Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Season tickets bonus games

We now know that neither the Revolution-Manchester United game nor the USA-Spain game will be included in our season ticket packages. They always include three or so bonus games in addition to the 15 Revolution MLS games. Your season ticket rep will sell this fact to you when selling you the actual season tickets. He may also play up the fact that a Brazil friendly was included one year, and you could end up getting to see some really good games effectively free.

When we found out about these two big games at Gillette this season, I didn't expect both to be given to me, but one would have been nice. They wouldn't lose a fortune on it-- it's not like there are 30,000 season ticket holders here. What do you think this is, Seattle?

We got a slight discount on the Man United tickets. This time it doesn't look like we got any discount at all. There's a presale for season ticket holders; it started at 9am today, and I got the email telling me so at 8:54. The window ends at 8am. That's 11 hours. If you're like me, and can't access email at work, you may have just found out about this tonight. That's not much time to get your plans together, you know? Turns out Patriots season ticket holders also were given access to the presale to this game; their window started at noon and ends with ours.

I don't want to have it on my conscience that I've paid Bob Kraft for this game after the way he's treated the Revolution season ticket holders. However, I really should go. I want to. I'm not sure whether I will, but the way we've been treated is noteworthy to me regardless, and it's interesting that Kraft didn't think it was worth it to offer one of these games to his team's most important supporters. There are precious few of us left.

Support is a two-way street.

John

1 comment:

  1. It probably would have been better to show the STH's some love by giving them one of those games. That being said - hey, they gotta get find revenue somehow in light of the fact that there won't be football come September!

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