50-year streak of Redskins selling out home games could end Sunday
WASHINGTON (ABC7) —
The Washington Redskins boast that every home game for the past 50 years has been sold out.
According to the team, there wasn't a free seat to be had at any of the 210 preseason, regular or postseason home games since 1967, no matter how bad the team was. (And there have been plenty of downright bad Washington Redskins seasons over the past five decades.)
But could 2018 mark the end of the sellout era?
On Sunday, the 1-0 team will face the Colts in the second regular season game of the year. (They beat the Cardinals 24-6 last Sunday in Arizona.) As of Thursday afternoon, tickets are still available for the game. The team even has a Groupon promotion for the tickets.
This comes just months after the team announced that season tickets would be available for 2018. For years, team officials said the season ticket waiting list had thousands of fans on it. In June, season tickets suddenly became available again.
So, what's behind this sudden change in ticket availability? Who can say.
The NFL's television ratings declined last year, but average attendance of games was actually up, according to Business Insider.