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WSox8404
06-28-2004, 02:08 PM
How come the papers only said that 39,500 were there on Fri., 39,500 were there on Sat., and 38,500 were there on Sun.? ***. Were there tickets available? Because if they were and I was convinced that I couldn't get any, that would suck. Doesn't the Cell still hold a bit more over 40,000? What is up with that?

IlliniSox
06-28-2004, 02:15 PM
How come the papers only said that 39,500 were there on Fri., 39,500 were there on Sat., and 38,500 were there on Sun.? ***. Were there tickets available? Because if they were and I was convinced that I couldn't get any, that would suck. Doesn't the Cell still hold a bit more over 40,000? What is up with that?
Surprised me too! The place is still enormous compared to a place like Wrigley, but it holds the same number?

munchman33
06-28-2004, 02:19 PM
Numbers in the Skyboxes will always differ.

Tekijawa
06-28-2004, 02:20 PM
Attendance is counted by "paid attendance" so there were quite a few tickets that weren't paid for. I.E. free from the white sox organization as part of a promotion/package and players tix.

iwannago
06-28-2004, 02:21 PM
If the Sox had more room available I think they would have sold more tickets. I think 38K is capacity.

Jerko
06-28-2004, 02:23 PM
Capacity used to be in the 40's but don't forget they took out about 6000 seats for the UD renovations.

GoSox2K3
06-28-2004, 02:32 PM
I was wondering the same thing about the attendance figures. So, this means the best the Sox can expect to draw in a single game under the current ballpark configuration is about 38 - 39k? That's amazingly low for such a big ballpark.

That leads me to believe that a HR Porch will likely be a part of Phase V in order to regain lost seating capacity.

It's also amazing that I think the Cubs have managed to break the 40k barrier at some games despite playing in a smaller park. But, the Cubs also sell standing room only tickets and maybe they don't offer as many promotional tickets as the Sox(?)

WSox8404
06-28-2004, 02:45 PM
I was wondering the same thing about the attendance figures. So, this means the best the Sox can expect to draw in a single game under the current ballpark configuration is about 38 - 39k? That's amazingly low for such a big ballpark.

That leads me to believe that a HR Porch will likely be a part of Phase V in order to regain lost seating capacity.

It's also amazing that I think the Cubs have managed to break the 40k barrier at some games despite playing in a smaller park. But, the Cubs also sell standing room only tickets and maybe they don't offer as many promotional tickets as the Sox(?)
The last part of your post is probably the answer. I think we give away more tickets then the Cubs.

joeynach
06-28-2004, 03:05 PM
I was wondering the same thing about the attendance figures. So, this means the best the Sox can expect to draw in a single game under the current ballpark configuration is about 38 - 39k? That's amazingly low for such a big ballpark.

That leads me to believe that a HR Porch will likely be a part of Phase V in order to regain lost seating capacity.

It's also amazing that I think the Cubs have managed to break the 40k barrier at some games despite playing in a smaller park. But, the Cubs also sell standing room only tickets and maybe they don't offer as many promotional tickets as the Sox(?)
Capacity right now is somewhere in between 42 and 43k. That # includes skybox capacatiy, terrace patio seats, stadium club seats, and standing room capacity (only if needed). The 39,500 attendance figure comes from paid attendance. The rest are giveaways to charitys and promitional events as well as tickets the sox use in house for entertaining clients, players families and friends, and such. If this was a sold out game sox vs. KC instead of vs cubs attendance would have been in the 40k's. It just that this is such a big event there are a lot of giveaways and promotional tickets handed out. Not a big deal at all.

TornLabrum
06-28-2004, 03:54 PM
According to the 2003 media guide, seating capacity last year was 47,098. This year's media guide states that 6600 seats were removed from the upper deck. It this is the exact number, that would make the capacity 40,498.

The difference, as stated by others is due to nonpaying customers.

A.T. Money
06-28-2004, 04:07 PM
It's easy to believe that there were 1000-2000 comp tickets per game in this series...

They were sold out....number don't always tell the whole story.

whtsx1959
06-28-2004, 09:15 PM
i was at the game sunday (left-field, sec 159 row 27) and not all the sky boxes were sold

nasox
06-28-2004, 09:20 PM
i was at the game sunday (left-field, sec 159 row 27) and not all the sky boxes were soldnot all are finished

Lip Man 1
06-28-2004, 10:03 PM
And never will be...

Lip

hose
06-28-2004, 10:08 PM
I was at the ticket window at 9:00 am Sunday morning and the game was completly sold out, no tickets available.

owensmouth
06-28-2004, 10:12 PM
According to the American League Red Book the capacity at US Cellular is supposed to be 47,00. However, that was before 6,600 seats were removed from the UD, So the total seating is somewhere around 40,400.