But the Buffalo Bills force everyone and his uncle to drive there in some suburb of Buffalo called Orchard Park and yet they have 57,000 season ticket holders for a team that hasn't made the playoffs in how many years?
I know, it's the old "Earl, you're comparing a CFL team with an NFL team", I know, if it's the NFL it works and it fits in with all the green stuff and everything but if it's the CFL, well then, they don't know what they are doing now, it's "old thinking", the Bob Young is a goof and is an old thinker (read that on Raise the Hammer).
Whatever.... waiting the responses now please...
Why do the Bills have so many season ticket holders for a "sprawl stadium" with no public transit except some special buses from Buffalo that go out there. And don't tell me it's ok because it's the NFL, please...
It would be like a guy on RTH who told me I'm comparing apples to oranges when in fact I was jsut trying to point out even teams that make loads of money like the Yanks look for parking money, from wiki (and the Yanks dont need parking money, I heard that at one time even if not one person atteneded a single game, they would still make money because of their huge TV contracts):
New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner began campaigning for the building of a new stadium in the 1980s, even alleging unsafe conditions around the original Yankee Stadium despite the possibility that such statements could discourage attendance at his own team's games. Among the options allegedly considered by the Yankees ownership was moving the team across the Hudson River to New Jersey, as well as the West Side of Manhattan, which was the same site where the proposed West Side Stadium that the would later be considered for the New York Jets.
New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani had already been instrumental in the construction of taxpayer-funded minor league baseball facilities MCU Park for the Mets' minor league Brooklyn Cyclones and Richmond County Bank Ballpark for the Staten Island Yankees. Shortly before leaving office in December 2001, he announced "tentative agreements" for both the New York Yankees and New York Mets to build new stadiums. Of $1.5 billion sought for the stadiums, city and state taxpayers would pick up half the tab for construction, $800 million, along with $390 million on extra transportation. The plan also said that the teams would be allowed to keep all parking revenues, which state officials had already said they wanted to keep to compensate the state for building new garages for the teams.