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Viva Magglio
04-16-2002, 01:35 PM
Mike North is ripping the Sox for not letting upper deck patrons go to the lower deck on Opening Day and for closing the Stadium Club and Bullpen Sports Bar one hour after the game. The reason the lower deck is closed to upper deck patrons during big crowds is because of too long lines in front of the men's restrooms before they instituted this policy. In other words, too many upper deck patrons stayed on the main concourse, downed a dozen beers, and then jammed the men's restrooms. Remember, that happened at the playoff games and last year's home opener.

I bet that the closet Cub fan would complain about the long lines if the Sox did not institute this policy. And, for your information, other stadia have policies like this. St. Louis and Cincinnati are examples.

As for closing the bars, the purpose of Comiskey Park is to have baseball games and not Rush Street. If you still want to get drunk when the Comiskey bars close, go to Jimbo's or The Show.

Paulwny
04-16-2002, 01:40 PM
Unless things have changed at sky dome in toronto, you're not allowed on any level other then the one stated on your ticket.

nut_stock
04-16-2002, 02:00 PM
But why not leave the Bullpen Bar open longer when its more money to be made.

foulkesfan11
04-16-2002, 02:01 PM
At the Ballpark in Arlington, TX they checked tickets for going up to the top level. I wanted to take a picture of the field from the top level & had to be escorted.

Kilroy
04-16-2002, 02:28 PM
This is ridiculous. People bitch when not a lot of people show up at the park. And then on the occasions when lots do show up, they bitch about lines and parking and rules about tickets having to be enforced.

Shut the **** up!

Find a real problem to complain about. If you want to be able to move around the lower level then buy a damn ticket for the lower level. Don't cry like a ****ing baby that the Sox don't want you scamming them. Anyone who has half a brain, and that will exclude :ass, knows that it's a common practice to buy UD and swipe seats downstairs. Well when it's crowded, that's a big deal to the people who paid the cash to sit down there and have to stand in line behind all the extras from up top. And the ******* Mike North saying that there's something wrong with the Sox for doing that really pisses me off. There's a reason that each ticket has a section, row, and seat number.

I suggest that if you don't like it, you should stay the **** home.

Paulwny
04-16-2002, 02:30 PM
The Devil Rays have implemented a policy that will prevent fans who buy tickets in The Beach, Tropicana Field's lowest-priced seating section that is located in the upper deck in left field, from visiting other areas of the stadium, including the specialty food courts, team merchandise store and cigar bar, until the final two innings. The Beach costs $5 for adults and $2 for children and seniors.

cheeses_h_rice
04-16-2002, 02:39 PM
Originally posted by Kilroy
This is ridiculous. People bitch when not a lot of people show up at the park. And then on the occasions when lots do show up, they bitch about lines and parking and rules about tickets having to be enforced.

Shut the **** up!

Find a real problem to complain about. If you want to be able to move around the lower level then buy a damn ticket for the lower level. Don't cry like a ****ing baby that the Sox don't want you scamming them. Anyone who has half a brain, and that will exclude :ass, knows that it's a common practice to buy UD and swipe seats downstairs. Well when it's crowded, that's a big deal to the people who paid the cash to sit down there and have to stand in line behind all the extras from up top. And the ******* Mike North saying that there's something wrong with the Sox for doing that really pisses me off. There's a reason that each ticket has a section, row, and seat number.

I suggest that if you don't like it, you should stay the **** home.

I am basically with you on this point. The plain fact is, Comiskey becomes a zoo when there are more than 30,000 people there. I know we all make fun of the urine troughs at Wrigley, but at least guys can get in and out fairly quickly to do their business -- Comiskey's urinals just slow everything up. If you have a few thousand people with upper deck tickets camped out in the outfield concourse, it just creates an unwieldy mass of people, and I for one have no problems with Comiskey doing what it can to alleviate this problem. Sure, there are amenities on the 100 level that you can't get on the top level, such as margaritas, the merch shop, etc., but I say if you're so gung-ho on enjoying those parts of the park, make sure to get a 100 level seat; it's not like it's all that hard, 150-155 games a year.

RichH55
04-16-2002, 03:16 PM
LOL...i think this is as close to pro-management as this board will ever come....though I agree whole heartedly with most of the regulars....Im thinking of doing the UD/LD switch tonight, but if they call me on it, its not like I can complain from the high moral ground, eh?

Kilroy
04-16-2002, 03:22 PM
Originally posted by RichH55
LOL...i think this is as close to pro-management as this board will ever come....though I agree whole heartedly with most of the regulars....Im thinking of doing the UD/LD switch tonight, but if they call me on it, its not like I can complain from the high moral ground, eh?

Exactly! We've been known to trade up from my RF corner seats to some behind the dugout. But we don't get bent out of shape when they check our tix. We just move on. It doesn't matter that no one was sitting in the seats. They aren't ours...

moochpuppy
04-16-2002, 04:50 PM
Originally posted by ˇViva Mágglio!
Mike North the closet Cub fan

He used to be a vendor at Wrigley Field for cryin' out loud. Give it up Mike, there is a reason your name is North.

RedPinStripes
04-16-2002, 05:13 PM
He'll be beggin to jump on the band wagon when the scrubs are way out of it.

Nellie_Fox
04-16-2002, 05:15 PM
Originally posted by RedPinStripes
He'll be beggin to jump on the band wagon when the scrubs are way out of it.
Which will be in, what....three weeks?

Nellsin
04-16-2002, 05:20 PM
You nailed it on most of us hating to support the management unless we have to, but in the case of the outfield concourse on Opening Day, restricting it to lower deck ticketholders was clearly the right call. I went out there with my nephew to check out the new batter's eye and let him test his pitching speed. The whole area was jammed almost to capacity -- you could walk through only with difficulty, esp. with a child. I am not complaining -- crowds are part of the deal -- only saying that allowing thousands more to come down from the upper deck would have created a hazard. North is wrong.

NorthSideConvert
04-16-2002, 07:33 PM
I have upper deck season tickets. I use my stadium club card to go where i want in the park My additional tickets for opening day were in the outfield. My guests who were sitting there were PO'd about the crowd and lines. 2 simple solutions: rid the coucourse of the vermin hawking T-shirts for a credit card sign up. What pests, and a MAJOR foot traffic impediment. Second, the lines at the men's toilet facilities would be greatly reduced if privacy partitions were placed between the urinals. In the last 2 years I overheard at least 3 conversations to the effect of: "dude, those toilets in there give me 'stage fright'" At the opener I overheard a women exclaim that this was the first time she had seen longer mens lines than womens. A couple of thousand dollars would work wonders in reducing lines.

NSC