I just got off of the phone with A’s Season Ticket services, and (as you’d expect) the deal is marginally less good this year. Last year, we paid $1897 for 22 games ($86/game) in section 110 and a day in a suite. This year, the quote is $1945 for 24 games ($81/game, announced as a 107% discount over face value) and we are talking sections 122, 123, 111, and 112 (they’ve distinguished between MVP infield and MVP, and don’t sell this package for the former). The additional offers are 2 free infield (not MVP infield) tickets to an early-season game and a suite for $200 ($11/ticket) instead of the $1500 “normal” price. The ease with which we can transfer tickets between games stays the same.
So the question is whether people want to do that. This is obviously not the same level of deal as PTBNL’s seats (what’s the deal with those, btw?), but I enjoyed doing this last year and would be willing to organize again this year if we have enough interest to absorb the full package.
We need to move pretty fast on this, since I’m so late in the game on calling the A’s, and they never called me, but let me know if you are interested, and for how many games. Please also indicate whether you’re willing to commit now, or just tentative.
- Nevermoor – 6
- FSU – 3 (PAID!)
- Aardvark – 1 (PAID!)
- Poppy – 1 (PAID!)
- Oblique – 3 (PAID!)
- Ed – 2 (PAID!)
- DFA – 2 (PAID!)
- GM -2 (PAID!)
- TDF – 1 (PAID!)
- Vignette – 1 (PAID!)
- Brian – 1 (PAID!)
- 5Aces – 1 (PAID!)
If these quantities are right, I think we’ve used our 24. I just paid the A’s, so feel free to fire away the paypal (my screenname at gmail). $81/game for the two tickets. We can figure out whether to take the $200 option on a suite, and how to dispose of the free tickets, in the next thread.
If there are still people wanting in, note that this includes a bump up on FSU and Oblique, based on their comments so there is probably room for some reassignment, but that’s up to the people listed above. I want my ten tickets.
Like last year, we’ll do game scheduling in another thread since it maximally flexible (we can double up on games, move however we want, etc.). Just to get your juices flowing on that subject, I requested (1) all 15 premium games; (2) all 5 other fireworks games; (3) 8/17 and 8/18 Indians games, which includes the Yoennis Bobblehead; (4) 4/27 Reggie Bobblehead; and (5) 6/29 Coco Bobblehead.