Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay says season-ticket holders aren't really paying regular-season prices for meaningless preseason games often featuring players they've never heard of.
Even though that's what their ticket stubs are telling them.
In a series of tweets Wednesday morning, Isray tried to explain that all 10 game tickets given to season-ticket holders (two preseason, eight regular season) may have the same price printed on them, but they are all not worth the same amount.
Those fans really just pay a lump sum for all 10 tickets, Irsay claimed. So the preseason tickets may be worth less than their printed value, but marquee games such as Peyton Manning's return to Indianapolis with the Denver Broncos on Oct. 20 are worth way more than the tickets say.
Make sense? Here, let Irsay try to spell it out:
U pay a lump sum n reality for 10 Season Tics ..your Bronco tics r 400% under-prized,ur pre-season tics over-priced,it balances out in end— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) August 14, 2013
That's the reason Season tic prices shouldn't even have a tic price on individual tics..The 10 home game tics have varying value— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) August 14, 2013
N the end it's fair/U R NOT paying full price for pre-Season games..no more you' re not paying full,but under-prized 4 Texan/ Broncos,etc— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) August 14, 2013
Kind of see where he's going with this, but doubt it's going to make anyone feel any better about being forced to pay for exhibition games.
But it was a nice effort on the part of Irsay -- definitely not a "crap performance," like the one he said was put on by his team over the weekend in one of those preseason contests.
Many starters played briefly or were nursing little injuries,but it was a crap performance,my apologies/My commanders got n earful from me!— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) August 12, 2013