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Does anyone have any stats on season tickets? How many are sold and how many of each type? Just curious.
I don't know the breakdown of the different packages offered. I would be willing to guess they have about 2K full s.t. holders and the rest are combined packages.
Lil, thanks for the info. I would be interested if people would post row and section (but not seat number to remain anonymous) and number of years they have had season tickets to get a general feel of turnover of season tickets. In other words, how long does it take to have the best seats in an area. Also, this exercise would be interesting to reveal the preferences of ticket holders. For instance, if ticket holders for the same length of time were closer on the first base side than the third base side, that might reveal a preference for the third base side. I have always been a statistics nut... My motivation is basically a) do we have a consistent season ticket fan base, or do people leave after a few years and new people buy season tickets. (I am especially curious after the past few playoff years). And the more selfish b) how long till I get to a certain point if I move up a little each year.
Section 119, Row 21. 22 years with some season ticket plan. 7 years with full-season.
Besides the change in ownership, what caused the ST base to fall by approximately 10,000 in the winter of '95 - '96? Granted, there was a change in players and manager, but that alone wouldn't cause 2/3 of the fans to not renew. Did that many people buy ST out of loyalty to the Haas family alone? Did the fans realize '95 would be hte last shot at the playoffs for a few years and collectively "give up" on the team?
Besides the change in ownership, what caused the ST base to fall by approximately 10,000 in the winter of '95 - '96? Granted, there was a change in players and manager, but that alone wouldn't cause 2/3 of the fans to not renew. Did that many people buy ST out of loyalty to the Haas family alone? Did the fans realize '95 would be the last shot at the playoffs for a few years and collectively "give up" on the team?
2K full season ticket holders??? I'd be willing to bet that's the lowest in all of MLB (with the possible exception of Montreal and Tampa Bay). Whew that's pathetic!
Did the whole decrease come in 1995? Maybe some of it happened after McGwire left.
The 94 strike and shortened 95 (144 games) season really depressed the attendance along with rumors of the team possibly moving and being sold...
I've had season tickets since 1980 and full season tickets since 1984.
2 years and a bunch of 20 game plans in several different locations and price points. No plan this year - yet.
Lil, what memories you bring back with that pitching lineup from '96. The "W" boys, the Little Mermaid. It's amazing that *anyone* came out to watch.
Did the fans realize '95 would be hte last shot at the playoffs for a few years and collectively "give up" on the team?
It was 1994 that the World Series was cancelled, hence the lack of season ticket buyers in 95.
Actually the '96 team wasn't THAT bad (78-84), in fact its because they weren't so horrible that they brought in Canseco the next year and people acutally that though they might be decent going into '97 (that changed quick). I can still remember Canseco bunting for the last out of the opener in '97 which was just bizarre. The '96 team I found pretty entertaining as did they hit 243 homeruns that year with Brosius coming out of no where at the point to have a huge year, Steinbach hitting 35 homeruns (still can't figure that out), and McGwire having what was his best year ever with the A's (.312, 52 homeruns) and I think arguably his best year of his career. Screw this...THE '96 TEAM ROCKED!
yc, the 96 team may not have been horrible to you because of McGwire and other players you may have liked to watch, all the bombs they might have hit etc...but the runs scored vs the runs allowed really tells the story of how the pitching is what really counts.
Lil is right it is pitching that counts, even though i hate these owners and the Tejadah situation tink about it Miggy batted .150 for april most of mayand the 's had one o thebest records in baseball why ? the pitching so even if we lose Tejadah and get some guy like crosby who can hit .280 we will be ok.
opps i meant Lilly not weaver my bad
Lil of course pitching is what counts and I was doing it all a bit tougne-in-cheek and I personally hate arena baseball which is what the '96 team basically was, but I still did find that line-up entertaining and it sad as it is it was the best team during the dry spell between '93 and '98. I wasn't trying to make some statement about attendance either I just personally enjoyed watching the '96 team play.
Section 111 Row 2. 7 years
You have to remember that that particular game was not on the home schedule (it was to have been played in Japan). It was not included in any season ticket packages. All those ticket sales were last minute purchases.
That game on 4/3 is still 6,295 more fans than would have been at the Coli if the game was played in Japan.
This is my 13th year in Section 117, Row 16, Full-season. Before that I spent 4 years in Section 107. We have stayed through the good and the bad. I know several ex-season ticket holders who either buy tickets from me or go as my guests to games. Some ex-season ticket holders I know now just have Pac Bell tickets. I share in some Pac Bell tickets myself, especially to see the A's from good seats when they play there - that and to see Baseball. (My life seems like All Baseball, All the Time, between MLB and my kids.)
Good point eyleenn. I forgot April 3 game was a Bud Special.The lowest attendance besides that game was 10,695 on a Thursday (May 6) vs the White Sox. Is there a way to find out the walkup and advance sales? That way we could figure out season tix number.
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