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Steelers: Season-ticket payments due as normal

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By Pittsburgh The Tribune-Review
Saturday, March 19, 2011
 

The Steelers expect fans to make season-ticket payments for the 2011 season, even though it could be wiped out by the NFL lockout.

In a letter to season-ticket holders, team president Art Rooney II said "payments are due, consistent with past practices."

Ticket payments are due in full by May 2.

"If games are lost to a work stoppage, we will provide refunds for any games cancelled," Rooney said in the letter.

The Steelers, coming off a loss to the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XLV, did not raise ticket prices for 2011. The team also did not raise prices after playing in Super Bowls XL and XLIII.

The New York Giants announced this week that they would not require season-ticket holders to make payments until the lockout ends.

Giants president and CEO John Mara told listeners on WFAN-AM in New York that a letter would go out to season-ticket holders next week that will give them the option of paying in full by May 1 or waiting until there is a new collective bargaining agreement in place with the players.

Of the NFL's 32 teams, the Giants are the only ones to allow fans to withhold season-ticket payments, according to a Twitter survey Sports Illustrated's Jim Trotter conducted.

"As we begin our preparations for the 2011 season, unfortunately there is the potential of a league-wide work stoppage," Rooney said in his letter. "We remain confident that owners and the players' association will reach an agreement before the 2011 schedule will be impacted."

The Steelers' home schedule includes games against New England, Jacksonville, Tennessee, St. Louis, Seattle and AFC North rivals Cleveland, Cincinnati and Baltimore.

 

 
 


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