April 24, 2014

Post-Draft Browns Ticket Sales Jump 119 Percent

With the dust following the 2012 NFL Draft having settled, Cleveland Browns tickets on StubHub — one of the world’s most popular secondary ticket markets — have seen sales improve by 119 percent, the second-largest jump in the National Football League.

From CNBC’s Darren Rovell, the Browns have seen their sales improve dramatically following the additions of Alabama running back Trent Richardson and Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden in the first round. The 119-percent spike is only second to the Philadelphia Eagles, a team which spent the bulk of their weekend bolstering their defense. Threatened by blackouts several times over the course of the last few years, the Browns desperately needed an injection of excitement in to a fan base which has witnessed a combined record of 14-34 over the past three seasons.

Rounding out the mix are the Cincinnati Bengals (103 percent) and Miami Dolphins (102 percent) with the AFC North team having one of the more commended drafts in the league and the Dolphins adding their hopeful quarterback of the future in Texas A&M’s Ryan Tannehill.

Browns season-ticket-holder renewal payments are due today for those who opt to pay in full.

[Related: Offensive Line gives Cleveland reason for optimism in 2012]

  • Paul

    Darn, over the past 12 years, I’ve managed to move down from almost the top of the stadium (row 29).  Now I’ll never get lower than row 12 for my seats in the upper deck :)    

  • hans

    here come the sheep

  • Boomhauertjs

    Yet the 1st place Indians (when was the last time the Browns were in 1st place?) are last in attendance. Maybe Cleveland fans aren’t as smart as we think we are…

  • Paul

    I probably miss Tribe games the most since moving out of Ohio (16 years ago) .  I used to road trip up there at least twice a summer during my twenties, but MLB extra innings and work is keeping me in North Carolina more and more during the summer. 

  • BenRM

    You thought they were smart? All you have to do is listen to sports radio to know that isn’t true. 

  • mgbode

    well, considering that sheep follow the crowd and the MSM crowd is uniformly panning the Brown’s draft, then wouldn’t the sheep be canceling their season tickets instead of signing up for them?

  • 216in614

    Supply and demand. If there were only 8 Indians home games a year they would all be sold out…No one ever mentions this when comparing football to baseball…

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    By halftime they’ll probably be ready to go anyways.

  • Harv 21

    that popping sound is Larry Dolan and his bubblewrap, venting.

  • Josh

    No one mentions it because it is irrelevant.  Whether the Indians have 8 home games or 81 home games, they are still LAST in attendance.  The Browns never rank anywhere even close to the bottom in attendance.

  • mgbode

    and, you are completely underselling the pathetic nature of the Indians fanbase (on a whole) this year.

    not only are the 1st place Indians last in attendance, but they are an eye-whopping 6200 people below the 2nd last in attendance per game.

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/attendance

  • Steve

    The demand is to watch bad football. That means Cleveland fans aren’t smart.

  • 5KMD

    And those games were only played on weekends.

  • 5KMD

    The demand is to watch any football, which America loves right now.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joe-Murphy/30101207 Joe Murphy

    You’re right, the less intelligent Cleveland fans probably just saw CC Sabathia pitch against Cliff Lee in the world series, tried to come up with a player that we got from either of those trades and couldn’t name one, so they said to hell with it.

    The intelligent fan on the other hand, is keenly aware of how hamstrung our GM is by the tight purse strings of Larry Dolan.  Even after we sold the future (Pomeranz and White) for a 2 year window to win with Ubaldo, it seems we were not allowed to go spend on a legitimate bat. So they said to hell with it.

    Which group are you blaiming for not showing up?

  • hans

    Here come the lemmings. Is that better?

  • hans

    The delusional group that thinks a different owner would buck the trend of all but one (the old guy near death in Detroit) of the owners in all of MLB and deficit spend out of their own pocket.

  • hans

    And America is not smart then.

  • mgbode

    considering that buying season tickets the past few years would have felt like jumping off a cliff, yes much better.