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Could Baltimore Orioles' $0 tickets be the antidote for baseball's attendance woes?
Topic Started: Apr 11 2018, 04:12 PM (880 Views)
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The grand experiment is barely a week old, so the Baltimore Orioles still aren’t entirely certain of the long-term effect their newest tier of ticket prices will have on the organization. It is one thing to lower the cost of getting into Camden Yards. It is something different altogether to make that price $0.

In March, the Orioles announced that this season they would launch Kids Cheer Free, a program in which an adult who purchases an upper-deck ticket can receive two more gratis for that game, so long as the accompanying fans are 9 years old or younger. It was a novel idea for any number of reasons; it was particularly interesting in the context of Major League Baseball’s annual-revenue boom amid a decade of flagging attendance, which has dipped from a record 79.5 million in 2007 to less than 73 million last year.

https://www.yahoo.com/sports/baltimore-orioles-0-tickets-antidote-baseballs-attendance-woes-142016925.html
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Apr 11 2018, 04:12 PM
The grand experiment is barely a week old, so the Baltimore Orioles still aren’t entirely certain of the long-term effect their newest tier of ticket prices will have on the organization. It is one thing to lower the cost of getting into Camden Yards. It is something different altogether to make that price $0.

In March, the Orioles announced that this season they would launch Kids Cheer Free, a program in which an adult who purchases an upper-deck ticket can receive two more gratis for that game, so long as the accompanying fans are 9 years old or younger. It was a novel idea for any number of reasons; it was particularly interesting in the context of Major League Baseball’s annual-revenue boom amid a decade of flagging attendance, which has dipped from a record 79.5 million in 2007 to less than 73 million last year.

https://www.yahoo.com/sports/baltimore-orioles-0-tickets-antidote-baseballs-attendance-woes-142016925.html
Baseball sucks live....

Report: 974 Fans Attended Rays vs. White Sox Game at Guaranteed Rate Field

The 2018 baseball season is not even two weeks old, but it appears Chicago White Sox fans are already disinterested.

Monday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays had an official attendance of 10,377, but the number of spectators actually at the stadium was much lower. According to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, only 974 people showed up.

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It ain't hockey, for sure, but for a real fan there's lots going on all the time.
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I don't know if Baseball will ever get back to what it once was. A guy like Shoehei Ohtani will be good for the game. Hopefully we can see some more multi-dimensional players come along. But even in the case of Ohtani throwing with his right arm but hitting from the left side of the plate, he gets drilled once in his pitching arm and misses starts he may be pulled from his current role of being both pitcher and hitter.
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Apr 12 2018, 01:22 PM
I don't know if Baseball will ever get back to what it once was. A guy like Shoehei Ohtani will be good for the game. Hopefully we can see some more multi-dimensional players come along. But even in the case of Ohtani throwing with his right arm but hitting from the left side of the plate, he gets drilled once in his pitching arm and misses starts he may be pulled from his current role of being both pitcher and hitter.
The only way baseball becomes relevant is they cut the schedule to about 40 games and only play night and weekend games....right now a baseball game is a occurrence not an event....

When games start to matter baseball will matter...

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Apr 11 2018, 07:53 PM
It ain't hockey, for sure, but for a real fan there's lots going on all the time.
The Miami Marlins, who lost 4-1 to the New York Mets on Wednesday night, were outdrawn that day by their Double-A affiliate, the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp.

The Marlins drew 6,150 fans. The Jacksonville team brought in 6,960 for its home opener Wednesday night.

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Apr 13 2018, 10:39 AM
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Apr 12 2018, 01:22 PM
I don't know if Baseball will ever get back to what it once was. A guy like Shoehei Ohtani will be good for the game. Hopefully we can see some more multi-dimensional players come along. But even in the case of Ohtani throwing with his right arm but hitting from the left side of the plate, he gets drilled once in his pitching arm and misses starts he may be pulled from his current role of being both pitcher and hitter.
The only way baseball becomes relevant is they cut the schedule to about 40 games and only play night and weekend games....right now a baseball game is a occurrence not an event....

When games start to matter baseball will matter...

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Becomes relevant? Its still no 2 behind the NFL and double the NBA and NHL in revenue.
Sure its declining but so is the NFL but will always remain ahead of the others.
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Baseball = :zzz:
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Only for those who need stimuli constantly.
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We all know baseball is boring and the season lasts WAY to long but someone is putting up a lot of money to watch it. The Yankees are worth over 4 BILLION dollars and even a small market team like the Pirates made a nice profit last year. How do some teams cover a 250 million dollar/year payroll? Do TV revenues generate that kind of money? It's boring being at the games, it's like waterboarding watching on TV.
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Only in America where the people who don't pay taxes demand the people who pay taxes to pay more to subsidize the lives of the non-payers.
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Browns tickets were $5 each by the end of the last NFL season, and the stadium was still almost empty for their last few home games.

Baseball never quite fully recovered from the steroid fiasco, especially after Mark McGuire and Barry Bonds tested positive. .
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Apr 20 2018, 04:58 PM
Browns tickets were $5 each by the end of the last NFL season, and the stadium was still almost empty for their last few home games.

Baseball never quite fully recovered from the steroid fiasco, especially after Mark McGuire and Barry Bonds tested positive. .
Correction: neither McGwire nor Bonds ever tested positive for anything.

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Correction: neither McGwire nor Bonds ever tested positive for anything.

That's right - it was Sammy Sosa who tested +.But so did Bonds...

Bonds Drug Tests Positive, Prosecutors Say
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/bonds-drug-tests-positive-prosecutors-say/
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Apr 20 2018, 08:20 PM
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Apr 20 2018, 06:00 PM
Correction: neither McGwire nor Bonds ever tested positive for anything.

That's right - it was Sammy Sosa who tested +.But so did Bonds...

Bonds Drug Tests Positive, Prosecutors Say
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/bonds-drug-tests-positive-prosecutors-say/
Yeah, I remember that now that you remind me. I guess I had completely wiped Bonds off my screen by 2009 :biggrin: and I'm not certain if they ended up being suppressed as evidence or not.

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Apr 17 2018, 12:14 PM
Only for those who need stimuli constantly.
I know right....

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