DEAR MANAGEMENT, PLEASE B I T E ME
posted at 8/18/2009 11:08 AM EDT
I've defended management on several occasions on these boards, being well aware that hockey is partly a business. But the new ticket prices have left a bad taste in my mouth for the first time in a long time, and my love for this team has taken a blow. This situation is quite sad, because for the first time ever, part of me wants the Bruins to start losing again, just to stick it to management.
A move like this amounts to two steps backwards in the progress of this team.
To quote some other contributors to this discussion board:"The Red Sox have been to 4 ALCS and won 2 World Series Championships since 2003... not only that but they froze all prices in the park and lowered thier concessions because of this horrible recession we are in..." - ninosurfer
"...the Sox SMARTLY leave THOUSANDS of very cheap seats aside for the general public..EVEN THOUGH THEY COULD GET MUCH MORE FOR THOSE SEATS. By doing that, fans respect the Sox right to "get what they can" for the really good seats. I bought $12 and $23 seats to the Sox this season. Cheapest Bruins seat is now $30 in 1 section for half the games... Politically Tone Deaf move by the Bruins.
" - dogwhacker
"what really bothers me is the purpose of the lockout was supposodly to make it more affordable for fans to go the games
and even before this increase it wasnt...the kids lose...even if they go probaly need to sit them way up top suits pay the high player salaries and its to bad but I dont want to watch minor league hockey." - bruins8
"It was too high of an increase for only 1 really good season.
Also due to the fact that our country is still in a massive recession, I cant see how this is a smart move." - camara937
"Other Boston teams raised their rates AFTER winning multiple championships." - stingerjp
"it does s*ck for the true fans out there.
" - xosummerlove59
"It's unfortunate because I have 3 kids and I cant take them to a game.
" - bruins8
If our kids aren't going to the games, who will be your next generation of fans, geniuses? "it does s**k for the fans that did support the franchise when it wasn't winning."
"All past hockey sins committed by the Jacobs family were forgiven almost overnight. Now, did you really think you the fans weren't going to be screwed over in some shape or form?" - BeerLeagueGoalie
"Take things too far and they're going to be lying in their own mess by the end of it, because a huge chunk of those die-hard fans consists of people who can't afford high prices.
Hockey fans aren't typically the kinds of people who go Monaco to watch F-1. They're not all rich folk. So good luck with your price hikes, management." - BruinsUnite
Have you heard that the recession is in full swing? You can't compensate for your own losses by robbing the poor. Not if you wish to preserve some level of integrity.