NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Single-game tickets for the Tennessee Titans' home schedule sold out quickly this morning, extending the team's consecutive sell-out streak to 114 games at LP Field.
At 10 a.m., fans could begin buying as many as four tickets per person for up to two games. Roughly 3,000 seats were available for eight regular season games and two preseason contests.
Within about three hours, only scattered single seats remained for five of the regular season games. The first to sell out was the Sunday night, Oct. 11 game against the Indianapolis Colts, which was unavailable after only a few minutes. Games against the Houston Texans (Sept. 20), Jacksonville Jaguars (Nov. 1), Buffalo Bills (Nov. 15) and Arizona Cardinals (Nov. 29) also went quickly.
By 1:00 p.m., availability for the remaining regular season games was reduced to scattered singles. The preseason games were on the verge of selling out after the regular season tickets were gone.
"We're very appreciative of the long-standing support of our fans and thrilled that our sell-out streak will continue through this season," said Executive Vice President of Administration and Facilities Don MacLachlan. "It took a little bit longer than in previous years to sell out the games, but we anticipated that to happen because of the current economy and the knowledge that some fans might choose to attend fewer games than in the past. Mr. Adams and our entire organization extend our gratitude to our season ticket holders and the fans that bought up the rest of the tickets on Saturday."
Several fans lined up at the LP Field box office - many since early in the week - to purchase their tickets. However, most of the tickets were sold through Ticketmaster over the phone and internet and at Ticketmaster locations, including area Kroger stores.
Since opening in 1999, every preseason, regular season and playoff game at the 69,143-seat LP Field has sold out.
The majority of tickets are sold to season-ticket holders. The waiting list for season tickets currently exceeds 37,000 names.
The Titans open training camp on July 31. Ten days later, they open the NFL's preseason schedule against the Bills in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio. The following Saturday, Aug. 15, the Titans host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
They travel to Pittsburgh to face the Steelers in the Thursday night regular season opener on Sept. 10 before returning to LP Field to host the Texans on Sept. 20.