By Justin Adkins:
The hard shot to the gut that was the end to the Phillies‘ 2010 season is being followed up with an uppercut to the wallet heading into 2011 — ticket prices are increasing.
Here is a breakdown of the increases (per philly.com):
Infield (115-132) and baseline rows 1-6 up to $65 from $60
Baseline (112-114, 133-135) up to $50 from $45
Baseline (108-111, 136-139) up to $47 from $45
Outfield (101-107, 140-148) up to $36 from $33
Pavilion (206-211) up to $36 from $33
Arcade (233-237) up to $36 from $33
Scoreboard porch (241-245) up to $40 from $38, including a $10 credit for food, beverage and merchandise
Pavilion (201-205) up to $30 from $28
Pavilion (306-310) up to $28 from $26
Pavilion Deck (301-305) remain at $20
Terrace (312-329) up to $36 from $34
Terrance (330-333) up to $28 from $26
Terrace deck (412-429) up to $28 from $26
Terrance deck (430-434) remain at $20
Rooftop bleachers remain at $28, including $10 credit for food, beverage and merchandise
Standing room only remain at $17
Full season ticket plans range from $4,930 in the lower bowl and baseline to $1,316 in the terrace and pavilion decks.
From John Weber, the Phillies‘ VP of ticket sales:
“It’s never easy. We want to remain family affordable … Families are the backbone of our success. We want to keep things as low as we possibly can, and we think we have done that with this scenario.”
In 2010, the Phillies set a home attendance record of 3,647,249, with an average of 45,028 per game. The organization enters the 2011 season with a streak of 123 consecutive sellouts.
“We have gotten unbelievable fan support,” Weber said. “It’s pretty incredible.”
Season ticket holders received notice of the increase this past week. The ticket office is collecting information and deposits for a waiting list in case current season ticket holders opt not to renew.
Hopefully those decisions are made soon. With free agency set to open at 12:01 am ET tonight, the Phillies will surely be calculating just how much they can offer impending free agent Jayson Werth.
The following are the on sale dates for 2011 Phillies tickets:
- Six Packs – The week of November 29
- Group Sales – Wednesday, January 12
- MVP Line (exclusive to 2011 Season Ticket Holders) – Monday, February 7
- Individual Tickets – Thursday, February 17
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