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Seahawks tickets for 2014 to go up around 12 percent

Post by Todd Dybas / The News Tribune on March 14, 2014 at 6:36 pm with 28 Comments »
March 14, 2014 6:36 pm

The team sent out a press release about ticket price increases for next season, when it will introduce “variable pricing” (read: 49ers game will cost more than an average home game) for the first time:

Renton, Wash. - The Seattle Seahawks have announced season ticket prices for 2014 will increase at a blended average just under 12%.

The average price will increase $12, from $99 to $111 in 2014.

“Seventy-percent of season ticket holders will see an increase between $3 – $11 per ticket,” said Seahawks president Peter McLoughlin. “In addition, approximately 10% of tickets are priced at or below the average lowest ticket price in the NFL.”

The team will also introduce variable ticket pricing for the first time which will be finalized once the NFL schedule is released.

“Through variable pricing, ticket prices will better reflect the value and demand for each game once the schedule is announced next month,” said McLoughlin.

Individual game tickets will continue to be sold at a higher price, offering season ticket holders the greatest value for their Seahawks game tickets.

Over the last two seasons, Seattle’s 15-1 home record is the best in the NFL and since 2003, the team has sold out 95 consecutive games, including playoffs.

The team has 12,000 paid members on the Blue Pride Waitlist and 30,000 non-paid members on the Blue Pride Notification List.

Season ticket holders will begin to receive renewal information in the next few days.

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  1. I know it’s been criticized, but I think the “variable fixed pricing” is fair. You should have to pay more to watch the 49ers than you would if you were watching a home game against a bad team. The scalpers are going to jack up the prices because people are going to pay more, too. It’s called supply and demand. MLB has been doing it for years. A Saturday game in most places costs more than a Tuesday game, as well all know more people are willing to do things on a weekend than early in a work week. When most teams host the Yankees, those tickets cost more, even on weekdays, than when most other teams are involved. Or if the A’s host the Giants, the A’s jack ticket prices. That’s the way it has evolved. But, man, if you want a Padres ticket for a home game on a Monday against the Marlins – you’re going to get a good deal! Or in NFL terms, watch the Vikings in Minnesota host the Jags. That’s pretty worthless and I wouldn’t pay much to watch that (if anything) but if a guy like Peyton Manning, whom I have never seen in person, came to Minnesota – I’d possibly pony up a for a ticket if it fit my schedule and it wasn’t the same time as a Hawks game.

  2. Southendzone says:

    I think this is a re-run of a previous rain city redemption. Maybe you’ve seen it before. Doesn’t matter, this is 37 minutes of unadulterated awesomeness.

    One thing it really makes me think, is that we are gonna miss Clemons. Look & listen to his fire & emotion during the NO playoff game.

    http://vimeo.com/77107174

  3. pamdegolier says:

    That sucks….my social security only went up 2%!!!!!

  4. This will be an interesting draft. Last season’s draft totally threw me. The last thing we appeared to need was an RB. How much will Chris Michael play this season? It’s been curious to me that he’s been a healthy inactive for the entire season. Heard rumors that he didn’t want to play special teams, but it could just as easily have been that there just wasn’t room for him to see time on the field(?)

  5. Paul Allen to Seahawks fans –

    “Pay the Man!”

  6. Southendzone says:

    If anything that increase just shifts some $ from ticket brokers to the Seahawks organization. No big deal.

  7. Southendzone says:

    I love M.Rob, but that appearance was so corny!

  8. vichawkfan says:

    It would be nice if someone could put together some possible extension scenarios for ET and or Sherman….

  9. Southendzone says:

    According to overthecap Hawks have and estimated 13M under the cap right now.

    Jarius Byrd got 6/54M. A scenario for Earl could be something like 6/60M, and they don’t necessarily need to back load it with a big signing bonus because his base current year offer would come off at around 4.7M. So even rated evenly, this takes about 5 or 6M of our 13M, leaving let’s say 7M.

    Gotta save some of that for rookie contracts even if you don’t sign another single FA. Lets say again there’s $5m left. Signing Sherman you don’t get the incremental benefit of a sizable 2014 salary, he’s just at 1.5M. Let’s say Sherm wants 12M/year (Revis money) His deal has to be structured to defer cap hits to future years. We drop a lot of dead money in 2015 (8.5M on books for 2014), and if the cap truly does rise by another 10M, you can get this deal done also.

    What does this mean for RW’s deal? I dunno… that’s too much thinking for 8:45 on Saturday.

  10. vichawkfan says:

    ^ thanks. So is feasible to get them both done.

  11. I think the NFL makes enough money and that they should be rewarding faithful ‘Hawks fans for sticky with our team through all the sucky years.

    At least this takes the sting away from serving out of state/country and not being there in person.

  12. tealskin says:

    Going by your numbers, the only way that there’s another major signing is if Miller is cut? ET is a must and Sherm can probably wait. With the questions lingering with Online I’d just as soon keep Miller and fill in with lower cost players. Not splashy but solid.

  13. Southendzone says:

    That scenario is as of right now, it includes Miller on the roster at his current number of $7M.

    If they are trying to bring in Melton or Jermichael Finley they could offset some of it with the $5M cap savings they could get from cutting Miller.

  14. tealskin says:

    So it’s not that dire. Would think anyone they go for now would have to be low risk/high reward, not walking wounded.

  15. Southendzone says:

    Moot point, news just broke that Miller restructured with Hawks. Don’t have details.

    Great news!

  16. jawpeace says:

    No to butter finger Finley. Reminds me of Jeremy Stevens in his skill set as an athletic butter finger. Drops are drive killers and Finley is one of the highest rated drop specialist.

  17. Dukeshire says:

    That is great news.

  18. Thanks South!! If that’s true, I think restructuring and keeping Zach Miller the most important off season move so far other than re-signing Bennett. Great!!!

    I know that most are not overly impressed with Zach as a receiver, but if you look around the league at TEs who can BOTH block as well and receive as well as Miller, you are counting on one hand. He’s a key to running the whole offense, including run game.

  19. montanamike2 says:

    South you just made me soo happy to start my Saturday, thank you.

  20. Just heard a very interesting bit from John Clayton, who says the Greg Scruggs has now bulked up to 312 pounds. (his draft combine weight was 284)

    This is a huge change in this young man. I would think he’s on his way to competing well for Red Byant’s 5DE role. He doesn’t quite have Red’s height but Scrugg’s 35.5-inch arms make up for all that and more. I’m still concerned about our D line losing Red’s overwhelming strength and leadership. Really going to be watching both Greg Scruggs and Jesse Williams this year to see if they can fill those gaps. This news on Scruggs sounds great to me.

  21. montanamike2 says:

    Thank God we can stop with the Finley talk. There’s no way we could try for a repeat if we’re counting on him. Zach re signed, now go away thanks for your time.

  22. montanamike2 says:

    Stevos i was bummed that he went down for all of last year, he was getting better by the game, if Scruggs is indeed a bulkier presence then that indeed would be great.

  23. Looks like the Seahawks saved $3m with Miller’s restructuring.

    And that folks, concludes the Seahawks round of take a pay cut or get cut for this year. That gives them around $17m of cap space.

  24. ChrisHolmes says:

    I don’t think signing Zach negates the Hawks taking a chance on Finley. Not at all.

    Finley is more of a receiver. I can totally see Seattle attempting to sign Finley to a reasonable deal and put him on the field at the same time.

    Potential 5-WR empty-backfield set: Kearse, Baldwin, Harvin, Miller and Finley. There’s some weaponry there…

    And two-TE sets with Miller and Finley could certainly throw some options in there…

    You know they’re going to run those sets with Luke Wilson or McCoy. But which pairing scares you the most?

    a) Miller + Wilson
    b) Miller + McCoy
    c) Miller + Finley

    This is a no-brainer inside the 20. Miller + Finley would pose the biggest matchup problem. Couple that with the running game, and I like it.

    So… don’t discount the Finley thing yet. There’s potential there.

  25. option A I like a lot!

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