Irsay: Pre-season tickets expensive, reg. season discounted
Outspoken Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay had some interesting thoughts about why he believes fans should stop complaining about paying full price for pre-season tickets.
The crux of his argument? Pre-season tickets are overpriced, but only to offset discounted regular season tickets -- particularly those for key matchups. Apparently, he believes fans should be happy to pay full price for the pre-season because they get a great deal in the regular season.
That's the reason Season tic prices shouldn't even have a tic price on individual tics..The 10 home game tics have varying value— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) August 14, 2013
N the end it's fair/U R NOT paying full price for pre-Season games..no more you' re not paying full,but under-prized 4 Texan/ Broncos,etc— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) August 14, 2013
Irsay's argument makes some sense in the context of season tickets, but it will be a tough position to defend to those who purchase individual game tickets. If Colts-Broncos (which features the return of Peyton Manning to Lucas Oil Stadium) is more valuable than Colts-Jaguars, why does the fan who can only afford tickets to a single game have to pay the same for each matchup?