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    Nats: "Take Back the Park" Ticket Sales

    Addressing the problem of an infestation of Phillies fans at Nationals games, the club has come up with an interesting solution.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...ehmQ_blog.html
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    Re: Nats: "Take Back the Park" Ticket Sales

    Add $50M to payroll for the Reds and Reds fans might control Cubs series at the GAB again too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by corkedbat View Post
    Add $50M to payroll for the Reds and Reds fans might control Cubs series at the GAB again too.
    I thought it had to be after 2 winning seasons, after school lets out, beautiful weather, $1 hot dogs, the moon in the 3rd quadrant and the Yankees in town for there to be a sell out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    I thought it had to be after 2 winning seasons, after school lets out, beautiful weather, $1 hot dogs, the moon in the 3rd quadrant and the Yankees in town for there to be a sell out?
    good stuff, my man.

    Or this... reasonable prices for a family of 3 or 4 or 5 to attend a MLB game. Corporations can only buy so many seats. Then the rest are up to the "normal people" in society. Those who try to stay employed in tough economic times. Those who have not seen their yearly pay rise at the same level as MLB players (if at all). Reality in that regard... MLB does not get it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedFanAlways1966 View Post
    good stuff, my man.

    Or this... reasonable prices for a family of 3 or 4 or 5 to attend a MLB game. Corporations can only buy so many seats. Then the rest are up to the "normal people" in society. Those who try to stay employed in tough economic times. Those who have not seen their yearly pay rise at the same level as MLB players (if at all). Reality in that regard... Cincinnati does not get it.
    fixed it for you.

    I've been to Pittsburgh to watch the Reds play. I would almost rather go to PNC than Cincinnati just based on price alone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WVRed View Post
    fixed it for you.

    I've been to Pittsburgh to watch the Reds play. I would almost rather go to PNC than Cincinnati just based on price alone.
    When I looked at list ticket prices, they are higher for average seats than the Reds
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedFanAlways1966 View Post
    good stuff, my man.

    Or this... reasonable prices for a family of 3 or 4 or 5 to attend a MLB game. Corporations can only buy so many seats. Then the rest are up to the "normal people" in society. Those who try to stay employed in tough economic times. Those who have not seen their yearly pay rise at the same level as MLB players (if at all). Reality in that regard... MLB does not get it.
    Going to a movie costs just as much as going to a Reds game. I have never understood why players salary should have anything to do with choosing to go to a game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedFanAlways1966 View Post
    Or this... reasonable prices for a family of 3 or 4 or 5 to attend a MLB game. Corporations can only buy so many seats. Then the rest are up to the "normal people" in society. Those who try to stay employed in tough economic times. Those who have not seen their yearly pay rise at the same level as MLB players (if at all). Reality in that regard... MLB does not get it.
    I average 15-20 games per year. I rarely spend more than $12 on tickets. I buy a Chipotle Burrito or Penn Station sub (~$6-$7) on my way to the stadium and a bottle or water or two ($2) on my way in.

    That's a night at the ballgame for $20. Family of four is $80 -- and can probably be even cheaper if you pack some sandwiches instead of stopping for food on the way.

    I don't get people complaining about ballpark prices. Unless you absolutely must sit in the lower level or absolutely must drink beer or buy hot dogs at the game, a night at the Reds game is about the cheapest paid activity in the city.
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    Re: Nats: "Take Back the Park" Ticket Sales

    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor View Post
    I average 15-20 games per year. I rarely spend more than $12 on tickets. I buy a Chipotle Burrito or Penn Station sub (~$6-$7) on my way to the stadium and a bottle or water or two ($2) on my way in.

    That's a night at the ballgame for $20. Family of four is $80 -- and can probably be even cheaper if you pack some sandwiches instead of stopping for food on the way.

    I don't get people complaining about ballpark prices. Unless you absolutely must sit in the lower level or absolutely must drink beer or buy hot dogs at the game, a night at the Reds game is about the cheapest paid activity in the city.
    Wow... $12 a ticket? I have to pay on average $30 to go to a Cards game. I can't see why people would complain about ticket prices in Cincy.
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    Re: Nats: "Take Back the Park" Ticket Sales

    Because nobody wants the smell of vomit overpowering the stadium's ambiance during that all-important first series.

    Edit: However, D.C. battery vendors wonder how this will affect March/April sales, which they say are historically brisk whenever the Phillies are in town.
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    Reds tickets are not that expensive if you know where to look for them. I've been to quite a few games the last few years and rarely have I ever spent a ton of money on tickets. Other teams prices are way higher than the Reds (most of my other baseball friends are all jealous of how much lower our prices are compared to their teams) so I don't get the complaining either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HeatherC1212 View Post
    Reds tickets are not that expensive if you know where to look for them. I've been to quite a few games the last few years and rarely have I ever spent a ton of money on tickets. Other teams prices are way higher than the Reds (most of my other baseball friends are all jealous of how much lower our prices are compared to their teams) so I don't get the complaining either.
    Stubhub.com, on day-of event for random weeknights, often has tickets 25-50% below face value.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor View Post
    Stubhub.com, on day-of event for random weeknights, often has tickets 25-50% below face value.
    Stubhub and I are all ready well aquainted and I also tend to hit just about every type of discount night that the Reds offer throughout the season. Nothing wrong with random free tickets from either work, the Redlegs Run, watch parties with Mo Egger, or BOR contest wins either.

    Good for the Nats for trying something to energize their fanbase although I'm not sure how successful they'll be with it.
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    Re: Nats: "Take Back the Park" Ticket Sales

    Their intentions are good, but I think they could achieve the same result without penalizing fans that might live outside the area. They could simply force people to purchase tickets for the Phillies' series as part of a package with other tickets, which would weed out some of the Phillies' fans.
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    Re: Nats: "Take Back the Park" Ticket Sales

    The Nats should try not sucking.


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