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Baseball Ticket Prices; Why I went to so many games as a kid

Discussion in 'Sports Programming and Events' started by Earl Bonovich, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    $38.00 X 5 this past week....plus of course.....parking and food.


    Not cheap.
  2. Sharkie_Fan

    Sharkie_Fan Hall Of Fame

    Sep 26, 2006
    The Giants this year (I Think it was this year, anyway) switched their entire pricing structure to "Market Rate" pricing.

    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!
  3. Earl Bonovich

    Earl Bonovich Lifetime Achiever

    Nov 15, 2005
    And at $38.00 a ticket, you probably would have had a better "view" in front of the TV
  4. djlong

    djlong Hall Of Fame

    Jul 8, 2002
    New Hampshire
    Here's a laugh.. I read a story from the 1970s or so that predicted an unusual outcome of the increasing rights fees (peanuts by today's standards) for television.

    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.
  5. yosoyellobo

    yosoyellobo Icon

    Nov 1, 2006
    Jacksonville Fl
    I remember going to the Yankee Stadium and sitting in the bleachers for 50 cent. Micky Mantle hit one over our head.
  6. Ira Lacher

    Ira Lacher Icon

    Apr 24, 2002
    I remember 75 cents. But box seats were $3.50. And there were plenty of them available.

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