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Thread: Today in 1973

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    Quote Originally Posted by Awsi Dooger View Post
    It was an easy downhill stroll to the Orange Bowl.
    "Downhill"? In South Florida? Lol, is there such a thing?

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    Once the stadium is renovated, that closer to the field feel will return. Thanks goodness Ross is planning on paying it for himself and doing everything to improve the stadium experience, bring big events back to South Florida, create local jobs and pour more money into the local community.
    I agree, people don't give the guy enough credit. Ross is doing more than the status quo as an NFL owner.



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    I wonder what the average ticket price was in 1973...



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    Quote Originally Posted by PhinzN703 View Post
    I wonder what the average ticket price was in 1973...
    I couldn't find it for season tickets, but the average NFL ticket was $6.50 per game in 1973,,,,,so I am guessing.... x 7 home games = roughly $50 bucks. That won't even get you ONE nose bleed ticket today. Ohhh wait......you also had to pay for 2-3 preseason games. So maybe a little over $50...but gas was 36 cents a gallon.
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    New York always costs more Junc!!! To pay for Joe Namath's fur coat and stuff at Shea Stadium.
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    Obviously things were cheaper back then but that might be a part of why the ticket sales were so high in 1973. Plus as Junc said, the at-home experience today didn't exist back then so that made it better for fans to go to the actual games.

    I remember when I was in my early teens and I had to call the Washington Post Sports Hotline just to get the score of the game. It updated like every 15 minutes. Talk about awful.
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    Also note that this was right before the NFL changed the blackout rule....before this, home game were blacked out even if they were sold out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AFCMiamiEast View Post
    "Downhill"? In South Florida? Lol, is there such a thing?
    I thought someone might comment on that. It actually was strangely downhill, in fact quite a bit downhill. Other Orange Bowl regulars might remember that. The street leading toward the stadium on the south side, aiming more or less smack toward the press box, was not level. In fact the apartment complexes on the east side of that street were at such an apparent slant that I remember the terrain taking me at an increased pace as I passed the guys leaning on their balconies.

    Then it was uphill on the way back but you didn't care because you had just witnessed another victory.

    We never got season tickets for the Dolphins once they relocated to the Robbie Bowl. It was never a consideration, considering the location and caliber of that venue. Patchwork is not going to fool many people.

    Regarding junc's comment, yes the Orange Bowl held roughly 80,000 in its heyday. The base bowl seated maybe 76,000 then 4000 auxiliary seats were added to the east end zone due to ticket demand during the early '70s glory years. Those seats remained for many years. It was funny to wander into them during Canes games on Friday night with sparse crowds. Virtually nobody was in those seats. When the Canes played the Irish my friends and I used to bring anti-Notre Dame banners and hold them up under the scoreboard, which was just above the level of the top row of the auxiliary stands. The Notre Dame highlight show on Sundays always showed a glimpse of the scoreboard after Notre Dame scored. But during those early '70s games they couldn't show the Orange Bowl scoreboard. Not once. We always had a banner up there that said, "Notre Dame s***s" and similar. You can imagine. We always laughed that we were impacting the highlight program, which was very famous during that era.

    Those 4000 seats were removed later in the '70s once the glory era ended and ticket demand wasn't as high.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nyjunc View Post
    across the league ticket sales are down w/ prices up and the home experience so much better than it used to be.
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