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Old 12-26-2008, 03:10 PM   #345
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Posted by Mike Florio on December 26, 2008, 5:16 p.m. EST

With the NFL’s first-ever 0-16 season staring the franchise in the face, the Detroit Lions are taking steps to ensure that folks whill plunk down their hard-earned cash in 2009 for the privilege of watch the team continue to build upon what could be a 17-game losing streak by late afternoon on Sunday.

Per the Detroit Free Press, the Lions will reduce prices for eight percent of all general seating, and will make “significant price reductions” for club seats.

The specific cuts will be determined at a later date.

In all, the Lions failed to sell out five of their final six regular-season home games. The only exception? A Thanksgiving Day thrashing administered when the Titans came to town and fed the Lions to themselves.

For last Sunday’s home finale, an incredible 10,500 seats were not sold.

The Lions actually had increased ticket prices for the 2008 season, the first price hike in three years.

“I think it’s safe to assume that we will not increase any prices, whether it’s a season ticket or an individual ticket,” Bob Raymond, Ford Field’s vice president of business operations, told the Free Press. “We’re just not in position to do that with, one, the economy, and two, the way the team has performed.”

Wow. There’s actually someone in the Lions organization who gets it. Maybe Bob Raymond should be the new G.M.
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