MANY UNHAPPY SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS FANS SELLING SEASON TICKET LICENSES
If you were hoping to get your hands on a San Francisco 49ers Season Builders License, or SBL, you’re in luck. Thousands are now available, but re-sellers say it has nothing to do with the team’s current record. Still, a growing number of fans are very dissatisfied.
Just three games into the season, some of the 49ers Faithful are already having second thoughts.
“I’m here to support the home team, but it seems like they’re not helping us, and they’re making it worse for us,” San Jose resident Tuan Le said.
Le and his friends bought seat licenses at $12,000 apiece, plus $2,000 per year for the actual tickets. Now, they want out, blaming the heat and a lack-luster tailgating experience.
“Half the stadium, we get beat up by the sun. So if you’re going to watch a game, you want to enjoy, drink a few beers. Here, you drink a few beers, and you get beat up, come home with sunburn, it’s just a bad experience,” Le said.
License holder Preston Burnes of San Francisco agrees, saying something isn’t right about Levi’s Stadium.
“Even if they’re losing, what we still would be looking for is a fun game day experience, an opportunity to get together, to share a tailgate, to enjoy some football, and that hasn’t really been what we found this season, or even last season,” Burnes said.
The 49ers changed their ticket policy this year, opting for digital delivery, rather than hard tickets. License holders say they can’t print the tickets until 72 hours before the game, making them harder to re-sell.
“We just hope that the 49ers would look at us as having already purchased these tickets and let us do what we want with them, rather than placing all these restrictions on them, to make it suit their needs, and allow them to make the most money possible,” Burnes said… (more)