I got my season tickets in 2001 – Loge Box MVP seats, right by 1B.
In 2001, they were $37 per seat.
That price stayed the same in 2002.
In 2003, it was raised to $40.
In 2004, it was raised to $45.
In 2005, it was raised to $50.
In 2006, it was raised to $55.
And, last year, 2007, it was raised to $63 per seat.
Now, I just got the bill for 2008 – and the price for next season is $75 per seat.
Is it just me, or, is an increase of 102.7% over a seven year period just seem like a bit much?
You know, before the Cardinals opened their new park in 2006, ticket prices in the ten prior new homes for baseball teams, since 2000, saw a 50 percent average increase.
So, what, now my tickets will be $113 per seat in 2009? Man, that’s just crazy.