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(Forbes)   Despite Game 3 win, Dodger ticket prices drop 55%. Pretty much about the same as the Dodger batting averages   (forbes.com) divider line 23
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2013-10-17 09:40:25 AM
Secondary market prices.  How do they work?


/Has Forbes really stooped that low to write about this.
//It's all about the clicks...
 
2013-10-17 09:49:51 AM
Did I have a stroke? Dodgers are down 3-2 headed back to st. louis. Why would they playing tonight in l.a.

Going to re-re-re-read article.
 
2013-10-17 09:52:46 AM
Ok, so don't trust money guys with your sports info, or don't trust money guys with anything, specifically your money?
 
2013-10-17 10:12:33 AM
News station yesterday said that tickets could be bought for $20.   Granted, the seats would have probably been in upper nosebleeds, but for an NLCS, I'd have done it if I was in LA.
 
2013-10-17 10:21:41 AM
Game 3, got it. Waking up now.

Don't trust me with your money.
 
2013-10-17 11:03:31 AM
At the start of today's 4pm game, Tigers tickets were available on TiqIQ for under $20, which is about as cheap as it gets for playoff baseball. After a world series loss last year, Tigers fans can't be blamed for taking a measured approach to the LCS.

Screw that. Your team is in the ALCS. Buy a freaking ticket for $20. Even if they don't make it to the World Series, or even if they get there and bomb, you still witnessed a play-off game. Why spend over a grand on the WS when you can go to the ALCS for the price of dinner?

Detroit, this is why you're having financial problems.

/ok; one of the reasons.
 
2013-10-17 11:39:08 AM

skrame: At the start of today's 4pm game, Tigers tickets were available on TiqIQ for under $20, which is about as cheap as it gets for playoff baseball. After a world series loss last year, Tigers fans can't be blamed for taking a measured approach to the LCS.

Screw that. Your team is in the ALCS. Buy a freaking ticket for $20. Even if they don't make it to the World Series, or even if they get there and bomb, you still witnessed a play-off game. Why spend over a grand on the WS when you can go to the ALCS for the price of dinner?

Detroit, this is why you're having financial problems.

/ok; one of the reasons.


Seems standard for Detroit. Here's hoping the BoSawx (ugh) can pull out two more wins.
 
2013-10-17 11:45:07 AM
Because LA has the worst fans in the world?
 
2013-10-17 12:03:17 PM

great_tigers: Because LA has the worst fans in the world?


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2013-10-17 12:16:50 PM
Dodger fans are terrible fans. Did it really take an article from Forbes to inform us of this.

/Beat LA
//SF Giants, 2 WS rings in 3 years
///Learn about it!
 
2013-10-17 12:56:34 PM
Despite Game 3 win, Dodger ticket prices drop 55%. Pretty much about the same as the Dodger batting averages

Fun fact: The Dodgers may be hitting .234 for the NLCS (and .333 for the NLDS), but the Cardinals are hitting .178.
 
2013-10-17 01:05:09 PM

dark brew: great_tigers: Because LA has the worst fans in the world?

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Isn't that tickets sold and not the actual gate? Plus, how many of those "fans" actually went to the game and were there for more than 4 innings?
 
2013-10-17 02:31:20 PM
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This is why. When Ryu pitches, more tickets are sold than when Kershaw pitches. Similar thing happened for Hee Sop Choi. Koreans love their own. I can only imagine when a Chinese national breaks onto a major league team (and don't give me any shiat about Taiwan).
 
2013-10-17 03:05:17 PM
Stopped reading Forbes sports article when author used tennis terminology to describe baseball playoffs.
 
2013-10-17 03:10:20 PM

dark brew: great_tigers: Because LA has the worst fans in the world?

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Interesting, 3 teams in the Top 10 had average attendance ~10,000 below their stadium's listed capacity (using Wikipedia for the stadium capacities): Dodgers, Rangers, and Yankees.  The team in the MLB Attendance Top 10 whose average attendance was closest to its stadium's capacity was the Giants.  Capacity of AT&T Park:  41,915.  Average attendance:  41,584.

Still, averaging 46,216 per baseball game is really damn good and is by far the biggest average crowd in baseball this year.  Second highest average attendance is the Cardinals, 41,602 per game.
 
2013-10-17 04:59:39 PM

Polish Hussar: dark brew: great_tigers: Because LA has the worst fans in the world?

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Interesting, 3 teams in the Top 10 had average attendance ~10,000 below their stadium's listed capacity (using Wikipedia for the stadium capacities): Dodgers, Rangers, and Yankees.  The team in the MLB Attendance Top 10 whose average attendance was closest to its stadium's capacity was the Giants.  Capacity of AT&T Park:  41,915.  Average attendance:  41,584.

Still, averaging 46,216 per baseball game is really damn good and is by far the biggest average crowd in baseball this year.  Second highest average attendance is the Cardinals, 41,602 per game.


With 82% capacity at 46,000 I forgot Dodger Stadium was so big.
 
2013-10-17 05:34:42 PM

dark brew: great_tigers: Because LA has the worst fans in the world?

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Those are just like stats man. Nobody follows stats in baseball.
 
2013-10-17 06:29:51 PM

mjohnson71: With 82% capacity at 46,000 I forgot Dodger Stadium was so big


Yeah, Dodger Stadium has a capacity of 56,000 according to Wikipedia.  The next biggest is Coors Field at 50,480.

It's interesting to see how capacity stacks up against average attendance.

10 biggest baseball stadiums                Capacities of the baseball stadiums with Top 10 average attendance
                                                                   (entries in bold appear on both lists)

 1.  Dodger Stadium   - 56,000                    1.  Dodgers - Dodger Stadium  - 56,000
 2.  Coors Field          - 50,480                    2.  Cardinals - Busch Stadium       - 43,975
 3.  Yankee Stadium   - 50,291                    3.  Giants - AT&T Park                  - 41,915
 4.  Turner Field         - 49,586                    4.  Yankees - Yankee Stadium   - 50,480
 5.  Rogers Centre     - 49,282                    5.  Rangers - Rangers Ballpark - 48,144
 6.  Chase Field         - 48,633                    6.  Tigers - Comerica Park             - 41,255
 7.  Rangers Ballpark - 48,144                    7.  Angels - Angel Stadium         - 45,483
 8.  Safeco Field         - 47,476                    8.  Phillies - Citizens Bank Park     - 43,651
 9.  Camden Yards     - 45,971                    9.  Red Sox - Fenway Park            - 37,499
10.  Angel Stadium    - 45,483                   10.  Rockies - Coors Field           - 50,480
 
2013-10-17 06:33:28 PM

Polish Hussar: Interesting, 3 teams in the Top 10 had average attendance ~10,000 below their stadium's listed capacity (using Wikipedia for the stadium capacities): Dodgers, Rangers, and Yankees. The team in the MLB Attendance Top 10 whose average attendance was closest to its stadium's capacity was the Giants. Capacity of AT&T Park: 41,915. Average attendance: 41,584.


That's just capitalism.  You wouldn't spend the extra money to make a huge stadium in Tampa because you know that no one will ever be sitting in those seats unless it's a playoff game.  You probably build to be ~75% full for a "normal" game, knowing you'll have a chance to use those extra seats during especially desirable games.

The Dodgers don't draw lots of fans because they have a huge stadium.  They built a huge stadium because they draw lots of fans.  (Huge metro area, old franchise, fun and successful history, good location, good marketing.)
 
2013-10-17 07:41:54 PM
I'm a die-hard Angels fan who wishes the Dodgers, their fans and especially that piece of filth Tommy Lasorda would all die horrible, miserable, protracted deaths, but can we stop with the "Derp derp Dodger fans show up in the fourth inning derp derp" stuff?

When Dodger Stadium was built, it was in an ideal location. Now? It's near two of the busiest freeway interchanges in the world so even for weekend day games, it has fans parked on the 110/101/5; there's no bus or light rail or subway service near by; they closed off one of the entrances to the parking lot and if you're in some of those far flung parking lots, it can take forever to actually get to the entrance gates. Add to that the concessions were horrible the last time I went (about 3 years ago), it took me close to --wait for it-- 3 innings to get a Dodger Dog, a pretzel and a soda. I have been back since they remodeled the concourses, so maybe that aspect has improved.

/DIAF, Lasorda
 
2013-10-17 07:43:12 PM
Woops no edit button. Correction: there is bus service, from Union Station.
 
2013-10-17 08:52:14 PM

Henry Holland: Woops no edit button. Correction: there is bus service, from Union Station.


But they have closed one lane each direction on Sunset/Cesar Chavez to make room for the Dodger bus, so car traffic is more horrid than ever, and affects even more drivers who are not going to the game.  And the new-ish parking regime actually slows people down getting into and out of the stadium.  It has taken us over an hour to get out of the stadium parking lots every game this postseason.  It can be bad on sellout nights in the regular season, as well.  I never blame anyone for leaving early.

The Stadium remodel hasn't added any additional concessions near our seats, but they did remodel, modernize and greatly enlarge the restrooms.  Thank freaking god.

How sad that there were seats available at Tigers Stadium.  That just sounds....like a dying town.
 
2013-10-18 10:40:59 AM

Le Grand Inquisitor: Dodger fans are terrible fans. Did it really take an article from Forbes to inform us of this.

/Beat LA
//SF Giants, 2 WS rings in 3 years
///Learn about it!


More like 2 WS rings in 55 years. Learn about it.
 
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