February 6, 2014 |
Hello there Soon after Janet started in fall 2008 as a corporate bankruptcy attorney for Philadelphia's Dechert LLP, the company held a team-building retreat in Miami. Ian was among the coworkers she got to know better. By the second day, they had struck up a few conversations and a friendship. Back in Philadelphia that October, the city was in a frenzy because the Phillies were in the playoffs. Both Ian and Janet had season tickets. But Janet, now 30, lamented to Ian, now 34, that her ticket package didn't include tickets to every game.
February 15, 2016 |
There is loyalty, and then there is loyalty. When it comes to the Flyers, Ed Weinrott and Joe Sahina fall in the latter category. No, they aren't behind-the-scenes men who were part of the ownership group that spent $2 million to bring the team to Philadelphia 50 years ago. But they took a chance on the Flyers in another way. Both are among a small group of fans who have had season tickets since the Flyers played their first game at...
July 27, 2015 |
The Phillies are a bust on the field, but they are showing signs of life in another area: selling tickets. The last-place team listed three games in May on the e-commerce site Groupon with lower-than-normal prices. The team would not disclose how many tickets it sold, but did say that 70 percent were bought by new customers, who are now in the Phillies database. The team has also used "variable" pricing for several years based on the game's importance. With the prices set before the season, the same seat costs more if the game is against a marquee team or on a prime weekend than it would for a mid-week game against a lesser opponent.
February 27, 2015
Penn State on Wednesday released its single-game ticket prices for its seven home football games this season at Beaver Stadium. Ticket prices range from $40 to $140 for the Nittany Lions' three home nonconference games, against Buffalo (Sept. 12), San Diego State (Sept. 26), and Army (Oct. 3). The most expensive tickets will be for the home games against Rutgers (Sept. 19) and Michigan (Nov. 21). Tickets will cost $100 to $200. Prices for the Indiana game Oct. 10 will be $80 to $150.
January 25, 2010 |
At the Major League Soccer draft this month, there was a lot of talk about how the expansion Philadelphia Union had sold 9,000 season tickets, and some of the conversation went like this: If those sales - sufficient to fill half the stadium - are the base for crowds of, say, 17,000 a game, then they represent a major accomplishment. If those 9,000 turn out to be most of the people who go to the games, then pro soccer is going to struggle in Philadelphia. Again. So what constitutes - and will constitute - ticket-sales success for the Union, now two months from their first game?
November 15, 1997 |
A New Jersey man who shot a flare across the field and into the stands at the conclusion of the Eagles-49ers game Monday night has been arrested. Police yesterday said Robert Sellers, 29, of Cable Drive, Toms River, faces a number of charges, including arson and propulsion of missiles. Meanwhile, another Eagles fan said he was assaulted by five men at the game because his friend was wearing a New York Giants jacket, said Sgt. Frank Vanore, of South Detectives. Scott Reader, 37, of Maple Shade, N.J., told KYW NewsRadio that his ankle had been shattered by the beating and that he cannot work.
February 23, 2004
RE THE Feb. 11 letter on Jon Bon Jovi and the Philadelphia Soul: What really blew our minds was that "Mr. Know-It-All" Stephen Cornell said that Jon Bon Jovi, the Philadelphia Soul arena football owner, hasn't really been a celebrity for more than a decade. We hate to inform him, but for the last 20 years, Bon Jovi has been a part of the music, movie and TV worlds. He and his band have had sold out tours and sold many records. Through all this, Jon has remained a wonderful family man and father.
July 19, 2001
GATHER 'ROUND, kids, and let me tell you a story about what used to be called professional football. Once upon a time, a team called the Frankford Yellow Jackets became the Philadelphia Eagles. I'd go to the games with your great-great-grandfather and great-grandfather. We had season tickets for 30 years. But the owners got greedy. They kept raising the ticket price until the average parents couldn't afford to take their kids to the games. Paying obscene salaries, they put more and more mediocre players on the field.
February 6, 2012 |
Add another ticket option for Phillies fans: The Three Game Pack. Tickets for individual games don't go on sale till Feb. 16, but this morning the club started selling three-ticket sets that include one of 13 desirable dates. Fans then have to select two other games, almost all of them scheduled for weeknights. A Summer Saturday Pack, for example, could include one of the following: the June 2 game against Miami, June 23 against Tampa Bay, July 7 against Atlanta, July 21 against Atlanta, Aug. 4 against Arizona, or Aug. 11 against St. Louis.
December 27, 2012
David E. Homan, 59, formerly of Newtown Square, chief operating officer of New Era Tickets, died Friday, Dec. 21, at Lankenau Hospital of complications from heart surgery. Mr. Homan, who spent more than 35 years in the sports, entertainment, and ticketing business, joined New Era in 2003. The company is a subsidiary of Comcast-Spectacor. Previously, he had been general manager of Ticketmaster in the Philadelphia region and for seven years was general manager for Ticketmaster in the New York area.