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New Sixers owners plan to drop ticket prices

Posted on: October 19, 2011 9:58 am
 
By Matt Moore

When billionaire Joshua Harris purchased a theoretical basketball team (considering they don't actually play basketball right now), it brought some questions about the league's claims about the dismal state of affairs. After all, if Harris is investing so much in a new team along with owners in Atlanta, Detroit, and less recently Golden State, are things really that bad? Whether it's a reaction those questions or a gesture of goodwill from the new ownership, Sixers fans are about to reap the rewards. 

From Philly.com:
1. The Sixers announced lower single-game ticket prices for the upcoming season. Over 8,800 seats will be significantly reduced for single-game tickets during the 2011-12 season. The new single-game structure results in 51 percent of seating being recuded. Certain lower-level seats that were $54 last season will be $29 this upcoming season.

"We are committed to providing our fans with the most entertaining in-game experience in the NBA, and also one of the most affordable," Aron said. "At the Sixers, we want to be on the side of the fan, so in these tough economic times when family budgets are strained, we decided to dramatically lower ticket prices."
via 76ers new ownership takes stage | Philadelphia Inquirer | 10/18/2011. 

It's a good thing regardless of intent for the owners to do this. The fans have been put out more by the lockout than anyone who isn't employed by the NBA. They're the ones struggling with the economy but still wanting to give their money to teams. It's a good way to start your relationship with the city. Now we'll just have to say whether some changes to the team can make the Sixers an even better bargain. 

(HT: SLAM)
Comments

Since: Nov 7, 2010
Posted on: October 21, 2011 9:35 am
 

New Sixers owners plan to drop ticket prices

i agree 100%...the last 8 minutes of a nba regular season game(if the game is close..) and the playoffs are another sport compared to a boring basketball games where maybe 2 players of 10 playing  defense and we can see just pick'n'roll...terrible era for Nba!!



Since: Nov 14, 2006
Posted on: October 20, 2011 11:05 pm
 

New Sixers owners plan to drop ticket prices

It's a great day when owners reach out to the fans. Absolutely a great move. I will be buying some tickets. Go Sixers!!!



Since: Feb 3, 2007
Posted on: October 20, 2011 12:17 pm
 

New Sixers owners plan to drop ticket prices

I have never really understood empty arenas in any sport.  If you are only selling 50% of your tickets, your price is too high.  Drop your prices until you get close to selling out.  That way you do two things, you create some excitement in the stadium and secondly you generate much more revenue from parking and concessions?  Am I missing something?


I agree 100 percent.  Cut the prices in order to sell out the games.  I was given tickets last year just by donating blood.  I liked the way Doug Collins coached this team last year, however, the sixers do not have the talent yet to challenge for a title.


EverettBill
Since: Oct 20, 2011
Posted on: October 20, 2011 11:04 am
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Since: Nov 29, 2007
Posted on: October 20, 2011 9:24 am
 

New Sixers owners plan to drop ticket prices

Who would want to buy tickets in the NDA (no defense allowed)League. Not me its a joke!!!!!!!



Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: October 20, 2011 1:18 am
 

New Sixers owners plan to drop ticket prices

Price doesnt matter it is NBA tickets. I had been given free ones and i just gave them away, most friends didnt even want them anymore. The game itself sucks, I go to NCAA BB games but the NBA sucks in itself thats why sales down all around country...Knocking $4 dollars off a ticket is not going to bring one extra fan to the game.



Since: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: October 20, 2011 12:16 am
 

New Sixers owners plan to drop ticket prices

I have never really understood empty arenas in any sport.  If you are only selling 50% of your tickets, your price is too high.  Drop your prices until you get close to selling out.  That way you do two things, you create some excitement in the stadium and secondly you generate much more revenue from parking and concessions?  Am I missing something?



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: October 19, 2011 11:42 pm
 

New Sixers owners plan to drop ticket prices

"We are committed to providing our fans with the most entertaining in-game experience in the NBA, and also one of the most affordable," Aron said. "At the Sixers, we want to be on the side of the fan, so in these tough economic times when family budgets are strained, we decided to dramatically lower ticket prices."

The Sixers should hire me to write their press releases. The above statement looked like it was written by a college dropout!!!



Since: Mar 2, 2008
Posted on: October 19, 2011 11:31 pm
 

New Sixers owners plan to drop ticket prices

They should just tank the season like the Cavs did, make a story using a kid and win the first over-all pick just like that.  A good human story will make David Stern give you that pick for free.  The league that let joke bad-faith owners like Sterling loves this idea.



Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: October 19, 2011 9:13 pm
 

New Sixers owners plan to drop ticket prices

Good job Sixers!


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