The San Antonio Talons are off and running in the Arena Football League after a successful season opener this past Saturday at the Alamodome. Following the Talons 54-48 victory over the Utah Blaze, new team owner, David Lynd, of Lynd Sports, LLC, huddled with his Talons management team on ideas of how to improve the fan experience.
on the agenda was ticket pricing. Lynd, a San Antonio native, felt
there was a need to reduce prices to make attending Talons games more
was obvious to us that one of the first things we needed to do was cut
prices," said Lynd, who took over Talons ownership just last week from
original team owner, Jason Lohe. "No matter the quality of the product we put on the field, if it's not priced right for the fans, they simply aren't going to buy."
chopped all ticket prices, including lowering the lowest priced ticket
to $10. Other tickets have been cut as much as $20 per ticket, at every
wanted to price a Talons game where a family, or group of four, could
spend under $100 and receive four tickets, four hot dogs and four
drinks. They can now do that."
recognizes that ticket pricing and team support go hand in hand. "With
me being from San Antonio, I did not want pricing to be an issue with
fans when deciding to attend a game," he said. "This is San Antonio's
team and we wanted all San Antonian's to be able to get behind us. If we
want professional football to succeed here, the fans will have to do
their part. But it is our obligation to put a good product on the field
and make it affordable for all fans. I feel we have now done both."