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DumpJerry
04-07-2010, 02:56 PM
The White Sox. (http://www.chicagobreakingsports.com/2010/04/cubs-have-highest-average-ticket-price-in-baseball-in-2010.html)

I did not think we would rank as high as fourth.

Marqhead
04-07-2010, 02:58 PM
I'm surprised to see us that high as well, but at least there's a good $13 drop of from us and the very top tier.

downstairs
04-07-2010, 02:58 PM
Chicago is an expensive city. That's really all there is to it.

lizard6king6
04-07-2010, 03:02 PM
One thing not touched upon though is the numerous games the White Sox offer at discounts. It seems almost every game they offer half price tickets, combo UD packages with meals, or some kind of cool promotion unlike the other teams around the league. Interesting article nontheless.

DSpivack
04-07-2010, 03:08 PM
Not surprising at all to me, especially after living in Atlanta and DC.

Johnny Mostil
04-07-2010, 03:09 PM
Chicago is an expensive city. That's really all there is to it.

With, I'd add, not very good weather (as the reason for why ball games here are more expensive here than in some West Coast cities).

Where in the Cel are the $6.50 beers noted here (http://teammarketing.com.ismmedia.com/ISM3/std-content/repos/Top/News/2010_mlb_fci.pdf)?

DumpJerry
04-07-2010, 03:16 PM
Chicago is an expensive city. That's really all there is to it.
San Francisco is more expensive.

Shoeless
04-07-2010, 03:19 PM
Does anyone else take exception to the idea that Sox fans are poor? One of the comments just made me think about it. I know we're supposed to be a "blue collar" crowd, but some of the south suburbs are relatively wealthy. I can't stand that generalization.

doublem23
04-07-2010, 03:19 PM
I did not think we would rank as high as fourth.

Since we were 4th last year, too, it shouldn't be that big of a surprise.

BNLSox
04-07-2010, 04:38 PM
Missing from this analysis is the denominator or # of seats in a park. The average seat to see a game at my local Dodger stadium is cheaper, but thats because there are more cheap seats. A seat for seat comparison, I bet would put several teams ahead of the Sox, Cubs, and maybe even the Red Sox. Capacity impacts this analysis greatly!

downstairs
04-07-2010, 05:22 PM
Missing from this analysis is the denominator or # of seats in a park. The average seat to see a game at my local Dodger stadium is cheaper, but thats because there are more cheap seats. A seat for seat comparison, I bet would put several teams ahead of the Sox, Cubs, and maybe even the Red Sox. Capacity impacts this analysis greatly!

I was curious about this too. How do they determine average. Lets say there are (using fake numbers of cours) 100 seats for $5, and 10 seats for $10.

Would the average be $7.50 (the middle)? Or $5.40 (adding up all seats by price, dividing by seat count).

ilsox7
04-07-2010, 05:25 PM
I was curious about this too. How do they determine average. Lets say there are (using fake numbers of cours) 100 seats for $5, and 10 seats for $10.

Would the average be $7.50 (the middle)? Or $5.40 (adding up all seats by price, dividing by seat count).


If it's not $5.40, then this may be the dumbest survey of ticket prices ever produced.

doublem23
04-07-2010, 05:49 PM
From their site:

Average ticket price represents a weighted average of season ticket prices for general seating categories, determined by factoring the tickets in each price range as a percentage of the total number of seats in each venue. Premium seating (tickets that come with at least one added amenity or is classified by team as premium) are not included in the survey to calculate average ticket price. Luxury suites are also excluded from the survey. Season ticket pricing is used for any team that offers some or all tickets at lower prices for customers who buy season seats. Teams have a say in what seats are considered general or premium.

Looks like it'd be $5.40.

Chicken Dinner
04-07-2010, 05:51 PM
Go figure!

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100407/ap_on_sp_ba_ne/bbo_ticket_prices

kittle42
04-07-2010, 05:54 PM
As long as the demand is there, it's no surprise.

WSox597
04-07-2010, 05:54 PM
Gee, I wonder how high their prices would be if they ever actually won a World Series.

Their fans probably couldn't afford that. LOL

102605
04-07-2010, 05:56 PM
San Francisco is more expensive.

Yet San Diego featues a $6.00 ticket to their games and $5.00 beers.

DumpJerry
04-07-2010, 06:04 PM
San Francisco is more expensive.

Yet San Diego features a $6.00 ticket to their games and $5.00 beers.
I was talking about the cost of living, not ballpark prices.

ewokpelts
04-07-2010, 06:28 PM
i think $200+ tickets in the scout seats and jim beam club make our average higher than it should

BNLSox
04-07-2010, 06:36 PM
Yet San Diego featues a $6.00 ticket to their games and $5.00 beers.

Same state, no where near each other physically or in cost. That's like comparing Chicago and Pittsburgh ticket and beer prices. Those two cities are probably even closer than SD and SF.

Of course this disparity within a state may have been your point to begin with... hard to tell without tone.

DSpivack
04-07-2010, 11:54 PM
Chicago is an expensive city. That's really all there is to it.

San Francisco is more expensive.

I was talking about the cost of living, not ballpark prices.

If you're referring to cost of living, then add DC as being more expensive than Chicago and San Francisco. And maybe Boston?

DumpJerry
04-08-2010, 06:56 AM
If you're referring to cost of living, then add DC as being more expensive than Chicago and San Francisco. And maybe Boston?
So is New York City and yet the Mets are cheaper than the Sox.

fox23
04-08-2010, 07:19 AM
i think $200+ tickets in the scout seats and jim beam club make our average higher than it should

That is highly doubtful. The Sox just have high overall ticket prices and no super cheap (under $20) seats in the park to drive down the average.