Giants Holding Line On Ticket Prices

Some good news amid the gloom of the lockout. The Giants won't be raising ticket prices this year. None of their employees will be taking paycuts or be laid off, either.

The Giants announced today that ticket prices will remain the same as they were in 2010.

This marks the second time in three years the Giants have not hiked their prices. Team president and CEO John Mara also said in an interview on WFAN radio that, although ticket invoices for the 2011 season will be sent out next week, fans would not have to pay for their tickets until the league's labor problems have been settled.

The team had raised ticket prices every year from 2003 to 2008.

Mara also said that no one in the organization would incur a paycut or a layoff during the lockout.

This, by the way, is definitely NOT standard operating procedure for other teams. According to a report in the Newark Star-Ledger, the Jets are demanding 50 percent of the cost of tickets up front, and have already implemented plans for furloughs and paycuts to certain employees. The Patriots have asked for full payment by the end of the month.

An poll showed 31 of 32 teams demanding at least partial payment for tickets. The poll showed that a few teams demanded full payment.

The Jets also increased their ticket prices by 2.3 percent.

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