Ravi wrote:Season ticket renewals are going slowly so hopefully some of the ideas on this thread will soon be implemented. According to CKWX, only 65% of season tickets have so far been renewed for the upcoming season.
We were discussing this in the now MIA marketing thread but these numbers are sadly not too surprising given the product on the field last season and the some huge questions going forward, namely at the QB position.
Having followed this team since the mid-70s, I have come to the conclusion the Lions, and the league for that matter, can't maintain momentum for a long period of time. Under Bob Ackles and Wally, the franchise enjoyed a great resurgence from 2004-2008. Attendance dipped significantly the following season which no coincidence was a year after Ackles' sudden passing.
The move in and out of BC Place didn't help either, or the higher ticket prices upon their return — resulting in zero impact on attendance despite impressive stadium renovations. Still, the Lions had a business plan that averaging in the high 20s still meant profits and the team was very competitive on the field. But very eratic 3rd and 4th place finishes that included some putrid home games, combined with every game now televised, has many fence sitters pulling back their commitment.
Can't see many of the uncommitted 35 percent suddenly jumping on board and I'm bracing myself for a significant dip in attendance until a consistent entertaining product is back on the field. Right now I would just be happy with a radio deal somewhere.