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Lets assume that attendance holds firm this year. Do you know what the total gate was for 2015? I'm curious how much the 20% increase would net for the O's?

Roughly $12 mm.

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By the way, for all the posters who always question why we care about how much the Orioles pay in salaries and say "it's not my money" -- guess what, it is your money. At least, some of it is.

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My email wound up in my spam folder. So if you haven't gotten your email, check your spam folder. I retrieved it from my spam folder and decided that I'm renewing my 29 game plan. I love going to baseball games. I tried to use the software, but something went wrong. Fortunately, when I called up my ticket agent, he was there and available. He helped me get through the process. Haven't yet gotten my email receipt, but my bank account has been charged.

I look forward to baseball again! :smile11::clap:

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Prices for the season ticket plans are posted on the Orioles website, summary is here:

http://baltimore.orioles.mlb.com/bal/downloads/y2016/pricing.pdf

Holy smokes have ticket prices gone up. About 26% across the board. Last year, the cheapest 29-game plan was $392, this year is $494. Last year, the cheapest 13-game plan was $160, this year is $203.

Here is my thinking on the decision to buy a 29-game plan vs. 13-game plan, I'd be interested to hear others' thoughts.

The delta between 29 game plan vs. cheapest 13-game plan is appreciably higher this year, $291 vs. $232. Benefit of a 29-game plan, assuming I trade in the remainder of my tickets for vouchers like I did last year, seems to be

1. a guaranteed Opening Day ticket

2. opportunity to purchase an additional Opening Day ticket before the 13-game plan holders (if they keep the same priority system). If these were re-sold on the secondary market, maybe net $150 per ticket?

3. priority access to postseason tickets

#1 and #2, if you assume $150 net on #2, this brings the delta down to ~ $141. So you are paying ~ $141 for priority access to postseason tickets, which perhaps you could also accomplish get by upgrading for next year in September, should the season go our way.

I didn't feel like access to a personal ticket representative had any value last year, so I didn't include that benefit above.

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I get a 13 game plan lower box, section 44. Absolutely love my seat. I was shocked at the increase, but I love baseball and the O's and the reason for the increase is they actual signed some people this year. When it comes to our ticket prices I always tell my story of how my lower box tickets is the same price as a 3rd tier seat at the new Yankee stadium

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I noticed something today... I'm not sure ticket prices went up because the games are more expensive than last year. I think it's just because there are more expensive games per the tiers.

This year there are only 33 Classic games, but 23/13/5 between prime, select and elite. Last year, the classic games made up more than 60 of the games.. I think 66.

So I think we won't see that much of an increase pre game, just more games in the top tiers. That would explain the huge 20%+ increased we are seeing.

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I noticed something today... I'm not sure ticket prices went up because the games are more expensive than last year. I think it's just because there are more expensive games per the tiers.

This year there are only 33 Classic games, but 23/13/5 between prime, select and elite. Last year, the classic games made up more than 60 of the games.. I think 66.

So I think we won't see that much of an increase pre game, just more games in the top tiers. That would explain the huge 20%+ increased we are seeing.

Tickets went up from $3.00 to $7.00 per game depending on where you seat.Plus with I guess less classic games makes the increase even worse .I will have to look at how many classic games as opposed to last year

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