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#WednesdayWisdom: People Are Placing More Value Than Ever on Live Experience.

Looking for a little #WednesdayWisdom? We’re pulling out past stories that are still just as relevant today. Here’s a pearl from Jim: Whenever Someone Says Modern Sports Is All About TV … Whenever someone says modern sports is all about TV … ask them why nobody’s watching this year’s World Series [October 2014 ] on TV, but people are still filling stadiums at very high prices. As of this writing, TV ratings for Games 1, 2 and 3 of the 2014 World...

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Game On Forever With “Timeless Tickets”

A few months ago we posted about AMC's offer of an unlimited ticket to Interstellar. This season, the Milwaukee Brewers are selling "Timeless Tickets" for $1,000 each. The bronze tickets are redeemable for any regular-season game in the team's future -- forever, except for Opening Day games. The Brewers chief operating officer Rick Schlesinger told ABC News/ESPN that the idea popped into his head at the post office looking at forever stamps. "So I wondered what we could do to...

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Whenever Someone Says Modern Sports Is All About TV …

... ask them why nobody’s watching this year’s World Series on TV, but people are still filling stadiums at very high prices. As of this writing, TV ratings for Games 1, 2 and 3 of the 2014 World Series are the lowest in history, with the exception of one game in 2008, where rain delayed the game 'til the middle of the night. Yet, if you don’t have your ticket for Game 5 yet, you’ll be paying an average of $1,115.27...

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Selling Out With

Selling Out With Russ Stanley

As the Managing Vice President of Ticket Sales and Services of the San Francisco Giants, Russ Stanley is responsible for selling a lot of baseball tickets each season. And he’s doing remarkably well. The team has sold out 246 games in a row -- that’s 81 games a year and 42,000 tickets per game! Stanley accomplished this thanks to factors like their loyal season-ticket base and a string of fun promotions, like “Elvis Night,” “Yoga Day” and the surprisingly...

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Tonight’s Game Perhaps the Most Expensive Baseball Game Ever

Tonight, the Boston Red Sox play the St. Louis Cardinals at Boston’s Fenway Park, and some of the people I trust to evaluate the true value of the tickets in the secondary market are suggesting that it’s getting pretty crazy. Jeff Passan at Yahoo brings it together here. Here’s the key tidbit: “By early afternoon, the average resale price for tickets sold stood at $1,024 per ticket, according to SeatGeek. Remaining ticket inventory on Internet sites was even heftier: an average...

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