My Season Tickets went up 50%

My season tickets went up 50%.  I got my invoice some time ago but I have not responded.    I have also gotten a couple of calls from Dodger reps that have gone to voice mail.  I can’t deal with the calls right now.   I am not a happy camper with how the Dodger season went and what a bleak future we Dodger fans are facing with the pending divorce.   

It would be a different story had the Dodgers done better.  The Giants winning the World Series did not help.   Right now, well, I rather not talk to anyone from the Dodgers about renewing my season tickets.  

I should change my voice mail to something like “Sorry I am not available right now, I have

crawled under a rock.  I will be hibernating until I forget the Giants won the World Series or until the Dodgers get a new owner that will sign a legitimate number one pitcher and a left fielder and a third baseman.”   What do you think?      

I have gotten calls, emails from fellow season ticket holders asking me what I plan on doing.   I know they are not happy.   Some of the tickets are going up more than that now that the Dodgers will charge more for the first rows in a level so for some the increase will be more than 50%.     

I know my mood will pass and in the end I’ll give them my money.   I mentioned in my prior post that I am reading  “Eat Pray Love”.  I am at the eating part of the book where Elizabeth is in Italy.   Hanging out at a soccer game with friends, Elizabeth’s friend Lucas Spaghetti (She says that is his real name)  says to her

We can change our wives, We can change our jobs, our nationalities and even our religions, but we can never change our team.”   

Elizabeth also mentions that the word for “fan” in Italian is tifoso.  Derived from the word Typhus.  In other words_one who is mightly fevered.”    

 

Thanks to everyone that voted for me in Jane Heller 2010 She-Fan Video Award MLB Bloggie Award!   You are so sweeeet!   love you all!   I won!  thanks to you all!    

9 Comments

Congratulations again on your award! You have lots of fans here! As for your season tickets, that really bites that they raised the prices 50%. It would be one thing if they had moved into a new stadium or had just won the World Series. But given the ownership problems, I think it’s a bit nervy.

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Hey Jane! Thanks for the award! Totally surprised me! I thought Harold would win.
Yep Jane, we are not happy campers with the increase.

dannnng 50 percent increase. gotta be a pretty penny. kinda disappointing to get that hefty bill after a disapointing season im sure.
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Not much you can do, but the Dodgers shouldn’t have to raise prices after such a disappointing season.
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Matt,
Tell me about it!
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Babu,
Don’t mind paying if they give me a good product on the field.
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Tonight I am going to the Laker game with my brother VIc and friend Lorena. The tickets have gone up way hight but we are going.

Emma,
I rememer 3 years ago when my seating section was considered “outfield seats” and I paid about $1,000 for a single seat. Then a year later the section was reconfigured in the computer as “Baseline Box Seats”, which lead to an almost doubling of the priceto $ 1,800.
Have not gotten my 2011 packet yet, but think it will push beyond that $ 2,000 plateau.
It is unfortunately a sign of troubled times both on the field and in the stands when ticket prices begin toi soar and unrest is caused in the fan faction.
Hopefully a break will appear and all will be great in Dodgerland….

Rays Renegade

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Wow, 50%?! That’s crazy! I hope the ownership situation gets wrapped up soon in a satisfying way so some of this craziness stops. Dodger fans definitely deserve better.

I love the Latin derivation of the Italian word for fan though. That’s even more true than fanatic I suspect :)

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Wow, 50%?! That’s crazy! I hope the ownership situation gets wrapped up soon in a satisfying way so some of this craziness stops. Dodger fans definitely deserve better.

I love the Latin derivation of the Italian word for fan though. That’s even more true than fanatic I suspect :)

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Wow Cliff! That is alot of increase on your tickets! I hope you can still afford them. I know how much you love your Rays.
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Blisescribe!
I just checked your blog and the about you! I love it! I also love to read and do Pilates. Glad that you join the MLB blogs! Looking forward to catching up and reading all your post. I am in for a treat! Thanks!

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