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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Biometric scanning is coming to the ballpark. It’s a really bad idea.

A consideration of new approaches in baseball ticketing- anyone here with knowledge on the subject matter that can offer feedback on this?

QLE Posted: February 14, 2019 at 05:15 AM | 14 comment(s)
  Beats: biometric data, tickets

Brewers trying to keep rival Cubs fans out of Miller Park again

The Milwaukee Brewers have made it clear: They would prefer the least amount of Chicago Cubs fans to fill Miller Park as possible.

In a statement released Wednesday, the Brewers announced presale tickets for their 10 home dates against the Cubs, tickets that will only initially be made available to residents of Wisconsin.

“If last season’s Game 163 taught us anything, it’s that every single game matters - especially in a rivalry like this. And, while we don’t dislike all Cubs fans, we just really prefer when Miller Park is packed to the brim with Brewers faithful,” the team’s statement read.

Rumors that the Brewers are plotting to have the Hiawatha Service shut down on game days is currently unproven.

 

QLE Posted: February 14, 2019 at 05:15 AM | 4 comment(s)
  Beats: brewers, cubs, miller park, tickets

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

He got Brewers playoff tickets in the mail that didn’t belong to him. What he did with them results in felony theft charge.

WAUKESHA - The sale of ill-gotten, high-priced tickets to a Brewers playoff game could cost a local man his freedom, if the courts ultimately confirm he was caught stealing.

Eddie Patlan, 34, of Waukesha is accused of selling 2018 Milwaukee Brewers playoff tickets valued at nearly $7,000 after he mistakenly received them in the mail at his residence.

Patlan faces one felony count of theft of movable property worth between $5,000 and $10,000, which carries a maximum sentence of six years in prison and a $10,000 fine, if he is convicted.

 

QLE Posted: January 30, 2019 at 03:55 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: brewers, playoffs, tickets

Thursday, October 25, 2018

College students line up for a shot at $9 World Series tickets

The cold and rain never bothered college students anyways — especially if there’s a World Series ticket in it for them.

Major League Baseball and the Boston Red Sox partnered this postseason, offering 100 student tickets for every postseason game for a measly $9.

The catch?

Why were my students never this ambitious?

QLE Posted: October 25, 2018 at 08:19 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: college students, fans, the things we do for tickets, tickets

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Decline in single-game ticket sales has cost the Rangers an estimated $54 million in revenue since 2012

In May, when fan interest had gone into a nosedive, the Rangers issued a statement to The Dallas Morning News in which the club said another decline in attendance would not impact the long-term payroll and baseball-operations budget.

That resolve is about to be tested.

The final numbers have been posted. For the Rangers, it was a bloodbath that will put a strain on finances and raise a question as to whether a disenchanted segment of the fan base can be retrieved.

Some interesting information, for those curious about the financial aspects of the game.

QLE Posted: October 10, 2018 at 11:59 PM | 7 comment(s)
  Beats: rangers, revenues, tickets

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Twins playing out season’s last days with uncaptivating lineup, no eye toward future

The Twins have done such a fine job of padding crowd numbers in this final week of the 2018 season that the official total will surpass 1.9 million and they won’t have to admit to the lowest attendance since 2001 in the Metrodome.

No matter.

The Twins are in the poorest shape with Minnesota’s sporting public entering this winter of gloom than at any time since 2000, the last of eight consecutive losing seasons.

Question for anyone here who follows the Twins: is this author being excessively bitter, or is the team in that bad a shape?

QLE Posted: September 29, 2018 at 04:52 AM | 25 comment(s)
  Beats: tickets, twins

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Marlins Finish With Lowest Home Draw Since 2004 Expos

Glenn Geffner @GlennGeffner

A little unfair that this is a narrative. Buried in story then essentially overlooked, Jeter said in Spring team would announce lower tix sold number. Had club used tix distributed as in past & like many clubs, total would have been much higher. Apples and Oranges. No doubt attendance is an issue and needs to get better. But with the enhancements this front office is making to the ballpark and to the fan experience, and as the team improves in the years ahead, it will get better.

Glenn Geffner is a radio play-by-play voice of the Marlins. I guess he should be glad they don’t report the turnstile counts, huh?

Bote Man Posted: September 25, 2018 at 09:12 AM | 14 comment(s)
  Beats: attendance, marlins, tickets

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Tickets available as Marlins host Reds

MIAMI—The Miami Marlins, dead last in the major leagues in attendance, conclude their 2018 home schedule Sunday against the Cincinnati Reds.

The Marlins, who are averaging just over 9,000 fans per game, trail the next-worst team, the Tampa Bay Rays, by more than 200,000 in total attendance.

Miami’s 2018 attendance is the worst by a major league team since the Expos’ final season in Montreal in 2004.

Mind you, I would be far more shocked if this game was a sell-out….

QLE Posted: September 23, 2018 at 12:01 PM | 98 comment(s)
  Beats: marlins, nobody shows up, reds, tickets

 

 

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