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Weak 14: NFL Stadiums Look Like Ghost Towns As Attendance Crisis Continues

The plague of empty seats which has befallen the National Football League reached biblical proportions this week, as teams continued to find it hard to fill stadiums.

Naturally, a large number of players also continued their anti-American protests during the playing of the national anthem as Week 14 rolled into stadiums everywhere. And as a result, ticket prices are plummeting.

The league is having such a tough time finding fans to fill seats that some tickets are selling for the unheard of price of three dollars a seat, Breitbart Sports reported on Sunday. In many cases tickets are selling for prices lower than the cost of buying a beer or a hot dog in most stadiums!

But even at these near give-away prices, photos of empty stadiums are still chocking social media as the league’s Week 14 begins.

While the Green Bay Packers downed the Cleveland Browns in a 27-21 final, not many fans were around to see the loss at FirstEnergy Stadium. A sea of empty bright orange seats filled the stadium:

#loyalty#ClevelandBrowns#GoBrowns#firstwin#clevelandpic.twitter.com/xMPcEXD9NP

— DigitalDaddy (@digital_lif3) December 10, 2017

Congrats to Kirtland’s Tiger LaVerde on being a @Browns high school coach of the year finalist #GBvsCLE#HornetPridepic.twitter.com/Kvt9j0FfBI

— Jonathan Adkins (@Producer_Jon) December 10, 2017

Lower bowl packed with @packers fans #GBvsCLEpic.twitter.com/ZCQw7RouMe

— Jonathan Adkins (@Producer_Jon) December 10, 2017

Also in the Buckeye State, the Cincinnati Bengals got slammed 33-7 by the Chicago Bears, but fans stayed away in droves. One fan even noted ticket prices were down to $18 a seat.

Tons of empty seats at Paul Brown Stadium. At our hotel they had $18 tickets available. #Bears#Bengalspic.twitter.com/ScIOhiIdxq

— George Smith (@georgesmithtv) December 10, 2017

Cincy RT @SWINGNMISS7: @[me] #CHIvsCIN second quarter pic.twitter.com/lJ3wQQrzzg

— Empty Seats Galore (@EmptySeatsPics) December 10, 2017

#WhoDey#Bengals#BeatChicagopic.twitter.com/pkjwafaF3J

— Jared Wadley (@jared_wadley) December 10, 2017

But Cincinnati may have fared better than the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond Stadium when the Detroit Lions came to town to beat the Bucs 24-21. There seemed like more empty red seats than fans in Florida.

15 minutes before the Tampa Bay Bucs and Detroit Lions kickoff. A lot of empty seats and A LOT of blue pic.twitter.com/w5Pzi8qsfp

— Katherine Smith (@katsmithsports) December 10, 2017

Lots of empty seats can be seen in this video of the Cheer team strutting9 their stuff in Florida:

Our ? bringing the ?as usual ? pic.twitter.com/0q3gX1Zq5z

— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@TBBuccaneers) December 10, 2017

At Arrowhead Stadium, the Kansas City Chiefs nuked the Raiders 26-15, but both teams played to a ton of empty seats.

#Arrowhead#ChiefsKingdom#KCvsOakpic.twitter.com/VBuR4Qkq8A

— Shannon O'Brien (@ShannonOBTV) December 10, 2017

Happy 40th Gabe! #ChiefsKingdom#gochiefspic.twitter.com/CTmJiq4B7W

— Kendra Carlson (@mrscarlson4) December 10, 2017

#MOLotterySeats 325 Row 20 Seats 12 and 13!!! pic.twitter.com/RF9xKezEXI

— Jennifer Martin (@jennnnmartin) December 10, 2017

The Minnesota Vikings gave it the ol’ college try but lost to the Carolina Panthers 31-24. However, not many fans came out to Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte to see the game. The blue-backed seats were plentiful.

What a Panthers touchdown makes us do…smile! #Panthers#KeepPoundingpic.twitter.com/qdE3BjrkJ1

— Holly L (@blueyedbelle14) December 10, 2017

This is BengalsSnob reporting live from Bank of America Stadium pic.twitter.com/6FrAr3sZpR

— Bengals Snob (@BengalsSnob) December 10, 2017

As the Houston Texans kicked off at home against the San Francisco 49ers, fans apparently kicked back at home. The 49ers clobbered the Texans 26 to 16, anyway.

Lots of empty seats at the Texans game today. #emptynflseatspic.twitter.com/aQArkOiBv0

— James Fleming (@jbfeagle) December 10, 2017

I'm at NRG Stadium – @nrgparkfan for Houston Texans vs. San Francisco 49ers in Houston, TX w/ @kilowattohttps://t.co/1TOVvDoTwTpic.twitter.com/L7j5hlVXLD

— RoooRmz Atmrs (@RoooRmz) December 10, 2017

Let’s go @49ers where my 9ers go, I go !!!! #houston#nrgstadium#49ers#saloonsquadpic.twitter.com/EbHtvKoqzj

— Ivan (@boyleheights13) December 10, 2017

Speaking of Texas, the Dallas Cowboys were on the road but still played before plenty of empty seats as they met the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. The Cowboys slammed the Giants in a 30-10 final.

Liebe Grüße aus dem MetLife Stadium! Bestes Football Wetter! @Icke41#ranNFLsuechtigpic.twitter.com/zCjarsakxU

— Pascal Richter (@pasric77) December 10, 2017

Giants fans fired up for the return of Eli Manning pic.twitter.com/y2EbYXvow5

— Dan McDowell (@bracketdan) December 10, 2017

All set @MLStadium@giants@dallascowboys@WFAN660 1pm EST. Big thanks #teamsaks@saks@JackVictorStyle#saks_privatebrandspic.twitter.com/PI8WAssrvo

— Bob Papa (@BobPapa_NFL) December 10, 2017

Lots of empty seats at StubHub Center as the Washington Redskins invaded the L.A. Chargers home turf.

With 2:34 left in the 1st quarter a lot of empty seats. This is no longer a late-arriving crowd. It’s a not-arriving crowd. #WASvsLAC#FightForResaleTicketspic.twitter.com/dKmgEhAZI2

— Derek Togerson (@DerekNBCSD) December 10, 2017

At University of Phoenix Stadium, the Cardinals took on the Titans before a non-arriving crowd.

#TENvsARI (2/2) RT @KenettK: @[me] Cards (and Titans?) fans have had enough? (2 mins into the 1st quarter) pic.twitter.com/kfpsbg4TFM

— Empty Seats Galore (@EmptySeatsPics) December 10, 2017

Glendale #NFL#TENvsAZ RT @GLForumonSRA: @[me] a lot of #Titans blue and empty seats at kickoff in Arizona pic.twitter.com/iIZ3mVc32p

— Empty Seats Galore (@EmptySeatsPics) December 10, 2017

Finally, there were a lot of good seats still up for grabs as the Seattle Seahawks kicked off at EverBank Field against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Good seats still available in Jacksonville. #Seahawkspic.twitter.com/DYekjYYw10

— Ian Furness (@IanFurnessSea) December 10, 2017

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