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Old 10-20-2012, 12:45 PM
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Somebody wrote in to Gonzalez's mailbag saying his section 129 row 6 seats are going up a $1000 per seat ($12.35 more per game). Even with that increase I would gladly take four of those seats.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports...,4786445.story
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Old 10-20-2012, 04:49 PM
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There are only two real advantages to having season tickets:
1. Guaranteed postseason tickets.
2. Better seating location than what is generally available, based on moving up over the years.

So in years in which point 1 is not likely to matter, why in the world would anyone move to a lesser seating location just to "still have season tickets"?
If you are of the mindset that those are the only advantages to having season tickets then yes, I would agree with you. However, some people have other reasons for getting season tickets, such as knowing they will have the same seat all year long, the ability to purchase tickets without paying TM fees, being able to snag premium seats day of the game once the opposition turns in their tickets, getting all the free promos for the year, guaranteed tickets to every game no matter if it is a sellout, and so on.
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Old 10-20-2012, 05:51 PM
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There are only two real advantages to having season tickets:
1. Guaranteed postseason tickets.
2. Better seating location than what is generally available, based on moving up over the years.

So in years in which point 1 is not likely to matter, why in the world would anyone move to a lesser seating location just to "still have season tickets"?
Those are not the only benefits of being a ST holder. You get Grinder Bash, the opportunity to order additional tickets without added fees, "the box" for full season ticket holder, the annual gift, the media guide, and early batting practice to just list a few benefits of being a ST holder.

Oh, for those who get "the box," you don't have to show up 10 hours early to get a bobblehead or other popular giveaway.
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Old 10-20-2012, 06:46 PM
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Most of the people who sit around my premium LD seats are not corporate or wealthy, and in fact split plans. Transparency in their seating relocation process would help with season ticket retention, in my opinion. The gradual improvement of my seats were a reason I stuck through a lot of the lean years. Now I suspect they simply hold back the better locations to make it easier to bring in new season ticket holders, rather than rewarding existing fans.

So it appears that they are lowering ticket prices to bring in new fans, but picking this as the time to stick it to their fans who actually have been buying lots of tickets the past few years? They got half of it right. (I'm not looking for a decrease, just hold the line...at least pretend to not take my loyalty for granted).
Well said sir
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Old 10-20-2012, 07:55 PM
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Somebody wrote in to Gonzalez's mailbag saying his section 129 row 6 seats are going up a $1000 per seat ($12.35 more per game). Even with that increase I would gladly take four of those seats.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports...,4786445.story
My group's 4 seats are in Section 137, Row 12 -- awesome seats. If they go up $1000.00 per ticket, that's absurd. I honestly can't afford that increase and I'll reduce my share. I haven't been contacted by my rep yet, so I'll wait to see if this is true.
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Old 10-20-2012, 10:50 PM
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The Sox listened to the fans. $20 is very reasonable for lower deck tickets and $7 is also a great deal for uppers.

Now, will people come out?
I intend to go to more games now.
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Old 10-21-2012, 01:07 PM
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I intend to go to more games now.
So do I, even if they rebuild.
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Old 10-21-2012, 05:22 PM
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LR outfield season tickets are down 30% next year- anybody know what the cost of a LR outfield season ticket was last year?
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Old 10-21-2012, 05:38 PM
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My group's 4 seats are in Section 137, Row 12 -- awesome seats. If they go up $1000.00 per ticket, that's absurd. I honestly can't afford that increase and I'll reduce my share. I haven't been contacted by my rep yet, so I'll wait to see if this is true.
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Old 10-22-2012, 10:42 AM
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LR outfield season tickets are down 30% next year- anybody know what the cost of a LR outfield season ticket was last year?
$2,430 in 2012
$1,701 in 2013
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:32 AM
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$2,430 in 2012
$1,701 in 2013
Any word on the cost of LR for split season plans?
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:41 AM
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$2,430 in 2012
$1,701 in 2013
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:59 AM
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Just a quick post on the confusion over Stub Hub. I used to be the same way. However in the last few years it's become super simple to use Stub Hub. All ESPN team sites include links for tickets for upcoming games listed on Stub Hub.

As an example:

http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/name/chi/chicago-bears

If you notice in the schedule section on that page the far right column lists "tickets available" for upcoming games. That's a link to the Stub Hub site where fans are reselling. That is true for Sox games too. I got tickets for some Sox/Oakland games through it in the past.

It's just that easy these days and the interface is very easy to use where you can select your price range and then look at the sections of the ball park that are in it and click on that section to see what seats are there. I'm eyeballing a few Bears/9ers seats in this manner, but am holding because prices seem to be dropping. I think the MNF game the week of Thanksgiving is causing the market to flood at the moment. Prices are definitely lower than they were a few weeks ago...
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Old 10-22-2012, 02:37 PM
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Any word on the cost of LR for split season plans?

Prices are in this link: https://www.dailyherald.com/article/...rts/710189638/
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Old 10-22-2012, 02:45 PM
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At the bottom it states "Premium Lower Deck Box prices not available at this time". Sox have to wait to inform their most loyal customers how much they will be screwing them over before they can release that information.
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