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Madvora
06-21-2005, 03:02 PM
Don't get all over me for this one, I just have a question.

Does anyone know how the Sox would sell playoff tickets now? I kind of think that they're only going to allow season ticket holders and people who buy the Ozzie or Minoso or whatever plan to get a hold of them.
I realize that it's been 5 years since we've had a chance, but I think it might be tougher than ever now because of what they did with the sale of Cubs/Sox tickets. I would assume it would be a similar policy to that.

- please don't reply with the "it's only June, we need to worry about our next game" post. I just asking about ticket policy.

Mickster
06-21-2005, 03:09 PM
Don't get all over me for this one, I just have a question.

Does anyone know how the Sox would sell playoff tickets now? I kind of think that they're only going to allow season ticket holders and people who buy the Ozzie or Minoso or whatever plan to get a hold of them.
I realize that it's been 5 years since we've had a chance, but I think it might be tougher than ever now because of what they did with the sale of Cubs/Sox tickets. I would assume it would be a similar policy to that.

- please don't reply with the "it's only June, we need to worry about our next game" post. I just asking about ticket policy.

"it's only June, we need to worry about our next game"

Heffalump
06-21-2005, 03:10 PM
IT'S ONLY JUNE ! WE SHOULD JUST WORRY ABOUT OUR NEXT GAME !

Heh, Heh, just kidding. This is a good question, as I would also like to know if the Sox have set a policy on playoff tickets yet.

Garland's goin' after #12 tonight ! ...Let's go Sox !!

Madvora
06-21-2005, 03:13 PM
"it's only June, we need to worry about our next game"

AHHH!!! I knew it was coming!

Yeah, well the 2005 ticket policy has me wondering.
I was able to get 2000 tickets against Seattle from ticketmaster, but I can't imagine that would even be possible this year.

Rocky Soprano
06-21-2005, 03:15 PM
I'm hoping they do something similar than what they did with the Bulls. Buy Season tickets for next year, get playoff tickets this year.

I would sign up in a heartbeat.

Chez
06-21-2005, 03:24 PM
In 1993 and 2000 full season ticketholders were able to purchase their seats for the post-season (duh!) AND an equal number of upper deck seats for each game. My ticket group (full season) owns four seats so we had our regular four and an extra four in the upper deck to each game. The Sox treat their full plan owners very, very well.

scottjanssens
06-21-2005, 03:27 PM
If you have a split season plan you can buy tickets to one game per series. Date and seat location is the descretion of the Sox.

Ol' No. 2
06-21-2005, 03:29 PM
In 1993 and 2000 full season ticketholders were able to purchase their seats for the post-season (duh!) AND an equal number of upper deck seats for each game. My ticket group (full season) owns four seats so we had our regular four and an extra four in the upper deck to each game. The Sox treat their full plan owners very, very well.They did the same thing in 2003 when they were still in it in September. I'd expect the same this year. But there were still tickets available that would have gone on sale to the general public.

kevingrt
06-21-2005, 03:33 PM
I have no clue what they do but I know I want tickets and I'd camp out for a couple nights. But I don't like the p-word used in June

iwcup
06-21-2005, 03:33 PM
Did they make any determination for the 9 or 13 game ticket holders?
or do they count that as a split season?

iamkoza
06-21-2005, 03:33 PM
They did the same thing in 2003 when they were still in it in September. I'd expect the same this year. But there were still tickets available that would have gone on sale to the general public.

last year i was able to get 2 tickets via ticketmaster (obstructed view but hey i woulda been in th epark)

Ol' No. 2
06-21-2005, 03:35 PM
I have no clue what they do but I know I want tickets and I'd camp out for a couple nights.Did that in 2000. It was actually a lot of fun.

daveeym
06-21-2005, 03:59 PM
I have no clue what they do but I know I want tickets and I'd camp out for a couple nights. But I don't like the p-word used in June I camped out in 2000. Very fun night and pleasant experience. A group that got there first made a list and lined everyone up. In the morning the Sox cooperated and individually directed everyone to the various windows for the first 100-200 people which pretty much was all that had camped out. After that they allowed people to just line up at the ticket windows. I was first in line at a window and got tix for all 3 games.

Malgar 12
06-21-2005, 04:03 PM
They did the same thing in 2003 when they were still in it in September. I'd expect the same this year. But there were still tickets available that would have gone on sale to the general public.

I have two tickets to the 03 playoffs right here in my desk, that I bought on ticketmaster. Never needed to use them thanks to the "Great Jose Paniagua Affair."

So my guess is there will be some tickets available for non season or mini-plan holders, you just gotta grab them right when they go on sale!

DumpJerry
06-21-2005, 04:04 PM
Minnie Plan will not get post season. Ozzie Plan gets two UD games in the ALDS.

Ol' No. 2
06-21-2005, 04:09 PM
I camped out in 2000. Very fun night and pleasant experience. A group that got there first made a list and lined everyone up. In the morning the Sox cooperated and individually directed everyone to the various windows for the first 100-200 people which pretty much was all that had camped out. After that they allowed people to just line up at the ticket windows. I was first in line at a window and got tix for all 3 games.I managed to be second in line for ALCS tickets in 2000 and scored 4 for all four games. Section 129.:angry:

Fenway
06-21-2005, 04:09 PM
as someone who bought

ALCS tickets in 1972
ALCS and WS tix in 1978
WS tix in 1988
WS tix in 1990
WS tix in 2003


I have some simple advice. ASK when magic number is -1

http://i18.ebayimg.com/04/i/04/50/29/9d_1_b.JPG

daveeym
06-21-2005, 04:11 PM
I managed to be second in line for ALCS tickets in 2000 and scored 4 for all four games. Section 129.:angry: Camped out for those too, so I feel ya.

Chez
06-21-2005, 04:15 PM
as someone who bought

ALCS tickets in 1972
ALCS and WS tix in 1978
WS tix in 1988
WS tix in 1990
WS tix in 2003


I have some simple advice. ASK when magic number is -1

http://i18.ebayimg.com/04/i/04/50/29/9d_1_b.JPG

I framed all my unused World Series tickets (including those from the strike year of 1994) and hung them in my basement. How's that for masochism?

scottjanssens
06-21-2005, 04:19 PM
I have some simple advice. ASK when magic number is -1

So you're saying with a magic number of 87 it's too early?

Fenway
06-21-2005, 04:26 PM
So you're saying with a magic number of 87 it's too early?

ask fans of the 64 Phillies, 87 Blue Jays etc.

NEVER assume in baseball
(from 2003)

http://www.zaptank.com/images/blog/2003/fenway_world_series.jpg

White Sox Josh
06-21-2005, 04:29 PM
Don't get all over me for this one, I just have a question.

Does anyone know how the Sox would sell playoff tickets now? I kind of think that they're only going to allow season ticket holders and people who buy the Ozzie or Minoso or whatever plan to get a hold of them.
I realize that it's been 5 years since we've had a chance, but I think it might be tougher than ever now because of what they did with the sale of Cubs/Sox tickets. I would assume it would be a similar policy to that.

- please don't reply with the "it's only June, we need to worry about our next game" post. I just asking about ticket policy.I think they have a virtual waiting line or something.

Ol' No. 2
06-21-2005, 04:36 PM
as someone who bought

ALCS tickets in 1972
ALCS and WS tix in 1978
WS tix in 1988
WS tix in 1990
WS tix in 2003


I have some simple advice. ASK when magic number is -1

http://i18.ebayimg.com/04/i/04/50/29/9d_1_b.JPGIf you wait that long you won't get any. They'll go on sale in early to mid-September.

BTW, for season ticket holders, you have to buy the whole enchilada all at once. You can't pick just WS tickets (not that I would, but you can't). It's a lot of dough all at once.

Kevin
06-21-2005, 04:37 PM
I'm going to college and getting the grinder plan, i'm taking no chances.

Sly
06-21-2005, 04:38 PM
I love how those '77 World Series tickets are priced at $15!

cwsfannick
06-21-2005, 04:45 PM
I've had a 27 game plan since 2003. If I remember correctly when we were in contention in 2003 I was able to purchase tickets for each of the Divisional Series games, 1 game in the AL Championship and 1 game for the World Series.

Fenway
06-21-2005, 05:03 PM
I love how those '77 World Series tickets are priced at $15!

ahh yes inflation
1967 $ 2.00
http://www.bpl.org/store/IMGs/STMedium/tm_st11078.jpg

2004 $ 125.00 ( but worth every penny :D: )


http://www.geocities.com/bmw_man_udr/2004-ws-ticket-list-0618.jpg

skobabe8
06-21-2005, 05:25 PM
Sorry if someones already stated it, but what are your playoff options if you get a grinder plan?

Kevin
06-21-2005, 05:27 PM
You get every game with the Grinder plan, just upper reserved I guess.

skobabe8
06-21-2005, 05:31 PM
Cool, thanks. I'm really trying to figure out what the best option would be---getting a ticket plan or taking my chances on individual games.

soxfan43
06-21-2005, 06:55 PM
2 questions for you. First, how many games and how much is the grinder plan. and second, for those of you who camped out how many days was it, just overnight? I've done this during college for hoops tickets but i'll need to cooridinate my work schedule for this one

elrod
06-21-2005, 10:39 PM
If my wife approves I will be camping out with my 3.5 year old son.

TheOldRoman
06-21-2005, 11:38 PM
My only question is, if I am able to buy tickets for, say, game 7 of the ALCS, and the Sox sweep it, will they give me a refund?

gosox3072
06-21-2005, 11:48 PM
My only question is, if I am able to buy tickets for, say, game 7 of the ALCS, and the Sox sweep it, will they give me a refund?

I got tix for the 2003 ALDS and they gave me all my money back so im guessing yes

kevingrt
06-21-2005, 11:58 PM
If my wife approves I will be camping out with my 3.5 year old son.

What an experience for the kid, I'll be right in front of you, lol

Ol' No. 2
06-22-2005, 08:45 AM
2 questions for you. First, how many games and how much is the grinder plan. and second, for those of you who camped out how many days was it, just overnight? I've done this during college for hoops tickets but i'll need to cooridinate my work schedule for this oneAll I can go by is my 2000 experience. For the ALDS we got there about 4am and were able to buy tickets for the whole series. For the ALCS we got there about midnight the night before and were second in line.

daveeym
06-22-2005, 09:47 AM
2 questions for you. First, how many games and how much is the grinder plan. and second, for those of you who camped out how many days was it, just overnight? I've done this during college for hoops tickets but i'll need to cooridinate my work schedule for this one Just overnight, they won't let you camp out before a certain time the night before, the cops will go rodney king on your ass.

daveeym
06-22-2005, 09:49 AM
All I can go by is my 2000 experience. For the ALDS we got there about 4am and were able to buy tickets for the whole series. For the ALCS we got there about midnight the night before and were second in line. Yeah we got there about 10 p.m. with a case of beer. maybe 20 something in the unofficial line. For those that haven't done it they then spread you out over 30 ticket windows or so. I know everyone that spent the night got tix and most people that showed up 1/2 hour before the windows opened probably got them as well.

Oh and for ALCS tix I knew I had tix but I now remember not camping out. My dad just drove down early, about 30 to 45 minutes before tix went on sale and was able to get in line and get tickets. There's not a huge amount of people camping out.

Doobie148
06-22-2005, 01:49 PM
I was able to get 4 tickets, lower deck, in 2003 through Ticketmaster. Hopefully I'll get that lucky again this year!

Norberto7
06-22-2005, 02:16 PM
I have two tickets to the 03 playoffs right here in my desk, that I bought on ticketmaster. Never needed to use them thanks to the "Great Jose Paniagua Affair."

Didn't the Sox win that game? Perhaps I am mistaken.

ChiWhiteSox1337
06-22-2005, 02:42 PM
Didn't the Sox win that game? Perhaps I am mistaken.
Yes, but it happened against the Twins. After that, the Sox dropped all of the crucial games against the Twins.