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8 minutes ago, Mr. WEO said:

The ability of fans to watch their home team on TV at home has had no effect on the steady annual rise in NFL tricked prices across the board.  So it's not worth mentioning.

 

The Packers are not  a wealthy market yet their ticket prices are in the top 12.  It's not because they are "community owned", it's because they have a massive waiting list for season tickets.  Their stadium configuration also allows them to cram in more people (no seats), without which they could get even more per ticket. Plus the winning...

 

A couple bucks rise a year isn't much of a hit.  And while I'm sure they would increase prices a few dollars more than they otherwise would have if the team starts winning, a large increase will have an effect on ticket sales, especially now when they have the option to stay home and watch for free. 

 

As for the Packers, they had a huge waiting list during the dead years of the 70's and 80's.  They'll still have one when they become a bottom-feeder again after Rodgers is gone.  Again they're an anomaly and the issue is scarcity.

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2 minutes ago, plenzmd1 said:

preaching to the chroir brother..I just have never purchased anything to eat in the stadium..and i been going since the joint opened. Dog could cost $30, or $1...still aint buying one!

 

@OldTimeAFLGuy, maybe its just me but most of these prices seem quite reasonable to me. $5 a beer at a stadium? Sign me up! $100 for a bottle of Jack? That about $7 a drink. 

 

I can tell ya this, if they would sell me a case of Gennies or Blues cans in a case with ice for $125 and i could keep under my seat..sold!!!!! I prolly even tip the dude $20!

 

 

...sounds reasonable.......if you have a captive audience in a suite, expect to pay more for the convenience.......but it is a bit of sticker shock......

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4 minutes ago, OldTimeAFLGuy said:

 

 

...sounds reasonable.......if you have a captive audience in a suite, expect to pay more for the convenience.......but it is a bit of sticker shock......

i think its the quantity thing..if they said 12oz beer is $5..you would prolly say cool..not getting ripped off and that's a reasonable price!

 

But $125 for a case that costs $18 in the store..that is the sticker shock.

 

 

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Just now, plenzmd1 said:

i think its the quantity thing..if they said 12oz beer is $5..you would prolly say cool..not getting ripped off and that's a reasonable price!

 

But $125 for a case that costs $18 in the store..that is the sticker shock.

 

 

 

...imagine what Jurrah would charge you at his mausoleum.....:thumbsup:

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$5 a beer is nothing at a stadium.  Especially in a suite that you spent big bucks to rent.

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43 minutes ago, Doc said:

 

A couple bucks rise a year isn't much of a hit.  And while I'm sure they would increase prices a few dollars more than they otherwise would have if the team starts winning, a large increase will have an effect on ticket sales, especially now when they have the option to stay home and watch for free. 

 

As for the Packers, they had a huge waiting list during the dead years of the 70's and 80's.  They'll still have one when they become a bottom-feeder again after Rodgers is gone.  Again they're an anomaly and the issue is scarcity.

 

 

Well, you got that part right.

 

But what does the Packers' being community owned have to do with their bing in the top 12 for ticket prices?

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Yea but tickets can be dirt cheap come Nov or December. Snow, cold, and a bad team. You can take the money you save on tickets and buy 15 beers!

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50 minutes ago, Mr. WEO said:

Well, you got that part right.

 

But what does the Packers' being community owned have to do with their bing in the top 12 for ticket prices?

 

As part-owners, they would probably be more willing to spend more money on their team rather than see it go into someone else's pockets.  And as part-owners, they get a vote in price increases.

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21 hours ago, Kirby Jackson said:

Yeah, the suite prices are absurd!! My client has one here in the arena and he said that his bill is over $800 every game

$800 for a suite sounds cheap to me. Or do you just mean food and drink?

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6 minutes ago, buffaloboyinATL said:

$800 for a suite sounds cheap to me. Or do you just mean food and drink?

That’s the food and drink tab each game. So for the 41 home games looking at about $33k for nonsense. He really just uses it for staff, family and a few business associates. 

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3 minutes ago, Doc said:

 

As part-owners, they would probably be more willing to spend more money on their team rather than see it go into someone else's pockets.  And as part-owners, they get a vote in price increases.

 

 

The Packers priced their tickets the way any other team would--based on the market demand.  They are not anomalous in that way, therefore. 

 

Anyway, the "community ownership" is a misnomer.  Anyone who buys "shares" in the team is basically just giving a donation,  They don't own anything.  The share is worthless.  They have no say on any decisions made by the team, which are exclusively made by an executive committee.  So no, they don't get a vote on price increases.  All they get is a receipt   for their generosity.

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2 hours ago, plenzmd1 said:

preaching to the chroir brother..I just have never purchased anything to eat in the stadium..and i been going since the joint opened. Dog could cost $30, or $1...still aint buying one!

 

@OldTimeAFLGuy, maybe its just me but most of these prices seem quite reasonable to me. $5 a beer at a stadium? Sign me up! $100 for a bottle of Jack? That about $7 a drink. 

^^^ This 100%.  Plus the food and beverage is delivered to you.  No standing in massive lines.  

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7 minutes ago, LabattBlue said:

^^^ This 100%.  Plus the food and beverage is delivered to you.  No standing in massive lines.  

 

...cannot argue that point......however, you are a captive audience in our suite (holds 20) yearning for food and beverage, noting you cannot bring stuff in...so essentially, you're caught "between ta rock and hard place" as far as what suite service wants to charge....if they raise beer to $150/case, booze to $150/bottle or wings/munchies to $150/per order, what can you do?....nothing...it goes with the suite territory....BUT...build a new stadium with significant price increases for the suite and trimmings will force us out which also holds true for fellow suite holders we know....as a sad aside, once the Bills are "officially out of it" historically, we have to BEG people to go to a game totally at OUR expense.....

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If you think these are high prices try a new stadium PSL.

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On 6/1/2019 at 1:43 PM, OldTimeAFLGuy said:

...but...but you pee for free............:thumbsup:

For now.... 

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1 minute ago, Boatdrinks said:

For now.... 

...then I'll hold it.....:thumbsup:

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On 6/1/2019 at 10:31 AM, OldTimeAFLGuy said:

 

...want to choke?......suite prices (we have a corporate one): $125 for a case of beer.....$100 for chicken wings and the same for most munchies.......$24 for freakin' M&M's......$30 for a six pack of water.......bottle of liquor is $100+ depending on brand...Game Day costs us $1,200-$1,500 before tailgating chow ($500)and limo bus ($1,080).....100 grand a year.....

 

Wow that is insane!

 

 

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6 hours ago, plenzmd1 said:

i think its the quantity thing..if they said 12oz beer is $5..you would prolly say cool..not getting ripped off and that's a reasonable price!

 

But $125 for a case that costs $18 in the store..that is the sticker shock.

 

 

A bottle of wine that costs $10 is often 5 times that price in a restaurant setting, so it’s not that far off. Can’t exepect retail or close to retail pricing in a stadium situation. 

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5 hours ago, Doc said:

 

As part-owners, they would probably be more willing to spend more money on their team rather than see it go into someone else's pockets.  And as part-owners, they get a vote in price increases.

But it does go into someone else’s pockets. Shares of the Green Bay Packers do not include any equity,  pay any dividends or increase in value. It’s a token “ share “ of stock , really.  Around 5 million shares of this “ stock” have been sold. 

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4 hours ago, Mr. WEO said:

The Packers priced their tickets the way any other team would--based on the market demand.  They are not anomalous in that way, therefore. 

 

Anyway, the "community ownership" is a misnomer.  Anyone who buys "shares" in the team is basically just giving a donation,  They don't own anything.  The share is worthless.  They have no say on any decisions made by the team, which are exclusively made by an executive committee.  So no, they don't get a vote on price increases.  All they get is a receipt   for their generosity.

 

The Packers have sold-out every game since 1960 and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future, seeing as how they have 38,000 (season ticket holders) seats sold every game out of 81,000 seats available, and their waiting list is over 130,000.  Where they set prices depends largely on what the league wants them to charge, knowing they sell out every game.  But as prices rise, people will drop their seasons, only to have others take their places. 

 

7 minutes ago, Boatdrinks said:

But it does go into someone else’s pockets. Shares of the Green Bay Packers do not include any equity,  pay any dividends or increase in value. It’s a token “ share “ of stock , really.  Around 5 million shares of this “ stock” have been sold. 

 

It money goes into running the team. 

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Stopped buy anything when beers clipped $10. Our 9-person group barely spends anymore, unless its for outrageous water on a hot day. The problem is that every penny of every sale is split so many ways so everyone profits that it's ridiculous. Bills get some, Delaware North gets some, County gets some, state probably as well. Always laugh when I visit a stadium somewhere else and can get way better beer, cheaper. 

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All I've ever paid for is the ticket to get in.  I haven't been to many games over the years, but when I do go, I eat before I get there, and the men's room is still free.

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1 minute ago, TigerJ said:

All I've ever paid for is the ticket to get in.  I haven't been to many games over the years, but when I do go, I eat before I get there, and the men's room is still free.

 

There are many ways around having to buy food at the stadium. 

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5 hours ago, OldTimeAFLGuy said:

....as a sad aside, once the Bills are "officially out of it" historically, we have to BEG people to go to a game totally at OUR expense.....

Shoot!  With prospects for the coming year, I guess I won’t be buttering you up for a late season freebie.

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8 hours ago, plenzmd1 said:

preaching to the chroir brother..I just have never purchased anything to eat in the stadium..and i been going since the joint opened. Dog could cost $30, or $1...still aint buying one!

 

@OldTimeAFLGuy, maybe its just me but most of these prices seem quite reasonable to me. $5 a beer at a stadium? Sign me up! $100 for a bottle of Jack? That about $7 a drink. 

 

I can tell ya this, if they would sell me a case of Gennies or Blues cans in a case with ice for $125 and i could keep under my seat..sold!!!!! I prolly even tip the dude $20!

Honestly, the scaling of getting a case of anything in a stadium is going to look absurd. 24 beers and 8 slices of pizza would be a fortune anywhere in the stadium but split across 20 people, it’s relatively standard issue. Hearing $100k for the suite sounds equally jarring but $5k per person and $500 per person per game isn’t cheap but I bet it’s less than most would expect once reframed.

 

if you picked a full row of decent seats and tracked the spending of 20 people in it all season... well... you figure out real fast how it becomes a $9B industry 

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