Kansas City Chiefs tickets for the 2010 season can be bought soon. Very soon.
Jackson County residents will get the first shot at 10:00 a.m. this morning and again on Thursday. Here's the Chiefs release on the tickets:
In continuation of the team’s long-standing policy, the taxpayers of Jackson County, Missouri will receive first priority to purchase single-game tickets for Chiefs home games for the 2010 season on Wednesday, July 28th and Thursday, July 29th. Tickets may be purchased in person at the Arrowhead Stadium Ticket Office located between the Founder’s Plaza and the Hy-Vee Gate on the northwest side of the stadium from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM each day or at the participating Kansas City Ticketmaster Outlets listed below (hours vary by outlet). No phone orders will be accepted for this special pre-sale event on July 28th and July 29th.
I'd be very curious to see how these tickets sell. It will help determine how much work the Chiefs will have to do. Even last year, with a 1-7 start, they made it all the way to December 13 before there was a blackout.
I'd imagine the Chiefs will be OK if the early goings of the season. The Jaguars and Bills could be a problem in weeks seven and eight if they don't get off to a decent start. Neither of those teams have large fanbases.
Your December games at Arrowhead this season: Broncos, Titans and Raiders. You gotta feel somewhat confident about selling out those crowds.