NFL teams the New York Giants and New York Jets have said they will not follow the Denver Broncos by punishing season-ticket holders found to be selling all their passes.
The Broncos announced in March that they would be targeting people discovered to be simply placing season passes on resale sites to make money. They cancelled hundreds of season tickets after an audit found that many holders were not attending games.
In contrast, the New York Giants said they do not believe they have the right nor have they considered revoking season ticket holders for fans reselling their tickets.
“It sounds like season ticket holders at MetLife Stadium should be able to resell their tickets all they want without the fear of having them pulled away from them,” a Giants spokesperson told the New York Daily News.
It is believed that around 400 Broncos season passes have been revoked during the off-season.
The Broncos, who have accrued 47 consecutive seasons of home sellouts, said they will now make season tickets available to “loyal” fans on their 75,000-strong waiting list.
“After careful review and consideration of our nearly 22,000 season ticket accounts, we are informing a number of season ticket holders that their licenses will not be renewed for the 2017 season based on their tickets not being used by them for any game in 2016,” the Denver Broncos said in a statement.
“These decisions were made to reward our loyal season ticket holders, who have helped us to the longest home sellout streak in the NFL, and the many dedicated Broncos fans on our season ticket waiting list of nearly 75,000 people.”