3 minutes. That is all the longer it took for approximately 80,000 single game tickets for Seattle Seahawks homes games to become completely sold out.
Ok, not really. But that was how long it took the week 2 game against the 49ers to sell out, sparking people to begin talking about the games being sold out. The rest of the games didn’t last that much longer though, as all 8 regular season games were sold out in 16 minutes.
Single game tickets went on sale yesterday morning at 10:00 am. According to the representative I talked to at ticketmaster, they were all gone by 10:16. Yikes!
(I spent over 4 times as long on hold just to talk with someone at Ticketmaster in order to verify that. I actually ended up calling 3 separate numbers, and sitting on hold forever for each one, before I finally got someone who could spend under 60 seconds to look it up. That’s a little over an hour of my life that I’ll never get back.)
This is what success brings. More fans want to try and take in a game live rather than just sitting on the couch every Sunday. This team has a chance to be special, and everyone wants to be a part of it.
This big problem here is that many Seahawks fans were unable to get tickets to games this year. If you’re one of those unfortunate souls, I suggest waiting a couple weeks for the frenzy to die down, then checking out sites like StubHub. Many of the people with season tickets can’t go to all 8 game, and they tend to sell them there.
Seattle has an average home ticket price of $266 on the secondary market, according to Razorgator.com. While that number makes the Seahawks one of the more expensive tickets in the league, it is actually slightly lower than last year’s average of $293.