The NFL schedule hasn’t been out for even a week, but that hasn’t stopped people from purchasing tickets on the secondary markets—despite the fact that individual game tickets aren’t even on sale yet. The future of the NFL may be cloudy, but you can’t stop hunger for live football.
That being said, the hunger for Detroit Lions football is clearly a level below the rest. According to TicketIQ, (hat tip to MLive) the price of tickets for Detroit Lions games on the secondary market is significantly lower than any other team in the NFL. Per the website, the average price on the secondary market is just $142 per ticket, $37 less than the next closest team (Bills, $179).
That shouldn’t be all that much of a surprise, considering the Lions have the fourth-worst record over the past two seasons and had the third-worst record in the NFL in 2019.
However, it should be noted that, according to TicketIQ, demand isn’t all that different from last year. The average price of a Lions ticket is down just 2 percent from last season.
Of course, Detroiters have bigger issues than football right now. Still, the minimal price change suggests this is a bigger problem for the Lions franchise. But as they say, “If you build it, they will come.” Time to start building a team worth seeing.
- Lions safety Tracy Walker is mourning the loss of his second cousin, Ahmaud Arbery. Arbery was killed in a tragedy that has gotten national attention, because the young, 25-year-old was gunned down while simply jogging. Walker spoke to ESPN about the kind of person Arbery was and his relationship with the late Brunswick, Georgia native.
- Worth a shot at a reunion?
Report: Larry Warford looking for salary around $7 million https://t.co/Sr5DpvLUBW— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) May 12, 2020
- Really nice piece from Erik Schlitt at Lions Wire about Detroit’s competition at running back. While I don’t full agree with his conclusion, it’s certainly a possibility.
- Ever wonder what the approval ratings were for guys like Bob Quinn and Matt Patricia were outside of our bubble here at Pride of Detroit? Chris Burke of The Athletic polled readers, and published the results, along with a lot more poll results. Here’s a taste (polls were on a range from 1-5)
Maybe it’s because we’re still in the afterglow of what appeared to be a solid Lions draft, but better than half the ballots — 54.2 percent — scored Quinn at a 3 or higher.
- What if the Lions landed Bill Belichick as their head coach in 2006? Our friends at Silver and Black pride explored the potential fallout of the infamous 2002 Tuck Rule game had been called
- To today’s debate on whether Kenny Golladay is a top-10 wide receiver, I present Exhibit A:
According to @PFF, Lions WR Kenny Golladay led the NFL in deep passing targets with 36. He was able to record 16 receptions for 628 yards & 5 TDs. Here's a highlight reel of those deep target receptions. #OnePride pic.twitter.com/TaQcRLq3Uy— Russell Brown (@RussNFLDraft) May 12, 2020