Like many people on BCB, I'm a season ticket holder (for over 10 years). I can honestly say that with the lousy play, inflated prices, the discounting of certain games, etc, this season is the first time that I've seriously considered investing my time and money into something that provides a better ROI...like flushing my money down the toilet, burning it or sending it to a Nigerian internet scam. I've tried giving some of my games to charities this year, and they laugh at me...
I know many of you are on the wait list. What will you do if the Cubs
call during this offseason and ask for $4,000/seat to have the "privilege" of sitting through 81 games of this "baseball" in the Upper Deck? Hey, you get a free calendar and a subscription to Vine Line at least. Sure there are over 100,000 people on "the list", but how many of those are real? You could put your dog on "the list" if you wanted to...
If you are a current season ticket holder, what do the Cubs have to do to make you stay?
Knocking down prices is a great place to start, but that is not something the Cubs are likely to do. I remember in '07, they knocked off a few bucks as an "apology" for a lousy season, but with this payroll, I don't know if that's possible. Attendance around the league is way down and it seems that it will continue to be. The Cubs could have a big problem on their hands with ticket sales on all levels unless they do something that really makes people want to shell out so much money for a lousy product.
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