Article link here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/redskins/the-redskins-say-theyve-sold-out-every-game-since-1967-the-streak-may-end-sunday/2018/09/11/d86d29d0-b5d4-11e8-a2c5-3187f427e253_story.html?utm_term=.5c4f30375676
Liz Clarke of The Washington Post reports that “thousands of tickets remain unsold at FedEx Field” for Sunday’s game vs. the Colts.
Redskins officials would not say how many seats were available at FedEx Field, which has been scaled back at least three times in recent years, from 91,704 to 82,000 seats, according to the team’s figures. But a review of available, previously unsold tickets on NFL Ticket Exchange showed that more than 3,650 were available Tuesday morning in all sections of the stadium, across all price points, for Sunday’s game.
The article also focuses on the “sellout” figure that the Skins media guide tends to promote about the stadium “sellouts for the past 50 years”. Of course, we all know how crappy the FedEx Field experience is anyways.
For many fans, the game-day trek to FedEx Field, which ranks near the bottom of fan surveys of the best-and-worst NFL venues, is another disincentive to a $567.50 outing. That’s the average cost for two people to attend a Redskins game at FedEx, according to GoBankingRates.com, covering tickets, parking and a hot dog, beer and soda apiece. It ranks ninth most expensive in the NFL.
I guess the most surprising part of this story is the Redskins media people actually admitting that Sunday’s game may not sell out. Especially since that “sell-out” stat is complete bullshit.