July 7, 2003
(Flowery Branch-AP) -- The Atlanta Falcons have sold out season tickets for just the second time in franchise history.
Last August, two months after they slashed prices on 23-thousand season tickets, the NFL said the Falcons were the first existing franchise to realize a 97 percent increase from one year to the next.
Now, with a waiting list in excess of 15-thousand, the team has reached a point at which only a thousand seats will be available for each of Atlanta's eight regular-season and two preseason home games. Single-game tickets, priced at 34, 44 and 56 dollars for all 10 games, will go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster.
Atlanta hasn't sold out of season tickets since 1981, the year after winning its first division title and going 12-and-4 before losing a heartbreaking playoff game to the Dallas Cowboys.