SBD/January 25, 2011/Franchises

Pirates Announce Slight Increase For Day-Of-Game Ticket Sales In '11

Pirates fans see first ticket price increase of any kind in nine years
The Pirates yesterday "announced the details of their 2011 promotional schedule and ticket pricing, with a slight increase in prices for tickets that are bought the same day of the game," marking the "first price increase of any kind for Pirates tickets in nine years," according to Colin Dunlap of the PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE. The higher ticket prices "will not affect season ticket buyers, group ticket buyers or individual ticket buyers who purchase their tickets prior to the day of the game." Advance tickets "will be priced between $2 to $5 per ticket less than the day of game price." The Pirates also announced a new promotion called Free-Shirt Fridays, which will feature a "different Pirates themed T-shirt giveaway at all 13 Friday home games this season and a tailgate with live music on Federal Street prior to the games" (PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE, 1/25). Pirates President Frank Coonelly said that the club "believes the greater Pittsburgh market would support higher prices." But he added, "We did not think this was the right year to begin to move our pricing toward the industry's average" (Pittsburgh TRIBUNE-REVIEW, 1/25).

SPRING FEVER: In Philadelphia, Jeff Janiczek reports demand for Phillies Spring Training tickets "has exploded." The team "has already sold 15,000 more tickets to spring training games in Clearwater, Fla., this season than it did in 2010, and those sales are expected to continue to grow over the next month." The Phillies "saw an immediate increase in the demand for all ticket packages" when P Cliff Lee was signed in mid-December, and the demand for Spring Training tickets "has been no exception." Phillies VP/Ticket Sales & Operations John Weber said six of the Phillies' 15 Grapefruit League games at Bright House Field are "sold out or very close to selling out" (PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS, 1/25).
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