Re: New Budweiser Building and Party Deck in 2008 in the Sun Deck area of the ball pa
Originally Posted by BLEEDS
Don't you think getting more fans to the game - and charging $60 a pop to let them into a "Party Deck" - helps field a competitive team?!?
If it puts more butts in the seats, that could possibly allow for more Payroll.
I have no idea how much more payroll would be added to a team because of the installation of a party deck. I can't imagine it is all that much. Anyway, I was talking about it from a fan's perspective. With all the new promotions and special areas in the ball park, fans are more focused on their bobblehead or their interactive menu choices. When I went to the Davey Concepcion game, I pointed out to my dad how the crowd was much more into the game and it seemed to be a much more knowledgeable crowd. Those were baseball fans who came to the game for baseball reasons. I fully understand the need for marketing efforts especially when the performance of the team has been subpar but I expect Cincinnati fans to have enough baseball IQ to know when to make a little noise and not have the big board tell them when to do it.
"In our sundown perambulations of late, through the outer parts of Brooklyn, we have observed several parties of youngsters playing 'base', a certain game of ball. Let us go forth awhile, and get better air in our lungs. Let us leave our close rooms, the game of ball is glorious"