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  • #16
    Originally posted by Petemc1969
    The one in Howard Beach is still there.
    Sure is. Was there a couple of weeks ago. I hadn't been there in ages. We had scungilli, calamari, baked clams and linguine with white clam sauce - the works. Wasn't too bad, but I've had much, much better. Randazzo's in Sheepshead Bay kicks Lenny's butt, dish by dish in case anyone's interested.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by ribant View Post
      2. Some of the best seats in the house are in the second cheapest price level.
      This is false.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by chedda man View Post
        This is false.
        Prove it......

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Rob R View Post
          Sure is. Was there a couple of weeks ago. I hadn't been there in ages. We had scungilli, calamari, baked clams and linguine with white clam sauce - the works. Wasn't too bad, but I've had much, much better. Randazzo's in Sheepshead Bay kicks Lenny's butt, dish by dish in case anyone's interested.
          No contest. Randazzo's has the best red sauce in the friggin' universe

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          • #20
            Originally posted by majorleads
            Sorry John, didn't mean to insult a fellow Conservative.
            What's conservative about enjoying a ball game? Plenty o' other stripes like it too....let's keep politics out of this!
            Cleon Jones catches a deep fly ball in F. Scott Fitzgerald's Valley of the Ashes, and a second-grader smiles in front of the black and white television.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by ribant View Post
              Prove it......
              I get it, there's no factual data to back up my false claim. But using some common sense, it's foolish to think that seats in the 500's behind the plate are some of the "best seats in the house." Maybe best value, but i think if you had to choose you'd pick delta club, champions, caesars gold, and promenade club over those seats. And I didn't even get to caesars silver, metro box behind the dugouts, or even field box.

              So IN MY OPINION, your claim was inaccurate.

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              • #22
                I was reading Zack Hample's blog and there was an interesting blog post where he takes on-field batting practice at PNC Park with season ticket holders after the regular season ended in October. They have batting practice from a pitching machine, former players on hand and some sort of meal. I would love to see season ticket holders do this at Citi Field. "Take batting practice at Citi Field, watch your line drives die at the warning track and meet Nick Evans!"

                http://snaggingbaseballs.mlblogs.com...e-at-pnc-park/
                The Mets have the best, smartest fans in baseball.

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                • #23
                  Here you go, although not an article about the Mets this is proof that its them dumping tickets onto Stub Hub. Now Ticketmaster wants a piece of the action...


                  Ticketmaster rolls out 'dynamic' ticket pricing

                  By RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writer – 1 hr 42 mins ago

                  LOS ANGELES – Event tickets seller Ticketmaster said Monday that it is introducing new technology to let artists and sports teams raise or lower ticket prices to reflect demand during the initial sales period — a move it said will crimp the profits of scalpers and boost revenue for performers and teams.
                  The technology could push up initial prices for front-row seats while reducing prices on less-desirable ones that might have gone unsold otherwise.
                  Ticketmaster, a division of Live Nation Entertainment Inc., says the change should make it harder for anyone to send prices soaring by buying up all the best tickets and reselling them at substantial profit.
                  "When the fan experience is not clouded by scalpers grabbing seats, or when there's more options for fans to come to a better show, that has a great impact on our business," Ticketmaster Chief Executive Nathan Hubbard said in an interview.
                  The company already is testing the system, known as "dynamic pricing," with several professional baseball, basketball and hockey teams. Ticketmaster plans to roll it out at some North American venues in the middle of the summer concert season this year. A data analysis company called MarketShare helped create the pricing tool.
                  The San Francisco Giants baseball team started using a dynamic pricing system created by a company called Qcue Inc. in 2009. The team found that adjusting prices in real time to reflect sales data, league standings and which opposing team was visiting helped sell more tickets.
                  Qcue, which is not involved with Ticketmaster's dynamic pricing offering, now serves more than 20 teams in pro baseball, hockey, basketball and auto racing.
                  Its founder and CEO, Barry Kahn, said Ticketmaster's biggest challenge is bringing the system to the music industry, where there has been a "dysfunctional relationship" between artists, their promoters, and venues.
                  Since Ticketmaster's merger with Live Nation last year, however, the combined company now has all three functions under one roof, meaning the divisions should be able to work together, he said.
                  StubHub, the world's largest reseller of tickets and a subsidiary of eBay Inc., said dynamic pricing for sports events has not cut into its business. Tickets that command high prices on the initial sale tend to sell at even higher prices on the resale market because they're in limited supply, according to StubHub spokesman Glenn Lehrman.
                  And, when seats that aren't as good are priced even more cheaply, more tickets get sold, he said.
                  "Any kind of system that leads to lower prices, that is a good thing for fans," Lehrman said.
                  Live Nation's revenue fell 9 percent in 2010 as concert ticket sales dropped, even though it tried to get more people through turnstiles by cutting ticket prices. The company has said it expects global ticket sales to be flat in 2011, compared with an 8 percent decline last year, when it sold 120 million tickets.
                  Live Nation shares fell 14 cents, or 1.4 percent, to close at $9.73 Monday.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by majorleads View Post
                    Here you go, although not an article about the Mets this is proof that its them dumping tickets onto Stub Hub. Now Ticketmaster wants a piece of the action...


                    Ticketmaster rolls out 'dynamic' ticket pricing

                    By RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writer – 1 hr 42 mins ago

                    LOS ANGELES – Event tickets seller Ticketmaster said Monday that it is introducing new technology to let artists and sports teams raise or lower ticket prices to reflect demand during the initial sales period — a move it said will crimp the profits of scalpers and boost revenue for performers and teams.
                    The technology could push up initial prices for front-row seats while reducing prices on less-desirable ones that might have gone unsold otherwise.
                    Ticketmaster, a division of Live Nation Entertainment Inc., says the change should make it harder for anyone to send prices soaring by buying up all the best tickets and reselling them at substantial profit.
                    "When the fan experience is not clouded by scalpers grabbing seats, or when there's more options for fans to come to a better show, that has a great impact on our business," Ticketmaster Chief Executive Nathan Hubbard said in an interview.
                    The company already is testing the system, known as "dynamic pricing," with several professional baseball, basketball and hockey teams. Ticketmaster plans to roll it out at some North American venues in the middle of the summer concert season this year. A data analysis company called MarketShare helped create the pricing tool.
                    The San Francisco Giants baseball team started using a dynamic pricing system created by a company called Qcue Inc. in 2009. The team found that adjusting prices in real time to reflect sales data, league standings and which opposing team was visiting helped sell more tickets.
                    Qcue, which is not involved with Ticketmaster's dynamic pricing offering, now serves more than 20 teams in pro baseball, hockey, basketball and auto racing.
                    Its founder and CEO, Barry Kahn, said Ticketmaster's biggest challenge is bringing the system to the music industry, where there has been a "dysfunctional relationship" between artists, their promoters, and venues.
                    Since Ticketmaster's merger with Live Nation last year, however, the combined company now has all three functions under one roof, meaning the divisions should be able to work together, he said.
                    StubHub, the world's largest reseller of tickets and a subsidiary of eBay Inc., said dynamic pricing for sports events has not cut into its business. Tickets that command high prices on the initial sale tend to sell at even higher prices on the resale market because they're in limited supply, according to StubHub spokesman Glenn Lehrman.
                    And, when seats that aren't as good are priced even more cheaply, more tickets get sold, he said.
                    "Any kind of system that leads to lower prices, that is a good thing for fans," Lehrman said.
                    Live Nation's revenue fell 9 percent in 2010 as concert ticket sales dropped, even though it tried to get more people through turnstiles by cutting ticket prices. The company has said it expects global ticket sales to be flat in 2011, compared with an 8 percent decline last year, when it sold 120 million tickets.
                    Live Nation shares fell 14 cents, or 1.4 percent, to close at $9.73 Monday.
                    I don't disagree that the Mets are dumping on StubHub, but how is Ticketmasters plan to use dynamic pricing proof of that?

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by foulpole View Post
                      I don't disagree that the Mets are dumping on StubHub, but how is Ticketmasters plan to use dynamic pricing proof of that?
                      Because in the article it mentions a team, the San Francisco Giants that have been doing this since 2009. Finally its made public that a team is actually putting tickets online that reflect current market value.

                      I'm sure Mets season ticket holders would have loved this information before plucking down top dollar during the offseason. Mets knew before the season that they were going to join the many teams that have already been doing this, so in a way they were deceiving their fans. It's one thing if a fan puts a ticket on stub hub for less value, but when a team does it this now changes the entire dynamic of how they sell tickets in the future. Should be interesting next offseason if they continue to suck. Unless you're mainly going for the "tasty crab cakes," why would any fan buy season tickets next year?

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by majorleads View Post
                        Because in the article it mentions a team, the San Francisco Giants that have been doing this since 2009. Finally its made public that a team is actually putting tickets online that reflect current market value.

                        I'm sure Mets season ticket holders would have loved this information before plucking down top dollar during the offseason. Mets knew before the season that they were going to join the many teams that have already been doing this, so in a way they were deceiving their fans. It's one thing if a fan puts a ticket on stub hub for less value, but when a team does it this now changes the entire dynamic of how they sell tickets in the future. Should be interesting next offseason if they continue to suck. Unless you're mainly going for the "tasty crab cakes," why would any fan buy season tickets next year?
                        The Giants selling tix with dynamic pricing isn't a secret. Look on their web site.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by ribant View Post
                          The Giants selling tix with dynamic pricing isn't a secret. Look on their web site.


                          I know. You are missing the point of my original post. I've known about teams dumping tickets on stub hub and craigs list for the past 3 years and talked about this in the Citi Field thread so I posted the above article to show the fans who hadn't realized this practice occurred that they can see an actual team who is involved.

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by majorleads View Post
                            I know. You are missing the point of my original post. I've known about teams dumping tickets on stub hub and craigs list for the past 3 years and talked about this in the Citi Field thread so I posted the above article to show the fans who hadn't realized this practice occurred that they can see an actual team who is involved.
                            Anyone have an idea what it costs a FST / mini-plan holder at renewal time? And how does it compare to the dynamic pricing of seats?

                            Cheers!
                            -Doug
                            20-Game Saturday Plan, Prom Box 423.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by majorleads View Post
                              Unless you're mainly going for the "tasty crab cakes," why would any fan buy season tickets next year?
                              You just won't let it go, will you? I never said I go mainly for the crab cakes. Since this is an entire thread dedicated to ticketing and concessions, I thought it was relevant to post my experience with the food at COTD. Sorry if that disappoints you.

                              As for why any fan would buy season tickets, again, you may find it perplexing but to others there are many good reasons to do so - mainly to guarantee the same seats for the entire season and to have seats that they really like. Not all fans are built alike, but for me being a fan means supporting the team through thick and thin. Clearly, that's not important to you.

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by majorleads View Post
                                I know. You are missing the point of my original post. I've known about teams dumping tickets on stub hub and craigs list for the past 3 years and talked about this in the Citi Field thread so I posted the above article to show the fans who hadn't realized this practice occurred that they can see an actual team who is involved.
                                An actual team doesn't equal the Mets. As ribant and foulpole said, it's not proof that the Mets are involved. They may be but this isn't proof.

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