Don Muret of SportsBusiness Journalexplains that the Colts have hired a local firm to help sell tickets after a seven-percent drop in season-ticket renewals. Currently, the team has 3,000 season tickets to sell, prompting the organization for the first time in a decade to hire interns, who will target customers that previously bought single-game tickets. The interns also make a second pass through a waiting list that apparently is made up of more than a few folks who are willing to wait even longer.
Of course, selling 3,000 tickets isn’t going to be tough even if they don’t go as season tickets. Blackouts in Indianapolis would really shock me. Once the team shows a few signs of life (and they will) I’d expect the crowds to grow.
UPDATE: Jim Irsay has responded (via Twitter of course):
We don’t have ticket struggles,Pageling2..we had almost 90% renewals n early April,which was n top 5 or 6 n NFL,we’ll be sold out this year
— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) May 28, 2012