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vared
09-13-2012, 04:01 PM
Does anyone know if they had drawing for the ticket opportunity for the first round of the playoffs?

arkimadee
09-14-2012, 12:38 PM
I was curious about the same thing. It was suppose to happen yesterday

mroby85
09-14-2012, 01:48 PM
I didn't receive an e-mail. I'm pretty sure you're supposed to get one regardless of whether you win or lose...

texasdave
09-14-2012, 02:06 PM
NLDS REGISTRATION PERIOD BEGINS: Noon ET, Thursday, 08/30/2012
NLDS REGISTRATION PERIOD ENDS: Noon ET, Wednesday, 09/12/2012
NLDS RANDOM DRAWING: On or about Thursday, 09/13/2012
NLDS DRAWING WINNERS NOTIFIED VIA E-MAIL BY: TBA
NLDS SALE FOR DRAWING WINNERS: Details will be communicated via e-mail notification.
NLCS REGISTRATION PERIOD BEGINS: Noon ET, Thursday, 08/30/2012
NLCS REGISTRATION PERIOD ENDS: Noon ET, Wednesday, 09/26/2012
NLCS RANDOM DRAWING: On or about Thursday, 09/27/2012
NLCS DRAWING WINNERS NOTIFIED VIA E-MAIL BY: TBA
NLCS SALE FOR DRAWING WINNERS: Details will be communicated via e-mail notification.
WS REGISTRATION PERIOD BEGINS: Noon ET, Thursday, 08/30/2012
WS REGISTRATION PERIOD ENDS: Noon ET, Wednesday, 10/10/2012
WS RANDOM DRAWING: On or about Thursday, 10/11/2012
WS DRAWING WINNERS NOTIFIED VIA E-MAIL BY: TBA
WS SALE FOR DRAWING WINNERS: Details will be communicated via e-mail notification.

MrRedLegger
09-14-2012, 03:07 PM
We are all. anxiously. waiting.

nismoredlegs
09-14-2012, 08:16 PM
yeah youll get a congratulations or a sorry email. Won in 2010. Still no email for this year.

muethibp
09-17-2012, 06:22 PM
I got my email and ended up on the smiling side of the scoreboard. ;) Tickets on sale 9 AM Wednesday.

huber14
09-17-2012, 06:33 PM
Look at ORG it seems as if the winners got a e-mail and the losers got nothing. It makes me mad that I'm sure most tickets will end up on stubhub or in scalper hands.

Who Dey Time
09-17-2012, 06:35 PM
Got my email. I am in!

muethibp
09-17-2012, 06:36 PM
Look at ORG it seems as if the winners got a e-mail and the losers got nothing. It makes me mad that I'm sure most tickets will end up on stubhub or in scalper hands.

I know "losers" who got emails.

MrRedLegger
09-17-2012, 06:39 PM
I'm a loser who got an email.

huber14
09-17-2012, 06:44 PM
I know "losers" who got emails.

Right when I sent that I got an e-mail letting me know I didn't win. :laugh:


:thumbdown:

cooperlamar
09-17-2012, 06:46 PM
I am in. Whew

Calten
09-17-2012, 06:55 PM
Loser email here. Looking for 2 tickets!

Red Raindog
09-17-2012, 07:23 PM
I'm holding out hope for WS tix ---

panzecaz03
09-17-2012, 07:40 PM
loser :(

MrRedLegger
09-17-2012, 07:42 PM
My girlfriend was selected, I hope she takes me :)

mroby85
09-17-2012, 09:21 PM
I lost, thats disappointing.

HatchMo
09-17-2012, 09:24 PM
I missed out on my 13 entries. :( looking for 2 tickets!

LexRedsFan
09-17-2012, 09:52 PM
I was selected! I feel like this is karma for being picked in '10....for NLCS tickets.

BigPoppa
09-17-2012, 09:58 PM
loser :(

keeping hope alive for NLCS & WS :thumbup:

trush44
09-17-2012, 11:16 PM
Winner! Will be making the trek from Cleveland. I have lived in Cleveland for 3 years and haven't seen a game in Cincinnati since I move away. Though I've been to 5 Reds games this year, it will be great to finally be at 1 (or more) where I will fit in!

Red Buckeye
09-17-2012, 11:55 PM
Does anyone know if I will be able to buy tickets for all the potential games from the NLDS to the WS or will ot just be for the NLDS games?

Also, if it's just for the NLDS will it be for the first game only or for all the potential home games?

MBZags
09-18-2012, 03:20 AM
The e-mail says that you can purchase up to four NLDS tickets for each game. There are drawings for subsequent rounds.

5TimeWSChamps
09-18-2012, 03:43 AM
I never even got an email

Girevik
09-18-2012, 08:17 AM
It looks like I was shut out again. I got my loser e-mail, as did my parents and in-laws who tried on my behalf.

Captain13
09-18-2012, 08:44 AM
Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner. I had a friend get me tickets in 2010, so she has dibs on my extras this time. If I have extras later I will post on here, I don't sell for profit just want to break even if I can't go.

I will be buying 4 tickets to each game I can (hopefully that is only the game three clincher of an NLDS sweep for the Redlegs).

Red Buckeye
09-18-2012, 11:00 AM
In and getting the max amount allowed! If I bought 4 diamond seats do you guys think I could find someone to buy two of them off of me for twice what I got them? It'd be awesome to go for free and sit in the diamond club!


My brother also got in and we will probably be selling the four he gets, hopefully it will be a nice payday for us lol.

Red Buckeye
09-18-2012, 11:02 AM
The e-mail says that you can purchase up to four NLDS tickets for each game. There are drawings for subsequent rounds.

That's what I thought thanks for clairifying.

tedies
09-18-2012, 12:53 PM
In and getting the max amount allowed! If I bought 4 diamond seats do you guys think I could find someone to buy two of them off of me for twice what I got them? It'd be awesome to go for free and sit in the diamond club!


My brother also got in and we will probably be selling the four he gets, hopefully it will be a nice payday for us lol.

ugh keep that to yourself, scalpers are the scum of the sports/concerts world. I hope you have to eat 2 $265 tickets

TSJ55
09-18-2012, 01:08 PM
ugh keep that to yourself, scalpers are the scum of the sports/concerts world. I hope you have to eat 2 $265 tickets

Well put.

Red Buckeye
09-18-2012, 01:34 PM
ugh keep that to yourself, scalpers are the scum of the sports/concerts world. I hope you have to eat 2 $265 tickets

Thanks for the nice words. Why do you hate scalpers? It's not as if I'd be forcing anyone to buy them. And it's a tough economy so forgive me if I might try and make a buck or two to help my family.

Do you hate Stubhub as well?

mroby85
09-18-2012, 02:50 PM
I think scalpers are no more crooked than the people who entered 25 different e-mails, basically saying they're more important than everyone else that gets to enter once. There are probably several people that won multiple times while other people didn't win at all because of this.

texasdave
09-18-2012, 03:20 PM
My girlfriend was selected, I hope she takes me :)

I'm hoping Joey Votto takes me and that I get to wear a Reds' uniform and sit in the dugout. :laugh:

texasdave
09-18-2012, 03:24 PM
I'm holding out hope for WS tix ---

You are quite the risk taker. I guess you must have forgotten about those still-outstanding warrants for your arrest for embezzling all of those Fan Club monies. :)

5TimeWSChamps
09-18-2012, 03:45 PM
Still no email. The REds think so little of me I didn't even get a rejection email

texasdave
09-18-2012, 04:01 PM
Still no email. The REds think so little of me I didn't even get a rejection email

I heard, through the grapevine, that Bob Castellini is going to personally hand deliver your FOUR TICKET ALL EXPENSES PAID PACKAGE WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER PRIZE PACKAGE to you. You will not only be attending all Reds' playoff games, home and away, but will be up in the owner's suite. Pretty sweet deal. Just a rumor at this point. But I would stay close to home for the next couple of days if I were you. :)

MrRedLegger
09-18-2012, 06:37 PM
I've browsed the website a million times but am unclear of a few things, if someone could clear things up, please do and it is greatly appreciated.

The e-mail came with a password that will allow me to purchase tickets. Does this mean that I must create an account, or that the password is linked to an account with all the information needed to verify. (i.e., the credit card must match the name that was supplied with the e-mail address that was entered in for the lottery) My intention is to not waste time once tickets go up for sale.

Also, as far as refunds go, I am considering buying a combination of tickets to games 1, 2, and/or 3. If games 1 and 2 are NOT played in GABP (i.e., we are the 1st or 2nd seed), are those tickets refunded? It specifically says games that do not happen (i.e., games 4 & 5 if the series is over in 3 games) are refunded, but will the Reds also refund tickets to games that do not happen in GABP? (i.e., games 1 & 2 being away)

Any info helps, thank you!

Go Reds!

cooperlamar
09-18-2012, 06:44 PM
The tickets being sold are only for the home games. So games 1, 2, and 3 are actually games 3, 4, and 5 of the NLDS. Games 4 and 5 are obviously only if necessary and you would be refunded for those games if the Reds do not play them. While it looks like we'll be the 2-seed, we could obviously be anywhere between the 1 and 5 seed (in theory). The Reds are selling tickets basically for any scenario.

The same thing will happen for the NLCS (we wouldn't know if we'd have 3 or 4 home games until the match-ups are set) and the World Series (we could potentially have 4).

To answer your account question, I think that it will go through Ticketmaster so ensure you're logged into your Ticketmaster account before you log on.

Red Raindog
09-18-2012, 06:52 PM
You are quite the risk taker. I guess you must have forgotten about those still-outstanding warrants for your arrest for embezzling all of those Fan Club monies. :)

I will go in disguise ---- because it will be near Halloween

JayBruceFan
09-18-2012, 06:57 PM
Well I was picked from the lottery and really have no idea what I'm doing going into tomorrow.

I'm looking to get 4 tickets for one of the games and head down with some friends but I have no idea which game to pick. Is the Wednesday game the safe bet?

mroby85
09-18-2012, 07:03 PM
in 2010 they had a rule that you had to buy the entire series, has that changed?

mroby85
09-18-2012, 07:04 PM
Well I was picked from the lottery and really have no idea what I'm doing going into tomorrow.

I'm looking to get 4 tickets for one of the games and head down with some friends but I have no idea which game to pick. Is the Wednesday game the safe bet?

You would want the 1st home game, game 3 if you're wanting a definite game. That being said if it goes 3 games you might not want to be there anyway lol.

gedred69
09-18-2012, 07:11 PM
Did a quick scan of this thread, and didn't see anybody mention, If you buy a partial regular season ticket package you are guaranteed post season ticket option for all home games played. I usually buy the 20 game, (which guarentees Opening Day purchase as game #21). I didn't this year until part way through the season, and I bought a pro-rated ticket (for minus the games already played), and I will be sitting in the Terrace outfield 5 rows from the field for any and all post season games. Right in Ludwick, Frazier, Rolen HR territory!

JayBruceFan
09-18-2012, 07:14 PM
You would want the 1st home game, game 3 if you're wanting a definite game. That being said if it goes 3 games you might not want to be there anyway lol.

Ok thanks

huber14
09-18-2012, 09:17 PM
Can someone explain how the schedule works? If I were to buy tickets to the third NLDS game on the 9th or 10th what happens if they don't get three home games?

HatchMo
09-18-2012, 09:28 PM
Can someone explain how the schedule works? If I were to buy tickets to the third NLDS game on the 9th or 10th what happens if they don't get three home games?

You get a refund.

LexRedsFan
09-18-2012, 10:18 PM
What's it looking like for availability tomorrow? Will there be a good number of mezzanine level left or should I just go for view level?

Bobkat
09-18-2012, 10:40 PM
First off I'm not a scalper, I've bought from them several times, but I've never sold a ticket to any game ever. That being said, I was picked for tickets, I'd like to buy 4 tickets. I'm assuming I'll have to buy for all 3 potential Red's home games. I live 2+ hours away, I'll go to one, but I can't make all 3. Can I not try to sell the other 2 games on stubhub? Do I need to get them overnighted to me, and try to sell them on craigslist? I don't want to get rich, I just don't want to have to pay the scalper mark up if I can avoid it since I actually got picked this year. Any thoughts????

texasdave
09-18-2012, 11:55 PM
Heads up. I found this interesting.


Tickets will be available to Drawing Winners on a first-come, first served basis only while tickets remain. Being selected in a drawing does not guarantee you will be able to purchase ticket(s) to that Postseason Series. Exact date, times, ticket limits and instructions for ticket purchase for each applicable Postseason Series will be communicated by e-mail on dates selected by the Cincinnati Reds to each Drawing Winner via the e-mail address submitted on the registration form.

In other words don't procrastinate or you just might be left out. I really can't imagine you would not be able to get rid of any extra tickets. Just look at the number of people on this site alone that were disappointed to not get selected for the opportunity to buy tickets.

Girevik
09-19-2012, 08:37 AM
First off I'm not a scalper, I've bought from them several times, but I've never sold a ticket to any game ever. That being said, I was picked for tickets, I'd like to buy 4 tickets. I'm assuming I'll have to buy for all 3 potential Red's home games. I live 2+ hours away, I'll go to one, but I can't make all 3. Can I not try to sell the other 2 games on stubhub? Do I need to get them overnighted to me, and try to sell them on craigslist? I don't want to get rich, I just don't want to have to pay the scalper mark up if I can avoid it since I actually got picked this year. Any thoughts????

I think stub hub can handle it all electronically. I'm not sure exactly how it works from a seller's perspective, but I bought tickets from SH for the playoff game 2 years ago and got the e-tickets sent to me. This is the Age of the Geek...paper tickets are a thing of the past!

If I'd have been l lucky enough to win, I'd be in the same boat your are. I'd probably buy 4 tickets and plan on going to one game (MAYBE two). If I didn't have 4 people I'd look to sell the extra ticktes, and I'd try to sell the ones for the games I don't have. If I could get enough out of those to cover my entire cost, that would be great.

To enter the drawing with the sole intent of selling ALL the tickets just to make a profit, though? That's a little sketchy. I gues it's not really WRONG...it just aint right either.

trush44
09-19-2012, 09:21 AM
People buy tickets yet? It's been 20 minutes and I can't manage to get any. Just sitting at a white loading screen right now...

JayBruceFan
09-19-2012, 09:23 AM
Just bought 4 bleacher seats for game 3

Can't wait!

JayBruceFan
09-19-2012, 09:24 AM
Im an idiot though. I got in right at 9 and had 4 Sun Deck seats but gave them up and it looks like they were some of the last ones left.

Kinda mad about that

mroby85
09-19-2012, 09:39 AM
I got bleacher seats for game 4 and 5. Game 3 said nothing was available, looks like i'll be paying over face for that one lol.

MrRedLegger
09-19-2012, 09:43 AM
People buy tickets yet? It's been 20 minutes and I can't manage to get any. Just sitting at a white loading screen right now...

There are thousands of people trying to get tickets right now, keep the window open and it will load eventually.

At first my search criteria were too high and could not get tickets to game 1 or 2, but after reducing the criteria I was able to get 4 tickets to each game!:D

cooperlamar
09-19-2012, 09:57 AM
Game 1: 101
Game 2: 411
Game 3: 413

Pretty happy about that

Captain13
09-19-2012, 10:04 AM
First off I'm not a scalper, I've bought from them several times, but I've never sold a ticket to any game ever. That being said, I was picked for tickets, I'd like to buy 4 tickets. I'm assuming I'll have to buy for all 3 potential Red's home games. I live 2+ hours away, I'll go to one, but I can't make all 3. Can I not try to sell the other 2 games on stubhub? Do I need to get them overnighted to me, and try to sell them on craigslist? I don't want to get rich, I just don't want to have to pay the scalper mark up if I can avoid it since I actually got picked this year. Any thoughts????

You don't have to buy all three. You can pick and choose.

Captain13
09-19-2012, 10:05 AM
I am in 537, 402, and 514 respectively. My seats all suck, but I will be there.

Captain13
09-19-2012, 10:07 AM
Game 1: 101
Game 2: 411
Game 3: 413

Pretty happy about that

Pretty darn good. I tried to get good seats, got none. Then got my nosebleeds. Wish I could have a do-over.

trush44
09-19-2012, 10:21 AM
Ended up in SRO, 501, 513.

I think the strategy is too pick "Any Price", "Best Available", and hope for the best. I wasted 20 minutes trying to get fancy hence why I ended up with SRO.

goreds2
09-19-2012, 10:32 AM
My buddy got tickets to a possible game 5 of the NLDS. I may be his backup plan in the event his wife canít attend.

muethibp
09-19-2012, 10:32 AM
102, 446, 110. Picked best available, hoped for not diamond seats, worked out well.

Red Buckeye
09-19-2012, 10:40 AM
102, 446, 110. Picked best available, hoped for not diamond seats, worked out well.

Same here. At first I tried Diamond Seats for all three games, got rejected, ended up getting 4 for the first game, 2 for the 2nd, and 4 four for the last game. All in the 500 sections. But I'm going to the playoffs and with any luck gettin' paid to do it!

Jdattilo
09-19-2012, 11:20 AM
Got four separate clubs to games 2 and 3. Four separate mezzanine seats for 1. Couldn't get four together anywhere at 9:05.

goreds2
09-19-2012, 12:11 PM
Here is the post season schedule by date. No times listed as yet.

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/schedule/ps.jsp

cooperlamar
09-19-2012, 12:45 PM
I think our home games are going to end up being the early games (like 4:00). There are 3/4 games a day for games 3 and 4 (the Reds likely home games) and I'm pretty sure the networks are going to think we're the worst game of the bunch. Perhaps a Baltimore vs. Texas game would have less appeal.

Captain13
09-19-2012, 02:09 PM
Here is the post season schedule by date. No times listed as yet.

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/schedule/ps.jsp

So assuming the Reds maintain a better record than the Giants the home games will be either Tuesday the 9th - Thursday the 11th or Wednesday the 10th - Friday the 12th.

LexRedsFan
09-19-2012, 05:03 PM
I think our home games are going to end up being the early games (like 4:00). There are 3/4 games a day for games 3 and 4 (the Reds likely home games) and I'm pretty sure the networks are going to think we're the worst game of the bunch. Perhaps a Baltimore vs. Texas game would have less appeal.

I didn't even consider the possibility of a day game -- frigg.

I might have two tickets to "Home Game 1" in the Mezzanine for sale if we end up with a day game. Any takers? LOL

panzecaz03
09-19-2012, 06:09 PM
Tickets will go on sale by phone Friday 9:00AM for people without internet access and people who didn't win the lottery. (513) 381-REDS (7337)
http://redlegnation.com/2012/09/19/nlds-tickets-available-by-phone/

smixsell
09-19-2012, 08:32 PM
Hoping for a SF-CINCY first round. Then I'm off to StubHub for tickets for games 1 and 2 in SF. Unfortunately the Nats haven't been helping lately. They keep losing! Stop it Nats! :)

5TimeWSChamps
09-20-2012, 04:03 PM
Game 3 - 106

adampad
09-21-2012, 09:55 AM
Tickets will go on sale by phone Friday 9:00AM for people without internet access and people who didn't win the lottery. (513) 381-REDS (7337)
http://redlegnation.com/2012/09/19/nlds-tickets-available-by-phone/

Thanks so much for posting this! After waiting on hold for about 15 minutes or so, I was able to get tickets to every game!

trush44
09-21-2012, 10:07 AM
Thanks so much for posting this! After waiting on hold for about 15 minutes or so, I was able to get tickets to every game!

Nice, didn't know they did that. How many tickets did you get for each game and what sections?

adampad
09-21-2012, 10:26 AM
Nice, didn't know they did that. How many tickets did you get for each game and what sections?

4 is the max. Not great seats but beggars cant be choosers. I got section 511, 536, and 411. She said they only had scattered singles available for the lower sections.

Girevik
09-21-2012, 06:07 PM
I'm a little ticked that if they had more seats they didn't pull more names from those who registered.

JayBruceFan
09-21-2012, 09:25 PM
Well I just checked my seats again and realized that I'm an idiot. I bought tickets for Home Game #3 instead of the Home Game #1. I must have thought that game #3 meant game 3 of the series.

Just went from excited to depressed because Im only going to be able to go now if they have game 5 at home. Time to break the news to the people I was going with too. Ugh

Shawn_RedsFan
09-23-2012, 02:27 AM
Thanks for the nice words. Why do you hate scalpers? It's not as if I'd be forcing anyone to buy them. And it's a tough economy so forgive me if I might try and make a buck or two to help my family.

Do you hate Stubhub as well?

Pathetic. That's really all i need to say. didn't get selected for the NLDS but still going to go, but not once did the thought of buuying the maximum amount allowed and selling them more than face value to make it cheaper on me. Were all fans, i think i speak for most die hard reds fans its a dream come true seeing your favorite team play in the postseason..I'm 19 years old out on my own, paying for all my **** and been saving every cent i get so i can make it to these playoff games..then i get on here and see a fellow reds fan trying to put cash into his own pocket just because.

Hell i rarely post on here and I am not a rude person by any means but I hope for one of two things:

a. your not able to sell the tickets and eat the money
b. someone knocks you the **** out.

5TimeWSChamps
09-23-2012, 02:47 AM
Pathetic. That's really all i need to say. didn't get selected for the NLDS but still going to go, but not once did the thought of buuying the maximum amount allowed and selling them more than face value to make it cheaper on me. Were all fans, i think i speak for most die hard reds fans its a dream come true seeing your favorite team play in the postseason..I'm 19 years old out on my own, paying for all my **** and been saving every cent i get so i can make it to these playoff games..then i get on here and see a fellow reds fan trying to put cash into his own pocket just because.

Hell i rarely post on here and I am not a rude person by any means but I hope for one of two things:

a. your not able to sell the tickets and eat the money
b. someone knocks you the **** out.

Life sucks, get over it.

Until scalping is illegal in the state of Ohio, this is going to happen. I live in Columbus, and picked up an extra single for Games 3 and 4 to sell, trying to get my money back to cover my 2 day trip with gas, lodging, etc...

Not trying to make obscene amounts of money, trying to make the trip affordable

And unfortunately, this lottery is the way the Reds do all their ticket sales. I was watching the Orioles game on MLB.TV earlier this week, and their playoff tickets were straight phone system.