You could pay more for your Philadelphia Phillies tickets in 2013. Or you could pay less. It depends on what particular games you go to. Unless you go to all of the games. In that case, you'll pay the same.
The Phillies will move to a "modified pricing structure," according to vice president of ticket sales and operations John Weber, via the Daily News' Ryan Lawrence.
This is actually pretty standard practice in the sports world today. Tickets to games in high demand may be a few more bucks than tickets to games with less demand.
Mick Jagger knew what he was talking about!
After all is said and done, if they sold out every game, they wouldn't make any more money. Lawrence reports:
"We took a look at it and picked 10 games [to increase prices]," Weber
said. "And 10 other games will go down the same amount. It's a very
simplified pricing model. There is no price increase [overall].
You might think that the games are based solely on quality of opponent -- for instance, the Red Sox tickets will be a tad pricier -- but that's not the case exactly.
A Thursday game in July against the Nationals is more expensive while Tuesday and Wednesday games against the same Nats in September are cheaper. Ditto a Tuesday June game vs. Miami and a Thursday May game vs. the same Fish.
We have no evidence to support it, but I'd guess a few of the pricier random team games could feature a sexy giveaway.
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Company: NBC Sports Philadelphia
# of hours / week: 10 – 20 hours
Deadline: November 20
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• Assist Account Executive on preparation of Sales Presentations
• Cultivate new account leads for local sales
• Track sponsorships in specified programs
• Assist as point of contact with sponsors on game night set up and pre-game hospitality elements.
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• Other various projects as assigned
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The online petition to ban Pete Morelli from officiating Eagles games is rapidly gaining signatures.
Count Malcolm Jenkins for one.
"I would definitely sign that petition if it came across my desk," Jenkins said with a laugh to NBC Sports Philadelphia's John Clark on Monday at the safety's Blitz, Bow Ties and Bourbon charity event.
The Eagles beat the Panthers, 28-23, last Thursday night despite a significant discrepancy in penalty yards. It was a game officiated by Morelli's crew — and you can see why that's notable by clicking right here.
"We felt like a lot of those were ticky-tack, or weren’t good calls," Jenkins said after the game. "For us, adversity is nothing new for us. We just kind of strap up and keep playing, and hunker down. We continue to play aggressively, that is the biggest thing. We don’t want that to take away our aggression, or our ability to make plays. So we just go to the next play."
What about the next signature?
Eagles fans just need to get that petition to Jenkins' desk.