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Baseball Ticket Prices; Why I went to so many games as a kid
Posted 08 August 2010 - 07:23 AM
DirecTV Customer Since 1996
Posted 08 August 2010 - 08:58 AM
In years past, we'd catch a game or two a year, because the bleacher seats - which are actually really decent seats at AT&T park - were only $17. This year, those tickets are anywhere from $9 to $55, IIRC. If they're playing a crappy team, the tickets are cheaper, but if they're playing a team you actually want to watch, you have to pay these outrageous prices.... And it's the same all over the ballpark, not just these seats. So, for instance, a Giants-Dodgers game, they're charging 2 & 3 times the normal price for every seat in the joint!
Good news is that the Oakland Athletics are just about the same drive from my house and their tickets are still dirt cheap - the advantages of having a crappy team playing in a dump of a stadium! I think you can sit 10 rows (or so) from the field for $35 or so!
Posted 08 August 2010 - 09:12 AM
$38.00 X 5 this past week....plus of course.....parking and food.
And at $38.00 a ticket, you probably would have had a better "view" in front of the TV
DIRECTV employee since April 2008.
All comments are my own. Unless specifically stated, my views do NOT represent the views of DIRECTV
Posted 09 August 2010 - 06:03 AM
They actually predicted that, eventually, the teams would get so much money from television (which came true) that they would be giving away tickets for free as they wouldn't need that revenue stream but WOULD need to show people in the stands. In other words, going to a ballgame would be like going to a TV show taping.
Posted 10 August 2010 - 09:27 AM
Posted 10 August 2010 - 10:44 AM
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