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Re: This is good for baseball?

Postby bleach168 » Fri Oct 12, 2007 6:06 am

Brandaddy wrote:
The Cow wrote:A big reason why teams like Colorado and Arizona tickets are easier to come by is that Denver and Phoenix are much smaller cities than Boston. Read fewer people. A city of 1 million people has a smaller ticket base than a city of 10 million. Thats one reason that often gets overlooked. Its easy to sell out when you have a huge fan base due in large part to population.

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I think another reason is the ticket prices. I am not exactly sure how much the tix are but my tickets were 85 and i am in row 12 on the third baseline and i bought seats in the same area during the season and they were around 40, I know its not that much of a jump but I hear people complaining about how expensive it is during the season and paying 90 bucks (with all the dumb fees) is probably a turn off too many, when you could watch it on TV for free. I think we have to many casual fans here that will watch on tv during the breaks of whatever hot reality show is on at the time. I also think the population seems a bit higher because of all the snow birds that come down for the winter, and most of them are all fans of the team in the area that they spend the summers in, ive noticed most the snow birds are Cubs fans, and the bitterness towards the Dbacks right now could be keeping them away. who knows thats just my opinion


That doesn't sound too bad. I was looking at Angels division series tickets and stubhub wanted me to pay at least $100 each for nosebleed seats. I bought an itouch instead.
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Re: This is good for baseball?

Postby Yoda » Fri Oct 12, 2007 9:48 am

bleach168 wrote:That doesn't sound too bad. I was looking at Angels division series tickets and stubhub wanted me to pay at least $100 each for nosebleed seats. I bought an itouch instead.


It depends on who is playing I think. Angels probably have a wider fan base compared to AZ, COL.
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Re: This is good for baseball?

Postby BritSox » Fri Oct 12, 2007 10:39 am

It's drastically understating the point to describe the Sox' market as the Greater Boston area, though. This is New England's team. In the same way that Seattle benefits from being the only team in the Northwest, and the Cards' radio network historically covered half the midwest. Boston is only like the seventh biggest market, but the Sox' ratings within their market amply compensate for that.
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Re: This is good for baseball?

Postby thedude » Fri Oct 12, 2007 11:03 am

bleach168 wrote:
Brandaddy wrote:
The Cow wrote:A big reason why teams like Colorado and Arizona tickets are easier to come by is that Denver and Phoenix are much smaller cities than Boston. Read fewer people. A city of 1 million people has a smaller ticket base than a city of 10 million. Thats one reason that often gets overlooked. Its easy to sell out when you have a huge fan base due in large part to population.

The Cow


I think another reason is the ticket prices. I am not exactly sure how much the tix are but my tickets were 85 and i am in row 12 on the third baseline and i bought seats in the same area during the season and they were around 40, I know its not that much of a jump but I hear people complaining about how expensive it is during the season and paying 90 bucks (with all the dumb fees) is probably a turn off too many, when you could watch it on TV for free. I think we have to many casual fans here that will watch on tv during the breaks of whatever hot reality show is on at the time. I also think the population seems a bit higher because of all the snow birds that come down for the winter, and most of them are all fans of the team in the area that they spend the summers in, ive noticed most the snow birds are Cubs fans, and the bitterness towards the Dbacks right now could be keeping them away. who knows thats just my opinion


That doesn't sound too bad. I was looking at Angels division series tickets and stubhub wanted me to pay at least $100 each for nosebleed seats. I bought an itouch instead.



That is pretty cheap comparatively. One of my coworkers paid over $1,000 dollars for a pair of seats a few rows back down the first base line for game one of the Red Sox/Angels Series.
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