Re: Lucchino :
posted at 2/15/2013 11:47 AM EST
In response to mrmojo1120's comment:
There's some of us long time Red Sox who don't like the "Pink Hats" because they're responsible for making it harder to get tickets.They bought the tickets only because being a Sox fan was fashionable at the time and Fenway was THE place to be and be seen.That made it more difficult for the real devoted fans to get tickets,and drove the secondary market for them through the roof.
At it's height,seats were selling for 4-5 times or more than face value for a regular season game on eBay for those fans who weren't lucky enough to get them through the ticket office.Scalpers were making a killing because of the demand for tickets.
Now,because the Sox looked so horrible last year,the "pink hats' are leaving in droves.The demand for tickets has gone down and finally the long time fans can buy their tickets at the regular(although still expensive)prices rather than through some scalper in Iowa on eBay.
Good-bye and good riddance I say.
Go Sox !!!
not sure what pikes problem is with mr mojos post is
mr mojo had it right
Season-ticket renewals are down 10 percent from this time last year. Although those coveted tickets will eventually go to fans on the waiting list, the renewal lapse is seen as a signal that even hardcore fans are cooling in their enthusiasm. And that can translate into a drop in overall ticket sales — and empty seats in the stands.
“It will come as no surprise if, on the heels of a 69-win season, our fans don’t sell out the park some nights this year,” said Sam Kennedy, the team’s chief operating officer. “We know it takes time to reconnect, to restore faith, and to believe again. We are passionate fans, too. We understand.”
Kennedy also said that although there are no tallies yet on single-ticket sales, he expects those to be down, too.