The Detroit Lions released individual game tickets to the general public today and the result was shocking but not completely surprising.
The team’s official twitter account reported that tickets for the Monday Night Football game against the Chicago Bears sold out in less than an hour (including club seats) with other accounts suggesting that it may have been a matter of minutes before all the seats had been purchased.
The hot ticket will likely lead to a pricey secondary market although there is reason to believe the tickets were snagged by excited fans rather than would-be entrepreneurs. At the time of writing, StubHub’s Detroit Lions tickets page says there are 4,985 tickets available through their site – fewer than any other game on the schedule.
The ticket scene for the Detroit Lions annual Thanksgiving game is another story. StubHub shows that 10,887 tickets have been posted for resale for Thanksgiving day – more than any other game on the team’s schedule. The fact that attending the game may interfere with Thanksgiving plans for some season ticket holders means that the abundance of tickets on the after-market might not be a straight cash grab but seeing this game on the opposite end of the availability spectrum from the Monday Night Football game raises an eyebrow.
Were you able to get through for tickets to either one of these games?