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Jersey Devil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 05:03 PM
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ROFL! Giants want me to buy seats for $5,000 each
Yesterday I got a notice that lucky me, I can buy seats in the two new rows of seats they installed a few years ago on a platform in front of what used to be the first row up and down the sidelines. They were giving them away to VIPs until this year. Now they want $5,000 per ticket per season (they don't sell by the game). These seats are on top of a plywood and iron platform that is rolled away when there is no football games, sort of temporary seats.

Regular seats one row behind them sell for $700 for the season. WTF?


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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 05:09 PM
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1. How much for the rights? nt
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Jersey Devil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 06:41 PM
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9. Rights?
You pay for the tix. There are no other fees. $5,000 per seat per year and you get them every year. I think, however, they are giving season tix holders first crack because I have season tix and it looks like it was a mass mailing to all ticket holders.
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MrSlayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 05:09 PM
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2. Wow that's crazy.
My Eagles tickets are only $650 for the season.
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Jersey Devil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 06:33 PM
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6. About the same here, $700 per season
I am row 18 in the lower deck. It is making me wonder what the seats at the new field they are going to build will cost.
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chelsea0011 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 05:09 PM
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3. Well, if they fill the stands and then roll you out to the stadium, maybe
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rinsd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 05:19 PM
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4. Maybe the players will spend some time with you alah Arena football
What are these bleachers past the wall?

I still haven't forgiven them for walling up the lower section for the World Cup.

I'm also pissed that my Dad finally got his hands on season tickets in the family name and they're building a new stadium.
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Jersey Devil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 06:39 PM
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8. Yeah, 2 rows of extra seats installed in front of the wall
They go almost all the way around the stadium, including both sidelines and one endzone. Their ad said they are throwing in free parking ($15 per game normally), valet food & beverage service, a pre and post game special lounge for those ticket holders only with food and "beverages" included free, a dinner on the field once per season with some players and coaches, tix to a pre-draft strategy session and, last but not least, some undescribed free "memorabilia".

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rinsd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 11:40 AM
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10. I went to the Pittsburgh games last year....
...it was my first "home" game is a couple of years (I now live in San Diego).

I guess I imbibbed a little to much because I either didn;t see the seats or completely forgot about them.
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OffWithTheirHeads Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 06:24 PM
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5. Screw them!
I can not, for the life of me, understand why anybody would spend a gazillion dollars to go see a bunch of steroid taking rich kids playing with their balls. In the old days, my father could take us to see a game without taking out a second mortgage on the house. I'm talking Willie Mays and Jim Davenport days. Now, you buy way overpriced season tickets and if your team makes it to the playoffs, they price the playoff tickets so that only the very rich can afford them. I say fuck em all! I have no interest in professional sports that the working man can't afford. In fact, I have no interest in sports I can't play, which leaves me with golf. I can't play golf well, but at least I can go out there and pretend.
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Jersey Devil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 06:35 PM
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7. I am still pissed at SF
I was a little boy and SF broke my heart when it stole Willie from me.
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