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STATEdude3
05-03-2010, 10:52 PM
I'm sure Detroit, Minnesota and St. Paul are the best measuring sticks for things to do ... after Denver, DC, and Boston.

You cannot compare Minnesota, Detroit, and St. Louis to DC and Boston, that is why I didn't even try. Apples to apples is the way to go.

MUhawks628
05-04-2010, 09:04 AM
Well I hate the cards lol, being a reds fan. That is painful in and of itself but you are correct it was an action packed day this year on saturday going to the tigers game in the afternoon and then hanging out at hockeytown in between games was definantly a blast. If the NCAA were to go their, would be nice if they could cordinate that. Although it would be a little tougher ticket I would imagine in St. Louis than it was in Detroit.

Is it ever hard to get a ticket to a baseball game outside the city of Boston, or behind homeplate at a Yankee's game ;)

superfan11
05-04-2010, 09:10 AM
Is it ever hard to get a ticket to a baseball game outside the city of Boston, or behind homeplate at a Yankee's game ;)

those are by far the 2 toughest tickets to get..... im sure im not alone in making the trek to wrigley for cubs opening day from milwaukee back in 06; think i paid $100/ticket and sat 15 rows behind the 1st base dugout (and froze my sack off!!!!)

unofan
05-04-2010, 10:23 AM
Is it ever hard to get a ticket to a baseball game outside the city of Boston, or behind homeplate at a Yankee's game ;)

Wrigley's usually sold out. St. Louis is one of the better attended teams, too. But yeah, it's easier to get into a midweek game in April than it is a weekend game in July.

MUhawks628
05-04-2010, 10:32 AM
those are by far the 2 toughest tickets to get..... im sure im not alone in making the trek to wrigley for cubs opening day from milwaukee back in 06; think i paid $100/ticket and sat 15 rows behind the 1st base dugout (and froze my sack off!!!!)

I was being slightly facetious about the Yankees, they were have a few issues with those seats last season as you may recall.


Wrigley's usually sold out. St. Louis is one of the better attended teams, too. But yeah, it's easier to get into a midweek game in April than it is a weekend game in July.

Point is you can almost always just go on stub hub and play close to face value for a couple tickets. Tis the joy of 81 home games.

superfan11
05-04-2010, 10:47 AM
I was being slightly facetious about the Yankees, they were have a few issues with those seats last season as you may recall.



Point is you can almost always just go on stub hub and play close to face value for a couple tickets. Tis the joy of 81 home games.

hahahahaha thats my bad i just skimmed u'r statement i saw the yankees and took it as an "in general" statement fenway and yankee stadium are the toughest tickets..... PLENTY of $2,600 tickets still available to watch the yankers behind home plate or either dugout!!!!

Tom Naeger
05-04-2010, 10:55 AM
Naeger, I went to a cardinals game during the 2007 frozen four. It was the Wednesday before the games,but I think that still counts. There were a ton of hockey fans there.

I stand corrected, I think my problem was that I could not get there till Thursday, which was an off day and then they were on the road or something...

moose97
05-04-2010, 11:08 AM
I was being slightly facetious about the Yankees, they were have a few issues with those seats last season as you may recall.

Point is you can almost always just go on stub hub and play close to face value for a couple tickets. Tis the joy of 81 home games.


hahahahaha thats my bad i just skimmed u'r statement i saw the yankees and took it as an "in general" statement fenway and yankee stadium are the toughest tickets..... PLENTY of $2,600 tickets still available to watch the yankers behind home plate or either dugout!!!!

I love the perception that you can't go to a game, or sit in a particular section - note that you can get a seat behind HP at Yankee Stadium for today's game for $350-400 on Stub Hub. Even Yankees Red Sox Legends Suite tickets can be had for $1450 - not even close to $2600.

Also, there are ~80 tickets @ Fenway for today's game for $10 or less on Stub Hub! But you're right - those are the toughest tickets in baseball :rolleyes:

MUhawks628
05-04-2010, 11:10 AM
Also, there are ~80 tickets @ Fenway for today's game for $10 or less on Stub Hub! But you're right - those are the toughest tickets in baseball :rolleyes:

Just imagine how many are available in Cincinnati!!

Slasher7
05-04-2010, 11:14 AM
Also, there are ~80 tickets @ Fenway for today's game for $10 or less on Stub Hub! But you're right - those are the toughest tickets in baseball :rolleyes:

You've got to be silly if you think Sox tix are easy to come by. I'm sure weekday games vs. west coast teams can be had on the secondary market, but I think you can find countless tix to any sporting event on Earth there as well.

MUhawks628
05-04-2010, 11:15 AM
You've got to be silly if you think Sox tix are easy to come by. I'm sure weekday games vs. west coast teams can be had on the secondary market, but I think you can find countless tix to any sporting event on Earth there as well.

Even cock fights?

Slasher7
05-04-2010, 11:16 AM
Even cock fights?

Especially cock fights. ;)

STATEdude3
05-04-2010, 11:22 AM
Even cock fights?

oh...I thought you were still talking about Boston fans.

moose97
05-04-2010, 11:24 AM
You've got to be silly if you think Sox tix are easy to come by. I'm sure weekday games vs. west coast teams can be had on the secondary market, but I think you can find countless tix to any sporting event on Earth there as well.

How 'bout this Sunday vs. the Yanks? 46 tickets under $50... Or behind the plate for as little as $179 (Field Box 46, row M)

StubHub is your friend (and no, I don't work for them - I'm just smart about what I pay for tickets...)

Nick Papagiorgio
05-04-2010, 11:48 AM
I love the perception that you can't go to a game, or sit in a particular section - note that you can get a seat behind HP at Yankee Stadium for today's game for $350-400 on Stub Hub. Even Yankees Red Sox Legends Suite tickets can be had for $1450 - not even close to $2600.

Also, there are ~80 tickets @ Fenway for today's game for $10 or less on Stub Hub! But you're right - those are the toughest tickets in baseball :rolleyes:

I don't know where you live (Fantasyland??) but if you were in Boston, you'd know that tix aren't as easy to find as they once were. The secondary market is there for every game for every team in every sport. It doesn't change the fact that Red Sox tix are largely unavailable to the regular person for reasonable prices.

moose97
05-04-2010, 11:53 AM
I don't know where you live (Fantasyland??) but if you were in Boston, you'd know that tix aren't as easy to find as they once were.

No kidding. The Cubs sucked for the entire decade of the '70's, and you could get tickets for a few dollars. The Yankees too in the late '80's/early '90's. What's your point? Take a moment and respond to my point below...

The secondary market is there for every game for every team in every sport. It doesn't change the fact that Red Sox tix are largely unavailable to the regular person for reasonable prices.

Then "the regular person" isn't looking very hard:

http://www.stubhub.com/boston-red-sox-tickets/

(note that of the 53 games w/ tickets for sale, 17 have tickets available for $20 or less, and only 6 have prices starting at more than $50 per ticket...)

beaverhockeyfan
05-04-2010, 12:01 PM
Indeed. I was there. Still have my complimentary World Series banner they were giving away that night. :)


My wife and I went to that game also and ended up with four of those banners. We sold three of them on E-Bay for between $40 and $50. Paid for our tickets in the Loge Section behind home plate (bought on Stub Hub at face).

Clifton
05-04-2010, 12:06 PM
Back to the original subject. If St. Louis is a finalist, expect the "Eastern Missouri school considering D-1 hockey prgram" article to slip out soon. If I'm not mistaken, Lindenwood was the school that the city used to push that angle the last time around :rolleyes:

Tom Naeger
05-04-2010, 12:15 PM
Is it ever hard to get a ticket to a baseball game outside the city of Boston, or behind homeplate at a Yankee's game ;)

It was in Saint Louis untill the Stubhub days, if your looking for tickets, especially deal check out Stubhub, I love that site...

Nick Papagiorgio
05-04-2010, 01:37 PM
What's your point?

My point is, I used to go to a boatload of games because they were cheap and easy to get. They aren't anymore. I haven't been to a Sox game in like 6 or 7 years. Used to be a piece of cake going the night of the game (even when Pedro pitched) and getting an obstructed view seat when the gates opened on the Yawkey Way side of the park. Now... forget about it.

Ever sit in a virtual waiting room for 11 hours the minute tickets went on sale? Never used to happen.

And look! We're back to square one!



Then "the regular person" isn't looking very hard:

http://www.stubhub.com/boston-red-sox-tickets/


You can talk about Stubhub all you want. The internet ticketing thing is part of the problem. Sure the success of the Red Sox has resulted in the tix being scooped up earlier and the prices being higher, but you're also putting a lot of faith that the regular public has on the internet. Despite the technological times, polls show that a good portion of the general public absolutely refuses to buy something on the internet and put their credit card information out there because of trust issues and failure to be protected of credit fraud (TJX is a big offender and they are a local company so that doesn't help the situation). And that's the portion that does have computers and internet access.

Like I was inferring before, live in Boston and you'll know what the Bostonians are talking about. Any yahoo can link to stubhub and say tickets are available easily. Bottom line, they are not THAT easy to get unless you want to overpay ("BUT LOOK, $10 seats are on stubhub right NOW!!!!!!" ... We know...). And most people aren't willing to do that. Most other places don't have this problem because you can go to the stadium, walk up and buy tix at face value and walk into the game.

I guess we'll just have to agree to disagree...