Dodgers raise prices, cite supply and demand
Just like last winter the Dodgers have substantially raised prices once again leaving some fans wondering if the upfront cost of the tickets is worth the knowledge that you’ll have tickets for the World Series. Especially given the fact the Dodgers can’t seem to get into a World Series.
“I knew it was going to go up,” he said. “I had no idea it was going to go up in one fell swoop.”
He said he plans to keep his seats, but said he spoke Thursday with a friend that plans to drop two of his four top-deck season seats and another friend that plans to cancel her loge-level seats and buy tickets to individual games instead.
Snoberger said fans could find thousands of seats available on StubHub and other resale sites for many games last season.
I was in this position last winter. I ended up giving up my season seats because:
- I don’t attend as many games because of the pain in the ass travel from Woodland Hills
- I can’t give away the tickets anymore because I don’t work in an office anymore
- I felt I could get better seats at a better price on Stubhub for the games I wanted to attend.
The downside was not having the security of knowing I would have tickets to the World Series if they ever got there.
It worked out well. Especially after I started using Seatgeek instead of Stubhub. I could easily purchase Field or Loge seats will below the retail price. The freedom of buying individual tickets on an as needed basis worked well during the season. If even worked well during the NLDS because most season ticket holders couldn’t care less about the NLDS and sold their tickets at or below retail. The only hiccup came during the NLCS and I was lucky enough to go via David Young.
If the Dodgers had gone to the World Series I would have had a problem. The tickets would have been 350 plus for the worst seats and I still don’t know if I’d ponied up for it or not.
But even if I had kept my season seats, the World Series tickets would have cost me $350 per ticket anyway and I probably would have sold them.
So either way, I probably wasn’t going to the World Series. But Kershaw and company made that a moot decision.
Anyway, it looks like the Dodgers will keep raising prices until the demand says you’ve gone to far.