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Old 12-28-2013, 10:59 AM
 
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I watch a lot of European soccer and one of the unique things club teams in England, Germany, Italy, etc. do is to have a dedicated section for opposing fans. Some leagues use a set amount of ticket allotted to the away fans, some use a percentage that will vary depending on the match.

What if the NFL did the same thing? Each team had a dedicated section for opposing fans to buy tickets? So you would have say 1,500-2,000 seats that would be sold to the opposing team's fans. So when the Seahawks played at the 49ers for example, the 49ers would allocate 2,000 seats, all in the same section, for Seahawk fans to buy. The ticket revenue would go to the 49ers.
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Old 12-28-2013, 12:38 PM
 
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Plenty of stadiums don't even sell out. So if they did something like this they could hurt their ticket sales. It is not unusual if a bad home team is playing a good away team that more fans of the away team would go to the game.

Also, many people don't buy their tickets directly from the team. They buy them either through ticket agencies or other fans. So they would have no way to stop away fans from buying any tickets they want.

Lastly, there is really not that much violence against away fans. In most stadiums it is a non issue.
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Old 12-28-2013, 12:47 PM
 
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I watch a lot of European soccer and one of the unique things club teams in England, Germany, Italy, etc. do is to have a dedicated section for opposing fans. Some leagues use a set amount of ticket allotted to the away fans, some use a percentage that will vary depending on the match.

What if the NFL did the same thing? Each team had a dedicated section for opposing fans to buy tickets? So you would have say 1,500-2,000 seats that would be sold to the opposing team's fans. So when the Seahawks played at the 49ers for example, the 49ers would allocate 2,000 seats, all in the same section, for Seahawk fans to buy. The ticket revenue would go to the 49ers.
Its more fun when opposing fans are intermingled with home fans....


especially when there's alcohol involved



just my .02
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Old 12-28-2013, 01:07 PM
 
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Don't see it happening and fans like to intermingle as stated. I think it is great when they pan the crowd at NFL games and you see the colors of both teams mixed in the stadiums. Sometimes the visiting team fans can be heard cheering as loud as the home team. Aside from a few stadiums with a bad rep, I think the way the set up is now is great.
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Old 12-28-2013, 01:43 PM
 
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I watch a lot of European soccer and one of the unique things club teams in England, Germany, Italy, etc. do is to have a dedicated section for opposing fans. Some leagues use a set amount of ticket allotted to the away fans, some use a percentage that will vary depending on the match.

What if the NFL did the same thing? Each team had a dedicated section for opposing fans to buy tickets? So you would have say 1,500-2,000 seats that would be sold to the opposing team's fans. So when the Seahawks played at the 49ers for example, the 49ers would allocate 2,000 seats, all in the same section, for Seahawk fans to buy. The ticket revenue would go to the 49ers.
This is much easier in Europe due to the compact physical nature of the leagues - away fans simply don't have far to travel.

Some teams in the NFL are indeed fairly close. There's the New York and Bay Area and DC/Maryland teams, very close - but they only play once every four years. There are a few pairings of division rivals that are fairly close, but nothing that compares to Europe. Consider, for example, the Premier League, which has 20 teams in England and Wales - that's in a combined area smaller than the state of Georgia. Currently (it changes every season due to relegation and promotion), the two most distant teams play 320 miles away from each other. And greater London alone has six clubs, and every club in the league plays every other club home-and-away each season, giving fans many opportunities to see an away game that's within an hour or so train ride away.

There simply is no comparison in the NFL.
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Old 12-28-2013, 04:28 PM
 
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When we went to the Niners game at FedEx field there was a Niners side and a redskins side. I'm not really sure what benefit your plan would have.
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