Blues to raise ticket prices 10%

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  1. hockeytown9321

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    i hope your being sarcastic...pretty sure flyers tickets went up...fans will always have to pay out the *** in philly
     
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    $79 club seats go up to $100!? :eek:
     
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    Yes, you're reading that right. Fans can get season tickets in the high ends and it works out to $8 a ticket. Or, those seats are $15 each at the gate. At some point those ticket prices are going to have to go up, even if it means a 33% increase ... to $20 at the gate.
     
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    Raising ticket prices in St Lo??? Wow. I quickly saw this on the front page and had to click. I'd hate to see what would happen if...they didn't finish last?? :shakehead
     
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    You do realize that you're allowed to not pay those prices if you feel that they're too high, right?
     
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    The last two seasons, Sabre season ticket holders who sat in the 300 Level ends (which is the middle section and the section on either side and thats the whole section-aside from first two rows) where the Sabres defend twice-priced at $10 per game. The season ticket holders who sat on the opposite end of the 300 Level where the Sabres shot twice-had to pay $17 per game.

    For the upcoming season, the Sabres are charging season ticket holders-$15 per game in both areas so in one the price went down $2 per game however in the other (and unfortunately where I have season tickets) went up $5 per game. So I'm paying an additional $410 (I have two season tickets) this season. I figured eventually my price per game would go up to where its even with the season ticket holders opposite of us but figured a slight increase of $2-$3 per-game this season then even it out the following season or two. Still $15 per game is a great deal and if the playoff prices stay the same (season ticket price-first two rounds and then only $5 raise per game-conference finals/finals) then I can't really complain.

    So Blues fan, take advantage of the deal ($8 per game for STH) while you can because it will definiately go up in the future.

    LS...
    Tell Jay, the Buffalo fans miss him! too bad our game this season vs them will be in St. Louis. (Stupid NHL!)
     
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    Supply and demand. Ticket prices will always go up until people stop buying them.


    This isn't wholley unexpected. There are some people who knew this was going to happen. Did you all honestly expect that the owners were serious when they said that the salary cap would keep prices low? Please. Now they just get to make more money. This is going to be a huge issue when the CBA comes up again, and we all knew this last year. The fans keep stuffing the owners greedy pockets and then the players will want a bigger cut. The only solution is for fans to stop buying tickets and listen to owners and players blame each other for it.
     
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    How is this going to be an issue when the new CBA comes up, the players get a % of the money if its $100 a seat or $8 a seat....They are happy to have the owners make more money, then the players will too. Everyone wins....except some of the fans!
     
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    because if the owners keep making boat loads of money and keep raising ticket prices and people keep buying tickets and the cap keeps going up because of it (because the NHL relies on gate receipts more than anything) the players aren't going to sit back and watch it happen like we would
     
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    The players are going to complain if the cap goes up, allowing them (along with the owners) to make more money? :dunno:
     
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    Yeah, I still dont get what you are saying...players make 54%+ on this contract, how can they not be happy if the owners make more?
     
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    I am. I was told countless times by Little Gary that ticket prices were high because of the greedy players and once there was a cap tickets would be affordable for all. I guess I was an *** for questioning that one, huh?
     
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    Citation, please.
     
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    with the amount of cheese the blues spent this offseason, i'd say they deserve the right to jack up prices a little bit
     
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    http://www.cbc.ca/national/news/nhl/bettman.html

    " ....With the right economic system, we can have 30 healthy, competitive franchises all with affordable ticket prices, which frankly all of this is about the fans."



    http://www.nhlfa.com/news/nr07_03_05.asp

    "Commissioner Gary Bettman recognized this even before he locked out the players. At the 2004 All-Star Game, he said, "I believe with the right economic system, many, many, if not most of our teams, will actually lower ticket prices. I believe we owe it to our fans to have affordable ticket prices. . . . More than a majority of our teams would use the opportunity of economic stability to lower their ticket prices."



     
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    No need to. If the prices aren't "affordable", then fans won't buy them. QED.
     
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    well that was ambiguos on his part, but the second quote was quite clear.

    frankly, i see no reason for ticket prices to be lowered. i have long maintained if the owners can get 100 billion dollars a second for a ticket, then damn it they should charge it.

    i was just a little cheesed off at how many fans thought this lockout was for lower ticket prices and to make the game better for hte fans. GB used the fans to win the battle and make the wealty even wealthier. most fans fell for it hook line and sinker and the players were never going to win the battle because GB outsmarted the union and the fans.
     
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    I think it's pretty naive of any fans who thought (during the lockout) that somehow the laws of supply and demand wouldn't hold after the lockout ended.
     
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    I will concur, however, that I'm sure that the naiveity/optimism of the average fan is probably higher than it rationally should be.
     
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    Why do you think NBA, MLB and NFL players all make more than NHL players?
     
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    Thank you sir.
     
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    Because there's more revenue?

    Now could you answer my question from post #11?
     
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    Fans bought them before the lockout too, which is a point Gary and his minions failed to realize or acknowledge. The league average was ony up about 500 per game compared to the last few years of the old CBA, and has actually been pretty consistent for the last decade.

    http://www.andrewsstarspage.com/NHL-Business/NHL-attendance.htm

    The point I and a small minority were making during the lockout (a point that resulted in a lot of ridicule and uses of the roll eyes or dunce cap guys) was that ticket prices and attendance were really independent of player salaries. That seems to have been proven correct.
     
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    Who was arguing against supply and demand setting ticket prices?

    Anyone who did got shot down pretty quickly, IIRC, on either side.


    The only thing pro-league people were saying was it would cap COSTS, not ensure revenues, and that this higher degree of cost-certainty would help enable franchises to be healthier.

    I know I didn't argue that fans would be saving money, except for some one-off "apology" tickets.

    I still don't know else would have argued against you on this one...
     

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