Originally Posted by Cyclone792
$15.00 in 1975 is approximately $50.00 in 2002. Not exactly close to $150.00.
Also, those seats he had in 1975 were row 2, green level seats behind the visitor's on-deck circle. What I have would be roughly equivalent to red level reserve seats.
The pricing is all supply and demand, though, and that's just the way it goes. If I had to guess, there's likely more companies and organizations that are season ticket holders now than there were 30 years ago, and those are the types of season ticket holders that can just write out the check without worrying about the cost too much. Get more of those types onboard, and the demand becomes much greater, thus the price being much higher.
Inflation is a tricky thing. The team payroll in 1975 was $2.8 million. With inflation, it should be $16.4 million by 2005.