We suck, so here’s your money back
I don’t know that this is the right precedent to set, but what do I know? To be honest, I’ve only seen the highlights and hope to watch the entire match tonight. However, giving the fans a credit on their account (to be applied to their season ticket renewal I assume) isn’t going to help the team much….but it may be an incentive for ticket buyers to renew. Ok, it is an incentive for ticket buyers to renew.
I go back and forth on this decision. Part of me thinks it could potentially open themselves up to problems when they have a really poor team. Perhaps they could base season ticket prices on how well the team did the previous season.
The other part of me thinks they at least are being proactive in retaining their loyal fans. I can think of other ways it could be done, but at least they are doing something. As someone who had LA Galaxy season tickets while I lived there, I can tell you that, at least back then, the philosophy seemed to be to just get as much as possible from fans. Loyalty didn’t matter. Once they got your money, getting someone to return your calls was difficult.
Of course, it could be worse.
I guess in the grand scheme of things, reducing 20K season tickets by 3% isn’t a huge deal. But what happens next time Seattle play that flat? Besides, real sports fans take pride in the fact that they’ve stuck through a team’s lean periods. Now the discount makes it less of a badge of honor
- “I was there when LA thrashed us.”
- “So what, you got a freebee outta the deal.”
Yeah, so much for hardcore Seattle fans.
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