Originally Posted by Pennglock
I don't think I've gone to a single sporting even in the last 5 years that wasn't work-related. Kind of sad now that I think about it! I can tell you it would be tough going back to anything but primo seats, though.
As a season ticket holder at the Garden for the Rangers, this drives me NUTS. I know that most of the season ticket holders are companies that use them for business. The place is nothing like what it used to be like when my dad took me as a kid. Even as late as the early 1990s the whole building was filled with rabid fans, who cared about the team. Now the whole lower half is dead weight, and the team sucks...
I look at places like Edmonton, Carolina, and Pittsburgh where the "real" fans, who spend their hard earned money, sit on the glass, and those are teams that are consistantly successful. Even Detroit has a large element of that.
Nothing against those who take advantage of these tickets, hell, I would, but when so many go unused it takes so much away from the game and the excitement on the field/ice.
I look at the first few rows of Yankee games at the new Stadium and its a disgrace. Those tickets were originally $2500 a pop, and when the companies balked at those prices, they stayed empty...even now, they were lowered to 1250 each, but people won't pay it. BLEACHER seats at the new stadium are $75. At least at Citifield the robbery isn't that bad...you can get a (crappy) seat for $35.