Originally Posted by TheWalls
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,
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?