Wednesday, October 11, 2006

This Sure Wouldn’t Happen in Boston

Interesting article in the Contra Costa Times regarding Oakland A’s playoff tickets.

"A flood of A's tickets on Craigslist, and elsewhere left online sellers, ticket brokers and stadium scalpers grumbling Tuesday, some of them nonplussed by the weak demand for a major sporting event.

Online brokers said they could barely unload many lower-priced tickets at face value. At McAfee Coliseum before the game, scalpers made half-hearted attempts to sell tickets at exorbitant prices before retreating to face value or lower and pleading for offers."

McAfee Coliseum, if I remember correctly, has less seats available than Fenway. The team closed off the third tier of seats to make it more "lively" during the games.

It always surprises me when I hear that playoffs games are no sold out. During Atlanta's many postseason appearances, fans could walk up and buy tickets the day of the game. This is just amazing.


At 4:51 PM, Blogger Patterson said...

I was in Atlanta in 1998, and they went to the NLCS that year. The day of each home game, you could walk up and buy a ticket for $1. Not kidding.

At 4:51 PM, Blogger Patterson said...

That's because Atlanta sucks.


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