As exhibited by the empty seats during the LA Dodgers (a.k.a “Los Doyers”) World Series vs the Chicago Cubs, attending baseball games may not be a top priorities for Californians. With the decrease in Major League Baseball over the years and the fact that some teams are just going to suck sometimes, it would be unfair to single out Cali on this. As a way to get fans in concession stand lines, The Oakland A’s have decided that they will be offering free tickets for their matchup against the Chicago White Sox on Aprril 17th. April 17th marks the 50 year anniversary since the A’s first game at the Oakland Coliseum back in 1968.
Fans can enter to win tickets and get more details on that game here.
Five thoughts from the third week of the baseball season:
1. Don’t charge people for tickets
Here’s an idea no one’s thought of before:
Instead of charging $30 for parking and anywhere from $30 to $120 for tickets, why not just open the doors and let in everyone free and watch them spend all their money on concessions?
Leave it to the Oakland A’s, one of the game’s least successful franchises, to do just that.
The A’s have given away all their tickets for Tuesday’s game against the White Sox in celebration of the 50th anniversary of their first game in Oakland. Parking is always free on Tuesdays, adding to the cheaper-than-cheap outing. (On Monday, when the Warriors play a playoff game next door at the same time as the A’s-Sox game, parking was raised from $30 to $40.)
The A’s received more than 300,000 ticket requests, and the park will be crammed with fans. “Mt. Davis,” the upper-deck outfield seats named for late Raiders owner Al Davis that usually are closed for A’s games, will be open for one night.
Source (continue reading): Chicago Tribune
A’s besieged by hundreds of thousands of ticket requests for free admission game
By JON BECKER | firstname.lastname@example.org | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: March 15, 2018 at 6:15 pm | UPDATED: March 16, 2018 at 4:38 am
The Oakland A’s have been overwhelmed by nearly 300,000 ticket requests for their 50th anniversary free admission game, a source within the organization told the Bay Area News Group on Thursday. To put that gaudy number in perspective, consider the A’s once drew 306,000 fans for an entire season.
Source: A’s besieged by hundreds of thousands of ticket requests for free admission game