My Season Tickets Raised 25%

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    Hey Brainy, Did you happen to factor in how many games the sox play of even the amount of seats in each arena? And how much more is made on beer and popcorn since baseball is so slow and boring and takes forever to get over that most people are glad to drink and stuff themselves to endure the agony
     
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    You must be happy TaylorHall to see your Balcony Seat going up 43% for Round One Playoffs.

    You are one of the people ROYALLY HOSED for Playoffs and Renewal.

    But you should be very happy to hear that the Fat Cats in the Loge and Premiums have VERY MODEST increases..just 3 to 5%
     
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    We live in a Capitalistic society, if you don't like it DON'T PAY IT. By complaining that Jacobs has 2.1 billion and he needs more sarcastically sounds like you believe in socialism.

    I choose not to pay. 
     
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    So Riockett, whats that for your Balcony Seat---about 25% increase?

    Are you happy that Jeremy went very lightly on the Lower Bowl?
     
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    Hey rockett head, I paid $38 per seat this year and $40 for next. That's 5% my boy! Row 8, balcony. Are you sure they didn't move you down 10-15 rows?
     
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    Sparky is a little IQ deprived.

    Math was not one of his better subjects.

    If you only got a 19% increase you're one of the lucky ones.

    Thats the smallest increase in the Balcony!!!

     
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    not everyone's seats cost the same. The guy that sits right next to me pays more since I have had season tickets longer than he has. They grandfather in some rates. Just talked to a friend whose balcony seats are going from 28 to 35. That's a pretty big increase.
     
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    Bottom line is the cheapest seat a couple of seasons ago was $10.00!

    Now the cheapest ticket to a game this season is between $32.50-$37.50 depending on the opponent

    Next season the cheapest ticket will be $39.50-45.50

    That is price gouging at it's finest folks.
     
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    My tickets went up from $28 to $35 per ticket. That's the highest increase, I'm not happy but I still think the tickets are cheap and can still sell them easily.

    As far as the Red Sox comparison, the Red Sox sell out because they give Ace tickets the seats every year and gauge that way. If you don't think a Green Monster seat is gauging, you're crazy, glorified bleacher seat with an obstructed view. Plus Fenway is an absolute dump, completely filthy and infested with rats the size of cats.

    If you don't like it, you can vote with your wallet and not go. Compared to Red Sox, Celtics and Patriots tickets, I think the pricing is fair.
     
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    [QUOTE]Bottom line is the cheapest seat a couple of seasons ago was $10.00! Now the cheapest ticket to a game this season is between $32.50-$37.50 depending on the opponent Next season the cheapest ticket will be $39.50-45.50 That is price gouging at it's finest folks.
    Posted by 40YrsNoCup[/QUOTE]

    Depending on your commentary, you're not even a Bruins fan.

    I can understand ticket holders being angy or fans that can't afford it but you're just a troll.

    If anyone has kids and truly can't afford a ticket, send me an email and I'll sell you some of mine for next season. $35 isn't cheap but it's not gouging.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: My Season Tickets Raised 25% : Depending on your commentary, you're not even a Bruins fan. I can understand ticket holders being angy or fans that can't afford it but you're just a troll. If anyone has kids and truly can't afford a ticket, send me an email and I'll sell you some of mine for next season. $35 isn't cheap but it's not gouging.
    Posted by nrguy[/QUOTE]

    Yeah I guess I'm not a "REAL FAN" like you because I don't wave my pom poms and yell YAY GO BRUINS at the top of my lungs, or think my idea of dressing up is putting on a clean Bruins t shirt

    Sorry I hold my team accountable and I dont blindly cheerlead for the sake of being considered "a real fan" by the shut-ins on this board
     
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    [QUOTE]Actually the SMALLEST Increase I found in the Balcony is 19% Increase. The LARGEST PERCENT Hikes came for the fans who CAN AFFORD IT LEAST. The Fans in the Balcony. Nice to see the Fat Cats in The Loge only had very small 3 to 5% increases. Good for you.
    Posted by dogwhacker[/QUOTE]

    This is a big problem with America.  They cry because their seats (or their taxes) went up x% while others went up y%.

    $30 seat x 19% increase:  $5.70.

    $120 seat x 5% increase:  $6.00

    Life just isn't fair.

    Keep in mind:  If you cannot afford to go but someone else can, it's not the Bruins fault.  Providence, Worcester, Manchester, Portland, and Hartford all have affordable tickets.  Live within your means.  "But NAS, I don't want to go to AHL games.  I want NHL games!"  I want a Porsche.  Cry me a river.
     
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    I gave up my tickets 25 years ago.  Not because of the cost, but because they closed the Iron Horse.  Spent more time there than in my seats!
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: My Season Tickets Raised 25% : Yeah I guess I'm not a "REAL FAN" like you because I don't wave my pom poms and yell YAY GO BRUINS at the top of my lungs, or think my idea of dressing up is putting on a clean Bruins t shirt Sorry I hold my team accountable and I dont blindly cheerlead for the sake of being considered "a real fan" by the shut-ins on this board
    Posted by 40YrsNoCup[/QUOTE]

    Ok, you don't blindly wave pom poms, but blindly screaming that the team sucks and Jacobs is a crook is not the same insanity?

    You assume my salary and class from a couple of posts on a message board, wow, you are trully ignorant. I assume that you don't even root for the team because all you do is complain about the team and how much it sucks. That's a pretty fair assessment in my eyes.

    So what happens if the Bs win a cup this year, you say "it's about time".
     
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    NRGUY - "So what happens if the Bs win a cup this year, you say "it's about time".

    You couldn't be more right. Not specifically regarding that poster, but the fellowship of the miserable in general.
     
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    [QUOTE]LOL, NO ONE had their tickets go up 25%. This guy is stirring it up. I talked to my rep just now and she said the most any prices went up was around 5%. For all you Jacobs bashers...this is America, if you don't like it or can't afford it then go to a minor league game or get off your fat union but and get a second job if going to a B's game means that much to you. I don't like paying as much as I do, but I also hate filling my truck at a cost of $125 a tankful, but what am I to do, not drive? Jacobs is in business to make money, just like Kraft and the market capitalists that own the sox. It sounds a lot like jealousy when you say he makes too much. Get over it.
    Posted by sparky1313[/QUOTE]

    Please stop.  It's a range total of 25%.  That's a fact.

    And who are the idiots who pay $69 dollars for a balcony seat?  Anyone remember when Jacobs said they had competitive balcony seats?

    I guess Jacobs needs something to offset the increase in gas prices for his drivers to get the concession goods from the airports to his other distribution points. lol

    Delaware North or Bust!

    Gee, thanks for "holding the line" as a top 10 highest priced ticket in the worst economic disaster since 1929.  Thanks, Uncle Jeremy.

    Associated Press

    Bruins raise ticket prices for next season

    Associated Press, 02.24.11, 02:12 PM EST

    BOSTON -- The Boston Bruins are raising prices for season ticket renewals next season by an average of more than $4 per seat, per game.

    Amy Latimer, senior vice president of sales and marketing, said Thursday some renewal prices will remain the same, while some season ticket holders will see a price increase ranging from $1 to $9 per seat, per game.


    Latimer said the team has largely held the line on season ticket prices the past couple of years and the increases are based largely on demand and team performance. The Bruins have made the playoffs the last three seasons.

    Under the new pricing plan, loge seat prices will range from $65 to $110 per game. Balcony seats will range from $25 to $69 per game.


     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: My Season Tickets Raised 25% : This is a big problem with America.  They cry because their seats (or their taxes) went up x% while others went up y%. $30 seat x 19% increase:  $5.70. $120 seat x 5% increase:  $6.00 Life just isn't fair. Keep in mind:  If you cannot afford to go but someone else can, it's not the Bruins fault.  Providence, Worcester, Manchester, Portland, and Hartford all have affordable tickets.  Live within your means.  "But NAS, I don't want to go to AHL games.  I want NHL games!"  I want a Porsche.  Cry me a river.
    Posted by Not-A-Shot[/QUOTE]

    Absolutely right.  It's fine to be pissed off about it, but the one, obvious recourse you have is to not buy the tickets if they are too expensive.  I have a family, am not rich, and rarely buy tickets.  I'm usually just as happy watching on a large HD tv with a beer on my own couch.

    It seems like the same people who buy the most tickets and brag about going to the most games (think half shirt), are the most bitter towards Jacobs and the team.  Does that irony miss you??

    Live games are great and you should go if it is worth it for you.  If not, don't do it.  Others will go (if not, the prices will go back down).  The system works.
     
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    In Response to Re: My Season Tickets Raised 25%:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: My Season Tickets Raised 25% : This is a big problem with America.  They cry because their seats (or their taxes) went up x% while others went up y%. $30 seat x 19% increase:  $5.70. $120 seat x 5% increase:  $6.00 Life just isn't fair. Keep in mind:  If you cannot afford to go but someone else can, it's not the Bruins fault.  Providence, Worcester, Manchester, Portland, and Hartford all have affordable tickets.  Live within your means.  "But NAS, I don't want to go to AHL games.  I want NHL games!"  I want a Porsche.  Cry me a river.
    Posted by Not-A-Shot[/QUOTE]
    Beat me to it.  That was why I wanted to look at the actual numbers.  Percentages can be misleading sometimes.

    It sucks that the Bruins don't exist as a public service, and that their owner's primary focus is money rather than popularity and fame.  Really only two options here, though.  Refuse to pay the increase and see if it makes a diference long-term; or look at the silver lining that this will help the cap continue to rise so it will be less likely that the team will have to be dismantled in the near future.
     
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    It "works" now.  It didn't prior to the lock out. He didn't quite get the margins he wanted because there was no salary cap.

    1. New Garden
    2. Lock Out

    Both triggered what Jacobs needed.

    Keep in mind, that with the new Garden and now a cap, Jacobs gets away with it.

    He has the ability to book more events, sell more hotdogs, etc, and he has the corporate suites which basically makes it impossible to not make a profit these days.

    Any playoff round is more than just a cherry on top.

    He apparently has some fans completely hoodwinked, pretending the system works.

    I see no banners hanging from the rafters since 1972. From a businessman's standpoint, yes. It "works".

    From a fan's standpoint it's a flat out insult to our intelligence to tell us his approach "works".

    All the fans want is someone who owns a team who genuinely wants to win v.s. just telling us he wants to. If Bob Kraft owned this team, there'd be a title here within 2 years.

    He can't fail now, for some of you. He's out of the woods with his lock out resolved how he needed it and he reaps in millions every year with his business model.

    And what's even more sad is he kept his mouth shut on the Savard cheapshot from Cooke.

    Disgusting.

    If the B's blow it again this year, some of you will have egg all over your face.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: My Season Tickets Raised 25% : Beat me to it.  That was why I wanted to look at the actual numbers.  Percentages can be misleading sometimes. It sucks that the Bruins don't exist as a public service, and that their owner's primary focus is money rather than popularity and fame.  Really only two options here, though.  Refuse to pay the increase and see if it makes a diference long-term; or look at the silver lining that this will help the cap continue to rise so it will be less likely that the team will have to be dismantled in the near future.
    Posted by DrCC[/QUOTE]

    True, but that is still a very large increase when the economy is poor and your team just blew a 3-0 series lead last year.

    I'd laugh, but it's become more sad watching him do this.  He'll just create some statement that sounds like every other statement he releases to justify it.

    In fact, he did.  "We have held the line the last two years".  And how on earth does that matter???

    It's a massive recession and your team blows a 3-0 lead, so you raise prices?

    25% is actually a very large spike in any discussion. 

    Fans just continue to cave into Jacobs's plans.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: My Season Tickets Raised 25% : True, but that is still a very large increase when the economy is poor and your team just blew a 3-0 series lead last year. I'd laugh, but it's become more sad watching him do this.  He'll just create some statement that sounds like every other statement he releases to justify it. In fact, he did.  "We have held the line the last two years".  And how on earth does that matter??? It's a massive recession and your team blows a 3-0 lead, so you raise prices? 25% is actually a very large spike in any discussion.  Fans just continue to cave into Jacobs's plans.
    Posted by BBReigns[/QUOTE]

    In another thread you specifically bragged about how many live games you go to.  Jacobs doesn't care one bit about any of our opinions -- he cares only about who spends the money.

    You fork over your money.  I don't.  You are the one who "continues to cave into Jacob's plan".  I just enjoy wathcing hockey and don't worry about Jacobs one bit.  One of so many simple concepts you fail to grasp here.

    And you don't even enjoy it, that's the saddest part.

    Other people buy tickets, enjoy it, and it all makes sense.  You buy the tickets, complain about Jacobs getting rich, and then admit you don't even enjoy the team.  Possibly the stupidest thing I can think of. 
     
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    <sigh>
    This is always how it goes when the prices go up (which they pretty much always do, of course).  It ends up being a debate about the morality of raising the prices.

    I think the fan-to-team connection is often deep and personal, and that prevents people from remembering what exactly the team is - part of the entertainment industry.  If you step back and be objective about it, you realize that Jacobs undoubtedly has a team of analysts that have crunched the numbers and decided that yes, indeed, most people will pay the higher prices, and those that do not renew will be replaced by people paying the even higher new STH prices (something to chew on, actually: the renewal prices are apparently below marked value compared to new purchases).

    Are price increases unconscionable in the current economic environment?  If we were talking about something that is a life necessity, sure.  Are the Bruins such a thing?  No.  It may be a bad PR move, but it is not part of some Evil Plot.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: My Season Tickets Raised 25% : In another thread you specifically bragged about how many live games you go to.  Jacobs doesn't care one bit about any of our opinions -- he cares only about who spends the money. You fork over your money.  I don't.  You are the one who "continues to cave into Jacob's plan".  I just enjoy wathcing hockey and don't worry about Jacobs one bit.  One of so many simple concepts you fail to grasp here. And you don't even enjoy it, that's the saddest part. Other people buy tickets, enjoy it, and it all makes sense.  You buy the tickets, complain about Jacobs getting rich, and then admit you don't even enjoy the team.  Possibly the stupidest thing I can think of. 
    Posted by Fletcher1[/QUOTE]

    I don';t think I ever paid for a ticket. Not kidding.  Never paid for a ticket.

    Was not bragging. You attacked, called into question my fandom or knowledge of hockey so I explained my history as a fan.

    I don't fork over any money directly to Jacobs.  Hence, why I am saying why it's dumb for fans to fall for the Jacobs Ponzi Scheme he's run here for 30 years.

    Was lucky enough to either be brought to one by family or friends who got freebees or we got freebes ourselves. 

    I don't live in the area anymore and have only subscirbed to the NHL ticket because I liek to watch hockey out of market. Love the game. Wish my hometown team would finally commit to winning. Is this hard to grasp?

    Is this another 2003/2004?  Is it another 2009/2010?

    Another reason why it's beyond frustrating to watch teams like Carolina, Anaheim, Tampa Bay, Pitt, etc, win Cups in the last decade.  These are weak hockey markets. Yet, they had front offices and owners who genuinely tried and understood what wins.

    I remember sitting up on the goal line in the balcony back in Feburary of 1992 and seeing the free ticket price as $43. No lie.

    $43 for a balcony seat, maybe 10 rows up on the goal line.

    It was  game against the Capitals where Bourque got his career 1,000 point, I believe. I also had the same seats for the game where Neely got 50 in 49 or whatever it was.  I think that was '93/'94.

    I was lucky enough to be at both games where two legends made history.  That's just two classic games I caught in that era.

    The brawl against Detroit where McCrimmon strsngled Lazaro in Nov of '91. Yup. Was there.

    How about Neely's spinorama against Darren Madeley in Ottawa in the Fall of ;91? Yup. Was there.

    Neely's zig zag through the Nordiques defense in the Fall of '93 dekeing Hextall into a hole in the ice.

    Yup.

    And many more.

    My point here is, for $43 for a BALCONY seat in the early 90s, Jacobs was even ripping off the fans then.

    He basically has preyed on the legend of Orr and the 70s glory days.  It's what he still does now, 2 and 3 generations later.

    Now, 20 years later he has balcony seats at $69 with luxury suites, a salary cap, more advertising, more events at the Garden, etc, and still no legitimate Cup contending team.

    If this is not a legit team yet again, expect more fire.

    You expect prices to clearly be up from the early 90s, but it's disturbing to see the prices where they are when he has all the coverage he has with part owner of NESN, owning a building that he basically has a monopoly on in the city, during the Fall, Winter and early Spring.

    Doesn't even count the other events he books there.

    And I have only been to ONE game at the new place out of disgust for the masoleum that it became as compared to the original Garden.  A disgrace in terms of design and how he chose to build it.

    The building has no character whatsoever.

    You can't even take your kids to a game and you applaud it. Again, sad.
     
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    Despite your Jacobs hate, the guy did privately financed the stadium while the love of your life, Kraft, almost moved the team to Conneticut. Kraft also received $70 million from the state to build Gillete, Jacobs - $0.

    I know a lot of titles cloud your memory but that's a fact.

    The original stadium was a dump, as is Fenway, as was Foxboro.

    Kraft net worth $1.5 billion.

    A lot of players claim the Patriots are cheap, I haven't seen anyone call the Bruins cheap since the lockout.
     
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    Right, but what was Jacobs going to do? Sell the team? That would have been a blessing, but he's a smart businessman and knows that a new building means more money for him.

    I give him credit as a businessman, but he's a born loser as an owner. He's not a hockey guy.  This is the problem. The team winning something would be a nice treat, but he's not a hockey fan like you or I.

    That new Garden was years in the works and I understand something had to be done. Renovation would have been better and a more specialized design would have continued to provide a great home advantage and atmosphere, but that was too pricey for o' Jeremy and his son.

    Plus, it's a cheaper place to build (an arena) and he actually can provide for more events there as compared to Kraft's operation.

    Prior to the Cowboys new stadium, Gillette was coined the "crown jewel" facility by former commish, Tagliabue. 

    At the end of the day, Bob Kraft put the onus on every owner in this town and the only loser left is everyone's favorite owner here, Jeremy Jacobs.

    They were all dumps.  Even the beloved Garden.  I'd rather have an atompshere in a dump than some convention center feel with suits sitting on their hands or trying to get on tv.

    Karft's net worth is backed up by success as an owner.  Jacobs? Not so much.

    30+ years of failure. It's called Bruins.

    No one has called Jacobs cheap since the Lock Out? Well, isn't that just convenient for Jeremy.

    Werner/Henry, Grousbeck, Kraft, etc, they all have the hardware to back up their high prices.

    To ignore this difference is ridiculous.
     

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