Re: From a Sox Fan, congrats to the Captain....one lingering question to his fans
posted at 7/10/2011 7:06 AM EDT
In Response to Re: From a Sox Fan, congrats to the Captain....one lingering question to his fans
[QUOTE]In Response to From a Sox Fan, congrats to the Captain....one lingering question to his fans : I highly doubt Fenway would sell out everyday if their seating capacity was closer to the 50,000 range. I cannot say for sure, but an extra 13,000 tickets sold per game is not easy to come by, even for Boston fans. I am kind of surprised by this thread Yaz. Seems like you are taking a shot at NY fans.
Posted by jesseyeric[/QUOTE]
In an effort to be completely straight forward, Jess,
1.) I was just surprised when Kay said 48,000 ....
2.) I haven't paid to see a major or professional sporting event in Boston since 1988. I haven't lived in NE since 1971. I haven't driven a car since 1997.
So, I know there are countless fans like me who rarely go to the events, but I was still surprised at the announcement by Kay.EDIT:
Jess, The extra 13,000 I've talked about before. Metro NY (about 8.5 million) is many times the size of Metro Boston (Boston proper is less than 700K). If Metro Boston was 6 times larger, I think that might easily make up 13,000 tickets. Mass. as a state only has about 6.5-7 million. Add NH, ME, VT, which are not all Boston fans, it totals about 9.85 million. NY state by itself is over 19 million or so. I didn't count CT ... a 50/50 split - which some would question.
Heck ... I forgot NJ ...