how do i order a credit report on someone free credit report guy eric violette check credit score and report for free premier credit report address for the 3 credit reporting agencies gov how to buy a home with a foreclosure on your credit report service free annual credit reports receive how to read credit report experian how do i get a credit report from transunion addresses 3 major credit reporting agencies statistics bad debt credit reporting agency best place to get my credit report is there a free credit report free annual credit report no score top rated companies free credit report consumer free credit report can view my credit report online how do i contact experian credit reporting agency phone tcr tcr total credit repair 3 major credit reporting agencies us how to dispute negative credit report fix bad credit reports free new free report commercial cell phone credit check how do i find my credit report 3 credit reports and scores cheap complete credit reports and scores free fair credit reporting act july 2011 how long does it take to fix my credit score how do i freeze myspace report free credit credit suisse report wealth free annual 4 credit bureau reports discover card free credit report free report transunion itc credit checks best place to get free annual credit report transworld systems credit reporting free credit report score 3 agencies free credit report no credit card information tools what is the average credit score in canada red flag rules fair credit reporting act what is credit report used for what are promotional inquiries on credit report definition consumer reporting agency under fair credit reporting act applicable all 3 free credit reports and scores credit report disputes online free credit report bands name how will i get a free credit report without a credit card in canada negative information credit reports stays long who can how to check your credit report oregon credit report employment updating personal information credit reports remove identity theft your credit report transunion free credit report number report possible identity theft credit bureaus free copy credit report once per year check corporation credit report credit report with social security number credit report with no credit card annual credit report complaints annual free credit report from experian credit report score 3 agencies good credit report veda credit report new zealand experian smart business credit reports credit agency reporting laws how long do 30 day late payments stay on your credit report credit report experian yearly free federal credit report us government what ismandated free credit report denied credit report from experian visa lost credit card reporting usaa credit monitoring cancel your rights under the fair credit reporting act long negative information credit report get free once year credit report corporate credit reports canada how to clean up how to clean your credit report fast how to fix credit reports experian credit report wikipedia totally free credit report without credit card required credit repair group garden grove california dispute credit report transunion address best credit reporting service 2010 collections on credit report how to clear removing medical debt from credit report fix bad credit report repair three credit reporting companies best get your free 3 in 1 credit report and score with equifax how to read a digital experian credit bureau report get your credit report for free once a year official credit report score checking credit report children free credit report and score from all 3 bureaus improving credit score tips new free credit report commercial band unsecured credit cards reporting to credit bureaus how to get rid of negative information on credit report do payday loans appear on credit report credit bureau report singapore free credit reports credit bureau free annual credit report for small business best site credit score reports federal law requires free annual credit report fair credit reporting act disclosures consent form free copy my transunion credit report credit union reports real site free credit reports phone number order equifax credit report get free 3 credit bureau report consumers obtain credit reports scores get credit reports free dispute information transunion credit report how doo you check your credit report free clear judgement your credit report south africa top rated credit report sites equifax 3 in 1 credit report remove collections off your credit report annual free credit report suze orman transunion credit report for landlords how do i get a credit report mailed to me how do i order my annual free credit report credit karma report when are you entitled to a free copy of your credit report credit reporting agencies trw the only real free credit report monitoring how can i get a free credit report without signing up for anything bank of america credit report service remove paid items off credit report anual free credit report credit karma credit climate report legal credit report law enforcement systems on credit report order all three credit reports scores how to remove a freeze on your credit report mortgage credit reporting agencies get your credit history report free how to repair how to increase your credit score quickly how to get a collection removed from credit report how to clear my credit report what is credit credit history and credit score equifax credit report free fair credit reporting act (fcra) disclosure statement and authorization how to really get credit report for free how to unfreeze your credit report free credit report dispute experian how to get a free yearly credit report how to get your yearly free credit report couldn fast credit elevator repair companies in texas get your complete credit report where can i get all three credit reports and scores transunion credit report dispute mailing address united states government free credit report how long does a satisfied judgement stay on credit report remove credit report security freeze is my rental history on my credit report does collection agency report credit bureau free report federally mandated credit card craigslist rental scams credit report how to get cash loans fast best report service 2010 credit card free credit report cancellation phone number order experian credit report removing items from your credit report name all credit reporting agencies annual credit report request service form who is the band in the free credit report commercials usaa report lost credit card long can judgment stay credit report fair credit reporting act consumer reporting agency cras improving credit how to raise credit score in one year delete employment history credit report credit bureau reports singapore important annual credit report score free credit bureau reports singapore banks best 3 credit reporting agencies credit report history years how to get my business credit report 72 hour latest credit repair system free credit report.co free credit reports equifax experian transunion free instant credit report without credit card the free credit report songs removing paid state tax lien from credit report free credit report commercials wiki 10 percent free credit report no credit card needed does chexsystems affect your credit report free credit report cancel credit card reporting to credit agencies what does it mean when your credit report says account charged off canadian credit reports business get free credit report without card details bank america free credit report offer my free credit report get charge offs removed your credit report removing errors on credit reports disputes on credit report mortgage credit reporting company review free annual credit report three bureaus free credit report and score without credit card us gov free annual credit report online who can request a credit report federal reserve consumer;s guide to credit reports and credit scores annual credit report phone number for customer service forms dispute items credit report what is the best way to dispute something on your credit report consumer credit information report canadian credit report free my free credit report gov free credit report all three bureau free once year credit report gov consumer info.com credit report how do i freeze my credit report equifax how to report identity theft to credit agencies how do i get a free credit card report what are the three credit reporting agencies and why are they important new credit report laws 2011 all 3 credit report addresses credit report google search footprint obtain free credit report without paying yearly credit report 2012 free copy equifax canada credit report request date of last activity on your credit report often do you get free credit report quizzle how to dispute credit report equifax how to get rid of credit cards without hurting your credit score where do i get my free credit report annual sample credit report removal letter contact information for all credit reporting agencies transunion consumer credit report government website for free credit report credit report credit card debt best credit report repair services what is the free credit report site best way to check tenant credit score how do you get your credit report fixed how do i obtain my free yearly credit report cancel my free credit report account should i get all three credit reports at once how to find good credit score on equifax my credit reports scores credit report and employment background check report on credit appraisal has best report service credit history how to get free credit report more than once a year report all three credit bureaus how can i view credit report for free experian free credit report sign in read canadian credit report equifax business credit report free credit score and report from 6 bureaus what are the three credit report companies uk removing medical bill credit report how to order free credit reports by phone official free annual credit report agencies government credit report online no credit card needed always free core logic credit report view experian free credit report uk dispute transunion credit report item annual free credit reports scores credit report company most accurate website for free credit annual credit report federal law requires free credit report bureaus get free credit reports all three free credit credit report login do free credit reports affect your credit score addresses of the three credit reporting agencies remove paid-off collection accounts from credit report online money loans where can i borrow money without a credit check get monthly credit report order all 3 credit reports remove negative report credit report question something your credit report rapid credit reports glendale post bankruptcy credit report cleanup collection agency remove from credit report damages violations fair credit reporting act willful credit report federal free consumer address for the 3 credit reporting agencies major national free credit report.com cell phone song and lyrics easy online cash advance loans hard inquiry on credit report how many points routing number for e and a credit union my free credit report massachusetts annual report credit suisse 2006 credit bureau reports different address on file 3 main credit reporting companies landlord credit report form equifax credit reports for business dave ramsey credit report dispute what is a suit or judgement on credit report cheap credit repair attorney seattle ea free credit best hard disk repair software 2013 free three in one credit report with scores bureau removing old debt from credit report tenant credit report ontario canada free credit report car commercial lyrics credit report for free without credit card find out credit reports major credit reporting agencies in canada free credit report yearly law three in one credit report with scores bureaus government site for credit report remove security freeze my credit report free yearly credit report 2009 experian contact number human respa credit reporting requirements form bad debt credit reporting agency amex free corporate credit report settlement vs. paid in full credit report your signal federal credit union kensington md get my credit report australia free credit report underneath federal law best credit report 2011 monitoring services wells fargo secured credit card report to credit bureaus free credit report online dispute free tenant screening credit report equifax credit report free yearly how do i improve my credit rating singapore fair credit reporting act lawyers bankruptcy credit report years best credit reporting websites free credit report no sign up uk contesting credit report online request free equifax credit report mail get my free experian credit report landlord credit reports tenant how to fix your credit after a major setback put red flag my credit report 3 credit reporting agencies wiki equifax free credit report ga free credit report colorado free capital report if denied credit equifax experian annual credit report login what is a credit card cash advance check citi credit report score state ga free credit report capital one lost credit card reporting clean up your credit report fast what information is contained in a credit report how do i request my yearly credit report what information is on your credit report obtain your free credit reports federal trade commission free annual credit report authorized transunion address to dispute credit report credit reports different information usa free credit report online payday loan direct lenders only bad credit payday loans bad credit no fees business credit cards with no guarantor read credit report history safe request free credit report free canadian credit report government been denied credit report free copy free credit report usa gov credit report federal reserve bank credit report repair department of human services in dallas texas false credit reporting act free credit reports on companies business reporting to credit agencies experian dispute mailing address credit report errors will getting a credit card help my credit check your company credit report legally improve your credit report credit report credit expert from experian credit report job offer myfico fico credit scores get free credit report online transunion credit free report clean up my credit report fast how to successfully dispute credit report remove bankruptcy your credit report after 7 years how do i get a paid charge-off off of my credit report free credit report experian denied credit get credit rating report australia cibil totally free credit score check inaccurate credit report uk credit card credit report not mine how do i fix incorrect information on my credit report entitled to one free credit report each year monitor credit report how do you find out your credit rating nz freezing credit report with equifax free credit report canada review do free credit report companies make money credit report without credit card info fair credit reporting act proof debt order free credit report from experian credit suisse report india dispute wrong information credit report free credit report uk no credit card free credit report no membership fee free credit report uk without credit card details how to raise your credit how to increase credit score in 30 days how to obtain credit reports for small business need gateway credit union annual report 2010 debt credit repair for dummies if the information on your credit report is in dispute you are entitled to what does a credit score of 0 mean charge off credit report mortgage credit reports matter remove transferred closed credit report free credit report no trial offer government of canada credit card comparison foreclosure on credit report remove credit report 30 days late cheap credit report online tri-merge credit report providers how to erase a collection on credit report annual credit reports free gov how can i get my credit report for freeware how do i log back into annual credit report transunion order credit report credit report credit bureau singapore credit reporting dispute letters how often should i run my credit report how long does a late credit card payment stay on your credit report credit repair specialists belgrade montana schools checking credit report potential tenant business credit reports usa leading get credit report without monitoring service best poor credit car finance telephone number transunion credit report how to delete inquiries on my credit report best way to dispute credit report items consent run credit report form get paid collections off credit report removing negative items from credit report after 7 years how do i order my free annual credit report free canadian credit reports without credit card unlimited access to 3 credit reports compare 10 the best credit repair companies fair credit credit reporting act long does negative credit stay your report free online credit report india how do you request your free yearly credit report checking credit report hurt score report credit card stolen wells fargo clark howard free credit report website transunion free credit report yearly getting your free credit reports how to remove a paid charge-off from your credit report how to obtain free credit report online free credit report with no strings attached cancel free equifax credit report update your experian credit report credit repair arlington tx annual credit report member sign in how can i obtain a free credit report request transunion how can i get my credit report without paying can checking your report hurt your score own credit consumer reports credit reporting agencies how to get a free credit report when you;ve been denied credit credit reporting agencies dispute forms free credit report customer service phone free annual credit report from federal government run free credit report tenant see my credit report score when is the best time to pull your credit report fact act annual credit report bad credit car loans instant approval car loans with bad how to get a loan with bad credit and no cosigner uw credit union free credit report first advantage credit report how to request free credit reports by mail wells fargo credit reporting dispute best company request your credit report experian credit report compared others how to read equifax credit report your credit score experian credit report all free credit report commercials lyrics privacy (credit reporting information) regulations how to dispute errors on your credit report best website checking credit report equifax free credit report phone number canada fake best free credit report sites what happens when you dispute an item on your credit report website obtain free annual credit report top rated free credit report sites monitoring report creditor harassment phone calls statistics debt credit reporting agency band members free credit report commercials how do red get your credit report free thin credit file car loan free credit report from all 3 credit bureaus credit report dispute letter 3 credit reports transunion how many times can i dispute my credit report how to get your credit report from equifax free credit checks free shipping from target free credit report best deal credit reporting companies for landlords how can i get my annual credit report free experience free credit report uk online sample letter to remove credit report inquiry federal trade commission building better credit report what is credit report used for have been denied rebate do get my free credit report company credit reports employer credit report illinois 3 bureau credit report & scores credit reporting agencies address change equifax example of credit report guaranteed bad credit car loans australia
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 611 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?