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07-26-2005, 05:58 PM
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FLYERS ticket prices decrease... NOT!

I got my invoice for the upcoming season, and the FLYERS proved that it's all about them making $$$$ on us poor saps, the fans. They can talk and say they rolled back prices, yea, a whopping 5%, for season ticket packages.
My seats are in the last row of the building, Section 217, row 15... can't get any higher! The face value, regular season, in 2004,was $40.00. Guess what the face value is today, after a 301 day lockout? After the players gave back 24% of their salary? After the owners got a salary cap of 39mil, which, if the FLYERS max at, will still be 30mil aprox less than they spent in 2004? Give up? The face value, of a ticket today, Sec. 217, row 15, post lockout... $40.00 ! Where is the savings to the day of game ticket sale, for the casual fan?
My season ticket price, under the "rollback", will be $77.00 less, than the 2004 season. That's a whopping $1.75 per game savings! WHOO HOO.. I can buy NOTHING at a game for $1.75. And they tell the public about being "Fan friendly"! Give me a break. The "Family Section", are the worst seats in the bldg. They are the highest rows, behind the goalies. The face on those were $25.00, in 2004. Today an "adult" can buy that ticket for $20.00, and a child $10.00. What a savings. That's great, introduce a "new fan", a child, going to agame for the 1st time, sitting in a seat he needs the binoc's to see his team play. That's a great 1st impression.
Way to go FLYERS, you really showed just how much we fans mean to you!
I didn't expect my tickets for free, but I would have thought I was worth more than $1.75.

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07-26-2005, 06:06 PM
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The average season ticket savings in Philly looks to be about 5-6%. Not nothing, but certainly not a "price slash."

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Why would they cut prices dramatically when they had near sellouts for most games BEFORE the slash in prices?

If you want cheaper tickets, go become a Hurricanes fan.

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Any info on price freezes or anything? The Wild are supposed to announce ticket prices tomorrow, but I see a new invoice in my online account for tickets and there's no price change at all for season tickets. Maybe they're still going to announce something (seems odd to create the invoice, though). I'm not going to complain too much, because it's still quite a bit less than what you're paying. Then again, so's our salary. That's our motto: Mid-level prices with a low, low salary.
I'm interested to see what all the teams do, though. I was stunned to see Colorado cut prices. Figured if they did then everyone would have to. Still hoping for a price freeze or something...

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The Avs probably figure if they lose Forsberg, they need the price cut to continue the home sellout streak.

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I don't think teams who have sold out buildings are that inclined to lower tickets that much. They know their fans will come back.

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My tickets dropped $2.50 per ticket per game.

What makes it even worse is that the city is now trying to force you to park in the lot. No more parking on Pattison ave. for free.

Instead I'll be parking on 20th st.

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R3 to Suburban, and then the Orange Line South for me, if they are gonna start ticketing my car in the "free" spots.

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Apparently the Wild are giving season ticket holders the home opener for free... or one of the preseason games. I suppose I could even split my two free games across the season. Now that's flexibility.
Oh, they're going to put a really big flag on the arena, too. I guess once your bank account is too full you need to find something to spend money on.

Still, it's better than nothing.

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My tickets dropped $2.50 per ticket per game.

What makes it even worse is that the city is now trying to force you to park in the lot. No more parking on Pattison ave. for free.

Instead I'll be parking on 20th st.
Exactly.. Why couldn't they give us free parking for the regular season, or even a 1/2 season? Greed... If the players can give back 24%, your telling me that the owners can only give back 5%, to us? It's horriffic!

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My tickets dropped $2.50 per ticket per game.

What makes it even worse is that the city is now trying to force you to park in the lot. No more parking on Pattison ave. for free.

Instead I'll be parking on 20th st.
20th street is almost a mile away.


I think it was stupid when you get off I-95 going South, you can't take the yield, you have to go all the way around the building.

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I've been on the players' side from the beginning and this is why. Pure greed.

The owners couldn't control themselves, blamed the players, and got away with it.

It's all about greed in the NHL today which is why the league is failing.

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Exactly.. Why couldn't they give us free parking for the regular season, or even a 1/2 season? Greed... If the players can give back 24%, your telling me that the owners can only give back 5%, to us? It's horriffic!
It's always about making money. When is it not? The Flyers just lost a whole season where they probably would have made a profit. Ed Snider doesn't have to worry about fans not coming back.

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Have all the socialists from the Flyers fanbase suddenly come out of the closet?

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Have all the socialists from the Flyers fanbase suddenly come out of the closet?
I think socialism is the best idea in the world, it's just sort of impossible in practical terms, but it's a nice idea.

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I think socialism is the best idea in the world, it's just sort of impossible in practical terms, but it's a nice idea.
Ewww. I am a proud capitalist pig. Private property is one of the bases of Western Civilization (one of the good parts about it).

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It's always about making money. When is it not? The Flyers just lost a whole season where they probably would have made a profit. Ed Snider doesn't have to worry about fans not coming back.
I don't blame the owners for making a buck, they should. I'm in sales, and when I can get an extra few percent on an order, I do it. That being said, they have said all along, it's time to give back to the fans, make things more affordable for the fans, and they HAVE DONE NOTHING! They say they have, and technically they have, but it is so miniscule it's obsene! No way should my seats in the last row, have a $40.00 face value. They did not lower the price one dime, for the day of game sale fans.

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Granted before the lockout I only went to Flyers games when my dad got tickets for free from the people he works with so I have never, ever bought a single ticket to a game. I have been to playoff games in the lower level and regular season games all over the rink and the lowest dollar amount I have ever seen on the tickets is 60. I was expecting ticket prices to be lower and I had huge plans for the home opener. Getting to the Wach 5 hours early, skiping my only wed. class and hockey practice, and waiting with welcome back signs for the players when they pull up out back. But now I won't be anywhere near the Wach probably all season. Myself and atleast 4 others from my college hockey team were going to drive down from Millersville and meet countless other family members and friends from home at the Wach but now there is no chance.

College kids in general are broke and college hockey players are even worse. I will still support the players by watching every game on TV but even $40 for a seat at the very top of the rink I don't think so. I'll wait till Snider makes true on his promise from his PC when the season was cancelled. "I will do anything to make this up to the fans". The players took a 24% roll back, then you should atleast take 12%. The flyers were already making money, and now they will just make more. I know they will still sell out all the games anyway, but the people that go to the games probably don't know what really went on during the lockout.

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Ewww. I am a proud capitalist pig. Private property is one of the bases of Western Civilization (one of the good parts about it).
The revolution of the proletariat will sweep bourgoisie dogs like you from the face of this earth.

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Granted before the lockout I only went to Flyers games when my dad got tickets for free from the people he works with so I have never, ever bought a single ticket to a game. I have been to playoff games in the lower level and regular season games all over the rink and the lowest dollar amount I have ever seen on the tickets is 60. I was expecting ticket prices to be lower and I had huge plans for the home opener. Getting to the Wach 5 hours early, skiping my only wed. class and hockey practice, and waiting with welcome back signs for the players when they pull up out back. But now I won't be anywhere near the Wach probably all season. Myself and atleast 4 others from my college hockey team were going to drive down from Millersville and meet countless other family members and friends from home at the Wach but now there is no chance.

College kids in general are broke and college hockey players are even worse. I will still support the players by watching every game on TV but even $40 for a seat at the very top of the rink I don't think so. I'll wait till Snider makes true on his promise from his PC when the season was cancelled. "I will do anything to make this up to the fans". The players took a 24% roll back, then you should atleast take 12%. The flyers were already making money, and now they will just make more. I know they will still sell out all the games anyway, but the people that go to the games probably don't know what really went on during the lockout.
Stories like this one, need to be told to the higher up at the Flyers.

One perception about the FLYERS and sell outs. During the last season, there were a TON of empty seats in the 2nd level, especially ebhind the goalies. During the Leafs series in particular, there were BUSLOADS of Leaf fans in our building, so saying they will sell out every game, I think is a stretch.

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The revolution of the proletariat will sweep bourgoisie dogs like you from the face of this earth.
How? We have all the guns!

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Stories like this one, need to be told to the higher up at the Flyers.

One perception about the FLYERS and sell outs. During the last season, there were a TON of empty seats in the 2nd level, especially ebhind the goalies. During the Leafs series in particular, there were BUSLOADS of Leaf fans in our building, so saying they will sell out every game, I think is a stretch.
Oh don't worry. I have off all week and I have nothing but time to somehow find away to get my point across to Snider. Last year during the Phillies manger opening/interviews, my roommate adam was able to get an application for the job to ed wade. He got a response that his application was up for concerdation and would be kept on file. The only thing he went on was being managed by the fans, I will forever remember the day he came running out to me while I was playing tennis and he has ed wades number and fax number with the letter about being up for the job. College kids with nothing to do = crazy dreams and most of the time making them come true.

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How? We have all the guns!
With ammunition made by China

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With ammunition made by China
Which is getting more capitalist by the day. They are trying to buy an American oil company, for crying out loud.

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Which is getting more capitalist by the day. They are trying to buy an American oil company, for crying out loud.
We'll buy their ammo, but do not fear, they will not escape our wrath, filthy traitors to Marx whose great name they are not worthy to utter.

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