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itsnotrequired
02-14-2006, 10:03 AM
Site is up now. Scout Seat and uite holders are off to the races.

T-minus 1 hour for Full and Split holders.

FoulkeFan
02-14-2006, 10:04 AM
Have any other season ticket holders NOT received the e-mail yet?

Scottiehaswheels
02-14-2006, 10:05 AM
Have any other season ticket holders NOT received the e-mail yet?

email your rep asap.. I think most people got theirs already... got mine 3.5 hours ago

itsnotrequired
02-14-2006, 10:07 AM
Have any other season ticket holders NOT received the e-mail yet?

In case you don't get an e-mail, your password is your season ticket account number.

Taz
02-14-2006, 10:08 AM
Can't wait for the first reports...

Are there ticketmaster fees? If so, per game? or entire order? :(:

FoulkeFan
02-14-2006, 10:08 AM
email your rep asap.. I think most people got theirs already... got mine 3.5 hours ago

Thanks, I'll check with him.

Jerko
02-14-2006, 10:08 AM
In case you don't get an e-mail, your password is your season ticket account number.

And you need a regular ticketmaster account too it looks like so you might want to sign yourself up for one of those if you haven't yet.

itsnotrequired
02-14-2006, 10:13 AM
And you need a regular ticketmaster account too it looks like so you might want to sign yourself up for one of those if you haven't yet.

Good call. I forgot that my credit card they have on file expired a couple months ago. Just updated it. Thanks for the reminder!

SoxFan78
02-14-2006, 10:19 AM
Has anybody used the "Buy Multiple Games" link on ticketmaster.com before? I have to buy acouple and im not sure if I should use the above link or just buy each game once at at time.

redsand22
02-14-2006, 10:20 AM
My whitesox account is locked out. Rep said it was going to be unlocked yesterday. If I just go to ticketmaster and put my info and password (account #) should that be okay? Thanks

Scottiehaswheels
02-14-2006, 10:20 AM
Has anybody used the "Buy Multiple Games" link on ticketmaster.com before? I have to buy acouple and im not sure if I should use the above link or just buy each game once at at time.
yeah buy multiple games... you'll kill yourself with fees doing individual games... plus its pretty easy to use

BLRMKRdave
02-14-2006, 10:24 AM
Any games completely sold out yet?

NorthSideSox72
02-14-2006, 10:26 AM
Any Split holders get their password yet? I am still waiting.

chisoxfan83
02-14-2006, 10:27 AM
Any Split holders get their password yet? I am still waiting.

never got mine i am happy i go on this site to get the password info. check the info above in this thread

Doobie148
02-14-2006, 10:27 AM
Any Split holders get their password yet? I am still waiting.

We got ours at 7am.

cbone
02-14-2006, 10:28 AM
Any Split holders get their password yet? I am still waiting.

Got mine about 2 hours ago. It is your acct number.

NorthSideSox72
02-14-2006, 10:29 AM
never got mine i am happy i go on this site to get the password info. check the info above in this thread

Which would be helpful, except that I haven't a clue what my account number is. I never saw the number again after my invoice, which I don't have with me at work. I just sign into my account with my email address. :(:

Stoky44
02-14-2006, 10:29 AM
Do you have to buy online, or can you call ticketmaster or USC?

Spartanftball
02-14-2006, 10:29 AM
The White Sox said I would be getting the password within the hour. Also, they cautioned against loggin in early to avoid being locked out.

chisoxfan83
02-14-2006, 10:29 AM
call the sox and ask for any agent they should have i for you

Stoky44
02-14-2006, 10:39 AM
yeah buy multiple games... you'll kill yourself with fees doing individual games... plus its pretty easy to use

When you do the multiple game thing, can you only have 1 window opened? Meaning can you buy for like 3 games at once? I know for the playoffs if you had multiple windows/games open the thing would have an error.

Scottiehaswheels
02-14-2006, 10:40 AM
The White Sox said I would be getting the password within the hour. Also, they cautioned against loggin in early to avoid being locked out.

Crap... is there anyway to tell if you're blocked? I tried to login to see if I could purchase multiple games

itsnotrequired
02-14-2006, 10:41 AM
Crap... is there anyway to tell if you're blocked? I tried to login to see if I could purchase multiple games

You won't be able to log in right now unless you are a Scout or Suite holder. Patience!

Does anyone know if they are charging Ticketmaster fees? Many people seem to think they will be but I haven't seen this confirmed.

Scottiehaswheels
02-14-2006, 10:42 AM
When you do the multiple game thing, can you only have 1 window opened? Meaning can you buy for like 3 games at once? I know for the playoffs if you had multiple windows/games open the thing would have an error.

Multiple games it pulls up the full season... click on the dates you want by game... then it'll go game by game through how many you want and where...
i.e. it'll look like you opened up a single window, select what you want and then click continue, which will bring up the next game that you selected

Scotty_T
02-14-2006, 10:42 AM
Crap... is there anyway to tell if you're blocked? I tried to login to see if I could purchase multiple games

You're fine. Just don't try to use your password on the game before 10am.

Its OK to log into your account.

Doobie148
02-14-2006, 10:44 AM
So, is it Ticketmaster we're supposed to log on to? The link they sent in the email wasn't to Ticketmaster, it goes to the Sox schedule page. If it'll be quicker to go directly to Ticketmaster, that's what I'll do.

Scottiehaswheels
02-14-2006, 10:46 AM
You're fine. Just don't try to use your password on the game before 10am.

Its OK to log into your account.

thats what I did.. I pulled up ticketmaster and typed in my account #

itsnotrequired
02-14-2006, 10:46 AM
So, is it Ticketmaster we're supposed to log on to? The link they sent in the email wasn't to Ticketmaster, it goes to the Sox schedule page. If it'll be quicker to go directly to Ticketmaster, that's what I'll do.

Yes, go to Ticketmaster. You can click on the "buy multiple games" link and select your games ahead of time, all without having to enter your password.

Scottiehaswheels
02-14-2006, 10:51 AM
Yes, go to Ticketmaster. You can click on the "buy multiple games" link and select your games ahead of time, all without having to enter your password.Just a heads up, You can only select 6 games at a time, forgot about that...

Scotty_T
02-14-2006, 10:51 AM
thats what I did.. I pulled up ticketmaster and typed in my account #

Well I would hold off on doing it again until 10:00am. Just in case.

Stoky44
02-14-2006, 10:51 AM
Yes, go to Ticketmaster. You can click on the "buy multiple games" link and select your games ahead of time, all without having to enter your password.

Problem is you can only select 6 games at a time!

itsnotrequired
02-14-2006, 10:52 AM
Problem is you can only select 6 games at a time!

E-mail Brooks.

BobbyJenks
02-14-2006, 10:54 AM
I have my multiple ticket window open right now and it says scout and suite ticket holder presale, is that what everyone else is seeing?

JohnBasedowYoda
02-14-2006, 10:54 AM
Weeeee! More ticketbastard funtimes

itsnotrequired
02-14-2006, 10:55 AM
I have my multiple ticket window open right now and it says scout and suite ticket holder presale, is that what everyone else is seeing?

Yep. I imagine it will update at 10:00.

BobbyJenks
02-14-2006, 10:56 AM
Yep. I imagine it will update at 10:00.
so hold off on selecting my games?

chisoxfan83
02-14-2006, 10:59 AM
good luck everyone

Soxfanspcu11
02-14-2006, 11:00 AM
Lets get it on!

Rocky Soprano
02-14-2006, 11:01 AM
Please someone sell me two extras! :D:
Hell I would take one! My wife doesnt have to go! LOL!

Scottiehaswheels
02-14-2006, 11:01 AM
Lets get it on!Um its ten.. where are you?

JohnBasedowYoda
02-14-2006, 11:01 AM
ddi they change it yet? it still says "scout seat..."

Spartanftball
02-14-2006, 11:02 AM
Does anyone else not have their link and password?

Kuzman
02-14-2006, 11:02 AM
GAH. I'm a dumbass and kept hitting F5 while refreshing. Now im locked out for a few minutes. ahhaahahah

Cat Thief
02-14-2006, 11:03 AM
I did that too. Close browser delete cookies and history. I got back in right away.

BRDSR
02-14-2006, 11:03 AM
ddi they change it yet? it still says "scout seat..."

I see the same thing...I type in my password and it tells me its not in the system...

Will be pissed if Sox/TM screw this up.

shbart
02-14-2006, 11:04 AM
I still see just Scout & Suite...and it's after 10...what gives???

Cat Thief
02-14-2006, 11:04 AM
It has not changed yet

The Dude
02-14-2006, 11:05 AM
anyone not see the scout seat presale thing???? This is pissing me off!:angry:

Scottiehaswheels
02-14-2006, 11:05 AM
I keep getting in and booted out on my last game

cbone
02-14-2006, 11:06 AM
Score!!!! Tickets for the opener and all Cubs/Sox games! Going back for more.

salty99
02-14-2006, 11:06 AM
I checked it and it works fine. Underneath the scout suite code is a box for full/split season ticket holders.

Palehose13
02-14-2006, 11:06 AM
Says my password isn't valid.

celicacutie
02-14-2006, 11:08 AM
I am beyond confused
Chicago White Sox fans who are registered users at whitesox.com can purchase Individual game tickets for 2006 home dates on Wednesday, February 15 at 10 a.m. CT. Tickets will be available from the White Sox Schedule.

Today is the 14th..how in the heck are you buying tickets??!?!?!?!?

salty99
02-14-2006, 11:08 AM
I am beyond confused


Today is the 14th..how in the heck are you buying tickets??!?!?!?!?

Season ticket holders can buy today.

scottjanssens
02-14-2006, 11:09 AM
Went live at 10:05. I got two at "best available" and landed in Sec 529 Row 20.

celicacutie
02-14-2006, 11:10 AM
OK...so the actual pre-sale to non-season holders is TOMORROW the 15th. And I should be getting an email w/ password?

gr8mexico
02-14-2006, 11:10 AM
What I don't understand is why are season ticket holders buying so many tickets are you guys planning on reselling them?. It looks like alot of games are going to be soldout.

Chicago
02-14-2006, 11:11 AM
Aghahghaghghah...

Who Wants To Sell Me A Pair Of Openers... :(:

Sharing Is Caring...

scottjanssens
02-14-2006, 11:12 AM
What I don't understand is why are season ticket holders buying so many tickets are you guys planning on reselling them?. It looks like alot of games are going to be soldout.

Split plans don't have every game. My weekend plan doesn't include opening day since opening day was originally supposed to be on a Monday.

salty99
02-14-2006, 11:12 AM
OK...so the actual pre-sale to non-season holders is TOMORROW the 15th. And I should be getting an email w/ password?

That is correct.

skobabe8
02-14-2006, 11:12 AM
Happened to me too at first. Keep tryin.

itsnotrequired
02-14-2006, 11:13 AM
What I don't understand is why are season ticket holders buying so many tickets are you guys planning on reselling them?. It looks like alot of games are going to be soldout.

Buying tickets for friends, mostly.

Okay, I just finished my purchasing ordeal. Got everything I wanted. The hot games are all in the Upper Deck though.

whitesoxwilkes
02-14-2006, 11:13 AM
Went live at 10:05. I got two at "best available" and landed in Sec 529 Row 20.

I'm in 540, row 20. Worst seats I've ever had for a baseball game, but oh will it be worth it!

BRDSR
02-14-2006, 11:14 AM
Just scored two tickets for Opening Day and the Saturday and Sunday Cubs/Sox games. All uppers, but who's complaining. When do pitchers and catchers report?!

Edit: Make that all three Cubs/Sox games. I'm going crazy.

celicacutie
02-14-2006, 11:15 AM
Is anyone else getting worried that they won't be able to attend any games this year?? Seems people are coming out of the woodwork buying up all these tickets and people who can't purchase season tickets are basically SOL. :(

BobbyJenks
02-14-2006, 11:15 AM
I got 2 apiece to Opening Day and all 3 Cub Games as well as 4 to Game 2 Ring Ceremonies. I got jacked on the service charges though, did this happen to everyone else? I didnt use the multiple games thing either.

TheOldRoman
02-14-2006, 11:16 AM
YEAY!!!!
I am so glad I got in. I was envisioning a debacle like the one that happened when playoff tickets went on sale. I got in at around 10:05, and was able to get tickets to every game I wanted: opening day, aditional tickets to every cubs game, and tickets to 2 Blow Sox and 2 Yankees games.
:supernana:

Scottiehaswheels
02-14-2006, 11:16 AM
is this for real? I just got an entire row lower deck for the cards games? 2 rows off the field

Rocky Soprano
02-14-2006, 11:16 AM
Anyone have any extras for opening day?

:(:

JohnBasedowYoda
02-14-2006, 11:17 AM
I got decent UD seats for the Opener, Fri Sox cubs.

IlliniSox4Life
02-14-2006, 11:19 AM
It kills me that now is one of those times I am low on money and can't afford to get more than 1 games of tickets. I hate being a poor college student.

SoxFan78
02-14-2006, 11:19 AM
SUCCESS!!

Still sucks that I had to pay 4.25 per game as a convience charge, but oh well!!

Here's what I got.

4/2 530 Row 20 2 tix
4/4 552 Row 3 2 tix
5/19 cubs 530 row 19 2 tix
5/20 cubs 529 row 21 2 tix
5/22 oak 116 row 26 2 tix

Very painless.

BobbyJenks
02-14-2006, 11:19 AM
Is it worth trying to get 2 more tickets to cubs games under my same account, or will they just delete both purchases?

rocky biddle
02-14-2006, 11:21 AM
is this for real? I just got an entire row lower deck for the cards games? 2 rows off the field

I'll buy a couple off you if you're selling. I'd imagine you're not though.

Spartanftball
02-14-2006, 11:21 AM
Is anyone else having a problem using their password??????

IlliniSox4Life
02-14-2006, 11:21 AM
Does anyone know if ALL of the tickets are being put up for sale now, or if they are reserving some for each stage of tickets going on sale (i.e. some tickets for the opener or cubs or other big games being released tomorrow and the public sale date)

SoxFan78
02-14-2006, 11:21 AM
Is it worth trying to get 2 more tickets to cubs games under my same account, or will they just delete both purchases?

as long as you dont try to get more then 2 tickets for the same game you will be fine.

itsnotrequired
02-14-2006, 11:21 AM
Is it worth trying to get 2 more tickets to cubs games under my same account, or will they just delete both purchases?

I wouldn't risk it.

spiffie
02-14-2006, 11:21 AM
YES! Got Opening Day! Keep trying if it says sold out...so many people (LIKE I WAS!) are having problems that a lot of tickets may be getting put on hold and then released back to the pool.

daveeym
02-14-2006, 11:22 AM
I got 2 each for the opener and sat/sun cubs game sections 531 and 533. About 20 rows up. Looks like there is still a lot of upper deck tickets available for those games.

dakuda
02-14-2006, 11:22 AM
ALl i get are errors after the security word.

This is pissing me off.

Tekijawa
02-14-2006, 11:23 AM
I got 4 in row 1 in section 111 for Elvis night!!!!

kittle42
02-14-2006, 11:24 AM
Got everything I wanted...2 extras for opening day and all 3 Cubs games, as well as 3 extras for several other games (including some primo seats downstairs!)

spiffie
02-14-2006, 11:24 AM
I got 2 each for the opener and sat/sun cubs game sections 531 and 533. About 20 rows up. Looks like there is still a lot of upper deck tickets available for those games.
I'm getting nothing for the Sat. Cubs game anymore.

Hangar18
02-14-2006, 11:27 AM
What a bunch of Bullcrap. Kept telling my my Password wasnt in the system, despite the fact THEY SENT ME THE PASSWORD. After 24 minutes, system decided ok we'll let him in now, and all the TIX are gone for the Opening Series:angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry:

cbone
02-14-2006, 11:27 AM
I got really decent uds for the opener and sox/cubs. I also got 4 against Boston July 8th.

LauraJ14
02-14-2006, 11:28 AM
Well I got the tickets I wanted:
2 for Opening night for me, 2 for Tuesday's game for my dad
2 each for Sat and Sun Cubs game for my Dad and brother
And 2 for the Tuesday Cardinal's game ( those are in the lower level)

scottjanssens
02-14-2006, 11:28 AM
I'm getting nothing for the Sat. Cubs game anymore.

I just got a pair for the Friday game.

INSox56
02-14-2006, 11:30 AM
FINALLY ticketmaster doesn't screw me up the bum! 2 each opening day and cubs, both sections 531. Got yanks, oakland, and the cards all 531. I'm debating anaheim....

alohafri
02-14-2006, 11:30 AM
My screen shows I have five games in the shopping cart, but there is no way to go to the cart to see if I got the games. I HATE Ticketmaster!
:angry: :angry: :angry: :angry:

Scottiehaswheels
02-14-2006, 11:30 AM
I'm done... final tally.. $4915

Ol' No. 2
02-14-2006, 11:30 AM
Got Sox-Cubs and game 2 but opening day seems to be gone.

Soxfanspcu11
02-14-2006, 11:31 AM
I got what I needed, but everything is gone now! Well, all the "hot" games.

You can't even get singles for Opening Day and Cubs games anymore!

That was fast!~!

WS in 05
02-14-2006, 11:31 AM
seems like everybody on thursday is going to be pretty muched screwed for opening day and cubs series good thing I wrapped my up early:D:

itsnotrequired
02-14-2006, 11:31 AM
Final haul:

Opening Day: Section 534, Row 12, 2 tix
Friday Cubs: Section 529, Row 15, 2 tix
Saturday Cubs: Section 535, Row 17, 2 tix
Sunday Cubs: Section 534, Row 19, 2 tix
Sunday Astros: Section 531, Row 19, 2 tix
Sunday Red Sox: Section 534, Row 19, 4 tix
July 24 Twins: Section 116, Row 26-27, 12 tix

salty99
02-14-2006, 11:32 AM
seems like everybody on thursday is going to be pretty muched screwed for opening day and cubs series good thing I wrapped my up early:D:

The Sox already stated those won't be on sale at that time anyway.

celicacutie
02-14-2006, 11:32 AM
total bull****. Opening day is sold out...so basically it went to all season ticket holders?

Rocky Soprano
02-14-2006, 11:33 AM
I'm done... final tally.. $4915

Ouch!

Remember I am your neighbor and will drive you to the games! :D:

itsnotrequired
02-14-2006, 11:33 AM
I'm done... final tally.. $4915

:o:

I thought my $800 total was a lot. How many tix did that include?

Chicago
02-14-2006, 11:33 AM
Thats great just GREAT... :angry:

Jerko
02-14-2006, 11:34 AM
I got 3 for opening day (2 different locations), 2 for the Friday flub game, and 2 for the Wed. nite game vs. the Cards. Not bad, but I had to create 2 MLB accounts; it didn't accept the one I already had, and when I made a new one it only let me make one transaction. Always something.

skottyj242
02-14-2006, 11:36 AM
I got two for all three Cubs games, 542 row 17 for all three. Couldn't get Opening Day. It was like $250 bucks.

salty99
02-14-2006, 11:36 AM
total bull****. Opening day is sold out...so basically it went to all season ticket holders?

The Sox made it clear that Opening Day would not be going on sale during the public sale

anewman35
02-14-2006, 11:37 AM
total bull****. Opening day is sold out...so basically it went to all season ticket holders?

Wait, you honestly expected it to NOT go all to season ticket holders? Where have you been?

Hangar18
02-14-2006, 11:37 AM
Theres also a SERIOUS GLITCH, the computer doesnt let you back out and try to reorder a ticket/give you option to order a 2nd game. What a bunch of BS.

I have to keep re-logging into the system :angry: :angry:

celicacutie
02-14-2006, 11:38 AM
The Sox made it clear that Opening Day would not be going on sale during the public sale

tomorrow doesn't count for public sale and even then non will be available....why even bother.

What I don't understand is if you already have season tickets...why suck up all the other tickets so no fans can go and enjoy the game? Seems selfish to me. Can you tell I am in a pissy mood?!?!

Beer Can Chicken
02-14-2006, 11:38 AM
All 3 cubs games, OD and Ring Ceremomy here. Mission accomplished.

celicacutie
02-14-2006, 11:39 AM
Wait, you honestly expected it to NOT go all to season ticket holders? Where have you been?

I just would love to know where all these "season ticket" holders were all the other seasons!?!??!

Beer Can Chicken
02-14-2006, 11:39 AM
total bull****. Opening day is sold out...so basically it went to all season ticket holders?

my bet is they still reserve some for the general public.

box013
02-14-2006, 11:39 AM
tomorrow doesn't count for public sale and even then non will be available....why even bother.

What I don't understand is if you already have season tickets...why suck up all the other tickets so no fans can go and enjoy the game? Seems selfish to me. Can you tell I am in a pissy mood?!?!

Because people that have season tickets sometimes have groups of 6 or 8 splitting 2 seats so it's a way for more people to go to certain games.

Chicago
02-14-2006, 11:39 AM
I just would love to know where all these "season ticket" holders were all the other seasons!?!??!

exactlly... I know they weren't out at the games that I was at all these past years...

celicacutie
02-14-2006, 11:39 AM
my bet is they still reserve some for the general public.

there is hope.

salty99
02-14-2006, 11:40 AM
tomorrow doesn't count for public sale and even then non will be available....why even bother.

What I don't understand is if you already have season tickets...why suck up all the other tickets so no fans can go and enjoy the game? Seems selfish to me. Can you tell I am in a pissy mood?!?!

Many people are splitting season tickets and want enough for all their partners to go. I'm sure some are getting for family and freinds, and some to scalp. The rest of us will be watching it on ESPN2.

Scottiehaswheels
02-14-2006, 11:40 AM
:o:

I thought my $800 total was a lot. How many tix did that include?

142 tix.... the conveinience charges bury you.... went a bit overboard, only planned on getting 100 tix... oh well... got all my weekend tix so my gf can bring her kid along when she comes up from indy so thats cool...

anewman35
02-14-2006, 11:40 AM
tomorrow doesn't count for public sale and even then non will be available....why even bother.

What I don't understand is if you already have season tickets...why suck up all the other tickets so no fans can go and enjoy the game? Seems selfish to me. Can you tell I am in a pissy mood?!?!

Why bother? Because there are 77 games that ARE going on sale. I'm not a season ticket holder, so I have no chance of getting any good games this year either, but that's fine - if a person is willing to spend thousands of dollars on the Sox, I figure it's fair for them to get some perks. And, honestly, I'd rather season ticket holders get the tickets than new bandwagon fans getting them in a public sale

Blob
02-14-2006, 11:40 AM
tomorrow doesn't count for public sale and even then non will be available....why even bother.

What I don't understand is if you already have season tickets...why suck up all the other tickets so no fans can go and enjoy the game? Seems selfish to me. Can you tell I am in a pissy mood?!?!

What makes you think they aren't going to fans? I am a full season ticket holder and now my brother gets to go, he is a fan.

Plus, not all season ticket holders are full season ticket holders. They dont get every game, so they fill in the gaps.

Hangar18
02-14-2006, 11:40 AM
I cant even begin to tell you how many things are going wrong for us.
The system asks me to sign in, 10 times says password wrong, then eventually lets me in. Takes me to a page that simply says welcome,
but has NO LINK to order tickets!! You have to exit and try again.
unreal.

wood28
02-14-2006, 11:40 AM
total bull****. Opening day is sold out...so basically it went to all season ticket holders?


As they should... and I am NOT a Season Ticket Holder.

celicacutie
02-14-2006, 11:41 AM
exactlly... I know they weren't out at the games that I was at all these past years...

didn't see them either. ;)

Cat Thief
02-14-2006, 11:42 AM
tomorrow doesn't count for public sale and even then non will be available....why even bother.

What I don't understand is if you already have season tickets...why suck up all the other tickets so no fans can go and enjoy the game? Seems selfish to me. Can you tell I am in a pissy mood?!?!

We have family and friends that are Sox fans. How do you figure no fans are going to the game? What the **** are you talking about?

WS in 05
02-14-2006, 11:42 AM
tomorrow doesn't count for public sale and even then non will be available....why even bother.

What I don't understand is if you already have season tickets...why suck up all the other tickets so no fans can go and enjoy the game? Seems selfish to me. Can you tell I am in a pissy mood?!?!


because we love this team :D:

dakuda
02-14-2006, 11:42 AM
I know this is a LONNNNNG shot, but I could not get through on ticket master (erros 0x200500, whatever that means after the security word). I would be forever appreciative if someone happens to have two OD tickets, anywhere, they won't use that they could sell me.

Stupid ticketmaster. :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry:

daveeym
02-14-2006, 11:44 AM
142 tix.... the conveinience charges bury you.... went a bit overboard, only planned on getting 100 tix... oh well... got all my weekend tix so my gf can bring her kid along when she comes up from indy so thats cool...Should have just gotten a couple more (few more) split packages.

celicacutie
02-14-2006, 11:44 AM
We have family and friends that are Sox fans. How do you figure no fans are going to the game? What the **** are you talking about?

Don't feel like explaining myself. Guess this is the first year that I won't be able to go to any games...guess thats life.

Happy Valentines Day to everyone!

pinwheels3530
02-14-2006, 11:45 AM
Everyone needs to relax there are still good seats avail. I searched for 2 Yankee game tickets in the bleachers and got section 162 row #4. The weekday games still have good seats in the lower deck!

spiffie
02-14-2006, 11:46 AM
Don't feel like explaining myself. Guess this is the first year that I won't be able to go to any games...guess thats life.

Happy Valentines Day to everyone!
If by "any games" you mean "opening series or Cubs games" then I would have to agree with you.

I'll tell you what, if by tomorrow morning all 81 home games are sold out through the season ticket presale, I'll sell you a pair of tickets for face for a weekend game. But since that is not going to happen, then I'd say get an mlb.com password, buy tickets for one of the 60-75 or so games that will have tickets available, and go cheer for the defending World Champs.

salty99
02-14-2006, 11:47 AM
If by "any games" you mean "opening series or Cubs games" then I would have to agree with you.

I'll tell you what, if by tomorrow all 81 home games are sold out, I'll sell you a pair of tickets for face for a weekend game. But since that is not going to happen, then I'd say get an mlb.com password, buy tickets for one of the 60-75 or so games that will have tickets available, and go cheer for the defending World Champs.

Exactly. Saying you can't go to any games is ridiculous.

anewman35
02-14-2006, 11:49 AM
Don't feel like explaining myself. Guess this is the first year that I won't be able to go to any games...guess thats life.

Happy Valentines Day to everyone!

So, because opening day is sold out, that means you can't go to ANY games? What, are you leaving the country on April 3rd or something?

Scottiehaswheels
02-14-2006, 11:49 AM
Should have just gotten a couple more (few more) split packages. Thought about it but they only had UD left for weekend packages... I was able to get lower deck for most of the weekend games via this sale... thats why i think some inventory is screwed up somewhere

bayzbol44
02-14-2006, 11:52 AM
Hate to rub it in, but I got 2 tix (separate locations) for Opening Day, 2 additional tix for ring day, 2 tix for the 3rd game, 2 tix for Cubs game and 4 tix for Oakland game!

dcb56
02-14-2006, 11:53 AM
Is there no Motown night this year?


So far I've gotten a pair for Opening Night, all 3 Cubs game, Frank's return on 5/22, Fri. Astros game and final night game 9/23 vs. M's.

Hangar18
02-14-2006, 11:53 AM
I need tickets for the RingGame ............:angry:

NoNeckEra
02-14-2006, 11:53 AM
Thought about it but they only had UD left for weekend packages... I was able to get lower deck for most of the weekend games via this sale... thats why i think some inventory is screwed up somewhere

What happened was the "Ozzie Plan" tied up tickets for a lot of weekend games and therefore some weekend games were sold out in lower bowl.

Jerko
02-14-2006, 11:53 AM
Everyone needs to relax there are still good seats avail. I searched for 2 Yankee game tickets in the bleachers and got section 162 row #4. The weekday games still have good seats in the lower deck!

Me too, I just got 2 lower deck seats for both the Cards and Yanks. I already have a weekend plan so I loaded up on the weekday games I want, and those are gonna be "date" games. I think celicacutie needs a time out. :o:

celicacutie
02-14-2006, 11:54 AM
If by "any games" you mean "opening series or Cubs games" then I would have to agree with you.

I'll tell you what, if by tomorrow morning all 81 home games are sold out through the season ticket presale, I'll sell you a pair of tickets for face for a weekend game. But since that is not going to happen, then I'd say get an mlb.com password, buy tickets for one of the 60-75 or so games that will have tickets available, and go cheer for the defending World Champs.

the games that I am speaking of were mainly weekend/Sunday games. I am not interested in the Cub series because I would most likely kill a cub fan. Of course, I would of loved to go to opening day with the rest of Chicago or the game on April 4 or 5th (would of taken off work for those). I wrote down about 5 weekend games that I would have liked to attend:

Besides the opening series which is obvious the games that I would of liked to attend would be:

May 7 Sunday
June 11 Sunday
June 25 Sunday
Sept 8 Friday
Sept 24 Sunday

It sounds like all of these would have been sold out as well. I will still try and get a ticket tomorrow but I guess I had my hopes up too high and was at least expecting a nosebleed seat for any opening day.

Scottiehaswheels
02-14-2006, 11:55 AM
What happened was the "Ozzie Plan" tied up tickets for a lot of weekend games and therefore some weekend games were sold out in lower bowl.

That makes sense... kinda figured as much... thats why I waited for this sale to get my weekend tix

IlliniSox4Life
02-14-2006, 11:55 AM
So, because opening day is sold out, that means you can't go to ANY games? What, are you leaving the country on April 3rd or something?

Real Fans are the ones that only want to go to those games!

NorthSideSox72
02-14-2006, 11:56 AM
Well that sucked. Got those 0x200500 errors too for the first 20 minutes before I could get in. Finally got in, got 2 for Friday Cubs. Nothing left for Opening Day or Sat/Sun Cubs.

Amazingly, even for games versus TEX and DET (Saturdays), there was only way-UD left. And the tickets haven't even gone public yet?!

Amazing.

SoxFan78
02-14-2006, 11:57 AM
the games that I am speaking of were mainly weekend/Sunday games. I am not interested in the Cub series because I would most likely kill a cub fan. Of course, I would of loved to go to opening day with the rest of Chicago or the game on April 4 or 5th (would of taken off work for those). I wrote down about 5 weekend games that I would have liked to attend:

Besides the opening series which is obvious the games that I would of liked to attend would be:

May 7 Sunday
June 11 Sunday
June 25 Sunday
Sept 8 Friday
Sept 24 Sunday

It sounds like all of these would have been sold out as well. I will still try and get a ticket tomorrow but I guess I had my hopes up too high and was at least expecting a nosebleed seat for any opening day.

Listen, we have all been there, but as season ticket holders, we have put up the money up front to deserve to buy tickets before anybody else. I don't think we should be made to feel bad because we are buying up tickets.

LauraJ14
02-14-2006, 11:57 AM
tomorrow doesn't count for public sale and even then non will be available....why even bother.

What I don't understand is if you already have season tickets...why suck up all the other tickets so no fans can go and enjoy the game? Seems selfish to me. Can you tell I am in a pissy mood?!?!


I have the split weekend package and opening day is not part of my package. In years past I was able to get 2 tickets to opening day as a perk of being a season ticket holder. Not this year.
This will be my 13th opening day and the one game I didn't want to miss this season.
Also I have family members who want tickets to games that they normally decide to go to at the last minute so I was taking care of them now so I don't have to listen to them whining later about not having tickets.

IlliniSox4Life
02-14-2006, 11:57 AM
the games that I am speaking of were mainly weekend/Sunday games. I am not interested in the Cub series because I would most likely kill a cub fan. Of course, I would of loved to go to opening day with the rest of Chicago or the game on April 4 or 5th (would of taken off work for those). I wrote down about 5 weekend games that I would have liked to attend:

Besides the opening series which is obvious the games that I would of liked to attend would be:

May 7 Sunday
June 11 Sunday
June 25 Sunday
Sept 8 Friday
Sept 24 Sunday

It sounds like all of these would have been sold out as well. I will still try and get a ticket tomorrow but I guess I had my hopes up too high and was at least expecting a nosebleed seat for any opening day.

When were people saying all these games were sold out? The only thing people were saying is that the opening series and cubs/sox were sold out. I can almost guarantee you'll be able to get tickets to all/most of these tomorrow without looking at who they are playing on those dates.

SoxRox
02-14-2006, 11:58 AM
What handling fee is TicketBastard.com charging per ticket this year? What is the per transaction "convenience fee" ?

I'm trying to do some budgeting for tomorrow.

-SoxRox

skottyj242
02-14-2006, 11:58 AM
Listen, we have all been there, but as season ticket holders, we have put up the money up front to deserve to buy tickets before anybody else. I don't think we should be made to feel bad because we are buying up tickets.

I don't feel bad one bit at all. This is Darwinism at it's greatest.

daveeym
02-14-2006, 11:58 AM
Me too, I just got 2 lower deck seats for both the Cards and Yanks. I already have a weekend plan so I loaded up on the weekday games I want, and those are gonna be "date" games. I think celicacutie needs a time out. :o:Sounds like celicacutie could use a "date", maybe the two of you can fill each others needs. :cool:

spiffie
02-14-2006, 11:58 AM
the games that I am speaking of were mainly weekend/Sunday games. I am not interested in the Cub series because I would most likely kill a cub fan. Of course, I would of loved to go to opening day with the rest of Chicago or the game on April 4 or 5th (would of taken off work for those). I wrote down about 5 weekend games that I would have liked to attend:

Besides the opening series which is obvious the games that I would of liked to attend would be:

May 7 Sunday
June 11 Sunday
June 25 Sunday
Sept 8 Friday
Sept 24 Sunday

It sounds like all of these would have been sold out as well. I will still try and get a ticket tomorrow but I guess I had my hopes up too high and was at least expecting a nosebleed seat for any opening day.
Those will all likely have tickets available tomorrow.

Also, there has yet to be a weekend game that I've seen that someone hasn't been selling at face here on WSI. I can understand it sounds dispiriting right now, but I'd be very surprised if you couldn't get all 5 of the games you listed tomorrow.

SoxFan78
02-14-2006, 12:01 PM
What handling fee is TicketBastard.com charging per ticket this year? What is the per transaction "convenience fee" ?

I'm trying to do some budgeting for tomorrow.

-SoxRox

4.25 per game. BS if you ask me

dcb56
02-14-2006, 12:02 PM
OK, time to put the credit card down and walk away from the computer! My next bill is going to be Uuuuugly!

NoNeckEra
02-14-2006, 12:02 PM
4.25 per game. BS if you ask me

Actually, $4.25 per TICKET.

Cat Thief
02-14-2006, 12:03 PM
I just got 2 for the Sat Cubs game after it said sold out at 10:15a.

Tickets are being kicked back out. Keep checking.

celicacutie
02-14-2006, 12:03 PM
Not trying to make anyone feel bad. Sorry if you think that I was implying that? I am just venting.

If you have the $ to purchase season tickets then you have every right to your tickets. I am sure it is this way for any WS Champ.

bayzbol44
02-14-2006, 12:04 PM
I thought you could only get 2 tix for the entire Cubs series? I saw people on here saying they got tix for all 3 games.

Sargeant79
02-14-2006, 12:04 PM
OK, time to put the credit card down and walk away from the computer! My next bill is going to be Uuuuugly!

Yep. I just spent an extra $700 between nine extra games. And I just bought a new car last week. I'm going to be broke for some time...

Hangar18
02-14-2006, 12:05 PM
Well that sucked. Got those 0x200500 errors too for the first 20 minutes before I could get in. Finally got in, got 2 for Friday Cubs. Nothing left for Opening Day or Sat/Sun Cubs.

Amazingly, even for games versus TEX and DET (Saturdays), there was only way-UD left. And the tickets haven't even gone public yet?!

Amazing.

Thats why I started a Thread last week predicting by this Friday, the Season will be SOLD OUT

NoNeckEra
02-14-2006, 12:05 PM
I thought you could only get 2 tix for the entire Cubs series? I saw people on here saying they got tix for all 3 games.

Per game.

BRDSR
02-14-2006, 12:06 PM
Don't feel like explaining myself. Guess this is the first year that I won't be able to go to any games...guess thats life.

Happy Valentines Day to everyone!

Check your PMs Celica.

chisoxmike
02-14-2006, 12:06 PM
What a bunch of Bullcrap. Kept telling my my Password wasnt in the system, despite the fact THEY SENT ME THE PASSWORD. After 24 minutes, system decided ok we'll let him in now, and all the TIX are gone for the Opening Series:angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry:

I just got 2 for the Ring Ceremony... sec 548 row 14. I do thinks it BULL****, that they are doing this trough ticketmaster...

Realist
02-14-2006, 12:07 PM
After my first round of buying tickets for for the opening and cubs series, I keep getting an invalid password thingy when I go back to buy tickets for other games. What gives?

BLRMKRdave
02-14-2006, 12:07 PM
No way the Full Season will be sold out....Aug. 31 afternoon game versus TB will have a few left.

~BLRMKRdave

Timmy D's
02-14-2006, 12:08 PM
I bought a couple on the multiple page, and then 3 games each seperately, and got charged the same 4.25/ticket charge, so what was the price advantage of, doing one purchase as opposed to all seperate? I didnt get to log on until 10:07 for some reason to.

Just why I bought more seats to some games was I only have 2 season, and have a family of four, so now on just a few games I can bring everyone at least, even though we are sitting only 2 together, it's the best I can afford.:(:

Scotty_T
02-14-2006, 12:08 PM
I thought you could only get 2 tix for the entire Cubs series? I saw people on here saying they got tix for all 3 games.

Limit was 2 ticket per game for opening day and each of the Cubs games.

I got 2 for opening night, 7 for april 4, 2 for each of cubs. (these are all uppers)

Got lower deck for all Yanks games, 2 cards games, 1 hou (fri) & 1 red sox (fri).

An extra $1700. Oops!

daveeym
02-14-2006, 12:08 PM
I just got 2 for the Ring Ceremony... sec 548 row 14Hangar, etc., that were having problems it looks like they're opening more sections to the presale. I'd keep checking. I was suprised that everyone was getting tix behind home plate and then everyone was saying they were sold out. My guess is they're slowly opening more sections to the season ticket holders further down the lines.

NorthSideSox72
02-14-2006, 12:09 PM
Well that sucked. Got those 0x200500 errors too for the first 20 minutes before I could get in. Finally got in, got 2 for Friday Cubs. Nothing left for Opening Day or Sat/Sun Cubs.

Amazingly, even for games versus TEX and DET (Saturdays), there was only way-UD left. And the tickets haven't even gone public yet?!

Amazing.

Update: I went in again to try for Sat/Sun Cubs, and they were both available! Indeed, tickets are being cycled back in for whatever reason. So keep trying if you failed before.

Now I just want opening day.

Scotty_T
02-14-2006, 12:10 PM
I bought a couple on the multiple page, and then 3 games each seperately, and got charged the same 4.25/ticket charge, so what was the price advantage of, doing one purchase as opposed to all seperate? I didnt get to log on until 10:07 for some reason to.


There is also a convenience fee for the entire order. If you buy multiple games in one order you only pay this once. I believe its $3.50 per order.

Scottiehaswheels
02-14-2006, 12:10 PM
Ok I'm going to admit this but hear me out.... I do scalp some tix but not all... The reason I do this is because I go on 8-10 road trips a year which cost me anywhere from 5-7k... Selling extra tix at a profit is the only way I can afford to do this year after year... Being 25 I don't really have a nestegg that I can do that totally out of pocket so I have to supplement...

spiffie
02-14-2006, 12:11 PM
No way the Full Season will be sold out....Aug. 31 afternoon game versus TB will have a few left.

~BLRMKRdave
:tealpolice:

Ticket on-sale hysteria does not excuse this sort of teal violation.

Scotty_T
02-14-2006, 12:11 PM
Update: I went in again to try for Sat/Sun Cubs, and they were both available! Indeed, tickets are being cycled back in for whatever reason. So keep trying if you failed before.

Now I just want opening day.

This happens with every sale. Mostly from failed credit card transactions or users that didn't complete their order in time. Keep trying if you didn't get through.

Cat Thief
02-14-2006, 12:12 PM
My games:

Opening Night : Only could get 1 ticket:angry: $35.09
Ring Day : 2 Uppers. $40.68
Dog Day 4 Bleachers. I love Dog Day! $129.86
Sox - Cubs : 2 for uppers for each game. $206.04
Elvis Night: 4 bleachers. $145.86

And still browsing.

This is an addtion to the $3700 already spent. The wife is going to kill me.

Anyone want to trade some Opening night for Cubs/Sox? Stupid question?

SouthSide_HitMen
02-14-2006, 12:14 PM
Those will all likely have tickets available tomorrow.

Also, there has yet to be a weekend game that I've seen that someone hasn't been selling at face here on WSI. I can understand it sounds dispiriting right now, but I'd be very surprised if you couldn't get all 5 of the games you listed tomorrow.

I listed tickets for the Cubs and other key series (Boston, New York, Astros and Cardinals) at cost (and with no bogus $4.25 per ticket ticketmaster fee either) in the parking lot (see link below). I packaged them with a few other games since I have full season tickets but cannot possibly go to all 81. The seats are very good UD Box 3 rows above the "premium box" (and you save $6 per pair) in between home & first with a great view of the entire field.

If people are looking to get tickets at face and catch a few other games as well (packages have fireworks games and other good promos) you can email me and I'll set aside the tickets. I'm looking to keep a few of the packages for my own use. I like to sell the tickets at face to Sox fans cause I know what is like to have to go to a scalper (2005 Playoffs :o: ).

Anyway, let me know - first come first served.

Jerko
02-14-2006, 12:15 PM
After my first round of buying tickets for for the opening and cubs series, I keep getting an invalid password thingy when I go back to buy tickets for other games. What gives?

I think it's having a problem with the MLB.com account. I already HAD an MLB.com account and it didn't accept it. Then I had to make a new one and it took, then when I decided to try again, it didn't take the new account, so I re-entered the info only to see "account already exists". I had to make a 2nd new account on MLB.com.

daveeym
02-14-2006, 12:16 PM
I just went and added 2 for the ring ceremony. Last section upper deck right field row 5. Looks like they'll be gone shortly.

NoNeckEra
02-14-2006, 12:17 PM
What they should have done to avoid confusion, (which there always seems to be with T'Master) is post the schedule indicating that Scout seat, and Suite holders would get the first crack at 9am, followed by "regular" season ticket holders at 10am. 'Cause when all of us went up at 10am, the only box to fill in a password was for Scout and Suite holders and my password was not accepted till several minutes later, when the page opened with another box for "regular" season tix holders.:mad:

itsnotrequired
02-14-2006, 12:18 PM
I listed tickets for the Cubs and other key series (Boston, New York, Astros and Cardinals) at cost (and with no bogus $4.25 per ticket ticketmaster fee either) in the parking lot (see link below). I packaged them with a few other games since I have full season tickets but cannot possibly go to all 81. The seats are very good UD Box 3 rows above the "premium box" (and you save $6 per pair) in between home & first with a great view of the entire field.

If people are looking to get tickets at face and catch a few other games as well (packages have fireworks games and other good promos) you can email me and I'll set aside the tickets. I'm looking to keep a few of the packages for my own use. I like to sell the tickets at face to Sox fans cause I know what is like to have to go to a scalper (2005 Playoffs :o: ).

Anyway, let me know - first come first served.

:thumbsup:

Very nice. You are one classy Sox fan.

Scottiehaswheels
02-14-2006, 12:18 PM
What they should have done to avoid confusion, (which there always seems to be with T'Master) is post the schedule indicating that Scout seat, and Suite holders would get the first crack at 9am, followed by "regular" season ticket holders at 10am. 'Cause when all of us went up at 10am, the only box to fill in a password was for Scout and Suite holders and my password was not accepted till several minutes later, when the page opened with another box for "regular" season tix holders.:mad:

It was posted on the web site and in the email?

tacosalbarojas
02-14-2006, 12:23 PM
Got one for Opening Day, two for the ring ceremony, two for FT's return, and a few other Friday and Monday games. Mission accomplished for this weekend season ticket holder...my opening day attendance streak shall remain intact!

Cat Thief
02-14-2006, 12:23 PM
:thumbsup:

Very nice. You are one classy Sox fan.

I second that. This is also why I can stand people complaing about not being able to get tickets. Between offers like this and Stub Hub it is very affordable to get tickets at this point.

Gammons Peter
02-14-2006, 12:29 PM
After my first round of buying tickets for for the opening and cubs series, I keep getting an invalid password thingy when I go back to buy tickets for other games. What gives?

2 different passwords required. first one is mlb.com and the last one is for ticketmaster

ilsox7
02-14-2006, 12:29 PM
I listed tickets for the Cubs and other key series (Boston, New York, Astros and Cardinals) at cost (and with no bogus $4.25 per ticket ticketmaster fee either) in the parking lot (see link below). I packaged them with a few other games since I have full season tickets but cannot possibly go to all 81. The seats are very good UD Box 3 rows above the "premium box" (and you save $6 per pair) in between home & first with a great view of the entire field.

If people are looking to get tickets at face and catch a few other games as well (packages have fireworks games and other good promos) you can email me and I'll set aside the tickets. I'm looking to keep a few of the packages for my own use. I like to sell the tickets at face to Sox fans cause I know what is like to have to go to a scalper (2005 Playoffs :o: ).

Anyway, let me know - first come first served.

Just sent you an e-mail. Couldn't find a way to PM you, so wanted to make sure you checked and got back to me. Thanks!

SouthSide_HitMen
02-14-2006, 12:30 PM
:thumbsup:

Very nice. You are one classy Sox fan.

There are others that will do the same here.

Ewokpelts was very generous with the teacher passes last season as well as passwords and tickets at face listed by various WSI members. It is a good community of White Sox fans.

Blob
02-14-2006, 12:32 PM
After my first round of buying tickets for for the opening and cubs series, I keep getting an invalid password thingy when I go back to buy tickets for other games. What gives?

Check your email. I got an email from my rep at about 10:30 this morning stating some links were not working and people were having problems.

They gave me a new link and new password. We already had all of the extras we wanted by then so we didn't need it.

At least they were very responsive on fixing the problem people were having.

itsnotrequired
02-14-2006, 12:33 PM
There are others that will do the same here.

Ewokpelts was very generous with the teacher passes last season as well as passwords and tickets at face listed by various WSI members. It is a good community of White Sox fans.

I've seen tickets available here and there but I don't remember anyone going to such an effort to put together such nice packages.:bandance:

WSI truly is the place to be.

pdimas
02-14-2006, 12:33 PM
I still got some tickets but after much frustration. I did the multiple game thing got all the way until I had to verify my cc picked the cc I wanted to use and then ERROR! I had 2 tickets for every game of the opening series and the cubs/sox series. Then when I tried to do it every time after it wouldnt let me and said there was an order pending or something? When I looked in order history nothing. Finally I went in and did one game at a time and the orders went through but that also meant a lot of extra charges :angry: and no opening day or Saturday cubs/sox but oh well still managed to get two for ring day four for the friday cubs/sox (two accounts) and two for the Sunday cubs/sox. I hate ticketmaster!!!:angry:

IlliniSox4Life
02-14-2006, 12:34 PM
There are others that will do the same here.

Ewokpelts was very generous with the teacher passes last season as well as passwords and tickets at face listed by various WSI members. It is a good community of White Sox fans.

Thats how I found WSI. Was searching google for lists of "discount codes" for Sox games last season and a WSI thread came up where there was a long list.

Cat Thief
02-14-2006, 12:34 PM
There are others that will do the same here.

Ewokpelts was very generous with the teacher passes last season as well as passwords and tickets at face listed by various WSI members. It is a good community of White Sox fans.

I had a group of 29 out there last year using vouchers form Ewok and other members here.:thumbsup:

Cat Thief
02-14-2006, 12:36 PM
I still got some tickets but after much frustration. I did the multiple game thing got all the way until I had to verify my cc picked the cc I wanted to use and then ERROR! I had 2 tickets for every game of the opening series and the cubs/sox series. Then when I tried to do it every time after it wouldnt let me and said there was an order pending or something? When I looked in order history nothing. Finally I went in and did one game at a time and the orders went through but that also meant a lot of extra charges :angry: and no opening day or Saturday cubs/sox but oh well still managed to get two for ring day four for the friday cubs/sox (two accounts) and two for the Sunday cubs/sox. I hate ticketmaster!!!:angry:

Multipule game option screwed me also. I tried it twice. By the time I went back to do one at a time I only could get one for the opener.:angry:

whitesoxwin
02-14-2006, 12:37 PM
I was kicked out on the first try when I entered my MLB password, so I immediately lost all my games (I went with the "6" multiple games) and worse...the parking.
The site kept my games in a virtual folder, and the second time, my MLB password was allowed, but the parking for Cub/Sox and Opening night went by the wayside.
So, I ended up with 2 tickets each: 4/4 game (w/ parking), all 3 Cub/Sox (no parking and all upper deck), Elvis Night w/ parking, first Oakland game (outfield w/ parking), and Fan Appreciation (Last home game/last game of the regular season w/ parking).
This is all I plan on shelling out, along with my split season tix.
No parking for Cub/Sox is quite the bummer!
Looks like I will be getting up to the game....way early!
Gotta love those ticketmaster charges.
What a rip off!!

itsnotrequired
02-14-2006, 12:39 PM
Multipule game option screwed me also. I tried it twice. By the time I went back to do one at a time I only could get one for the opener.:angry:

I had problems with multiple at first but worked through it. It was right after 10:00 and some of the games I selected had a field to enter the Season Ticket holder password but some of them only had the Scout/Suite field. Of course, it wouldn't let me get those games so I had to retry until the fields showed up for all the games I wanted.

Taz
02-14-2006, 12:41 PM
Got all on the list but openner...

Will try again tomorrow... :(

I happen to be a whitesox.com subscriber!

Kuzman
02-14-2006, 12:53 PM
I was able to get all of mine. Made a bee-line straight for the opening day. Did first available and it timed out. Did first available again and got the red text saying nothing available. Got angry......:angry: Went back and did Upper Box and boom 2 show up :?: So uhh yah I got all of mine. :gulp:

Hangar18
02-14-2006, 12:54 PM
2 different passwords required. first one is mlb.com and the last one is for ticketmaster

Ive discovered this the main problem. Nice of the SOX to alert us of this.
spent the last 2 hrs trying to get tickets

EDIT: I wnt to TicketRipoff,
"created" new account, tried to buy tickets, STILL SAYS MY PASSWORD DOESNT WORK.

Baby Fisk
02-14-2006, 12:55 PM
I got:

May 26-27-28 :bandance:
Aug 4-5-6 :bandance:


(all games played at Rogers Centre)

alohafri
02-14-2006, 01:00 PM
Theres also a SERIOUS GLITCH, the computer doesnt let you back out and try to reorder a ticket/give you option to order a 2nd game. What a bunch of BS.

I have to keep re-logging into the system :angry: :angry:

That's what my problem was. It kept showing 5 games in my shopping cart, but there was no way to access the cart. I had to start all over again. Quad Cities here I come.

BRDSR
02-14-2006, 01:00 PM
I'm sorry to hear about alot of the problem ya'll are experiencing. Mine could not have been easier. I didn't try the multiple games option, and although I got ripped off with the charges, what can you do? I got every game I wanted, and that only took me about 4 minutes. I must have still had an adrenaline rush, because I went ahead and bought 2 tickets to like...4 more games. A couple twins games for friends, the Cards cause I want to see them, and one other.

Spent $600 this morning on White Sox tickets, twice as much as I had planned on spending. I think I may have to cancel my spring break plans...

Stoky44
02-14-2006, 01:02 PM
Ive discovered this the main problem. Nice of the SOX to alert us of this.
spent the last 2 hrs trying to get tickets

EDIT: I wnt to TicketRipoff,
"created" new account, tried to buy tickets, STILL SAYS MY PASSWORD DOESNT WORK.

I had the same problem with signing up for mlb.com Then it said I timed out, went back to try again and got an error message for like 15 min. Then went back and got 2 for 4/4, 2 for cubs on fri and sun, 5 for elvis night, and 4 on sat against Houston.

I was trying to get opening night for my brother, he really wanted to go. I am going with a friend, but I really wanted it for my brother.

comiskey2000
02-14-2006, 01:03 PM
I feel bad for people who are hoping to get tix on Friday the 17th. What a dumb fan, trying to get tickets when they actually go on sale to the public.

zach23
02-14-2006, 01:05 PM
I'm sorry to hear about alot of the problem ya'll are experiencing. Mine could not have been easier. I didn't try the multiple games option, and although I got ripped off with the charges, what can you do? I got every game I wanted, and that only took me about 4 minutes. I must have still had an adrenaline rush, because I went ahead and bought 2 tickets to like...4 more games. A couple twins games for friends, the Cards cause I want to see them, and one other.

Spent $600 this morning on White Sox tickets, twice as much as I had planned on spending. I think I may have to cancel my spring break plans...

I did the same thing, one game at a time. I got everything I wanted to get and it only took a few minutes.

Hangar18
02-14-2006, 01:05 PM
:angry: What a FIASCO this has turned out to be. I havent gotten a SINGLE TICKET because of all the Glitches, with passwords and TM sucking so bad.
Im FURIOUS:angry:

zach23
02-14-2006, 01:08 PM
:angry: What a FIASCO this has turned out to be. I havent gotten a SINGLE TICKET because of all the Glitches, with passwords and TM sucking so bad.
Im FURIOUS:angry:

Wasn't a fiasco to me. Got in, logged in, and got tickets within minutes. From reading this thread it sounds like it worked well for a lot of other people as well.

Scottiehaswheels
02-14-2006, 01:09 PM
well off for bed... woke up at 2pm yesterday.. worked a 10:30-6:30 AM shift and stayed at work to have a T1 line to get these tix... adreniline is gone and I'm wiped out... good luck all!

daveeym
02-14-2006, 01:11 PM
:angry: What a FIASCO this has turned out to be. I havent gotten a SINGLE TICKET because of all the Glitches, with passwords and TM sucking so bad.
Im FURIOUS:angry: It is pretty ridiculous, you need 3 passwords to get tickets. The password provided by the sox, an MLB.com password and then your ticket bastard password.

alohafri
02-14-2006, 01:15 PM
I just got 2 for the Ring Ceremony... sec 548 row 14. I do thinks it BULL****, that they are doing this trough ticketmaster...

In years past, the Sox would mail season ticket holders a form, we filled it out and returned it via the mail and the Sox would process the order. This Ticketmaster business is crap. I'd be better off dealing with the Mob!

Scotty_T
02-14-2006, 01:15 PM
:angry: What a FIASCO this has turned out to be. I havent gotten a SINGLE TICKET because of all the Glitches, with passwords and TM sucking so bad.
Im FURIOUS:angry:

Next time you might want to plan ahead. Try testing your accounts before its gametime. I logged into Ticketmaster yesterday and setup the default credit card. Logged into mlb.com this morning (per instructions in my email from the White Sox) and setup a new account and password. Then once the sale happened, did the multiple game option twice (6 games each time) and got every game I wanted. Smooth as silk. Couldn't be more pleased with the process.

chisoxmike
02-14-2006, 01:16 PM
This would've been easier/better/smarter if the ST holder pre-sale went DIRECTLY THROUGH THE SOX. Something like ordering the tickets through your online account.

I was able to get ring ceremony, but, after reading everyones problems I feel bad. Logging into 3 different accounts is a stupid idea, the Sox need to figure something out with ticketmaster.

Scotty_T
02-14-2006, 01:16 PM
In years past, the Sox would mail season ticket holders a form, we filled it out and returned it via the mail and the Sox would process the order. This Ticketmaster business is crap. I'd be better off dealing with the Mob!

You must be joking, 20,000 people faxing order forms to the White Sox? This isn't 1995. The online process is the only way to go.

zach23
02-14-2006, 01:18 PM
In years past, the Sox would mail season ticket holders a form, we filled it out and returned it via the mail and the Sox would process the order. This Ticketmaster business is crap. I'd be better off dealing with the Mob!

But in years past they were not the defending World Champions and they didn't have a season ticket base this size. Can you imagine the time it would have taken to process all those forms manually? That would have been a mess.

zach23
02-14-2006, 01:20 PM
Next time you might want to plan ahead. Try testing your accounts before its gametime. I logged into Ticketmaster yesterday and setup the default credit card. Logged into mlb.com this morning (per instructions in my email from the White Sox) and setup a new account and password. Then once the sale happened, did the multiple game option twice (6 games each time) and got every game I wanted. Smooth as silk. Couldn't be more pleased with the process.

Why use common sense? It is more fun to wing it and then complain when things don't work for you.

alohafri
02-14-2006, 01:25 PM
But in years past they were not the defending World Champions and they didn't have a season ticket base this size. Can you imagine the time it would have taken to process all those forms manually? That would have been a mess.

In the meantime, those of us who have had season tickets for over five years get screwed out of extras for our groups because Ticketmaster sucks. I'm sorry, but there should have been some distinction between new season ticket holders and those who have been long time holders...like there was for those who signed up in late 2002 just to get All-Star tickets.

DaBears
02-14-2006, 01:27 PM
I just went and added 2 for the ring ceremony. Last section upper deck right field row 5. Looks like they'll be gone shortly.

Whats the cost on these?? You can buy pairs on SH for $26.40+shipping. Comes out to about the same as at TM w/fees.

RoobarbPie
02-14-2006, 01:30 PM
Are they releasing more tomorrow for some games?

I need to get 4 seats for my brother and his family for the Saturday May 6 game vs. the Royals. I know it's a saturday and fireworks night, but I have a hard time believing that the best tickets available right now are 12th row in 526?????

Should I wait for tomorrow? What do you guys think. I was hoping to get them 4 in the lower level anywhere since they have smaller boys.

DaBears
02-14-2006, 01:30 PM
I am locked out of TM at work...can anyone confirm what games are showing sold out?

OD
All 3 Cubs
BoSox?
Yanks?

Ol' No. 2
02-14-2006, 01:30 PM
In the meantime, those of us who have had season tickets for over five years get screwed out of extras for our groups because Ticketmaster sucks. I'm sorry, but there should have been some distinction between new season ticket holders and those who have been long time holders...like there was for those who signed up in late 2002 just to get All-Star tickets.Or between full season and partial season. After all, they did let the scout seat and suite holders in earlier.

zach23
02-14-2006, 01:35 PM
In the meantime, those of us who have had season tickets for over five years get screwed out of extras for our groups because Ticketmaster sucks. I'm sorry, but there should have been some distinction between new season ticket holders and those who have been long time holders...like there was for those who signed up in late 2002 just to get All-Star tickets.

With all the demand, they could have said they aren't even offering the extras anymore. I would be willing to bet that if they win again you may not see this perk next year.
I have had season tickets for a long time also, and yeah it sucks dealing with Ticketmaster but I knew once they won that nothing was going to be the same when it came to tickets. I really didn't think the process was that bad considering the volume they are dealing with. I did the same thing that I have with playoff tickets in the past, I setup my account ahead of time so I could just go right in and get tickets. Everyone had a good shot at tickets if they did a little work.
Why should people who are new ST holders be punished? They put up the same amount of money. What if they said that the only people who could buy these were those that had ST since the park opened? Then you would have been left out and angry. It is only fair to give all ST holders the same shot.

IlliniSox4Life
02-14-2006, 01:36 PM
Are they releasing more tomorrow for some games?

I need to get 4 seats for my brother and his family for the Saturday May 6 game vs. the Royals. I know it's a saturday and fireworks night, but I have a hard time believing that the best tickets available right now are 12th row in 526?????

Should I wait for tomorrow? What do you guys think. I was hoping to get them 4 in the lower level anywhere since they have smaller boys.

http://www.stubhub.com/chicago-white-sox-tickets/?event_id=223335

4 Tickets for Sat May 6th on Stubhub in the lower level are going for as low as $30 each. That's right around face for a Sat. game, esp if you include TM charges (not sure on exactly what face would be). Even cheaper if you want uppers (as low as $12).

tacosalbarojas
02-14-2006, 01:37 PM
With all the demand, they could have said they aren't even offering the extras anymore. I would be willing to bet that if they win again you may not see this perk next year.
I have had season tickets for a long time also, and yeah it sucks dealing with Ticketmaster but I knew once they won that nothing was going to be the same when it came to tickets. I really didn't think the process was that bad considering the volume they are dealing with. I did the same thing that I have with playoff tickets in the past, I setup my account ahead of time so I could just go right in and get tickets. Everyone had a good shot at tickets if they did a little work.
Why should people who are new ST holders be punished? They put up the same amount of money. What if they said that the only people who could buy these were those that had ST since the park opened? Then you would have been left out and angry. It is only fair to give all ST holders the same shot.Only fans who saw Minnie play in short pants should be allowed extra tickets.

itsnotrequired
02-14-2006, 01:48 PM
Or between full season and partial season. After all, they did let the scout seat and suite holders in earlier.

Wasn't that the plan earlier in the season? I thought the Sox were going to set it up that way for the January sale but the plans seem to have changed when they pushed it back to February. Maybe they wanted more time for their hare-brained "register with whitesox.com to get early tickets" plan?

Hangar18
02-14-2006, 01:49 PM
Tickets: 16 dollars
TM Charges: $4.25 per ticket

"Handling charges": $3.50

Dealing with TicketMaster: Outrageous

itsnotrequired
02-14-2006, 01:50 PM
Tickets: 16 dollars
TM Charges: $4.25 per ticket

"Handling charges": $3.50

Dealing with TicketMaster: Outrageous

Imagine if you wanted to get a single Upper Reserved on a Monday night. Ticket would be $7 and the misc. fees would be $7.75, more than the cost of the ticket.

I am looking forward to dealing with SoxCharge this season, to say the least.

Blob
02-14-2006, 01:52 PM
Wasn't a fiasco to me. Got in, logged in, and got tickets within minutes. From reading this thread it sounds like it worked well for a lot of other people as well.

One word...karma.

chisoxmike
02-14-2006, 01:55 PM
I am looking forward to dealing with SoxCharge this season, to say the least.

Yeah tell me about it. I bought two Lower Box for the Friday Houston game and it came out to about $100 for the TWO TICKETS!

I used the pre-sale just to secure ring ceremony tix and got carried away so I grabbed those two tix for the Astros game, damn Sox.

PS to everyone, I just looked, there are still ring ceremony tickets left.....

zach23
02-14-2006, 01:56 PM
Tickets: 16 dollars
TM Charges: $4.25 per ticket

"Handling charges": $3.50

Dealing with TicketMaster: Outrageous

If it is too much money then simply don't but them.

chisoxmike
02-14-2006, 02:03 PM
If it is too much money then simply don't but them.

its not like we have a choice. And yes, it IS too much money when factoring in the ticket****er chargers.

zach23
02-14-2006, 02:07 PM
its not like we have a choice. And yes, it IS too much money when factoring in the ticket****** chargers.

You have a choice. You can choose to not buy them. You are getting the chance to buy tickets before the general public and because of the demand this year that perk now comes with a price. If you don't want to pay it, then don't buy the tickets.
Getting tickets cheap and easily is now a thing of the past. If the Sox go far again this year it will be worse next year.

Hangar18
02-14-2006, 02:08 PM
If it is too much money then simply don't but them.

Shut Up

chisoxmike
02-14-2006, 02:10 PM
Shut Up

:rolling: took the words right out of my mouth

zach23
02-14-2006, 02:10 PM
Shut Up

Stop being so cheap.

comet2k
02-14-2006, 02:21 PM
My sympathies to those who had trouble getting tickets. I was befuddled by the delay in being able to access the system and the multiple passwords, and I was stunned by TicketMaster's gouging. I was still was able to get one of the two games I was looking for.

I'm surprised so many report they got Cubs and Yankee tickets.

With so much demand, I don't know how they can accommodate everyone online. I suppose they could do let full season holders go ahead of us partials, but then maybe they would snatch up all the good games before we got a chance.

What will it be like next year if the Sox win the World Series again? Egad!

rocky biddle
02-14-2006, 02:22 PM
I just checked ebay and found a few pairs of UD tix for the ring ceremony for around $30 per seat. One had a 'buy it now' for $80/pair. Of course they're up in the RF corner, but at least you'd be in the park. Just in case anyone is looking...

Chez
02-14-2006, 02:25 PM
I've been a full season ticket holder since '86 and was disappointed that I was unable to purchase my usual allotment of tickets for the Cubs series. But that's the price you pay for success. The days of having an empty seat near you for your jacket and another empty seat near you for your food are [thankfully] gone -- hopefully forever. While I'll miss short lines at the concession stands and getting out of the parking lot and onto the expressway in under 5 minutes, there's absolutely no substitute for a full ballpark and a winning team.

I had no problems at all this morning getting decent seats to the 4 games I wanted (including all 3 games against the Cubs). And for those of you who are complaining (all season ticket holders), think how slim the pickings will be tomorrow for 99% of the fan base who isn't fortunate to have season tickets or be part of a season ticket group.

Hangar18
02-14-2006, 02:29 PM
I was befuddled by the delay in being able to access the system and the multiple passwords, and I was stunned by TicketMaster's gouging.

What will it be like next year if the Sox win the World Series again? Egad!

What TM is charging is almost Criminal. $4.25 per ticket, times 2 is bad enough, but then theres the "Handling Charge". What is that? Cant be for shipping .........because it says its not for that.
Again, this is a nice problem to have .............but get Rid of Tickemaster.

salty99
02-14-2006, 02:30 PM
What TM is charging is almost Criminal. $4.25 per ticket, times 2 is bad enough, but then theres the "Handling Charge". What is that? Cant be for shipping .........because it says its not for that.
Again, this is a nice problem to have .............but get Rid of Tickemaster.

And add in the $2 and change charge for ticketfast as well if you choose that option.

Hangar18
02-14-2006, 02:31 PM
And add in the $2 and change charge for ticketfast as well if you choose that option.

$2 for the right to print your own ticket! thats laughable. Note they keep the handling charge there.

Chez
02-14-2006, 02:34 PM
$2 for the right to print your own ticket! thats laughable. Note they keep the handling charge there.

Too bad Eddie Vedder is a Cubs fan. He was right about Ticketmaster. Pigs.

alohafri
02-14-2006, 02:34 PM
$2 for the right to print your own ticket! thats laughable. Note they keep the handling charge there.

Isn't this the kind of stuff they put Henry Hill in prison for?

chisoxfanatic
02-14-2006, 02:41 PM
I'm completely set for going to the entire Red Sox series now, plus I purchased a ticket for the Friday night game against the Astros. I'll be looking at Fan Appreciation Day, as well as a couple of Fireworks Nights when I get home. So far, pretty soxessfull, I'd say!

SouthSide_HitMen
02-14-2006, 02:46 PM
What TM is charging is almost Criminal. $4.25 per ticket, times 2 is bad enough, but then theres the "Handling Charge". What is that? Cant be for shipping .........because it says its not for that.
Again, this is a nice problem to have .............but get Rid of Tickemaster.

:reinsy

Hey - I get a cut of those fees which is why I have this smug look on my face.

anewman35
02-14-2006, 02:50 PM
What TM is charging is almost Criminal. $4.25 per ticket, times 2 is bad enough, but then theres the "Handling Charge". What is that? Cant be for shipping .........because it says its not for that.
Again, this is a nice problem to have .............but get Rid of Tickemaster.

If not Ticketmaster, then who? Tickets.com isn't any better, and I'm sure the White Sox themselves aren't equipped to do a sale of this size on their own.

IlliniSox4Life
02-14-2006, 02:57 PM
If not Ticketmaster, then who? Tickets.com isn't any better, and I'm sure the White Sox themselves aren't equipped to do a sale of this size on their own. Within a few years I believe there will be a new option other than ticketmaster. Demand dictates it. Almost everybody now has access to the internet which will make the use of a place like ticketmaster that has physical locations as well obsolete. It was different in times past when people would actually have to go to a ticketmaster location. A company could really clean up if they offered a low price alternative where you were only allowed to buy tickets online. It could be done relatively cheaply (costs would be for bandwith, servers, and just a few employees). Ticketmaster just pretty much has a monopoly right now.

DaBears
02-14-2006, 02:58 PM
:reinsy

Hey - I get a cut of those fees which is why I have this smug look on my face.

Actually the team doesnt see any of these fees. The charges suck, but you dont have to pay them if you dont want. If you guys think these charges are steep, you shoulda bought Rolling Stones tickets. Service fees for their $400+ face value tickets were areoun $30/ticket!!!

DaBears
02-14-2006, 02:59 PM
Within a few years I believe there will be a new option other than ticketmaster. Demand dictates it. Almost everybody now has access to the internet which will make the use of a place like ticketmaster that has physical locations as well obsolete. It was different in times past when people would actually have to go to a ticketmaster location. A company could really clean up if they offered a low price alternative where you were only allowed to buy tickets online. It could be done relatively cheaply (costs would be for bandwith, servers, and just a few employees). Ticketmaster just pretty much has a monopoly right now.

Tickets.com already has almost half the MLB teams, and they charge the same ridiculous fees as TM. These companies would not exist if they didnt make money off you with their fees. Anyone remember how jammed the sale was for the World Series? Every event would be like that if TM didnt charge you their fees.

anewman35
02-14-2006, 03:05 PM
Within a few years I believe there will be a new option other than ticketmaster. Demand dictates it. Almost everybody now has access to the internet which will make the use of a place like ticketmaster that has physical locations as well obsolete. It was different in times past when people would actually have to go to a ticketmaster location. A company could really clean up if they offered a low price alternative where you were only allowed to buy tickets online. It could be done relatively cheaply (costs would be for bandwith, servers, and just a few employees). Ticketmaster just pretty much has a monopoly right now.

Tickets.com popped up a few years ago with basically that idea, and now it's basically as bad as Ticketmaster is. The way I see it, unless a ticket company can give a team a good reason to change to them, they're probably not going to do it. And the only good reason a company really could give would be to give the team a bigger chunk of the action, and to do that, they'd probably have to raise fees, which would make them just as bad for the fans.

People complain about Ticketmaster, and I agree they're far from perfect and charge way too much, but at least they generally (and note I said "generally", don't start posting about times they've screwed you, it's happened to everybody) do a pretty decent job. I can't imagine the uproar that would happen if the Sox switched to some new company, and then it turned out people were hacking into it or their servers crashed or something and there were major ticketing problems all season.

The only way the fans will ever benefit is if teams allow competition between different services, but I can't see that ever happening.

zach23
02-14-2006, 03:08 PM
Tickets.com already has almost half the MLB teams, and they charge the same ridiculous fees as TM. These companies would not exist if they didnt make money off you with their fees. Anyone remember how jammed the sale was for the World Series? Every event would be like that if TM didnt charge you their fees.

Its just supply and demand. Ticketmaster is a business and like every other business they want to make as much money as they can. If something is in short supply and high demand, it will cost more.
Ticketmaster probably made no money off the Sox in past years because people didn't use them for regular season tickets like this. Most people just walked up to the ticket window the day of the game or bought tickets for future games at the park. Now that the demand is higher and you don't have the luxury of waiting to buy them at the park, Ticketmaster profits.

jenn2080
02-14-2006, 03:11 PM
One word...karma.

Since I had my mlb acct i had no problems. I logged in and got my tickets and was done by 10:07am. The only problem I had was when I went to go for the Cubs tickets a little after 11 I waited to long to put in my info and they were gone when I tried again. Oh well!

jenn2080
02-14-2006, 03:14 PM
Next time you might want to plan ahead. Try testing your accounts before its gametime. I logged into Ticketmaster yesterday and setup the default credit card. Logged into mlb.com this morning (per instructions in my email from the White Sox) and setup a new account and password. Then once the sale happened, did the multiple game option twice (6 games each time) and got every game I wanted. Smooth as silk. Couldn't be more pleased with the process.

I agree I had all my stuff entered from a while ago so all I had to do was login and go to town. I think the process was just fine.

NoNeckEra
02-14-2006, 03:17 PM
Ticketmaster manages the accounts for season tix holders and has an interface that allows for ticket transferring and resale of tix on the Sox site.

These extra services don't cost season tix holders, so I'd imagine the Sox brass said yes to whatever surcharges TM wanted to charge in exchange for the management of the season ticket holder base, which is substantial.

Dadawg_77
02-14-2006, 03:21 PM
Tickets.com popped up a few years ago with basically that idea, and now it's basically as bad as Ticketmaster is. The way I see it, unless a ticket company can give a team a good reason to change to them, they're probably not going to do it. And the only good reason a company really could give would be to give the team a bigger chunk of the action, and to do that, they'd probably have to raise fees, which would make them just as bad for the fans.

People complain about Ticketmaster, and I agree they're far from perfect and charge way too much, but at least they generally (and note I said "generally", don't start posting about times they've screwed you, it's happened to everybody) do a pretty decent job. I can't imagine the uproar that would happen if the Sox switched to some new company, and then it turned out people were hacking into it or their servers crashed or something and there were major ticketing problems all season.

The only way the fans will ever benefit is if teams allow competition between different services, but I can't see that ever happening.

With the fact that MLB owns Tickets.com and market place for this service isn't end user but the arenas and teams which sell the tickets, MLB has no incentive to place price pressure on Ticket Master charges.

Jerko
02-14-2006, 03:21 PM
Guys, the Sox are defending WS champs. Things are not going to be free, or even cheap from now on. You're not going to get 300 tickets between the bases in the first row for 100 bucks. Just wait till the games start; I'm sure prices, policies, and amenities will be different INSIDE the Cell as well. Comes with winning and I'll take it any time.

Dadawg_77
02-14-2006, 03:22 PM
Ticketmaster manages the accounts for season tix holders and has an interface that allows for ticket transferring and resale of tix on the Sox site.

These extra services don't cost season tix holders, so I'd imagine the Sox brass said yes to whatever surcharges TM wanted to charge in exchange for the management of the season ticket holder base, which is substantial.

Actually I think they charge a fee if you email your ticket to someone else. Sox probally pay somesort of management fee to outsource this operation to TicketMaster.

scottjanssens
02-14-2006, 03:23 PM
Ticketmaster manages the accounts for season tix holders and has an interface that allows for ticket transferring and resale of tix on the Sox site.

These extra services don't cost season tix holders, so I'd imagine the Sox brass said yes to whatever surcharges TM wanted to charge in exchange for the management of the season ticket holder base, which is substantial.

Transferring tickets incurrs a fee of $2 per ticket. Unless they changed it this year.

zach23
02-14-2006, 03:29 PM
Guys, the Sox are defending WS champs. Things are not going to be free, or even cheap from now on. You're not going to get 300 tickets between the bases in the first row for 100 bucks. Just wait till the games start; I'm sure prices, policies, and amenities will be different INSIDE the Cell as well. Comes with winning and I'll take it any time.

I was told to shut up for basically saying the same thing. :D:

SouthSide_HitMen
02-14-2006, 03:29 PM
Tickets.com already has almost half the MLB teams, and they charge the same ridiculous fees as TM. These companies would not exist if they didnt make money off you with their fees. Anyone remember how jammed the sale was for the World Series? Every event would be like that if TM didnt charge you their fees....

Actually the team doesnt see any of these fees. The charges suck, but you dont have to pay them if you dont want. If you guys think these charges are steep, you shoulda bought Rolling Stones tickets. Service fees for their $400+ face value tickets were areoun $30/ticket!!!

The team has a contract with Ticketmaster and gets compensated for allowing them to sell the tickets. I don't have the details but part of those fees reach the White Sox as part of payment on the contract. Believe me, the White Sox do not allow Ticketmaster to gross millions without being compensated - "Reinsdorf" as President Bush calls him, is not stupid.

Also, MLB owns Tickets.com and thus the fees go to MLB. Theoretically, those fees going to MLB should help keep ticket prices down.

The problem with the ticketmaster fees is they charge:

1. A $4.25 fee PER TICKET
2. An Order Process Fee
3. A $2.00 charge PER TICKET to print them out at home (which saves ticketmaster money via not having to print, process and mail the tickets - they charge you for saving Ticketmaster $). On top of that anyone trying to buy these printed tickets might as well buy a ticket on scratch paper as both are subject to fraud as many Sox fans learned last postseason (the owner can print 2, 10 or 100 of the same ticket).

Tickets.com fees are not as high as Ticketmaster - I have used them for Cubs and several out of town stadiums.

I try to buy tickets at the ballpark to avoid the fees which are sometimes 1/2 the cost of the ticket. A 10% fee is reasonable - a 50% fee isn't.


JMO

Baby Fisk
02-14-2006, 03:35 PM
I was told to shut up for basically saying the same thing. :D:But your comeback shot went over 500 ft. :cool: