Pats-Fins and Texans-Fins look to be BLACKED OUT

In what would be a huge black eye to the South Florida Sports fans, the first 2 Dolphins games look to be BLACKED OUT locally in the Miami market. CBS Miami is reporting there are 3,000 unsold tickets to the Fins-Pats Monday Night opener in a week. And there are 15,000 unsold tickets to the Fins-Texans Week 2 contest. While not selling out the Houston game in Week 2 is a shame, its not totally surprising. As the Fins have been a dreadful team for almost a decade now and with a rough economy and a lockout fresh on the minds of the fans, some/many fans have had enough when it comes to this franchise. But, not selling out the Home Opener Week 1 on Monday Night vs the mighty Patriots and Tom Brady, that is shocking. And it gives those in the media who call Miami the "WORST SPORTS TOWN IN AMERICA" more ammunition. The fact this is even a possibility might prove that Miami is the worst sports town. This is the Patriots for crying out loud and you can't sell out a Primetime game vs them? Just embarrassing.

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  1. Don't think for one minute that the Pats game won't be sold out.

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  2. doesn't matter. The fact that its 10 days out and NOT sold out yet shows how pathetic this fan base is. Whether it sells out or not at this point is NOT the issue

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  3. Well Mike, I don't know how the economy is up there in western NY, but it's pretty freakin horrible down here, not to mention it's the offseason (tourists, not football) People have other priorities right now other dropping at the very least 200+ on a football game. Yeah, even if you buy the cheapest tickets, you have to pay 25 bucks to park. And then it's about 1/4 walk. Then when you get inside, if you want a bottle of semi cold water it's another 5 bucks, not to mention the outrageous price of any food you eat. Then you get to sit up where the players look like ants way down on the field.
    This is why I bought myself a nice 55" LCD. The best seat in the house on the comfort of my couch!

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  4. Western NY, Central NY, does it matter? It doesn't change the fact that the economy is pretty shitty down here and unemployment is off the charts. So because people have been hammered by crappy times and can't afford to go to a game makes them any less of a fan?

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  5. Maybe if the nfl made going to a game REMOTELY affordable, it would be easier. It's a joke how much it is. Id much rather stay home, watch multiple games in HD, piss in my own toliet, eat as much food, beer as i want, and crash on my couch when im done.....with no sunburn.

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  6. Economy is shitty everywhere, its not an excuse. Cities like Detroit, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Buffalo have been hit harder than Florida and are smaller cities than Miami, yet they have no problem selling out games. It's a terrible fan base down in South Florida and the Fins have been awful for a decade now. It finally caught up with them. Not to mention the Fins are now the #2 team in town behind the Heat. Recipe for disaster. Bad fans and a lesser team....nobody wants to go to the games.

    And YES there is a difference between Central NY and Western NY. It's like saying the people of Miami are in the "deep south" and are all a bunch of redneck/racist scumbags. When we know Miami ISN'T the deep south and not anything like the deep south. But we will just lump it all together cause its just "south" on the map!!

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  7. How do you know these cities have been hit harder? Geez, I have a great work history and excellent references from my previous employers and I can't even get a fucking 10 dollar an hour job down here. So your saying that even though we are scraping the bottom of the barrel to get by on the bare necessities will should still spend the big bucks to go to a game?
    I know a couple that work in a Lowes over on the east coast. They were season ticket holders but had to give them up because Lowes cut his pay and cut her hours. Are they any less of a fan because of that?
    To say a bad economy is not a reason to have an overflowing stadium is bullshit. Going to a game is a luxury many cannot afford anymore. Hell, if I were a rich person, I would have a luxury suite at the stadium whether they were winning or losing. But because I'm broke, along with a majority of people in south florida, were terrible fans?

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  8. Job numbers Ken, read the job numbers. The "RUST BELT" of the northeast has been hit the hardest. Detroit in particular. Cleveland and Buffalo not far behind. Pittsburgh right there with them. That's not an opinion, its a FACT!

    City of Miami wasn't broke to sell out some 50-60 Miami Heat games last year. Dolphins only play 8 home games! 8!!!

    And nobody is talking about YOU or your friends at Lowes. Don't be so sensitive Ken. This isn't about you. It's about an entire city of a few million people and about a football team that even when the team is good and the economy is strong has always had trouble selling tickets. BIG PICTURE VIEW!

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  9. Well Heat tickets are a little cheaper ya know, and you're talking about selling 15,000 seats per game as opposed to 75,000 seats per game. And obviously winning helps.
    And Detroit? I just looked them up and their attendance figures suck. They didn't even sell out games when Barry Sanders was there and they were winning.
    And yes, there are a few million people in the Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach county area. But most are low income immigrants.

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  10. Heat tickets ARE NOT cheaper and they play 41 home games BEFORE the playoffs. So at 15,000 per game every 5 Heat games equals 1 fins games. Doing the math the Heat at 15,000 a game means every 5 games they draw 75,000 people and converting that to 1 Fins home game, the Heat play 8.2 HOME GAMES while the Dolphins play 8. It's about even JUST on the regular season. Like I said, the Heat have no problems selling out there games.

    Guess the economy is only bad during football season

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  11. Actually yes, the economy is at it's worst during football season. The snowbirds don't start trickling down here until after thanksgiving and aren't here in full force until January. And gee, when the Heat are playing it's at the height of tourist season. Amazing! When the yankees go home so does their money.
    Do you know how many times I've heard this BS? Oh boo hoo we're not selling tickets? In the end, they always do sell.

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  12. once again, missing the point. The fact that these tix aren't already sold is the issue. Most "decent" franchises don't have this issue. YES the Pats game will sell out. 15,000 tix sold for Houston in 2 weeks, no way in hell that happens. Not gonna happen

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