Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Bad Teams Should Not Raise Ticket Prices

I have followed the Knicks since the early 1960s when I would watch the game with my father.  Later in that decade I would go with Paul Vernon and some other buddies from high school to the old Madison Square Garden at 8th Avenue and 50th Street.  In recent years the Knicks have absolutely stunk making some bad trades and draft picks.  Last season the record was 29-53.

In recent years it has been a Slutsky family tradition to go to a game on Martin Luther King Day.  On the way to work today I stopped by the Garden to by tickets for that game.  By going directly to the box office I saw about $8/ticket by not using Ticketmaster.  The tickets in the 300 level behind the basket went up from $44.50 to $49.50.  Why should a bad team raise ticket prices?  I guess we all have to pay Amare Stoudamire's salary and for the renovations.  I think the problem with the Knicks goes all the way up to the ownership.  We were especially disappointed when popular player David Lee was traded. 

The season actually begins tonight, the same time as the World Series.  I'll decide when I get home which game to watch.

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