Pistons slash ticket prices up tp 50% for next season
Old 04-21-2010, 11:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Pistons Pistons slash ticket prices up tp 50% for next season

This news is over a week old, but i never saw it posted here and i think it's pretty impressive.




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Auburn Hills -- The Pistons announced Monday that season ticket prices for 2010-11 have been reduced between 10 and 50 percent in all price categories.

And, for the first time ever, the team will offer a lowest-price guarantee to its season ticket-holders.

"As an organization, we understand how fortunate we are to have such a loyal season ticket-holder base," said Alan Ostfield, president and CEO of Palace Sports and Entertainment and the Pistons. "The economic situation here in Michigan continues to be a difficult one, and we want to continue doing our part to respond to the stresses that have been placed on everyone in this region."

According the the Pistons, the across-the-board price reductions for tickets are the largest rollbacks in team history; the lowest-price guarantee insures season ticket-holders that the team will not sell individual game tickets at a lower price.
Pistons slash season ticket prices for 2010-11
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Old 04-21-2010, 12:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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in other news Raps tickets will be raised
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Old 04-21-2010, 02:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Leafs should follow this example
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Take note Raps, and maybe you'll see more 'Cuda at your games.

You could use a little bit more of my awesome screaming and general lack of basketball knowledge on your side.
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Leafs should follow this example
Why? No matter how high they raise them and no matter how crappy the team is, people fill the arena.

You think Detroit is doing this because they think they owe something to the fans? They are doing it to try to keep what little support they have.

This is simple business. Nothing to do with loyalty.
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Leafs should follow this example
They don't need to. The same idiots will go to those games as they have been for the last forty years. If they continue to earn while providing a losing team, why should they lower the prices? Even if the product is lousy the demand is still there.
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Why? No matter how high they raise them and no matter how crappy the team is, people fill the arena.

You think Detroit is doing this because they think they owe something to the fans? They are doing it to try to keep what little support they have.

This is simple business. Nothing to do with loyalty.
Pistons have enough support as it is.

But you're right, this is a business decision. They know where they operate and what's happening around them. They need to be affordable to keep afloat otherwise no one will show up the arena and just watch them at home.
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They sucked hard! They'd better lower prices because they know they are not going to improve soon. The Raps are looking up more than Detroit and their anemic signings. Charlie V may be the hairless Bargnani in terms of frustrating talent.

But one thing seems clear about Detroit. Joe Dumars wasn't the brains of that organization while they were winning. It must have been John Hammond. He was VP of basketball operations in Detroit and left 2 years ago. The bad decisions have resulted in Detroit since then while Milwaukee, where he is now the GM is on the way up big time. If BC ever walks, that's one of they guys the Raps should pursue. I don't know if he has that BC swagger, but he seems to have savvy.
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^Great point
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Old 04-23-2010, 01:42 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Hmm around a 3 hour drive to Detroit from T.O, wonder how much decent Laker or Cavs tickets would be.
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Funny I was talking to a friend about this and we both agreed if the upper bowl was like 15 bucks a ticket it problably would be sold out every game. Like really 15 bucks with bus fare and something to eat is kinda like going to the movies. Now their is incentive to watch a piss poor product
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Funny I was talking to a friend about this and we both agreed if the upper bowl was like 15 bucks a ticket it problably would be sold out every game. Like really 15 bucks with bus fare and something to eat is kinda like going to the movies. Now their is incentive to watch a piss poor product
If tickets were $15, people wouldnt go unless they could find them for $10.
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If tickets were $15, people wouldnt go unless they could find them for $10.
You problably have a point there
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