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Newman4
03-07-2007, 09:27 AM
Anyone get the confirmation email yet? Still waiting here.

Joseph
03-07-2007, 09:32 AM
Nothing here yet either. Was there ever word on # of seats available?

jesusfan
03-07-2007, 09:49 AM
I'm also waiting, I wonder how many seats are availabe and the chances of being pulled from the magical hat...

The Crosley Kid
03-07-2007, 09:55 AM
Nothing here yet either! So there is still hope! :pray:

Grounds_Crew
03-07-2007, 09:57 AM
I was under the impression that they won't be notifying winners until tomorrow. Maybe I'm wrong though.

Redskinalum02
03-07-2007, 10:14 AM
Hopefully I'm selected from the magical hat as well. This was from an earlier press release:

Any Opening Day tickets still available after the first two opportunities can come via a lottery-type system. From March 5-6, fans that register online at reds.com will have a chance to buy Opening Day tickets. Winners will be notified via email beginning March 7 and will have until 12 p.m. ET on March 9 to purchase a designated number of tickets. Additional information is available at reds.com.

http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20070221&content_id=1810726&vkey=news_cin&fext=.jsp&c_id=cin

The Crosley Kid
03-07-2007, 11:10 AM
It's March 7th and we're waiting! And not so patiently! Checking my email hourly, it seems! See how far we have come. At least this is "Need not be present to win!" :D

joeredleg
03-07-2007, 11:32 AM
The is killing me!!

Ahhhorsepoo
03-07-2007, 11:37 AM
Not gonna lie.. I am hoping it is delayed until tommorrow.. because my new credit card was supposed to come in the mail today, so I wouldnt have been able to buy them and would have got a crappy view level seat had I won it today.. and had to wait until tommorrow to get them..

Thats what happens when your wallet is misplaced while you are out of town and you must cancel everything..

redsgabp
03-07-2007, 11:56 AM
well they have quit selling power packs, so they should have a decent idea of how many people that should win.

if you haven't gotten a email by 6 or 7 tonight, i would guess that you lost.

i check my email every 10 min.

but i have to leave for the afternoon real soon, so i guess i'll have to wait to see if i won.

justincredible
03-07-2007, 01:34 PM
Shoot, I forgot all about the winners being notified today. Now I'm gonna be glued to my inbox for the rest of the day. :(

baron23
03-07-2007, 01:53 PM
I've been glued to this thread all day...

rotnoid
03-07-2007, 01:55 PM
I've been glued to this thread all day...

I thought I was the only one.

Grounds_Crew
03-07-2007, 01:57 PM
No confirmation on this end as of yet. I've been to every Opening Day for the past 4 years. This is the first time I have to actually worry about getting tickets.

rotnoid
03-07-2007, 01:58 PM
I'm in the same boat. I don't blame the Reds for trying to sell tickets to other games, but there's something about the excitement of that first day of ticket sales that feels like it's been taken away.

Redskinalum02
03-07-2007, 02:21 PM
I'm not gonna lie, I'm relieved when I check back here and no one else has received an email yet.

Grounds_Crew
03-07-2007, 02:28 PM
I'm not gonna lie, I'm relieve when I check back here and no one else has received an email yet.

Well, basically that's a sign that they haven't started notifying people yet.


EDIT: Which sucks...cause I wanna find out!

Ahhhorsepoo
03-07-2007, 03:18 PM
Of course.. knowing this Cities luck, they will be sent out at about 4:45, and all the tickets will be gone by 5:30.. from Cubbie fans buying them all up..

Grounds_Crew
03-07-2007, 03:47 PM
Of course.. knowing this Cities luck, they will be sent out at about 4:45, and all the tickets will be gone by 5:30.. from Cubbie fans buying them all up..

You can't begin to buy them right away can you? I dont' know all of the details.

rotnoid
03-07-2007, 03:53 PM
You can't begin to buy them right away can you? I dont' know all of the details.

If it works like last year, once you're reconginzed as a "winner" you have until Friday to buy your tickets. I'd assume they only pick the same number of winners that they have tickets for. After Friday, who knows what happens to them?

Ahhhorsepoo
03-07-2007, 03:57 PM
so each person can only buy 2 tickets?!

rotnoid
03-07-2007, 03:57 PM
That's how they worked it last year.

Grounds_Crew
03-07-2007, 03:58 PM
I wish they'd hurry and get the notifications out.

Bobcat J
03-07-2007, 04:01 PM
I was worried about this until I went to lunch with my boss on Monday. He had just come from a meeting with Castellini. We got to talking about the opening day parade and he then casually threw out, "Do you want to go to opening day with me?" He had just bought a couple of tickets from Catellini.

One of the perks of my job, I guess.

I tried to play it all cool but couldn't quite keep in the excitement.

rotnoid
03-07-2007, 04:03 PM
He had just bought a couple of tickets from Catellini.

I'm picturing Cast in a trench coat with a sign reading "I NEED TICKETS." :laugh:

Grounds_Crew
03-07-2007, 04:08 PM
Someone call 513-765-7000 and ask them if they have started the notification process. I would do it myself but they would recognize me.

5DOLLAR-BLEACHERBUM
03-07-2007, 04:09 PM
You can't buy tickets until tomorrow at 9am I believe. I scored two tickets last year through this drawing and have my fingers crossed again. I was at Meijer yesterday and they have a sign up that says opening day tickets will go on sale saturday at 9am and the tickets for other games at 9:30. If they are planning to have tickets left over for saturday wouldn't that mean that everyone who registered would get tickets?

phirefly
03-07-2007, 04:09 PM
The rules said the sale would start tomorrow morning at 9:00 AM for the winners.

Newman4
03-07-2007, 04:15 PM
Does the drawing assign the privlege to buy two tickets or the privlege to buy two tickets in an already slected area?

5DOLLAR-BLEACHERBUM
03-07-2007, 04:17 PM
Does the drawing assign the privlege to buy two tickets or the privlege to buy two tickets in an already slected area?
2 tickets out of whats left. All of the cheap tickets are probably gone and to get two together will be tough im sure.

Grounds_Crew
03-07-2007, 05:08 PM
Any updates?

Caseyfan21
03-07-2007, 05:38 PM
Any updates?

Just got my email from the Cincinnati Reds....Looks like I'll be busy tomorrow morning!!!!














Only kidding :evil:

:mooner: Bet you checked your email right away though.

I'm out for awhile. Hopefully there really will be one there when I get back. :beerme:

hebroncougar
03-07-2007, 05:39 PM
Any updates?

I haven't gotten an email, but who knows if they've won?:confused:

justincredible
03-07-2007, 05:53 PM
No email yet for me, my mom or my girlfriend. They'll probably send 'em out at 8:59am tomorrow.

rotnoid
03-07-2007, 06:46 PM
Nothing here either. I've checked on all fronts. 8:59 am it is.

putrnrd
03-07-2007, 09:13 PM
i got the email, woot!

justincredible
03-07-2007, 09:23 PM
i got the email, woot!

Are you being serious? If so it doesn't look like I'll be getting it.

redsgabp
03-07-2007, 09:24 PM
i got the email, woot!

not that i dont believe you, but could you post what it says.

Just make sure not to post any of the personal information. :evil:

it would have of been a classy act for the reds to send the loser a email as well to let them know they didn't win.

instead i have wasted a good part of my day looking for an email. :bang:

putrnrd
03-07-2007, 09:24 PM
==============================================
CINCINNATI REDS EXCLUSIVE TICKET OPPORTUNITY
March 7, 2007
==============================================

CINCINNATI REDS EXCLUSIVE TICKET OPPORTUNITY
OPENING DAY TICKETS

Dear Mark,

Congratulations! You've been selected for the opportunity
to
purchase tickets for the Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs
Opening Day game on Monday, April 2nd.

justincredible
03-07-2007, 09:29 PM
Dang! I didn't win, my mom didn't win and my girlfriend didn't win. Oh well, congrats to everyone who did!

Caseyfan21
03-07-2007, 09:29 PM
It's true, my girlfriend won.

Funny thing is she has a meeting at work tomorrow from 8-11 so she comes calling on me to get her tickets for her. I can't go with her either.

Joseph
03-07-2007, 09:35 PM
I won one.

joeredleg
03-07-2007, 10:01 PM
Holy Cow! I won too. I never win.

redsgabp
03-07-2007, 10:14 PM
Holy Cow! I won too. I never win.

:beerme: to you that won

:bang: i lose

------------------------

i'm still waiting on my 2 extra tickets from my season tickets.

and oh yeah

i'm still waiting on my season tickets!!!!!!!!!!!! get on the ball people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

less than a month and i still dont have my tickets :bang: :bang:

i swear :rant:
everyday walking back to the house from the mailbox.

rotnoid
03-07-2007, 10:25 PM
Thank you for registering for a chance to purchase tickets for the Cincinnati Reds Opening Day game, scheduled for April 2nd, 2007. Unfortunately your entry was not selected for this ticket purchase opportunity.

Please be advised that tickets for all Cincinnati Reds games go on sale Saturday, March 10 at 9 a.m. In addition, Season Ticket plans are still available, many of which include the Opening Day, April 2nd game.


At least they had the decency to let me know I didn't win.

KronoRed
03-07-2007, 10:25 PM
I just got a sorry buddy better luck next time email

Nice of them ;)

redsgabp
03-07-2007, 10:29 PM
I just got a sorry buddy better luck next time email

Nice of them ;)

i just checked and i DIDN'T get a loser email or a winner eamil.

maybe i'm just lost in the system?

i wonder how many other people there are like me?

Boss-Hog
03-07-2007, 10:33 PM
Thank you for registering for a chance to purchase tickets for the Cincinnati Reds Opening Day game, scheduled for April 2nd, 2007. Unfortunately your entry was not selected for this ticket purchase opportunity.

Please be advised that tickets for all Cincinnati Reds games go on sale Saturday, March 10 at 9 a.m. In addition, Season Ticket plans are still available, many of which include the Opening Day, April 2nd game.


At least they had the decency to let me know I didn't win.
Yup, I got that, too.

rotnoid
03-07-2007, 10:35 PM
Looks like I'll be watching from a bar stool. Probably be a heck of a lot cheaper than ebay or a broker.

edabbs44
03-07-2007, 10:36 PM
i just checked and i DIDN'T get a loser email or a winner eamil.

maybe i'm just lost in the system?

i wonder how many other people there are like me?

I got the sorry email...my wife got neither.

Grounds_Crew
03-07-2007, 10:50 PM
Damn, none of my 7 entries won.

The Crosley Kid
03-07-2007, 10:56 PM
As soon as I saw the subject line in the email, I knew I had NOT won the opportunity to purchase Opening Day tickets. "Thank you for registering" is like all the "Thank you for applying" rejection emails for all my online job applications. I am right there with you other losers! :bang:

redsgabp
03-07-2007, 11:07 PM
I am right there with you other losers! :bang:

:milton: laughs at you.

he says he will be looking for a job after this season and he wants to hire you as his agent. :help:


:lindner: lindner says he has a job for you at UDF.

redsfan1966
03-07-2007, 11:24 PM
I got the loser e mail as well...I cant believe the wave of anger I felt when I read the e mail...it quickly faded. Still it just seems like the chance of going to opening day for so-called "regular fans" gets slimmer and slimmer each year

guttle11
03-07-2007, 11:41 PM
I won!

But I didn't think ahead and I won't be near a computer tomorrow. I'm willing to give the proper info to someone else, free of charge. First PM I get wins...

EDIT: Done. I hope it works for you!

Caseyfan21
03-07-2007, 11:47 PM
I won!

But I didn't think ahead and I won't be near a computer tomorrow. I'm willing to give the proper info to someone else, free of charge. First PM I get wins...

Wow, heck of an offer. I can't go but you will no doubt make someone very happy.

HotCorner
03-07-2007, 11:50 PM
i just checked and i DIDN'T get a loser email or a winner eamil.

maybe i'm just lost in the system?

i wonder how many other people there are like me?

Ditto.

gonelong
03-08-2007, 12:11 AM
You should probably check your spam filter to see if it ate an email from the Reds. (You may already be a winner!)

That said, I didn't get an email for either of my entries.

GL

Homer Bailey
03-08-2007, 12:56 AM
Anyone know how this is going to work at 9am?? Are they for sale at face value? Can I buy them anywhere?

dougdirt
03-08-2007, 02:41 AM
On the bright side for me, I got mail from the Reds today. The dark side of it was it was just a ticket order form for single games in the mail. I didnt win a chance to buy tickets.

Redskinalum02
03-08-2007, 06:18 AM
No tix for me :bang:

919191
03-08-2007, 08:26 AM
I got the loser email, but I already got the Power Pack- I wasn't even really hoping to get in anyway- I wonder if any chances are being sold on eBay.


Not any on the first 2 pages.

HotCorner
03-08-2007, 08:33 AM
I got the loser e-mail overnight.

Redlegs23
03-08-2007, 08:35 AM
I never got a winner or loser email. Stupid.

BEETTLEBUG
03-08-2007, 08:47 AM
I Didn't Get Either Neither.

hebroncougar
03-08-2007, 08:52 AM
I got a loser email, in the subject line it included the word SUSPECT. Wonder if they thought I was a bot or something?

Homer Bailey
03-08-2007, 08:55 AM
Can anyone tell me what the prices are going to be like?

putrnrd
03-08-2007, 09:04 AM
i just paid $23 per ticket for row U behind home plate.

Joseph
03-08-2007, 09:08 AM
I logged in and bought two seats in 528 for face value [+ the Opening Day sur charge they've added].

It was simple and painless.

Grounds_Crew
03-08-2007, 09:10 AM
Damn, I want to buy some. I'd be willing to give someone free tickets to see the Reds play the Pirates up here in exchange for a "code" to purchase Opening Days. I know that doesnt seem like an even trade...but heck, it's an offer. I could get you to a couple games up here in fact.


EDIT: The tickets would be IN PITTSBURGH at PNC Park. Great 3rd base lower levels.

The Crosley Kid
03-08-2007, 09:39 AM
I logged in and bought two seats in 528 for face value [+ the Opening Day sur charge they've added].

It was simple and painless.

Logged in where? How? Can anyone do this, or just lottery winners?

Yachtzee
03-08-2007, 09:39 AM
Damn, I want to buy some. I'd be willing to give someone free tickets to see the Reds play the Pirates up here in exchange for a "code" to purchase Opening Days. I know that doesnt seem like an even trade...but heck, it's an offer. I could get you to a couple games up here in fact.


EDIT: The tickets would be IN PITTSBURGH at PNC Park. Great 3rd base lower levels.

Third base line lower level is great at PNC. But the way they angle in toward the line (in sections 18-20?), you have to look alive. I've sat there a couple times and the foul balls come directly at you like bullets. They're much harder to judge coming right at you than coming at an angle. That's one place where I think even if you're an adult, it's cool if you bring a glove, if only for self-defense purposes.

5DOLLAR-BLEACHERBUM
03-08-2007, 09:50 AM
Just checked ebay, some idiot is selling 10 chances at tickets for fifty dollars a piece. What a joke.

Caseyfan21
03-08-2007, 11:02 AM
Damn, I want to buy some. I'd be willing to give someone free tickets to see the Reds play the Pirates up here in exchange for a "code" to purchase Opening Days. I know that doesnt seem like an even trade...but heck, it's an offer. I could get you to a couple games up here in fact.


EDIT: The tickets would be IN PITTSBURGH at PNC Park. Great 3rd base lower levels.

Too bad I didn't see this, maybe I would have traded my girlfriend's winning code that she trusted me with because she's in a meeting at work. :evil:

I picked her up 2 in 527, row Q. I just wish I could make it over to Cincinnati that day but it doesn't look good.

Caseyfan21
03-08-2007, 11:03 AM
Just checked ebay, some idiot is selling 10 chances at tickets for fifty dollars a piece. What a joke.

Wow, this happened for the OSU student ticket lottery for the national championship too. Kids put their winning lottery tickets up on Ebay so any the university saw they automatically nullified. Now that was funny!

flyer85
03-08-2007, 11:06 AM
I was/am a loser ... whoda thunkit.

Grounds_Crew
03-08-2007, 11:10 AM
Well, my offer still stands. I'll get someone tickets on will call up here at PNC park if anyone wants to trade. Let me know.

gonelong
03-08-2007, 12:31 PM
My brother just emailed me. He got two tickets. Lucky dog.

Even better, he invited me to come along with him!

I still didn't get an email confirmation or denial, and I carefully check my spam folders as well.

GL