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jamokes
07-04-2013, 11:27 AM
Maybe demographics isn't the right word to use but I'm amazed to watch, compare fans at other parks to our fans in the good seats.

You watch Homer Bailey pitch the no hitter the other night and you watch the fans they show on tv and almost all the seats are taken and the average age of those fans looks to be 40+ ish. Same thing in Boston.

Then you watch our games at the Cell and our fan base in the seats is nothing like other teams. We have lots of kids.....why is this?

LITTLE NELL
07-04-2013, 11:51 AM
Maybe demographics isn't the right word to use but I'm amazed to watch, compare fans at other parks to our fans in the good seats.

You watch Homer Bailey pitch the no hitter the other night and you watch the fans they show on tv and almost all the seats are taken and the average age of those fans looks to be 40+ ish. Same thing in Boston.

Then you watch our games at the Cell and our fan base in the seats is nothing like other teams. We have lots of kids.....why is this?

Kids are not a bad thing as they will become adult Sox fans as will their kids.
Do you know how many kids went to Wrigley Field back in the 50s and 60s because they played day ball and Wrigley was easy to get to, quite a few and they grew up remained Cub fans and continued to go to Wrigley as adults and their kids will do the same thing. It did not help that the Cubs had WGN TV all to themselves after 1967 and kids would come home from school and catch the last few innings of a game. I did all that but I was born a Sox fan and remained a Sox fan.
All that being said I haven't noticed that many kids at Sox games unless you are just looking at Family Sunday's.

amsteel
07-04-2013, 12:05 PM
I would assume most the big time corporations have Cubs instead of Sox tickets leaving prime seats available to non-corporate season ticket holders.

Kids are good for business because there's usually more than one in a group and they spend other people's (their parents) money.

DumpJerry
07-04-2013, 01:32 PM
Maybe demographics isn't the right word to use but I'm amazed to watch, compare fans at other parks to our fans in the good seats.

You watch Homer Bailey pitch the no hitter the other night and you watch the fans they show on tv and almost all the seats are taken and the average age of those fans looks to be 40+ ish. Same thing in Boston.

Then you watch our games at the Cell and our fan base in the seats is nothing like other teams. We have lots of kids.....why is this?
Kids love churros.


Actually, Sox tickets are less expensive than Cub tickets. Parking is easier and more convenient at Sox games. Fundamentals Deck. No drunk trixies and Chads. Video scoreboard. When was the last time a chunk of cement almost fell on a kid's head at Comiskey? (http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=39469)

Mr. Jinx
07-04-2013, 04:13 PM
Kids love churros.


Actually, Sox tickets are less expensive than Cub tickets. Parking is easier and more convenient at Sox games. Fundamentals Deck. No drunk trixies and Chads. Video scoreboard. When was the last time a chunk of cement almost fell on a kid's head at Comiskey? (http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=39469)

That part is not true. Just walk the outfield concourse and you'll see plenty of them.

ChicagoG19
07-04-2013, 04:59 PM
My guess is the season ticket holders are not showing up to games and the kids are sneaking into the good seats. I know I did that when I was a kid.

all*star quentin
07-04-2013, 05:06 PM
What I've noticed, is that the ST holder now has grandchildren. You'll notice them more when there is a day game.

DumpJerry
07-04-2013, 05:34 PM
That part is not true. Just walk the outfield concourse and you'll see plenty of them.
Those aren't trixies and Chads, however. Comiskey is south of Division Street.

BleacherBandit
07-04-2013, 11:34 PM
Those aren't trixies and Chads, however. Comiskey is south of Division Street.

There are plenty of White Sox fans that I find insufferable. I prefer not to generalize by location those I dislike.

cards press box
07-05-2013, 02:25 AM
The Sox make a concerted effort to appeal to young fans and have done so for a long time. That is definitely good for the long term health of the franchise.

MUsoxfan
07-05-2013, 02:50 AM
I would assume most the big time corporations have Cubs instead of Sox tickets leaving prime seats available to non-corporate season ticket holders.

Kids are good for business because there's usually more than one in a group and they spend other people's (their parents) money.


While true, many of the prime seats at the Cell are corporate. However, even corporations are having a hard time getting customers to take them for free and as a result you have the corporate employee with his children in those great seats.


Customers have been asking for Hawks tickets. Now they're just holding off for football and hockey season again

October26
07-05-2013, 07:58 AM
The Sox make a concerted effort to appeal to young fans and have done so for a long time. That is definitely good for the long term health of the franchise.


Yes, the Sox sure have and I agree that this is good for the future of the franchise.

kittle42
07-05-2013, 08:58 AM
There are plenty of White Sox fans that I find insufferable. I prefer not to generalize by location those I dislike.

Stand out on the OF concourse for a while, for example, during a crowded game. As insufferable as the packed Wrigley bleachers.

Mr. Jinx
07-05-2013, 10:01 AM
Those aren't trixies and Chads, however. Comiskey is south of Division Street.

Once in a while they get lost I think and end up at 35th.

DumpJerry
07-05-2013, 11:01 AM
Stand out on the OF concourse for a while, for example, during a crowded game. As insufferable as the packed Wrigley bleachers.

Did you say "crowded game" when referring to the 2013 White Sox?:scratch:

Once in a while they get lost I think and end up at 35th.
This is what happens when you pass out drunk on the Red Line......

rdivaldi
07-05-2013, 12:05 PM
It's not surprising their are loads of kids in the stadium. The White Sox offer tons of promotions and discounts to families. Living in the South Loop, we are constantly shown special offers through my son's school and sports teams.

I think it's good for the long term health of the team.

Harry Chappas
07-08-2013, 03:09 PM
There are plenty of White Sox fans that I find insufferable. I prefer not to generalize by location those I dislike.

Agreed. If someone is willing to shell out $ to attend a Sox game, who cares where they're from? I lived on the north side for almost 20 years and now live in Evanston. The biggest Sox fan I know - other than myself of course - lives in Glencoe.

fungo bat
07-08-2013, 05:33 PM
There are thousands of loyal Sox fans up north in Cubs' country. Some are displaced south siders, and others just gravitated to the Sox at an early age for a variety of reasons. I live on the northwest side. The Chairman himself resides in Highland Park.