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itsnotrequired
03-05-2007, 01:07 PM
The Yankees have sold nearly 3.3 million tickets for the upcoming season, with their full-season-equivalent ticket sales of more than 34,300 standing as easily the highest in baseball and more than 650 above their 2006 total.
Mets ticket sales are up more than 30 percent so far, and club officials are projecting a year-end total of about 3.8 million.
In Chicago, the White Sox are targeting their first year above 3 million in attendance.
The Cubsí season-ticket waiting list spiked by more than a third, to 35,000 people due in part by the hiring of Lou Piniella and the off-season spending spree.
The Cardinals have used their World Series title to secure a staggering 98 percent renewal rate for their season-ticket base.http://www.bizofbaseball.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=825&Itemid=42

Yankees already up to 3.3 million a month before the season starts? Wow.

chisoxmike
03-05-2007, 01:09 PM
[/LIST]http://www.bizofbaseball.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=825&Itemid=42

Yankees already up to 3.3 million a month before the season starts? Wow.

Well, I can see that being that 07 and 08 are the final two seasons at Yankee Stadium.

itsnotrequired
03-05-2007, 01:13 PM
Well, I can see that being that 07 and 08 are the final two seasons at Yankee Stadium.

I don't forsee a drop-off in 2009, do you? These numbers speak volumes as to the overall health of the sport.

*pretends steroid issue doesn't exist*

:tongue:

Scottiehaswheels
03-05-2007, 01:15 PM
#'s like this also tie into why Selig is so sure a move to exclusive Direct TV rights won't be much of a factor..

soxfanatlanta
03-05-2007, 01:19 PM
I don't forsee a drop-off in 2009, do you? These numbers speak volumes as to the overall health of the sport.

It is a good thing that MLB is doing well in spite of themselves. :smile:

twentywontowin
03-05-2007, 01:38 PM
I wonder how hard it is going to be for us Sox fans to buy tickets later on in the season for single games compared to last year. I know I got some great seats later in the season.

Steelrod
03-05-2007, 10:06 PM
I wonder how hard it is going to be for us Sox fans to buy tickets later on in the season for single games compared to last year. I know I got some great seats later in the season.
He who hesitates, may be lost.

DarkHorse35
03-06-2007, 03:47 PM
Ah we're victims of our own success. I remember a time when walking up wouldn't have gotten me upper deck tickets on a MOnday night.

MUsoxfan
03-06-2007, 03:55 PM
Ah we're victims of our own success. I remember a time when walking up wouldn't have gotten me upper deck tickets on a MOnday night.


You're exactly right. I used to be pissed when there were only 20k for these games, now I'm kinda pissed because I can't pick and choose where I sit on a consistent basis.

I'd certainly rather win and sit in 558 row 20 than be able to walk up and get tickets behind the dugout to see a losing team. It's just hard to get used to.

Gavin
03-06-2007, 04:05 PM
I wonder how hard it is going to be for us Sox fans to buy tickets later on in the season for single games compared to last year. I know I got some great seats later in the season.

Some dude was selling his season ticket bleacher seats on ebay a few weeks ago. Having no guarantee for employment and simply a strong desire to move to Chicago once I graduate, I made sure to land four games including Elvis Night. Here's to the six month student loan deferment period. :gulp:

ondafarm
03-06-2007, 04:33 PM
It is a good thing that MLB is doing well in spite of themselves. :smile:

Here, here.

gobears1987
03-06-2007, 05:05 PM
Ah we're victims of our own success. I remember a time when walking up wouldn't have gotten me upper deck tickets on a MOnday night.Walking up used to get us lower bowl tickets on Monday nights. It's the only down side of winning, but I can take it.

twentywontowin
03-06-2007, 05:37 PM
He who hesitates, may be lost.

Not for me on 9/18/06. I got these at 10am, day of game:

http://photos-934.ak.facebook.com/ip002/v49/107/31/324300021/n324300021_934_2022.jpg

Ye who is college student with nothing to do all day, gets first row on the bullpen day of game. :D:

Red Barchetta
03-06-2007, 08:22 PM
...and that's with the Dan Ryan still tore up. Hopefully this trend continues for the next few years and we can get past the road construction phase.

Oblong
03-06-2007, 10:33 PM
The Tigers issued a press release stating that they've sold 1.7 million tickets already. Club record is 2.7 million in 1984.

PKalltheway
03-07-2007, 10:08 AM
The Tigers issued a press release stating that they've sold 1.7 million tickets already. Club record is 2.7 million in 1984.
Geez. The Tigers have come a long way in such a short period of time. That record will definitely fall.

I can't wait for the season to start. It's gonna be a lot of fun!