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    Who the hell can pay that ****?
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  • #2
    Who the hell wants to drive in cities like Detroit and SF anyway? (At least SF has public transit. Detroit apparently doesn't, apart from the people mover)
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    • #3
      Originally posted by RaysFan_98 View Post
      well it is valet parking and across the street from the ballpark. Seriously, they can ask anything they want for parking, you'll pay if you are desperate, can't find anywhere else to park and don't want to pay a $150 ticket.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by RaysFan_98 View Post
        The full lots of people who did? Probably the same demographic of people who can afford $500-$5,000 per ticket to see the game.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Matthew C. View Post
          The full lots of people who did?
          And their passengers who chipped in with them!
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          • #6
            Originally posted by StanTheMan View Post
            And their passengers who chipped in with them!
            Yeah, a lot of those are probably carpools.
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            • #7
              Don't care where it is at still riduclous.
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              • #8
                It's simple economics. That figure was set for one reason - it WILL sell. Same for jerseys at the stadium up charged 25% 365 days a year, soft drinks are 10,000 times more than at a grocery store or has station. Etc.

                I used to work for Anheuser Busch... If a bar or ballpark buys a half barrel of beer for $200, and sells 16 ounce cups for $8, they can sell about 125 cups, and generate $1,000 in income.

                If you can afford several tickets totalling into four figures (or your company has season tickets, etc) the. Dropping $100 plus for VALET PARKING is not much different than a $75,000 income household spending $80 on a nice dinner out.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by StanTheMan View Post
                  It's simple economics. That figure was set for one reason - it WILL sell. Same for jerseys at the stadium up charged 25% 365 days a year, soft drinks are 10,000 times more than at a grocery store or has station. Etc.

                  I used to work for Anheuser Busch... If a bar or ballpark buys a half barrel of beer for $200, and sells 16 ounce cups for $8, they can sell about 125 cups, and generate $1,000 in income.

                  If you can afford several tickets totalling into four figures (or your company has season tickets, etc) the. Dropping $100 plus for VALET PARKING is not much different than a $75,000 income household spending $80 on a nice dinner out.
                  As nymdan once said a couple years and I paraphrase . . . "too many numbers, head hurts!" ;-)

                  Thinking on this again, I think he may have actually said "too much math, head hurts" . . . but either way, it works.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by StanTheMan View Post
                    It's simple economics. That figure was set for one reason - it WILL sell. Same for jerseys at the stadium up charged 25% 365 days a year, soft drinks are 10,000 times more than at a grocery store or has station. Etc.

                    I used to work for Anheuser Busch... If a bar or ballpark buys a half barrel of beer for $200, and sells 16 ounce cups for $8, they can sell about 125 cups, and generate $1,000 in income.

                    If you can afford several tickets totalling into four figures (or your company has season tickets, etc) the. Dropping $100 plus for VALET PARKING is not much different than a $75,000 income household spending $80 on a nice dinner out.
                    I agree 100%, especially about the food and beer prices. I can't count the number of times each season I hear people complaining about beer prices as they're on their third of the night.

                    Our parking at Comerica is literally steps from the club entrance. We've gotten to be friends with the guys who run the lot and they give us a break on the cost. In 2006 the World Series rate was $50. This year it's all for season ticket regulars. I'm not sure what they're charging everybody else, but we're paying regular season prices for each game.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Mr. Laser Beam View Post
                      Who the hell wants to drive in cities like Detroit and SF anyway? (At least SF has public transit. Detroit apparently doesn't, apart from the people mover)
                      You do have to drive to where ever you're going to park, aren't you?
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                      • #12
                        I don't believe anyone is being forced to park there. Supply and demand, folks. Nothing to see here.
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                        • #13
                          Plenty of people could - and do - take the train, or park on a street and walk in a few blocks. Parking is regularly $30 and I won't pay that.
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                          • #14
                            It cost $35 to park in any of the official Yankee Stadium parking lots this year.


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                            The parking lot that's charging $130 for World Series parking... is that an official Giants parking lot, or just a private lot that's fortunate enough to be near the park?
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                            • #15
                              And i sometimes complain about paying $10...

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