Maybe These $8 Tickets To A Monday Night Football Game Are Part Of The Reason Why The Rams Are (Probably) Leaving St. Louis?
Eric Goldschein 05:35 pm, October 07th, 2014
Next week, the Rams will host the 49ers -- their oldest division rival -- in a Monday Night Football game. The Rams are 1-3, but the season is still young, and a primetime game against a hated foe should bring the fans out in droves to support the team, right?
Well, judging by how ticket prices are looking with six days to go before kickoff, the fine people of St. Louis aren't cancelling their Monday night plans to go see this game, even for the insanely low price of eight god damn dollars (via Stubhub):
So what came first: The reports that the NFL believes it will have a new team in Los Angeles within 24 months, and that the Rams are the frontrunner to leave their current city to make that happen, or this lack of fan support? I suppose it's hard to shell out money to support the ownership, which is just taking their (admittedly pretty terrible) product somewhere else soon.
On the other hand: eight dollars. Eight measly dollars to go see an NFL game. That's insane. Do you know what you can get for $8 here in New York? Roughly 1/14th of an average ticket to a Giants game (priced at $111.69). There are sandwiches that cost more than $8. You can't even go the movies for $8 around here.
Bottom line: If an NFL ticket is $8, buy that ticket. Support the team. The fact that someone put them on the market at that price is insane. Even if they do move, at least you can say you saw Jim Harbaugh coach during his last season in the NFL.
UPDATE: Someone took the bait -- the cheapest ticket is now up to a whopping $8.83.