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Fenway
11-16-2006, 09:45 AM
In 1996 the seats were $16.....:whiner:

NAPLES, Fla. - The Red Sox (http://redsox.bostonherald.com/redSox.bg) aggressive and expensive - $51.11 million and counting - pursuit of prized Japanese starter Daisuke Matsuzaka (http://news.bostonherald.com/search/?searchSite=true&keyword=Daisuke+Matsuzaka&mode=all&sorting=pubdate) is just one factor behind a bump in ticket prices for the best seats at Fenway Park (http://news.bostonherald.com/search/?searchSite=true&keyword=Fenway+Park&mode=all&sorting=pubdate) next season.
Box seats will cost $105, a $10 per ticket increase, while other seating prices will rise 3 to 5 percent, according to the club.

http://redsox.bostonherald.com/redSox/view.bg?articleid=167591


Red Sox have also announced they have asked the players association for permission to play the Patriots Day game with Anaheim at 9 AM. The Marathon has changed their start time from Noon to 10 AM so the Red Sox are hopefull the PA will agree.

Fans in California will get the game at 6 AM :o:

INSox56
11-16-2006, 10:06 AM
"Are you serious, clark?"

16 bucks just 10 years ago????? I haven't heard of an increase like that...ever.

Fenway
11-16-2006, 10:14 AM
"Are you serious, clark?"

16 bucks just 10 years ago????? I haven't heard of an increase like that...ever.

It started to go insane in 1998 when they were pushing season tickets for the All-Star Game in 99.

The problem for the real fan is the Red Sox have made Fenway into a theme park with prices would make Disney blush. I am not thrilled that I will now never see a new Boston ballpark. Fenway is still a very hard place to watch a game especially in the wooden grandstand seats.

jenn2080
11-16-2006, 10:21 AM
Sweet Jesus that is ridiculous!

kobo
11-16-2006, 10:39 AM
All they are doing is pushing middle income families away from attending games. What a joke.

palehozenychicty
11-16-2006, 11:12 AM
Sad, just sad. :(:

SABRSox
11-16-2006, 11:51 AM
All they are doing is pushing middle income families away from attending games. What a joke.

The idea is that in the future, only Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner will be able to afford Red Sox tickets. It's not fair to them to have to sit with normal people and watch a baseball game.

Hendu
11-16-2006, 12:09 PM
:o:

It's going to be real interesting to see what happens when another team from the AL East steps up and knocks the Red Sox out of playoff contention earlier in the season. How many "fans" are going to pay those prices to see a non-World Series contender?

Fenway
11-16-2006, 01:51 PM
:o:

It's going to be real interesting to see what happens when another team from the AL East steps up and knocks the Red Sox out of playoff contention earlier in the season. How many "fans" are going to pay those prices to see a non-World Series contender?

We had a taste of that in September when Boston was going nowhere. The fans at least showed up ( very few no shows ) but the crowds were dead.

They know they have to win or be close to keep selling the tickets. They going to spend a lot of money this off season.

tstrike2000
11-16-2006, 03:30 PM
Only $420, not including food and/or transportation for a family of 4 to watch a game? Sign me up!

PKalltheway
11-16-2006, 04:48 PM
$105 dollars for a box seat at Fenway? Ridiculous. Just plain ridiculous. I think it's safe to say that I'll probably never get to go to Fenway Park. Ever.

Fenway
11-16-2006, 04:56 PM
$105 dollars for a box seat at Fenway? Ridiculous. Just plain ridiculous. I think it's safe to say that I'll probably never get to go to Fenway Park. Ever.

There are a lot of long time Red Sox fans who only watch on TV now :angry: It is insanity.

Steelrod
11-16-2006, 05:00 PM
If you can't buy them, they are not overpriced! Thans the market in Boston.

ewokpelts
11-16-2006, 05:05 PM
All they are doing is pushing middle income families away from attending games. What a joke.and since they own the cable station that airs games, they dont care..the fans will watch the game one way or another, and the blow sawks will profit

NESN has even signed deals with movie theatres to show select games, further increasing revenue

ewokpelts
11-16-2006, 05:13 PM
Only $420, not including food and/or transportation for a family of 4 to watch a game? Sign me up!
not to hijack, but the "fan value estimate" that's quoted often is a joke...who buys exactly 4 tickets, 2 beers, 2 sodas, 4 hot dogs, 2 hats, 2 programs, and 2 pennants at a game?

Hell, I buy my hat before the season(and NOT at the park's inflated prices). I get one program every quarter of the season, I eat before the game or take it in. I get the free designated driver soda and take water in, and never buy a pennant.

Steelrod
11-16-2006, 05:17 PM
not to hijack, but the "fan value estimate" that's quoted often is a joke...who buys exactly 4 tickets, 2 beers, 2 sodas, 4 hot dogs, 2 hats, 2 programs, and 2 pennants at a game?

Hell, I buy my hat before the season(and NOT at the park's inflated prices). I get one program every quarter of the season, I eat before the game or take it in. I get the free designated driver soda and take water in, and never buy a pennant.
Not even one churro?

PKalltheway
11-16-2006, 09:18 PM
There are a lot of long time Red Sox fans who only watch on TV now :angry: It is insanity.
It certainly is. Maybe that's why their fans invade other ballparks.:redneck
The funny thing is that they'll still sell out, even with the highest average ticket price in baseball. Meanwhile, here in Cincinnati (where games are VERY affordable), the owner had to come up with half-price ticket nights and dollar hot dog nights in August just so he could get fans out to the game. The Reds were also in contention until the second to last day of the season too. For a so-called baseball town, a lot of people were apathetic towards the Reds being in contention this past year, which really steamed me.

SouthSide_HitMen
11-16-2006, 11:05 PM
Sweet Jesus that is ridiculous!

Sweet Caroline (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YynfrH5GHlw), oh oh oh good times never cost so much

so much
so much
so much

http://thumb12.webshots.net/t/60/160/9/71/64/463897164BZVBMu_th.jpg (http://sports.webshots.com/photo/1463897164075261272BZVBMu)
click for large picture of the hot dog with the odd Fenway "Bun".

Fenway Franks kick ass!!!

brewcrew/chisox
11-17-2006, 12:15 AM
Sweet Caroline (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YynfrH5GHlw), oh oh oh good times never cost so much

so much
so much
so much

http://thumb12.webshots.net/t/60/160/9/71/64/463897164BZVBMu_th.jpg (http://sports.webshots.com/photo/1463897164075261272BZVBMu)
click for large picture of the hot dog with the odd Fenway "Bun".

Fenway Franks kick ass!!!

Man,

I'll never get those two minutes back.

SouthSide_HitMen
11-17-2006, 01:14 AM
Man,

I'll never get those two minutes back.

It's fun in person. I've been to several games since they started this in the late 1990s and everyone has a good time!

Not to mention Neil Diamond kicks ass!!!!!!

Did they sing the song in Fever Pitch I?

MUsoxfan
11-17-2006, 01:20 AM
At least the Sawx win. The Cubs have $200+ seats

WizardsofOzzie
11-17-2006, 01:34 AM
Thats really depressing. I :praying: that the Sox never end up like that

MUsoxfan
11-17-2006, 01:35 AM
Thats really depressing. I :praying: that the Sox never end up like that


I doubt it. The Sox have a fair and decent business model for the most part. They know who butters their bread

Fenway
11-17-2006, 10:18 AM
It certainly is. Maybe that's why their fans invade other ballparks.:redneck


No teal needed it is a huge reason Red Sox fans show up in big numbers just about everywhere. The one exception has been Kansas City as it is not a city served well by airlines from Boston. Every other city has nonstop service.

Boston Globe has a story today on how much the Red Sox are pulling in on luxury boxes. Staggering.


The Boston Red Sox are upgrading all 40 of the luxury boxes at Fenway this off-season with amenities to rival a luxury condo: flat-panel televisions, heated outdoor seats, surround sound, and granite countertops.
But the team also is jacking up the price: Starting with the 2007 season, suites will cost between $250,000 and $350,000 per year depending on where in Fenway Park they're located, compared with an average of $215,000 last season. The team also is requiring suite owners to commit to them for at least a decade , seven years longer than the current three-year minimum. The capacity in the renovated boxes will increase from 16 to 22.
The net effect is that the cost of owning a Fenway luxury box will jump to as much as $3.5 million over 10 years, compared with $645,000 for three years under the old rules.

http://www.boston.com/business/globe/articles/2006/11/17/fenway_suites_to_be_more_luxe_more_costly/

dickallen15
11-17-2006, 12:52 PM
Bulls seats in the lower level are over $100. Considering what a Scout Seat costs at USCF, the Fenway experience is a better deal if your not really interested in spending $120 on beer and hot dogs. White Sox tickets will be that high in a few seasons.

WizardsofOzzie
11-17-2006, 01:47 PM
Bulls seats in the lower level are over $100. Considering what a Scout Seat costs at USCF, the Fenway experience is a better deal if your not really interested in spending $120 on beer and hot dogs. White Sox tickets will be that high in a few seasons.
:whiner: :whiner: :whiner:

AZChiSoxFan
11-17-2006, 03:25 PM
Not even one churro?


:rolling:

AZChiSoxFan
11-17-2006, 03:27 PM
There are a lot of long time Red Sox fans who only watch on TV now :angry: It is insanity.

to make matters worse...didn't you say in a thread a while back Fenway that there are no longer any Red Sox games on "over the air" TV (other than the occasional Fox Saturday game)?

Fenway
11-17-2006, 03:39 PM
to make matters worse...didn't you say in a thread a while back Fenway that there are no longer any Red Sox games on "over the air" TV (other than the occasional Fox Saturday game)?

That is correct and the Red Sox took a lot of heat for it but would not budge. The Boston Globe had a nasty editorial about the teams greed and that was kind of funny given the Globe's parent the NY Times owns 17% of the Red Sox. They decided they wanted all games on NESN and took away the over the air games that many senior citizens looked forward to. There have been rumors they might move some games back to WSBK in 2007 but nothing official.

The HD games in movie theaters have proven quite popular. Fans happily pay $10 to watch the game on the big screen.

Lucchino is the "brains" behind all this. He continues to look for more ways to suck every last dollar out.

Hitmen77
11-17-2006, 03:50 PM
It's fun in person. I've been to several games since they started this in the late 1990s and everyone has a good time!

Not to mention Neil Diamond kicks ass!!!!!!

Did they sing the song in Fever Pitch I?

How did Sweet Caroline ever get to be a sporting event song? :?: Nice enough song, but not the first thing that comes to mind for ballpark traditions.

Here's some interesting info about this "phenomenon":

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweet_Caroline

Fenway
11-17-2006, 03:55 PM
How did Sweet Caroline ever get to be a sporting event song? :?: Nice enough song, but not the first thing that comes to mind for ballpark traditions.

Here's some interesting info about this "phenomenon":

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweet_Caroline

from NPR Radio

Featured Stories
The Mystery of 'Sweet Caroline' and the Red Sox

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4930465

http://www.npr.org/programs/morning/features/2005/sep/fenway200.jpg
Christine Arrasmith, NPR

Megan Kaiser programs the music during Red Sox games.





September 30, 2005 · As a stadium anthem, it's not exactly "Take Me Out to the Ballgame." Susan Orlean visits Boston's Fenway Park to unlock the secret connection between the Red Sox, their loyal fans and singer Neil Diamond's 1969 hit.

Daver
11-17-2006, 04:03 PM
105 bucks to sit in a turd of a ballpark?

Bostonians are sheeple.

MUsoxfan
11-17-2006, 04:14 PM
http://boston.redsox.mlb.com/bos/images/ballpark/y2005/seating_745x615.gif

So wait, it's still $105 all the way down the LF line? Daver's right. Red Sox fans are sheeple. I don't even want to know what the purple seats cost

Fenway
11-17-2006, 04:17 PM
So wait, it's still $105 all the way down the LF line? Daver's right. Red Sox fans are sheeple. I don't even want to know what the purple seats cost

everything in yellow is now $105

purple seats are $275 behind the plate, $250 along the basebaths

1951Campbell
11-17-2006, 09:39 PM
http://boston.redsox.mlb.com/bos/images/ballpark/y2005/seating_745x615.gif

So wait, it's still $105 all the way down the LF line? Daver's right. Red Sox fans are sheeple. I don't even want to know what the purple seats cost

I looked through my ticket stub collection for all my games at Fenway.

Section 16, Box 117, Row CC--$32 in 1999. Interleague versus the Braves. My wife and friends and I could afford to go Saturday and Sunday.

Fenway has changed so much in just the five years since we stopped going there.