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BlitzburghRockCity
10-20-2006, 06:01 PM
Take a look at this bunch of crap !!!! This just goes to prove that Atlanta is afraid of our fans plain and simple. There's no other team that travels as well as we do and they're so terrified of our fans invading the Georgia dome that they are trying this stunt !

If you ask me this is flat out ridiculous and the league should step in and make some rules against teams trying to force this on not only their own fans but rival fans. Gimme a break already and grow the hell up ! :banging:

http://www.aolsportsblog.com/2006/10/20/want-to-see-falcons-steelers-youre-stuck-with-arena-football/


If you're a die-hard Pittsburgh Steelers fan, you probably couldn't care less about who the Georgia Force's quarterback is. But the Atlanta Falcons want you to care.

The Falcons host the Steelers on Sunday, and Atlanta's front office knows that Pittsburgh has a lot of loyal fans who love to travel to cheer on their team, especially when the weather is turning colder in Pittsburgh and the Steelers are visiting a warmer city. So the Falcons thought up a novel way to screw the Pittsburgh fans who want to see the Steelers: They're forcing anyone who buys tickets to Falcons-Steelers to also buy tickets to the Falcons-Cowboys game later in the year, and to buy season tickets to the Georgia Force.

So if you're a Pittsburgh fan and want to see one NFL game, you have to pay $215 and buy tickets to another NFL game that doesn't involve your team, and you have to buy season tickets to a team in another sport. My favorite part of this is the fine print at the bottom: "Force schedule to be released later this year. Packages are available in limited quantities. Georgia Force season ticket is located in the upper level." So you're buying season tickets when the schedule hasn't even been released, and they're in the cheap seats.

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk is a lawyer, and he says the Falcons are pushing the envelope on antitrust laws by doing this. It'll be interesting to see whether any fans take them to court, or if the NFL decides to put a stop to this practice before it comes to that.

Steelersfan
10-20-2006, 06:05 PM
Well wouldn't this be kind of screwing their own fans too? I don't see how this is even legal for them to do. I say every Steelers fan should go by those tickets just to **** them off anyways. Then we could sell the ticks to the Cowboys game to only Cowboys fans. See how they like two away teams taking over their stadium instead of one.....lol

BlitzburghRockCity
10-20-2006, 06:07 PM
Yeah in that blog atleast 2 people said they could care less about the Georgia force team or whatever their name is. I mean really its so childish its not even funny.

I dont see how they can get away with it either !

Blitzburgh55
10-20-2006, 06:13 PM
Its called EBAY duh and Stubhub

Captcoolhand
10-20-2006, 06:23 PM
Someone should find a smilely of a bull dropping a dump because that's what this is Bullshit!:cursin:

Hburg
10-20-2006, 06:26 PM
Isn't this discrimination? I would love to see stats of ticket purchase requirements for other games versus Steelers games. How do they judge what tickets must have the additional tickets purchased? Any way you look at this it comes out as discrimination. This needs to be addressed to the NFL, Players Union, and multiple local and superior courts. You don't f*ck wit the Steeler Nation!!

BuFu

BBG7
10-20-2006, 06:32 PM
so many teams have tried to pull this on us. Cincy does every year and we see how well that works. Actually it hasn't worked at any stadium that has tried it. Like Blitz said all you have to do is get it from a ticket broker or ebay...they just want to sell, they don't care if you are a Steelers fan!

BlitzburghRockCity
10-20-2006, 07:08 PM
I wonder how often they pulled this stunt in the past :chair:

BBG7
10-20-2006, 08:09 PM
Well last year year 5 of our away games did this to our fans, but I don't know if the Falcons have ever done it to anyone else.

AZ_Steeler
10-20-2006, 08:18 PM
This is really getting to be ridiculous around the NFL, something needs to be done about it because these other teams are starting to fleece the fans! I guess you could always try and sell the other tickets and maybe turn a small profit on it :dunno:

BBG7
10-20-2006, 08:22 PM
just don't buy them from the team. Go straight to the brokers or ebay. Cincy ahs been pulling this crap for years and it has never stopped me from going and I have never bought another ticket to a Bengals game.
Now the season ticket part to the Georgia Force is a going a littlel far. Hopefully this has just hit a nerve and Steeler fans take over their stadium just out of spite.

SteelersGirlTN7
10-20-2006, 09:01 PM
So the Falcons thought up a novel way to screw the Pittsburgh fans who want to see the Steelers:




LOL Novel? Like they are the ONLY ones who ever thought about doing this? Whatever! They're so smart! HAHA!

SteelersfaninPhilly
10-21-2006, 11:38 AM
They have been trying this stunt for years. Whatever teams do WILL NOT work. I 'm sure that the Black and Gold will be extremely well supported as Heniz Field south this sunday. :tt02: :tt02:

Steelerlyn
10-21-2006, 12:55 PM
How much are tickets through the Atlanta office?

Is it cheaper to get the whole shabang from the ticket office and then as SteelersFan says turn around and sell the damn things to Dallas fans.


:tt02: :banana: :lol: :bigthumb:

Prosdo
10-21-2006, 02:12 PM
Like that is going to stop the Steelers faithful! lol

BBG7
10-21-2006, 09:49 PM
One day these teams will learn they can't keep us out and the only thing they are doing is sticking it to their own fans as well.

floodcitygirl
10-21-2006, 11:46 PM
One day these teams will learn they can't keep us out and the only thing they are doing is sticking it to their own fans as well.Living in Cincy I can tell you for sure that is true. The Steeler faithful will always be there......even if it's a Bengal fan giving you tickets cause they HAVE to because of business. :lol:

House of Steel
10-21-2006, 11:59 PM
PBS is HEINZ FIELD SOUTH, We own those Kitties in that damn place so call Jungle.