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Grounds_Crew
02-21-2007, 04:04 PM
I know everyone has been wondering about this...well, here's the definitive information.



Ticket announcement

Here's what the Reds released on the Opening Day tickets:

OPENING DAY TICKET AVAILABILITY

CINCINNATI - The Cincinnati Reds are giving fans different options to purchase tickets to the 2007 Opening Day game against the Chicago Cubs, scheduled for 2:10 p.m. on Monday, April 2 at Great American Ball Park.

Select-A-Seat Day: Saturday (2/24) is the last day to guarantee Opening Day ticket options on all applicable season plans. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, the Reds are inviting fans to sit in and choose their own seats at Great American Ball Park. Reds Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Browning will greet guests from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.. With the purchase of a season plan, fans will receive 2 free vouchers for admission to the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum. Details are available at reds.com.

Power Pack Sale: At 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 3, available only online at reds.com. The 11-game package includes tickets to all 3 games of the first series of the season, including Opening Day, all 5 fireworks nights and the June 8-10 series against the Indians.

Opening Day Ticket Opportunity: From March 5-6, fans can register online at reds.com to win the chance to purchase any Opening Day tickets still available after the season and Power Pack sales. Fans who win the opportunity to purchase Opening Day tickets will be notified via email beginning March 7 and will have until noon ET on March 9 to purchase a designated number of tickets. Additional information is available at reds.com.

March 10 On-Sale Date: Tickets for all 2007 regular-season games - with the exception of Opening Day - will go on sale at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 10 by phone at (513) 381-REDS or (877) 647-REDS, via the internet at reds.com and in person at the Great American Ball Park ticket windows at Second and Main Streets and at all area Meijer stores.

Ticket prices range from $5 to $40. There is an additional $10 charge per ticket for Opening Day, a $5 charge per ticket for Premier Games (vs Cle 6/8-6/10, vs StL 6/29-7/1, vs Chi 7/27-7/29) and a $2 charge per ticket for Select Games (vs Tex 6/15-6/17, vs Ari 7/6-7/8, vs SD 8/10-8/12, vs Fla 8/24-8/26).

Beginning Monday, March 12, Great American Ball Park ticket windows will be open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m..

Information on season ticket, group ticket and premium seating packages is available at reds.com or by calling (513) 765-7000.

Reds' 11-Game Power Pack
On Sale March 3 At Reds.Com
Mon 4/2 Opening Day vs Chi 2:10
Wed 4/4 First Night Game vs Chi 7:10
Thu 4/5 Business Day vs Chi 12:35
Fri 5/25 Fireworks Night vs Pit 7:10
Fri 6/8 Interleague vs Cle 7:10
Sat 6/9 Interleague vs Cle 7:10
Sun 6/10 Interleague vs Cle 1:15
Fri 6/29 Fireworks Night vs StL 7:10
Tue 7/3 Fireworks Night vs SF 7:10
Fri 7/27 Fireworks Night vs Chi 7:10
Fri 8/24 Fireworks Night vs Fla 7:10
$257 per -ticket package in View Level Box/Mezzanine
$246 per 11-ticket package in Terrace Outfield
$180 per 11-ticket package in View Level
$147 per 11-ticket package in Bleachers
$92 per 11-ticket package in Outer View Level
Online service charges apply

posted by John Fay at 3:45 PM

justincredible
02-21-2007, 04:06 PM
Looks like I won't be going to opening day again this year.

Thanks for the info.

Grounds_Crew
02-21-2007, 04:07 PM
Needless to say, this will be the first time in a long time that I haven't been to Opening Day. I'm still trying to pull some strings though.

kbrake
02-21-2007, 05:52 PM
ebay.

Grounds_Crew
02-21-2007, 05:53 PM
ebay.


$$$$$$

I don't have a problem getting tickets for any game...except for Opening Day, and mine are free! :mooner:

redsgabp
02-21-2007, 06:07 PM
$$$$$$

I don't have a problem getting tickets for any game...except for Opening Day, and mine are free! :mooner:

do you still have connections to the reds?

if i could get a 2007 team signed baseball, I think i could depart with my 2 extra opening day tickets.

and that would have to include that pesky griffey jr auto.
i know he signed some bs thing with uper deck i think.

Grounds_Crew
02-21-2007, 06:16 PM
do you still have connections to the reds?

if i could get a 2007 team signed baseball, I think i could depart with my 2 extra opening day tickets.

and that would have to include that pesky griffey jr auto.
i know he signed some bs thing with uper deck i think.

Well, that would be hard for me to get without being there...and I won't be down at the Stadium before Opening Day and most likely not even on Opening Day.

Besides, the team usually strolls into town a day or two before the first game so it would be difficult to get a ball like that even if I was there.

That's a very generous offer though, I appreciate it and I wish that we could work it out, but unfortunately we can't.

TheWalls
02-21-2007, 06:39 PM
My opinion goes in a slightly different direction than most on this...

I go to Opening Day every year. I drive in from Illinois and it's a real event for me. I've gone since the 1970's as a kid. In recent years if my redial wasn't sat enough (or at least faster than the Cubs fans) I've ended up paying several times ace for my tix. This was especially true for the last game at Riverfront and the first at GABP. I find myself faced with two scenarios:

1) Do Opening Day the old way and pay some Cubs fan who got in before me five or six times face for tickets for one game only to endure several thousand Cubs fans at the game,

OR

2) Do Opening Day tickets this way, buy the Power Pack, go to a few more games than I normally might from Illinois, give some away to friends and family and hopefully provide a disincentive to the keep most of the Cubs fans away (at least for Opening Day).

I know my situation is atypical and that buying the PowerPack is not an option for everyone (heaven knows it wouldn't have been for me growing up). However, for a lifelong Reds fan that can afford it this approach is infinitely preferable.

KittyDuran
02-21-2007, 07:48 PM
My opinion goes in a slightly different direction than most on this...

I go to Opening Day every year. I drive in from Illinois and it's a real event for me. I've gone since the 1970's as a kid. In recent years if my redial wasn't sat enough (or at least faster than the Cubs fans) I've ended up paying several times ace for my tix. This was especially true for the last game at Riverfront and the first at GABP. I find myself faced with two scenarios:

1) Do Opening Day the old way and pay some Cubs fan who got in before me five or six times face for tickets for one game only to endure several thousand Cubs fans at the game,

OR

2) Do Opening Day tickets this way, buy the Power Pack, go to a few more games than I normally might from Illinois, give some away to friends and family and hopefully provide a disincentive to the keep most of the Cubs fans away (at least for Opening Day).

I know my situation is atypical and that buying the PowerPack is not an option for everyone (heaven knows it wouldn't have been for me growing up). However, for a lifelong Reds fan that can afford it this approach is infinitely preferable.The Power Pack last year gave me the peace of mind regarding OD... Of course, living close and going on average 40 games a year... I had no trouble going to the other games in the pack, and considering the choices of trying my luck online, ebay, scalper, or not going at all and the cost of the 3 of 4, it was worth it.

Red in Chicago got the Power Pack last year... how many games did you end up going to RIC?

redsfan1966
02-21-2007, 10:49 PM
I think I am going to bite the bullet and buy a couple of power packs...there are games I probably wont attend, but to have the opening day tix in advance will be cool--make it more enjoyable to go to the opening day parade and all the hoopla without worrying about getting tix from someone with extras before the game...

Grounds_Crew
02-21-2007, 10:51 PM
I think I am going to bite the bullet and buy a couple of power packs...there are games I probably wont attend, but to have the opening day tix in advance will be cool--make it more enjoyable to go to the opening day parade and all the hoopla without worrying about getting tix from someone with extras before the game...


Or....buy the power pack...sell the opening day tickets on Ebay, and voila...you most likely just paid for a large portion of your power pack. So, essentially, you'd be ending up with one awesome deal on a power pack.

redsfan1966
02-21-2007, 10:55 PM
I hear ya, crew...but the main reason I'm buying the packs is for the opening day tix.....

KittyDuran
02-22-2007, 08:56 AM
I hear ya, crew...but the main reason I'm buying the packs is for the opening day tix.....That was my motive last year as well...

redsmetz
02-22-2007, 04:47 PM
I'm going to register to buy any leftover tickets (which is doubtful), but I noticed this little caveat on the Reds webpage about details


Major League Baseball game dates and times are determined in the sole discretion of the Office of the Commissioner Of Baseball and/or the Cincinnati Reds, as applicable, and may be subject to change. You may not resell any tickets purchased in connection with the drawing or use such tickets for promotional purposes. Registrations are non-transferable with no cash redemptions or substitutions. All sales are final

Interesting little insert there. I wonder if I can sell the rights for someone to join me for the game?

Newman4
02-24-2007, 08:49 AM
I bought the Power Pack last season. It's good for one reason: Opening Day. You pay extra for the Cleveland series, which in my opinion has lost its flavor. Also, last season some of the Firework Nights were half price nights.

I'd much rather have a package with Opening Day and the Bobblehead nights.

redsgabp
02-24-2007, 09:35 AM
I bought the Power Pack last season. It's good for one reason: Opening Day. You pay extra for the Cleveland series, which in my opinion has lost its flavor. Also, last season some of the Firework Nights were half price nights.

I'd much rather have a package with Opening Day and the Bobblehead nights.


why would they put bobblehead nights in the power packs?
that is one of the nights that they should sell out.

dont take this the wrong way BUT
imo you are the normal bad reds fan. what you want is opening day, bobblehead nights, and anything else you can get for nothing.

here is a list of games that i really want to see.
opening day
reds vs washington / see how our former reds are doing
reds vs indians / it's always a good game
reds vs angels / want to see Vladimir Guerrero
reds vs rangers / hopefully sammy will be with them.
reds vs giants / i want to boo barry out of the stadium!
reds vs braves / braves use to be the team. how they have fallen.
and i want to see homer baileys first start. whoever that comes against.

i can honestly say to you i don't know any dates of the bobblehead games.
i'm there for baseball, not a $3 made in china bobblehead!

OnBaseMachine
02-24-2007, 09:41 AM
My dad and I plan to purchase the Power Pack and go to as many games as possible and sell or give away the one's I can't attend. I should be able to attend the majority of them since most of the firework nights fall on a Saturday...and I'll find a way to attend all three games vs the Indians.

Newman4
02-24-2007, 10:00 AM
you are the normal bad reds fan. what you want is opening day, bobblehead nights, and anything else you can get for nothing.


The "normal bad reds fan" huh? What would you call the people who buy the $5 tickets on bobblehead night and then walk in the gate, get their toy and then leave to put it on EBay? I happen to have a large collection of bobbleheads in my Reds room (all bad reds fans have a room in their house devoted to Reds memorabilia as well), thus I like to attend bobblehead nights. I don't really care much about "anything else I can get for nothing" that is given away at GABP and live 2 1/2 hours away, so I have to pick and choose which games I attend. Last season, I bought the Power Pack and tickets for bobblehead games. I am not particularly fond of seeing the Reds play Cleveland (especially since the tickets cost more) and Fireworks are not my cup of tea. Therefore, I'd rather see the package include some popular games that will sell out so I can purchase seats ahead of time and be guaranteed a ticket and not have to purchase them seperately or off Ebay. Plus, it reserves the bobblehead nights for people who purchase the package instead of the guys that want to scalp them on Ebay, for much more than $3 I might add.

If like baseball so much and want to see the games you mentioned, I'd gladly trade you the three Cleveland game tickets and the SF game from the Power Pack for tickets to the four bobblehead games.

redsgabp
02-24-2007, 10:14 AM
The "normal bad reds fan" huh? What would you call the people who buy the $5 tickets on bobblehead night and then walk in the gate, get their toy and then leave to put it on EBay? I happen to have a large collection of bobbleheads in my Reds room (all bad reds fans have a room in their house devoted to Reds memorabilia as well), thus I like to attend bobblehead nights. I don't really care much about "anything else I can get for nothing" that is given away at GABP and live 2 1/2 hours away, so I have to pick and choose which games I attend. Last season, I bought the Power Pack and tickets for bobblehead games. I am not particularly fond of seeing the Reds play Cleveland (especially since the tickets cost more) and Fireworks are not my cup of tea. Therefore, I'd rather see the package include some popular games that will sell out so I can purchase seats ahead of time and be guaranteed a ticket and not have to purchase them seperately or off Ebay. Plus, it reserves the bobblehead nights for people who purchase the package instead of the guys that want to scalp them on Ebay, for much more than $3 I might add.

If like baseball so much and want to see the games you mentioned, I'd gladly trade you the three Cleveland game tickets and the SF game from the Power Pack for tickets to the four bobblehead games.

like i said don't take it the wrong way because i wasn't aware of your situation.

i can imagine being 2 1/2 hours away would impact the games that you go to.

i can agree with you that it's kindive stupid for the reds to put 3 games of a series all in your pack.

like i said earlier no hard feelings.
hope to see you at the stadium. :beerme:

Crusher78
03-01-2007, 06:35 PM
If you buy the PowerPack are you guaranteed a shot at tickets for all playoff games? Not trying to be over confident. Just curious, any help would be appreciated.

Red in Chicago
03-01-2007, 07:23 PM
The Power Pack last year gave me the peace of mind regarding OD... Of course, living close and going on average 40 games a year... I had no trouble going to the other games in the pack, and considering the choices of trying my luck online, ebay, scalper, or not going at all and the cost of the 3 of 4, it was worth it.

Red in Chicago got the Power Pack last year... how many games did you end up going to RIC?

me and my dad went to opening day...i think i only saw one other game from the power pack...i ended up giving away most of them...most of the power pack dates didn't work for me, but i have no regrets

i did however get to drive in for the white sox series (that was ugly) and i think one other cub game...last year was my first opening day and i did it mostly for my dad, who is a lifelong cub fan...i will try again this year for the power pack tickets even if i won't be able to go to all of the other games that are included...