November 10, 2011 |
Did Frank McCourt's decision to sell the Dodgers spur fans to sign up for season tickets? That's debatable. But the team says reduced prices did the trick. The Dodgers' season-ticket sales are up 30% from this time last year, according to a person familiar with the team's business but not authorized to discuss it publicly. David Siegel, the Dodgers' senior director of ticket sales, said there had been "no discernible bump" in sales in the days after last week's announcement that McCourt would sell the team.
February 15, 2013 |
Your browser does not support iframes. It appears Dodgers fans are a forgiving bunch, or at least are all in on the team's new ownership. Team President Stan Kasten said in a Dodgers video that season-ticket sales continue into uncharted territory, are already at 27,000 and are going north of that figure. He said last year season tickets at the beginning of the season were about 17,000. “In my experience, I've never seen a jump like this,” Kasten said. Under Peter O'Malley, season tickets were capped at 26,000.
October 18, 2012 |
The Dodgers' opening-day payroll in 2013 could be double what it was last season, but the pricing structure for season tickets at Dodger Stadium doesn't appear to be changing significantly. Season-ticket prices for about 8,000 seats in the 56,000-seat ballpark will increase, but prices for more than 10,000 of them will go down. About 38,000 will remain the same. The price changes that occurred were largely the result of the reclassification of seats, according to David Siegel, the senior director of ticket sales.
March 20, 1988 |
The Cincinnati Reds say they have sold 15,167 season tickets for 1988, breaking the record of 15,166 set in 1980. The total is nearly 2,000 more than the number of season tickets sold during all of the 1987 season, Reds spokesman Jon Braude said. Sales of season tickets will continue into the early part of the season, which starts with an April 4 home opener against the St. Louis Cardinals.
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October 4, 1991 |
The Anaheim Arena is not scheduled to open for two years and no teams have committed to play there, but its operators say they will soon begin selling luxury suites and season tickets to whatever events are held there. Ogden Entertainment Services, hired by the city to build and operate the $103-million arena, recently opened a marketing office, and its sales and marketing director says a strategy for selling the suites and tickets is being developed.
December 23, 1998 |
In the first three weeks after signing free-agent first baseman Mo Vaughn to a six-year, $80-million contract, the Angels sold 654 season tickets, about half for the full season and half for 21-game packages. All this without benefit of a marketing campaign, which isn't scheduled to start until next month. On the day after Thanksgiving, the first business day after Vaughn signed and a day on which the Angels traditionally sell no tickets, they sold 25 season tickets.