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2014-08-28 11:30:31 AM  
It's not a ticket price hike, it's a "Team Support Revenue Enhancement."
They're not parking nazis, they're "Parallel Line Enthusiasts"
He's not a fat, shirtless drunk standing up in front of you vomiting, he's a "Free Spirited Open-Air Nipple Promoter Making Room for More Team-Logoed Brats"
Your seats aren't in a nosebleed section, you're "Closer to God as He Watches Our Team"
It's not a half-hour-long bathroom line, it's a "Chance to Interact with your Fellow Members"
It's not a humiliating 2-14 season, it's "Getting In on the Ground Floor of a Brighter Tomorrow"
 
2014-08-28 11:44:32 AM  
"Suckers who overpaid to go to the game played by multimillionaires and their multimillionaire owners."
 
2014-08-28 12:26:55 PM  
Is that some sort of dick joke? Damn, the misandry is thick around here.
 
2014-08-28 02:07:23 PM  

vernonFL: "Suckers who overpaid to go to the game played by multimillionaires and their multimillionaire owners."


Multimillionaire owners?  The owners are all billionaires, the players are paupers next to them.
 
2014-08-28 02:13:51 PM  
It sounds like a successful marketing program.
 
2014-08-28 02:24:55 PM  
How about "rubes"?
 
2014-08-28 02:27:44 PM  

scarbachi: How about "rubes"?


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The preferred nomenclature is "Mark".
 
2014-08-28 02:31:43 PM  
Look at me! Look at me! I'm spending more and more money every year to enjoy more and more television time outs!

Plus, I get to wear out my neck looking at  the big screen TV in the stadium! Yay!!!! Imma gonna buy myself a $20 beer to celebrate!

/you're not a member. you're the pointy, purple thing on the end of it.
 
2014-08-28 02:33:48 PM  
Almost as foolish as paying a membership fee to be allowed to shop at a store
 
2014-08-28 02:34:03 PM  
Green Bay needs no gimmicks to sell season tickets. Waiting list at 81,000+ and counting
 
2014-08-28 02:36:50 PM  
will be watching the HD flat screen at home on the couch in between naps.
 
2014-08-28 02:37:41 PM  

ArkAngel: Green Bay needs no gimmicks to sell season tickets. Waiting list at 81,000+ and counting


And because of Milwaukee, they effectively have two almost distinct sets of existing season ticket holders to fill the stadium.
 
2014-08-28 02:38:29 PM  
FTFA:

And by offering those members exclusive gifts and experiences, the Chiefs have rebuilt their season-ticket rolls at a time when many franchises are having a hard time filling stadiums.

"Many franchises," really?

I thought the majority of teams had wait lists to get season tickets -- and based extremely high renewal rates, the waits are in the decades if not centuries.
 
2014-08-28 02:39:01 PM  

Lost Thought 00: Almost as foolish as paying a membership fee to be allowed to shop at a store


That's not at all foolish when the prices are low enough to save that membership fee many times over. When my kids were still in diapers, I saved more than my annual membership fee to BJs every month.
 
2014-08-28 02:42:55 PM  

Lost Thought 00: Almost as foolish as paying a membership fee to be allowed to shop at a store


Bulk retail clubs are often cheaper then business supply companies for small business owners.
 
2014-08-28 02:46:08 PM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Look at me! Look at me! I'm spending more and more money every year to enjoy more and more television time outs!

Plus, I get to wear out my neck looking at  the big screen TV in the stadium! Yay!!!! Imma gonna buy myself a $20 beer to celebrate!

/you're not a member. you're the pointy, purple thing on the end of it.


My family has season tickets to the Eagles -- 4 seats on the 50, 5 rows up from the field, since the 1970s.

At this point the tickets have become an investment. We go to a few games a year and sell the remaining at the legal maximum markup.


And because a lot of other people do the same thing, there's virtually no turnover in the stadium. The same people have been sitting in front and behind us for over 15 years at this point.


The demand is so great that I don't even really think it makes sense for the team to have season tickets. They could dynamically price the whole stadium and probably double their profits.
 
2014-08-28 02:50:10 PM  

thornhill: Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Look at me! Look at me! I'm spending more and more money every year to enjoy more and more television time outs!

Plus, I get to wear out my neck looking at  the big screen TV in the stadium! Yay!!!! Imma gonna buy myself a $20 beer to celebrate!

/you're not a member. you're the pointy, purple thing on the end of it.

My family has season tickets to the Eagles -- 4 seats on the 50, 5 rows up from the field, since the 1970s.

At this point the tickets have become an investment. We go to a few games a year and sell the remaining at the legal maximum markup.


And because a lot of other people do the same thing, there's virtually no turnover in the stadium. The same people have been sitting in front and behind us for over 15 years at this point.


The demand is so great that I don't even really think it makes sense for the team to have season tickets. They could dynamically price the whole stadium and probably double their profits.


Season ticket sales are guaranteed money. That's much better then possibly not selling late season game tickets due to the season stinking.
 
2014-08-28 02:51:23 PM  

SuperChuck: Lost Thought 00: Almost as foolish as paying a membership fee to be allowed to shop at a store

That's not at all foolish when the prices are low enough to save that membership fee many times over. When my kids were still in diapers, I saved more than my annual membership fee to BJs every month.


Eh, it's all psychology.

People are less economical with serving size with large boxes, bottles, containers, etc. For example, a 20oz bottle of soap will last you more oz per day than a 40oz bottle because you're going to be much more liberal with the 40oz portions you squeeze into your hands.

So with stores like BJ, you actually going through the products faster. You might save money on a transactional basis, but overtime you use a greater amount than you would if you bought the regular sizes somewhere else.
 
2014-08-28 02:52:21 PM  
Suddenly, the entire paradigm shifted. No longer were Chiefs fans merely customers, buying a ticket, attending a game and then heading home afterward. Rather they began to feel as though they were part of the franchise, just as integral to the success or failure of the team as quarterback Alex Smith, coach Andy Reid or even general manager John Dorsey.

Suckers.
 
2014-08-28 02:55:10 PM  

Land_of_the_Magic_Dragon: thornhill: Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Look at me! Look at me! I'm spending more and more money every year to enjoy more and more television time outs!

Plus, I get to wear out my neck looking at  the big screen TV in the stadium! Yay!!!! Imma gonna buy myself a $20 beer to celebrate!

/you're not a member. you're the pointy, purple thing on the end of it.

My family has season tickets to the Eagles -- 4 seats on the 50, 5 rows up from the field, since the 1970s.

At this point the tickets have become an investment. We go to a few games a year and sell the remaining at the legal maximum markup.


And because a lot of other people do the same thing, there's virtually no turnover in the stadium. The same people have been sitting in front and behind us for over 15 years at this point.


The demand is so great that I don't even really think it makes sense for the team to have season tickets. They could dynamically price the whole stadium and probably double their profits.

Season ticket sales are guaranteed money. That's much better then possibly not selling late season game tickets due to the season stinking.


1. At this point demand is so high that many teams can pack the house even when they're having a losing season.

2. By dynamically pricing the house you get the maximum possible value, which will offset slow sales later in the season. You essentially push up prices so high that it takes until kickoff to sellout the house. This is what Broadway does and it works -- tickets can go for $300 to $400. For the first few games of the season you could probably get double to triple current face value.
 
2014-08-28 02:55:31 PM  
Kansas city marks
 
2014-08-28 02:57:51 PM  

thornhill: FTFA:

And by offering those members exclusive gifts and experiences, the Chiefs have rebuilt their season-ticket rolls at a time when many franchises are having a hard time filling stadiums.

"Many franchises," really?

I thought the majority of teams had wait lists to get season tickets -- and based extremely high renewal rates, the waits are in the decades if not centuries.


The only two franchises I've ever heard historically of having wait lists are the Packers and Redskins.  And it turns out the waiting lists in Washington might be an out-and-out fraud.
 
2014-08-28 03:06:40 PM  

thornhill: SuperChuck: Lost Thought 00: Almost as foolish as paying a membership fee to be allowed to shop at a store

That's not at all foolish when the prices are low enough to save that membership fee many times over. When my kids were still in diapers, I saved more than my annual membership fee to BJs every month.

Eh, it's all psychology.

People are less economical with serving size with large boxes, bottles, containers, etc. For example, a 20oz bottle of soap will last you more oz per day than a 40oz bottle because you're going to be much more liberal with the 40oz portions you squeeze into your hands.

So with stores like BJ, you actually going through the products faster. You might save money on a transactional basis, but overtime you use a greater amount than you would if you bought the regular sizes somewhere else.


That's not true for all products. I'm pretty sure I didn't change diapers more frequently because I had a bigger box. The same goes for gas for my car. And not everything you buy there is supersized. I get lunchmeat and cheese there because it's far cheaper but I still buy the same amount per week.
 
2014-08-28 03:18:07 PM  

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: vernonFL: "Suckers who overpaid to go to the game played by multimillionaires and their multimillionaire owners."

Multimillionaire owners?  The owners are all billionaires, the players are paupers next to them.


I wish
 
2014-08-28 03:23:19 PM  

UNC_Samurai: thornhill: FTFA:

And by offering those members exclusive gifts and experiences, the Chiefs have rebuilt their season-ticket rolls at a time when many franchises are having a hard time filling stadiums.

"Many franchises," really?

I thought the majority of teams had wait lists to get season tickets -- and based extremely high renewal rates, the waits are in the decades if not centuries.

The only two franchises I've ever heard historically of having wait lists are the Packers and Redskins.  And it turns out the waiting lists in Washington might be an out-and-out fraud.


It's obviously not two.

Wiki claims it's as many as 24 and has citations to substantiate a number of the claims.

And I don't see any reason to doubt that teams like the Giants, Eagles, Broncos, Patriots, Saints and Steelers have extremely longs lists.
 
2014-08-28 03:26:53 PM  

UNC_Samurai: thornhill: FTFA:

And by offering those members exclusive gifts and experiences, the Chiefs have rebuilt their season-ticket rolls at a time when many franchises are having a hard time filling stadiums.

"Many franchises," really?

I thought the majority of teams had wait lists to get season tickets -- and based extremely high renewal rates, the waits are in the decades if not centuries.

The only two franchises I've ever heard historically of having wait lists are the Packers and Redskins.  And it turns out the waiting lists in Washington might be an out-and-out fraud.


Steelers.

There are three (old)teams who have never had a blackout

Redskins, Steelers, Broncos. There are a couple more I read but they only date to the 2000's or late 90's.
 
2014-08-28 03:51:42 PM  

SuperChuck: Lost Thought 00: Almost as foolish as paying a membership fee to be allowed to shop at a store

That's not at all foolish when the prices are low enough to save that membership fee many times over. When my kids were still in diapers, I saved more than my annual membership fee to BJs every month.


You got BJs every month? What store do you shop at?????
 
2014-08-28 03:53:52 PM  
Good. I like a lot of season in my soup.
 
2014-08-28 03:59:29 PM  
"Now, your ticket is a portal to your favorite team. That changes the dynamic." 


Wonder what this asshole's job was in the dotCom era. I bet his company has since right-sized after economic shifts in the global marketplace.

Also strategy. Because we have to say strategy ever so often.
 
2014-08-28 04:34:24 PM  

Cheesehead_Dave: ArkAngel: Green Bay needs no gimmicks to sell season tickets. Waiting list at 81,000+ and counting

And because of Milwaukee, they effectively have two almost distinct sets of existing season ticket holders to fill the stadium.


In all fairness, football's only competition in Wisconsin is Tommy Bartlett's Water Show.
 
2014-08-28 05:49:49 PM  

Orgasmatron138: Cheesehead_Dave: ArkAngel: Green Bay needs no gimmicks to sell season tickets. Waiting list at 81,000+ and counting

And because of Milwaukee, they effectively have two almost distinct sets of existing season ticket holders to fill the stadium.

In all fairness, football's only competition in Wisconsin is Tommy Bartlett's Water Show.


"I'm going to Wisconsin for vacation!", said nobody, ever.
 
2014-08-28 05:55:40 PM  

scarbachi: Orgasmatron138: Cheesehead_Dave: ArkAngel: Green Bay needs no gimmicks to sell season tickets. Waiting list at 81,000+ and counting

And because of Milwaukee, they effectively have two almost distinct sets of existing season ticket holders to fill the stadium.

In all fairness, football's only competition in Wisconsin is Tommy Bartlett's Water Show.

"I'm going to Wisconsin for vacation!", said nobody, ever. says seemingly half of Illinois on any given weekend.


FTFY
 
2014-08-28 06:33:46 PM  

oh_please: SuperChuck: Lost Thought 00: Almost as foolish as paying a membership fee to be allowed to shop at a store

That's not at all foolish when the prices are low enough to save that membership fee many times over. When my kids were still in diapers, I saved more than my annual membership fee to BJs every month.

You got BJs every month? What store do you shop at?????


Your mom's house. Duh.
 
2014-08-28 06:35:44 PM  

JohnBigBootay: UNC_Samurai: thornhill: FTFA:

And by offering those members exclusive gifts and experiences, the Chiefs have rebuilt their season-ticket rolls at a time when many franchises are having a hard time filling stadiums.

"Many franchises," really?

I thought the majority of teams had wait lists to get season tickets -- and based extremely high renewal rates, the waits are in the decades if not centuries.

The only two franchises I've ever heard historically of having wait lists are the Packers and Redskins.  And it turns out the waiting lists in Washington might be an out-and-out fraud.

Steelers.

There are three (old)teams who have never had a blackout

Redskins, Steelers, Broncos. There are a couple more I read but they only date to the 2000's or late 90's.


Packers are close;

"The Packers are unique in having their market area cover two media markets, both Green Bay and Milwaukee.   restrictions for the team apply within both areas. However, Packers games have not been blacked out locally since (the last year home game local telecasts were prohibited regardless of sellout status) due to strong home attendance and popularity. As mentioned above, every Packers home game-preseason, regular season and playoffs-has been sold out since 1960."
 
2014-08-28 08:25:33 PM  
The NY Rangers call them "Season Subscribers"
 
2014-08-28 10:02:02 PM  

xaks: JohnBigBootay: UNC_Samurai: thornhill: FTFA:

And by offering those members exclusive gifts and experiences, the Chiefs have rebuilt their season-ticket rolls at a time when many franchises are having a hard time filling stadiums.

"Many franchises," really?

I thought the majority of teams had wait lists to get season tickets -- and based extremely high renewal rates, the waits are in the decades if not centuries.

The only two franchises I've ever heard historically of having wait lists are the Packers and Redskins.  And it turns out the waiting lists in Washington might be an out-and-out fraud.

Steelers.

There are three (old)teams who have never had a blackout

Redskins, Steelers, Broncos. There are a couple more I read but they only date to the 2000's or late 90's.

Packers are close;

"The Packers are unique in having their market area cover two media markets, both Green Bay and Milwaukee.   restrictions for the team apply within both areas. However, Packers games have not been blacked out locally since (the last year home game local telecasts were prohibited regardless of sellout status) due to strong home attendance and popularity. As mentioned above, every Packers home game-preseason, regular season and playoffs-has been sold out since 1960."


Philly is a tough one because I think they had a blackout back in the day but the wait for seasons tickets is incredibly long. When I joined the waiting list, it was about 25 years and that was before a run of playoffs, the missed year and then last year.
 
2014-08-28 10:08:50 PM  
To everyone I offended with my "dickhead" reference, I would sincerely like to apologize. I actually forgot about using season tickets as money makers.
When the Suns brought in Barkley and made the run to the playoffs, one of my friends said "yeah, we used to have season tickets...down low...we got rid of them...had them for years..." I was shocked they never scalped them.

Sorry. But you see I don't have these things.
 
2014-08-29 11:28:48 AM  
The Giants and Jet's basically burned through there waiting lists when they went with PSL's for the new stadium.

Making those calls must have been fun.

" Congrats, you've been on the waiting list for 20 years and now is your chance to buy tickets!!"

"No thanks"
 
2014-08-29 05:48:15 PM  
The phrase "season ticket holder" is somehow now offensive to season tickets?  Does this mean that
we'll soon have a comment from PETT - People for the Ethical Treatment of Tickets?
 
2014-08-29 05:49:25 PM  

Li'l Robbie: The phrase "season ticket holder" is somehow now offensive to season tickets?  Does this mean that
we'll soon have a comment from PETT - People for the Ethical Treatment of Tickets?


I know what you can call me.....absent.
 
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