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Good news for those at the front of the Broncos’ nearly 75,000 season tickets wait list

Thursday, March 9, 2017   (0 Comments)

The team is not renewing season tickets for those who didn’t attend a game in 2016

March 9, 2017 -- Denver Post -- Broncos season ticket holders better hang tight to their seats. A shake-up is coming.

Season-ticket holders who didn’t attend any games during the 2016 season are getting the boot, opening up seats for people at the front of the nearly 75,000 deep waiting list — roughly the capacity of the Broncos’ home stadium —  for the first time in six years, Broncos spokesman Patrick Smyth said in an e-mail.

Beyond giving people patiently waiting on the list a chance at a seat, the idea is to reward loyal season-ticket holders who have helped the Broncos set the longest home sellout streak in the NFL (47 years) with a chance to upgrade their seats, he said.

Smyth said the Broncos are still determining how many of the 22,000 season-ticket accounts will be up for grabs. He said the number is likely to be significant.

Smyth said the team knows who’s been selling all their tickets by tracking secondary market sales. Prior to the ho-hum 2016 season, Broncos tickets sold on the secondary market for two to three times their face value at an average of $454, according to TicketIQ.

Earlier this year, the Broncos announced that for the first time since 2011, ticket prices will not increase. An average price will be about $101 — lower than the 10 most expensive tickets in the NFL.