real viagra to buy aldactone 25mg spironolactone ciprobay 500 mg side effects lopressor medication phenergan dm syrup drugs canesoral for men mobicool mini fridge f15 cardinal stritch university milwaukee where can i order alli comprar alli viagra kaufen schneller versand ketazol venezuelan bupropion tablets zenegra reviews for fifty buy lipitor online with no prescription yasmin aga khan bio what is desyrel side effects ketazol venezuela tadacip 20 no prescription generic viagra shipped to p o box trimetabol solution staffing putple pharmacy in mexico therapy management corporation in hattiesburg ms costco locations in washington state tinidazole cheap without a prescription vasotec medication dose www buycialisonlinecheap viagra 25mg vs 50mg what is ativan lorazepam side effects antibiotics for tooth infection buy candy echeck canadian drugstore no prescription haloperidol medication alli weight loss reviews 2012 clopidogrel mechanism of action images dynamogen solution orale pueseclaireedpillsedsaveeffexor diclofenac potassium brand name order suprax no prescription medsindia reviews clotrimazole solution for pets nimesulide and paracetamol tabletsnisoprostolnitrazepam where can i buy orlistat street value of buspirone 15 mg non prescription tetracycline nifedipine side effects on fetus medazole 200mg caffeine levitra generic available gonorrhea medication online buy lasix online purchase tablete za mrsavljenje dikloron jelena phenergan and pregnancy side effects generic abilify relafen nabumetone en espanol novolog 70/30 decadron side effects itching viagra kaufen ohne rezept deutschland generic alesse birth control pills inderal la dosage astelin side effects medication buy viagra online india glipizide dosage information cyclidox tablets for sale price viagra at walgreens chlamydia treatment antibiotics for men buy prednisolone 10mg adalat xl 30mg uroxatral vs flomax side effects sildenafil citrate 100mg pills free shipping insurance auto auctions portland oregon canadian pharmacy online express nolvadex and clomid pct dosage rhinocort aqua nasal spray generic rocket stove mass heater zovirax acyclovir medication cream how many amitriptyline to get high levitra professional overnight delivery nexium online pflanzliches viagra kaufen microcidal tablets on sale lexapro withdrawal how long does it last antivert vertigo medication alli online pharmacy bonadoxina gotas por kilo pharmacy viagra echeck accepted canada rx viagra without prescription artane medication for dogs onlain igri top 18 viagra czech republic esomeprazole strontium 49.3mg octreotide drip gi bleed micardis 80 mg vancover phenergan side effects during pregnancy xerograx pastillas anticonceptivas citalopram 20 mg pharmacy generic viagra paypal accepted medyka subcarpathia kemadrin injection sites buy cialis online usa oklahoma kamagrafast ukraine finasteride withdrawal symptoms canadian 24 hr pharmacy cialis tablets india tablets 20 mg zyvoxid prospects glyprin aspirin 81mg lasix generic online mastercard liposafe reviews on vigrx obat acyclovir cream furolin nitrofurantoin side synthroid 75 mcg price nexium mups precio erictile meds with express delivery online pharmacies without prescriptions pfizer animal health sales jobs cuvarlix capsules 120 best way to use cialis omnicef antibiotic for ear infection herbal viagra tablets amoxicillin rashes pictures allergic reactions accutane lawsuit 2015 bactroban mupirocin ointment uses septra ds 800 160 shelf life generic viagra from england buy bupropion next day algondones pharmacies omeprazole side effects capsule cialis ireland paypal accepted metformina 850 ayuda a la ovulacion best all natural viagra citrate magnesium laxative advair coupon medication viagras genericas lasix side effects medication brand sun cialis cycline hyclate ecco egypt over night delivery anti biotics does cialis have a shelf life provigil vs nuvigil headaches raloxifene for sale cost of levitra 20mg flomaxtra price is right nizoral shampoo hair loss side effects avelox for sinus infections mexican valium no prescription can i crush clahymedi tablets buy prazosin bystolic generic release date hyzaar 50 12.5 generic polarmeds comcast xfinity dyazide generic equivalent onlone pharmacy paroxetine 10mg for hot flashes canadian pharmacy support net buy elavil with overnight shipping where to buy viagra in switzerland how much is viagra in mexico esomeprazole strontium cost low price medicine canada nanomedicine lab list pills get you high vermox plus side effects oracea side effects doxycycline 100mg implicane sertralina para amoxicillin without prescriptin cialis a basso costo sicuri can i get doxycycline over the counter generic plavix release date cialis everyday was kostet viagra in apotheke medicap pharmacy virga canadian pharms accutane side effects 15 years later malaseb dog shampoo gallon clomid for men uk ritalin dosages in adults seroquel side effects in elderly doxylamine succinate 25 mg code red 7 seconds pill reviews coversyl perindopril tert butylamine salt letrozole bodybuilding side effects arcoxia 120mg tablets generic cialis 2 5 aleve pain medication coupon prednisolone for dogs 5 mg buy celexa no prescription januvia merck retin a micro deals buying pills online kemadrin procyclidine purchase windows vistaril medication hydroxyzine pamoate healthy man viagra complaints clavamox dogs treatment side effects alternative viagra products buy macrobid without prescription zestoretic 20 25 what is arthrotec 50 mg combivent respimat cost online pharmacy review cart seroquel 25mg dosage tantalum capacitors for audio how much skelaxin to get high order oxybutynine uk canadian wellebutrin 150 v 300 propecia hair loss treatment in women toprol medication side effects lantus insulin side effects weight gain celexa for anxiety medication cheap pills without a prescription 5mg generic cialis in australia diamox dose for altitude sickness prevention prevacid coupons printable 2013 antifungal drugs classification acheter airomir lasix pay online american express clozapine side effects weight gain periactin uk etodolac 300 mg capsule tar clozapine drug information abilify coupons for people with insurance walgreens photo coupon codes 2015 septra antibiotic for acne treatment prazosin minipress 2mg online pharmacy that takes amex mirtazapine 30 mg side effects when taken with trazodone comprare viagra senza ricetta milano benemid dosage of pepto cialis 20 mg prezzo in farmacia cheap generic cialis online cialis professional online propecia propak thailand fluconazole direct buy cabaser reviews of 50 macrobid side effects accutane 40mg sale carprofen 100 mg 240 pcos glucophage and pregnancy order cefixme prozac and weight loss reviews fasigyn tinidazole infections estrace without prescription viagra force for sale generic levitra paypal cefixime 400 mg brand names and prices costco pharmacy prices levitra 52 cialis kje dobiti duetact contraindications for electrical stimulation omnicef side effects antibiotics viagra mississauga cheap generic cialis free shipping zyloprim classification allpills pharmacy artane industrial school history arthrotec 50 200 mg buy viagra london shop vantin antibiotic drug sureway henderson ky store hours buy real finpecia tablets usp 1mg low cost furosemide what local store can buy nymphomax betanoid 0 5mg valium no prescription viagra online canada antibiotics online reviews perscription drugs from india prozac to buy online in uk robaxin muscle relaxers vardenafil bph myambutol 400mg amoxicillin micardis hct manufacturer coupons combivent inhaler medication discontinued orlistat 60 mg side effects nautisol 5mg vigora 100 hindi me neurontin gabapentin half life aristocort r ointment xenical diet pills side effects terramicina para los ojos where to buy cytotec in cebu cialis 20mg dosage buy metronidazole canada over the counter generic prednisone viagra for men in delhi price magnesium citrate side effects on kidneys viaga online toprol medication for migraines gpchealth comcast login propecia before and after pictures abilify medication side effects clomiphene citrate 50 mg tawat lexapro withdrawal symptoms side effects forum beprogel lotion bar promethazine codeine cough syrup for sale budesonide side effects medication and alcohol aldacton from canada canada pharmacy online secure maxalt generic release date avelox antibiotic good for uti gabapentin online vipps harga true face dentopain forte singing la esquina cabo san lucas buy viagra united states hatfield pa anafranil 10mg prednisone acquisto sicuro viagra online prednisone canadian drugs buy misoprostol abortion pill disgrasil capsulas de ajo how to used cytitec pill for abortion captopril dosage dose hyzaar side effects hydrochlorothiazide 25 pyridium for uti plavix patient assistance form budesonide side effects pharmacy world polarmeds pharmacy fluoxetine for dogs 40 mg stanozolol tablets for sale eulexin schering plough mexico epogen administration protocol discount adhd meds xanax alprazolam 2mg flucomed 150mg betneval neomycine buy misoprostol online uk cheap alli pills mobic 7.5 mg tablet albuterol inhaler side effects in children fosamax osteonecrosis of the jaw cabaser dosing syringe buy propecia finasteride australia bystolic coupon with insurance card ampicilina 500 mg injectabil prospect omnicef antibiotic for uti craigslist viagra canada 5 minoxidil for women side effects hydroxyzine hcl dosage generic hydrochloride trihydrate aspirin 81mg ec order viagra in canada best prices fluconazole 200 mg tablet is used to treat what isoniazid 300mg price hydrochlorothiazide how to get laxsum frusemide to buy retin a cream to buy keflex antibiotic for sinus infection amoxicillin and cephalexin together budesonide nasal spray dose levitra super active buy strattera online buy sildalis online medsindia comcast indomethacin gout treatment side effects purple pharmacy mexico drug list can you take diflucan during pregnancy tinidazole 500mg dosage buspar for anxiety in children proviron steroid cycle xlpharmacy coupon code cheap cialis super active no prescription drugstore imigran tablets phil vasotec contraindications mirtazapine 30 mg remeron for sleep maximum dose levitra florida cialis polarmeds review pilexil capsulas bactroban unguento great online pharmacy pharmacy viagra stl prednisone 5mg dose pack directions etodolac side effects citrate synthase reaction rate official viagra eltroxin 0 1mg lorazepam insulin side effects medication lidoderm pain patches coupons tadalafil kaufen sinequanone clothing philippines chlamydia pictures treatment plavix 75 mg generic name ranitidine for infants dosage danazol drug noroxine 400 minocycline 100 mg capsules reviews where to buy cialis online in canada verapamil side effects with alcohol orlistat lesofat philippines cytotec united states atepros 50mg anavar percocet 5 325 vs vicodin es 750 rogaine foam review thin hair benazepril 20mg side effects dramamine uk arthrotec medication coupon lantus purchase elifemeds reviews on vigrxenalapril united pharmacies furosemide 20 mg tablet picture progesterone side effects progesterone suppositories raloxifene hcl 60mg anastrozole for men side effects haykakan nor filmer celecoxib 200mg over the counter ampicilina mexapin insurance commissioner washington ventolin hfa coupons garlic butter sauce for pasta cefixime dispersible tablets uses rogaine for men side effects picareta de diamante minecraft skins sibutramine hydrochloride keftab informatica leponex tableta dejstvo marihuane canadian online pharmacy buy tramadol zyvox assistance programs drug aciphex medication oz pills metronidazole or tinidazole side effects buy dostinex no prescription viagra for sale cannada can i get chlomid to buy in ghana avanafil stendra clozapine medication administration prevacid lansoprazole 30mg capsules clomid 100mg online canadian pharmacy buy liquor online with echeck buy vasotec 20 mgvegalisventolin prednisone and alcohol aldara cream 5 imiquimod prices biaxin clarithromycin 500mg ampicilina 500 mg dosis renagel prescribing information no prescription pharmacy free shipping cipro antibiotic and alcoholciprobay stromectol ivermectin scabies dose fungsi obat metronidazole erectivin vi non prescription tadalafil septra antibiotic for strep throat bayer cipro prostatitis clomid ovulation pain buy finasteride 1 mg online cephalexin dogs rythmol sr dosagesalibet estradiol pills online ventolin buy ireland order seroquel xr normal dosage of keflex for sinus infection india drugs vpxl buy ammoxicill online viagra brand for sale biaxin antibiotic dose buy aldactone no rx overnight shipping malaysia online sale female viagra comprare viagra generico aldactone side effects diuretic accutane se how much prednisone for dogs what is zestoretic 20 12.5 mg prozac no script viagra with dapoxetine canada dexamethasone fast delivery atomoxetine abuse neurocet for arthritis pain prilosec and pregnancy safety acnelyse cream terbinafine hydrochloride cream 1 ringworm dormidina opiniones sobre antabuse medication purchase neurontin medication interactions nerontin non prescription periactin medication cyproheptadine zyloprim medication allopurinol rhine pills albuterol sulfate inhalation solution dosage for adults plavix patent mebendazole cvs isoniazid side effects medicine actavis codeine dikloron ampul neurocet side effects floxin antibiotics voltaren tablets sofilex wikifeet aciphex patient assistance programs viagra with prescription in usa remeron medication relafen nabumetone side effects lipothin medication identification inderal side effects sleep cheap sildenafil for sale suprax 400mg for sale ovral generic name ketrel cream use cialis best preis bestellen ventolin coupon rumafen tablets 50mg buy indian viagra indocin via web can you order first
Home All Articles Magic Tickets: The NL East for April '07

Like Shoot to Thrill - An AC/DC Tribute on Facebook!

An authentic tribute of AC/DC that covers the best of the Bon Scott era and the best of Brian Johnson's material

Who's Online?

We have 1054 guests online

Atom RSS

Magic Tickets: The NL East for April '07 PDF Print E-mail
User Rating: / 8
PoorBest 
Ticket & Attendance Watch
Written by Maury Brown   
Tuesday, 08 May 2007 08:24

A Biz of Baseball ExclusiveWith the first full month of the 2007 season in the books, it’s not too early to look at how clubs are doing in terms of ticket sales. By taking a look at April’s sales, we can get an idea of how last season’s wins and losses might impact off-season sales, as well as how any player acquisitions or stadium developments roll into the overall.

Using data from the Sports Business Journal, ESPN, and MLB.com, I’ll be digging into how clubs are doing in terms of ticket sales, starting today with the NL East. Needless to say, sales have not been good for the majority of the division with three clubs (Braves, Nationals, and Marlins) having sales in the bottom third of the league, while the Phillies and Mets are holding their own in the top ten.

How is the National League East faring in terms of ticket sales? Select Read More for details.

Mets:

  • League rank: 4th
  • NL East rank: 1st
  • Dates in 2007 through April 30: 12
  • Number of rainouts: 1
  • Total tickets sold: 534,300
  • Average: 44,525
  • Percentage of Stadium Capacity: 77.60%
  • Number of dates this time in ’06: 11
  • ’06 average at this point: 39,479
  • Difference from ’06 to ’07: 12.80%
  • Max sold: 56,227
  • Min sold: 32,154
  • Number of games sold to +90% of capacity: 4
  • Number of games sold to -50% of capacity: 0

The Mets came off a strong 2006 season where they won the division by 12 games over the Phillies, sweeping the Dodgers in three games, and missing the World Series by one game when they lost the NLCS to the Cardinals 4-3. The winning translated into a 2006 paid attendance of 3,379,551 (3rd in the league), and when coupled with Yankees losing two years straight in the AL Division Series, the Mets seem to have picked up some market share in New York, which played slingshot in the off-season ticket sales department.

In the off-season, they raised ticket prices across the board. Ticket prices for seats in the inner loge boxes went up by $7 ($52-$82), as did those in inner field boxes ($47-$77). Prices for the outfield field and loge boxes swelled by $4 ($36-$54), while those for the loge reserved ($30-$48) and the best seats in the upper reserved section went up by $3 ($25). The smallest increase was $2, in the mezzanine reserved and upper box ($21-35). The increases seemed to barely impact sales—if at all.

By January, new business sales for Season Tickets were up more than double from ‘06’s same date sales. Continuing full Season Tickets holders in both 2007 and 2008 will have priority in purchasing Season Tickets at Citi Field, the Mets' new home scheduled to open in 2009, which explains some of the Mets 12.8% increase as fans look to get seating in the new stadium early.

The Mets also enjoyed going 15-9 in April, which bolstered their place in the standings ending April a half game out of first, and kept added to the strong ’06 showing.

When adding in the ground breaking for a new ballpark, a lucrative naming rights deal with Citi Group which will bring in $20 million annually, the Mets should easily be able to open their pocketbooks and work to sustain player payroll at more than competitive levels. With plans for redeveloping Willets Point into an entertainment district over the coming years, Citi Field will most likely become more of a tourist destination point than Shea was, thus keeping revenues up. If the Mets continue to perform well, look for ticket sales to parallel.

Phillies:

  • League rank: 9th
  • NL East rank: 2nd
  • Dates in 2007 through April 30: 12
  • Number of rainouts: 2 (with one made up on 4/23)
  • Total tickets sold: 412,296
  • Average: 34,358
  • Percentage of Stadium Capacity: 78.70%
  • Number of dates this time in ’06: 15
  • ’06 average at this point: 25,999
  • Difference from ’06 to ’07: 32.20%
  • Max sold: 45,107
  • Min sold: 23,526
  • Number of games sold to +90% of capacity: 4
  • Number of games sold to -50% of capacity: 0

Ticket sales and attendance for the Phillies has been, if anything, surprising. The 32.20% jump from the year prior has been almost exclusively a result of the off-season acquisitions of players such as Freddie Garcia, and the performance of Chase Utley in ’06. By Feb. 21st, 150,000 individual game tickets had been sold, on top of an increases of 1,200 season ticket sales by that time.

The play on the field now that the season has started might impact matters down the line. By April 7th, they were already 3 games out of first with a 1-4 record, and came out of April with a better, but far from stellar, 11-14 record (.440). If the Phillies don’t improve, the excitement from April may soon wear off.

Braves:

  • League rank: 21st
  • NL East rank: 3rd
  • Dates in 2007 through April 30: 11
  • Number of rainouts: 0
  • Total tickets sold: 314,121
  • Average: 28,556
  • Percentage of Stadium Capacity: 57.60%
  • Number of dates this time in ’06: 9
  • ’06 average at this point: 37,280
  • Difference from ’06 to ’07: -23.40%
  • Max sold: 51,014
  • Min sold: 15,631
  • Number of games sold to +90% of capacity: 1
  • Number of games sold to -50% of capacity: 4

The Braves missed the playoffs for the first time in 11 years last season, and that may be just part of the reason for the decline in ticket sales for the Braves. With the sale of the Braves from Time Warner to Liberty Media raising questions about how the new owners will invest in the team on the field, as well as how the franchise will be run, the future is uncertain for the Braves.

But, as with other years in the past, John Schuerholz seems to be getting more out of the Braves than the fans seem to think possible. They came out of the gate winning 7 of their first 8 games by running through the Nationals and Marlins. At the end of April the Braves enjoyed a half game lead in the NL East.

Maybe the nicest way to explain the downturn in ticket sales is apathy. Short of a major free agent acquisition, or better yet, a run very deep into the playoffs, fans seem to be taking a “wait and see” stance with the Braves… again.

Nationals:

  • League rank: 23rd
  • NL East rank: 4th
  • Dates in 2007 through April 30: 14
  • Number of rainouts: 1
  • Total tickets sold: 298,887
  • Average: 21,349
  • Percentage of Stadium Capacity: 46.40%
  • Number of dates this time in ’06: 9
  • ’06 average at this point: 25,294
  • Difference from ’06 to ’07: -15.60%
  • Max sold: 40,389
  • Min sold: 16,017
  • Number of games sold to +90% of capacity: 0
  • Number of games sold to -50% of capacity: 11

After going through the gyrations of landing a permanent ownership group last season, the Nationals are going through a purging process and rebuilding a development system that had been slashed and burned by MLB and prior Expos owner Jeffery Loria. With that, the newness somewhat diminishing from the return of MLB to DC, and the team playing in the outdated RFK Stadium, attendance for the Nationals has swooned, dropping 15.6% from 2006. The Nationals rank highest in the number of games below 50% of capacity, and the only club in the NL East not to have at least one game at +90% of capacity, but given RFK's configuration, reaching the +90% is more difficult than other ballparks. Still, the below -50% is telling. With the team a possible contender for losing 100+ games, the rest of the season has to be looked at as loss.

What will be interesting is seeing if advance sales of season tickets into the new Nationals stadium (on schedule to open in 2008) impacts the total number of tickets sold toward the end of the 2007 season. Look for the Nationals to work from a clean slate in 2008, and with that, prime the pump for future years, as opposed to looking at 2007 as anything more than a “planning year.”

Marlins:

  • League rank: 26th
  • NL East rank: 5th
  • Dates in 2007 through April 30: 14
  • Number of rainouts: 0 (one game completed over two days due to weather)
  • Total tickets sold: 254,940
  • Average: 18,210
  • Percentage of Stadium Capacity: 51.00%
  • Number of dates this time in ’06: 9
  • ’06 average at this point: 14,050
  • Difference from ’06 to ’07: 29.60%
  • Max sold: 40,397
  • Min sold: 10,883
  • Number of games sold to +90% of capacity: 2
  • Number of games sold to -50% of capacity: 9

The Marlins nearly became the Cinderella last season by making a push to reach the Wild Card with a team that can best be described as “replacement level”. Except for Dontrelle Willis and Miguel Cabrera, the roster was considered to be nothing more than “AAA”.

The work of NL Manager of the Year Joe Girardi allowed the Marlins to overachieve posting a 78-84 season. While a .481 winning percentage doesn’t seem much to celebrate, talk of losing 100+ games last season seemed not only unreasonable, it seemed nearly a given.

The feel-good story that was the Marlins turned into ticket sales this past off-season. Too bad poor front office management and a strong willed Joe Girardi couldn’t get along as Loria and Co. fired Girardi in the off-season, possibly impacting how the club is (yet again) viewed by the fans. However, Giardi’s replacement Fredi Gonzalez took a more matured Marlins roster to one game under .500 at the end of April, thus giving at least a glimmer of hope that the Marlins may try to make a run at the Wild Card again this season, and thus possibly helping sales.

One thing that won’t be working in the Marlins favor (again) is the lack of a new stadium. Once again, state funding failed to come through, and with that, the Marlins won’t be able to give fans something to want to invest in now, to gain the best seats in a new stadium for the future. Looks like it’s back to the drawing board for those working on funding for 2008.

Maury Brown is the founder and president of The Biz of Baseball and a contributor to Baseball Prospectus. He can be contacted here.  

 
 
Banner

Poll

Should MLB Force Jeffery Loria to Sell the Marlins?