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Dolphins ticket sales worst in 28 years

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08:11 AM ET 09.04 | Not only have a couple hundred premium seat holders stiffed the Dolphins on 2011 payments, but season ticket sales are in the low 40,000s, the worst in 28 years. The team hopes to end up around 45,000, way down from 61,000 in 2006 and 51,000 last year.

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Larry Johnson, Icon SMI Larry Johnson, Icon SMI
September 4, 2011  08:19 AM ET

Find a quarterback who can help win games and then those ticket sales will improve. In the meantime, who wants to see what they're selling? I don't blame the people of Miami for not wanting to buy.

September 4, 2011  09:03 AM ET

It seems the dolphins management is treating the team the same way as the marlins,put an inferior product on the field and the fans will still show up.WAKE UP !the marlins had under a thousand people in the stands last week,you're moving in the wrong direction !And really a PEP rally downtown!will tim tebow be there ?

September 4, 2011  09:07 AM ET

It's too bad, they were making some strides a few years ago.

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September 4, 2011  09:17 AM ET

I wonder why?

September 4, 2011  09:46 AM ET

It was more like under 500 people in the stands. The Fins will continue to have this problem if they don't start winning. They should put in a bid to get out of the AFC.

September 4, 2011  09:50 AM ET

Sounds like blacked out games are in the offing for South Beach.

Oh well - at least they won't go 1-15....

September 4, 2011  09:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Sounds like blacked out games are in the offing for South Beach. Oh well - at least they won't go 1-15....

They just need to cover up seats like they do in Jax. No blackouts.
Or turn everything into luxury boxes, they don't count either.

September 4, 2011  10:00 AM ET

Does not matter. They get 40% of away games ticket sales and guaranteed tv revenue. And any corporate seating that is sold at home is not shared.

September 4, 2011  10:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

They just need to cover up seats like they do in Jax. No blackouts.Or turn everything into luxury boxes, they don't count either.

Gonna suck being a Fish Fan this season...

September 4, 2011  10:02 AM ET

WTH, Notre Dame?

Don't worry Stu, I'm sure Ball State will give South Florida a good thrashing next week. lol

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September 4, 2011  10:07 AM ET

The owners just got an EXTRA BILLION to share among themselves. They should make more than they did last year. Jeesh!

September 4, 2011  10:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

WTH, Notre Dame?

Don't worry Stu, I'm sure Ball State will give South Florida a good thrashing next week. lol

I know people that actually flew up to South Bend from Texas to watch that...

Would have been better to stay far, far away.

September 4, 2011  10:13 AM ET

Says alot about the Dolphins, I believe it says they are "SMART".

September 4, 2011  10:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

They just need to cover up seats like they do in Jax.

Maybe they should just move the games to the Miami-Dade County Fairgrounds. If "Tiffany" can fill it...the Dolphins should be okay, right?

September 4, 2011  10:20 AM ET
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They should put in a bid to get out of the AFC.

And go to the NFC...who has won 3, of the last 4, Super Bowls? There is nowhere for them to run.

September 4, 2011  10:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

WTH, Notre Dame?Don't worry Stu, I'm sure Ball State will give South Florida a good thrashing next week. lol

That first drive looked so good, and then that damned fumble. After that, there were so many absolutely stupid, mindless errors. There was no excuse for their red zone mistakes. I hope Kelly runs them until they vomit all this week.

September 4, 2011  10:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

I know people that actually flew up to South Bend from Texas to watch that... Would have been better to stay far, far away.

Yup. What a disappointing first game. They totally weren't ready.

 
September 4, 2011  10:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#20):

Yup. What a disappointing first game. They totally weren't ready.

Don't know what to say, Stu...

USC struggled against Minn... Auburn was very lucky that Utah State ran out of gas...

But DAMN!!!

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