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John Fay has been the Reds beat writer for the Enquirer since 2001. Prior to that, he served in a variety of roles for the Enquirer: backup Reds writer, UC beat writer, backup Bengals writer and as a general assignment reporter. He is a Cincinnati native and a graduate of Elder High School and the University of Dayton.

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Monday, November 5, 2007

Tickets going up, schedule released

From the Reds:

The Cincinnati Reds today announced their full schedule, subject to change, and ticket prices for individual games at Great American Ball Park for the 2008 regular season.

The Reds' home schedule was released last month. Interleague road games are scheduled at New York's Yankee Stadium from June 20-22 (Fri-Sun), at Toronto's Rogers Centre from June 24-26 (Tue-Thu) and at Cleveland's Jacobs Field from June 27-29 (Fri-Sun).

The 2008 season will be the last for both New York stadiums. The Reds play their final series at Shea Stadium, home of the Mets, from May 9-11 (Fri-Sun). They will make their inaugural visit the Washington Nationals' new stadium, Nationals Park, from August 1-3 (Fri-Sun).

Ticket prices for most non-premium seating categories will increase $2, though the price of Bleacher Seats will drop to $7 from $10. There is no change in the price of a Terrace Outfield ticket ($19), while View Level seats will increase from $13 to $14.

Approximately 58 percent of the ballpark seats will be priced at $20 or less.

Premier Games pricing includes the Opening Day game against the Arizona Diamondbacks and the interleague series against the 2007 World Series champion Boston Red Sox (June 13-15). Select Games pricing includes games against the Cleveland Indians (May 16-18) and Chicago Cubs (September 5-7).

Season ticket packages purchased in full by January 31 - including current season ticket holder renewals in addition to new accounts - will save up to 23 percent over 2008 individual ticket prices. Season ticket packages renewed or purchased after January 31 will save up to 18 percent over 2008 individual ticket prices.

Deposits on 2008 season ticket packages can be made online at reds.com or by contacting the Reds’ season sales department at (513) 765-7500.

Gift certificates for the 2008 regular season are available in $10 and $15 increments. They can be purchased online at reds.com or by phone at (513) 765-7400. Gift certificates also will be available at Redsfest, scheduled for December 7-8 at Duke Energy Center downtown.


at 6:04 AM Anonymous Sparky said...

This is another example of the Reds and Bengals preying on the fools or losers who live and die (mostly die) with the poor products they produce for our entertainment on the riverfront. This city's sports menu is a friggin joke!

at 10:02 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Figures the Reds are arrogant enough to raise ticket prices while continually putting out a lousy product. And they wonder why they can't draw people to the games?

at 1:17 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon at 10:02,
A $2 increase is really going to make people say 'oh i'm not going to see them for more money.' and if you want them to win you'll go to the games so they can have big name guys come to concy. Reds fans always whine that the reds can never get the big name free agents because they can't afford it. If more people went to games then they could. Why do you think cubs' fans are so loyal? spend more money at games and you get a better team.


at 1:38 PM Blogger kingseyeland said...

I wonder if those foretells a payroll increase, too.

at 3:43 PM Blogger Andy said...

loyal cubs fans aren't selling out their stadium every day. it's a bunch of recent college grads who can afford to skip work 2-3 times a month to go to day games. I've lived in Chicago for 10 years and been to probably close to a hundred cubs games. and I hate the cubs. it's just something fun to do instead of work during the summer. plus, they have roughly the same size stadium as the reds, but about 10x the population base in the metro area. finally, not only are they located in a very high per capita neighborhood where people can afford to pay whatever they're charging, they're a huge tourist draw. they'd better sell out every game. how many people spend take a summer vacation to chicago as compared to cincinnati? I love the reds, but the constant comparisons with the cubs ability to charge high prices and sell out games is ridiculous. different universes. a more appropriate comparison would be either pittsburgh or st. louis. if you want to argue that our fans suck compared to st. louis, that'd be a much stronger argument.

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