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Opening Day tickets on Groupon - seriously ?


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This is how turned off people in this town are to the Marlins. José Fernandez, the Cuban phenom is pitching, it's opening day (night), inside an air conditioned atmosphere.

 

http://marlinmaniac.com/2014/03/13/miami-marlins-colorado-rockies-opening-day-tickets-groupon/

 

He has to go. People here just will not go as long as he owns this team. I'm listening to the local radio right now, and it's call after call of people saying they refuse to go as long as he owns the team. Whether or not they have reason to feel this way, it is the way people feel here (right now). 3 consecutive last place finishes, and having the longest drought in the NL for a playoff appearance also don't hurt the fans argument about Loria.

 

By the way I can also say, I watch local news everyday, and a few network TV shows on a regular basis, and have not seen one single Marlins Season Ticket commercial. Not sure the Marlins can complain too much when they remain so invisible.

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He has to go?

 

Loria's not going anywhere. Get used to it. He owns it, you don't.

 

$13?

 

Heck of a deal, and you get a ticket to another game to boot. What did you expect them to do? Nothing?

 

Reduce the price of attendance, you get more of it. Simple as that. And so they have. I can only imagine the criticism if they hadn't promoted attendance via discounts. Damn that Loria! He's not smart enough to increase attendance by cutting prices!

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Not sure why this is a story really. The Marlins aren't the first team to do this, nor will they be the last. It's a good deal and a good way for them to get people back into the ballpark. They have to win fans back and to do that, they have to get people to come to games. They've already sold over 1000, so it obviously works.

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And you'd be surprised how many casual fans in South Florida don't even know Loria's name or who he is. After "fire sales" everyone says they hate the Marlins but casual fans forget that stuff pretty quickly. You throw a decent ticket deal at them and most will take it if they can. Those who call in to local radio shows don't really represent the entire casual audience.

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And you'd be surprised how many casual fans in South Florida don't even know Loria's name or who he is. After "fire sales" everyone says they hate the Marlins but casual fans forget that stuff pretty quickly. You throw a decent ticket deal at them and most will take it if they can. Those who call in to local radio shows don't really represent the entire casual audience.

The same surprise when the team is in the playoffs and all the "real fans" come out

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Wait a minute. A team that's only been around for 22 years (regardless of whether you think it has been well or poorly run) is supposed to operate the same way teams with 50 to 100 years of existence and fan-base do?

 

Now, the Mutts are a 50 year-old exception (in a huge market, no less) but, sorry, you do what you have to do. More bodies in the seats are always better than less. At least the Mutts and the Marlins are smart enough to figure that out.

 

They should run aggressive and incessant promos until they pack the place every night.

 

Make anyone who has ever said anything about empty stands eat their words.

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