letsgoticats

Quote from: "DogsFan"
I wouldn't count on a discount from the Argos to Ticats STH.

Any reason why not?  They're already offering one on regular tickets as shown above, and they've offered a discount to Ticat STH's several times in the past.

DogsFan

Doesn't make sense to me. They're trying to build a fan base. Why sell the seats at a discount to your rivals?

letsgoticats

Quote from: "DogsFan"
Doesn't make sense to me. They're trying to build a fan base. Why sell the seats at a discount to your rivals?

Because you're going to have 15k empty seats.  Why not try to fill a few of them with fans of the other team.

slimjim2

Quote from: "letsgoticats"
Quote from: "DogsFan"
Doesn't make sense to me. They're trying to build a fan base. Why sell the seats at a discount to your rivals?

Because you're going to have 15k empty seats.  Why not try to fill a few of them with fans of the other team.

Exactly,  the Ticats in Toronto are the biggest draw for the Argos.    They would hope that the rivalry would not only draw thousands from Hamilton but also Toronto fans that may only come out for the one game all season against the Ticats.
The new ownership would love to see the Argos have 3 home games against Hamilton,  too bad only one this year.

They are also trying to sell discounted tickets and bobble head Flute dolls for the Monday night game against Ottawa.
The Ottawa game was the lowest attendance last year and this year it's a Monday night so you can expect at least 15k empty seats for that one.

DogsFan

Quote from: "letsgoticats"
Quote from: "DogsFan"
Doesn't make sense to me. They're trying to build a fan base. Why sell the seats at a discount to your rivals?

Because you're going to have 15k empty seats.  Why not try to fill a few of them with fans of the other team.

Because Ticat fans are going to buy those tickets, regardless if they are offered a discount or not. They would be taking money out of their own pockets. Hamilton would never offer Toronto a discount, regardless of how many seats would be empty.

letsgoticats

Quote from: "DogsFan"
Quote from: "letsgoticats"
Quote from: "DogsFan"
Doesn't make sense to me. They're trying to build a fan base. Why sell the seats at a discount to your rivals?

Because you're going to have 15k empty seats.  Why not try to fill a few of them with fans of the other team.

Because Ticat fans are going to buy those tickets, regardless if they are offered a discount or not. They would be taking money out of their own pockets. Hamilton would never offer Toronto a discount, regardless of how many seats would be empty.

Discounts will make Ticat fans more likely to buy tickets.  The Argos have offered discounts many times, even on playoff games in Toronto.  I'd almost guarantee that the Ticats have sent out discount codes to Argo season ticket holders in the past.

Hammertown Proud

no discounts offered to Ticat season ticket holders.

We paid $300 for our five tickets.

I see all the sections near Hamilton bench are completely sold out, while the rest of the stadium seems to be sparsely sold.

Yep, I agree with the above, no discounts are needed for the majority of Cats fans......but there will also be some who feel they deserve something better to grace us with their attendance.  :lol:

Soon I'll be reading the Bob Young should be personally picking up some Ticat fans and driving them to the game...after all, they have been fans since 1841.

my home team

"Soon I'll be reading the Bob Young should be personally picking up some Ticat fans and driving them to the game...after all, they have been fans since 1841."


Really?  Please let me know when that happens. It would save me gas and parking coming from Mississauga. LOL.

1841?? You're making me feel really old.....

slimjim2

Quote from: "Hammertown Proud"
no discounts offered to Ticat season ticket holders.

We paid $300 for our five tickets.

I see all the sections near Hamilton bench are completely sold out, while the rest of the stadium seems to be sparsely sold.

Yep, I agree with the above, no discounts are needed for the majority of Cats fans......but there will also be some who feel they deserve something better to grace us with their attendance.  :lol:

Soon I'll be reading the Bob Young should be personally picking up some Ticat fans and driving them to the game...after all, they have been fans since 1841.

According to the seating plan this morning there are plenty of seats near the Hamilton bench still available, the higher up seats up around the 20 yard line are $52 but lots from the 20 to 40 yard lines at $72
Doesn't look like too many  seats sold at all behind the visitors bench.
We got ours  for $34,  but that's because we bought the mini pack,  the individual seats would be $52
The cheapest seats are the end zone seats at $27 and still lots available,  it's worth buying the $27 seat and then moving up to the $72 seats behind the Ticat bench.
But still 4 weeks for them to sell tickets.

If they can't sell a lot of tickets to this game they are in big trouble the following week when BC is in town and then Ottawa for that Monday night game a couple of weeks later.

TravelPat1

Quote from: "-Hammer-"
I won't buy tickets for or from the Argos until I get my $160 dollars back in free tickets, concession coupons or cold hard cash. Basically until they make right the amount they effectively stole from me during the Grey Cup ticket pricing debacle. If someone from the Argos wants to contact me back and make right, then I'll gladly start buying tickets again when the tabbies go down the road.

Hey Hammer - there are at least four long time and now former Argos season ticket holders who feel the exact same way as you with how badly handled the Grey Cup pricing debacle was. Two of them good friends of mine who for the last 10+ years have always been kind enough to invite me to join them any time the Cats had played in Toronto.

All off season they made several phone calls and sent numerous emails with complaints similar to yours about how they felt they got ripped off with the pricing debacle at the Grey Cup.  Many calls and emails getting no reply - and the one or two times they got a reply - they received basically a form letter saying nothing would be done.

So four 45 yard line west side lower level (pricey seats) with access to the West Side Club season tickets were not renewed.  One pair belonged to a 10 year season ticket holder - the other pair a 15+ year season ticket holder.

Not something that should be happening with the situation the Argos find themselves in.

Hammertown Proud

Quote from: "slimjim2"
Quote from: "Hammertown Proud"
no discounts offered to Ticat season ticket holders.

We paid $300 for our five tickets.

I see all the sections near Hamilton bench are completely sold out, while the rest of the stadium seems to be sparsely sold.

Yep, I agree with the above, no discounts are needed for the majority of Cats fans......but there will also be some who feel they deserve something better to grace us with their attendance.  :lol:

Soon I'll be reading the Bob Young should be personally picking up some Ticat fans and driving them to the game...after all, they have been fans since 1841.

According to the seating plan this morning there are plenty of seats near the Hamilton bench still available, the higher up seats up around the 20 yard line are $52 but lots from the 20 to 40 yard lines at $72
Doesn't look like too many  seats sold at all behind the visitors bench.
We got ours  for $34,  but that's because we bought the mini pack,  the individual seats would be $52
The cheapest seats are the end zone seats at $27 and still lots available,  it's worth buying the $27 seat and then moving up to the $72 seats behind the Ticat bench.
But still 4 weeks for them to sell tickets.

If they can't sell a lot of tickets to this game they are in big trouble the following week when BC is in town and then Ottawa for that Monday night game a couple of weeks later.


Strange.

I was looking before I made my post you quoted and section 121 and 122 were completely sold out. Not one single seat was available.  

Now there are a bunch.

I'm not sure what to say. In fact, looking now, the row directly in front of the row we bought tickets in now shows tickets available. When we bought our tickets there weren't any available in that row (or we would have bought them). I'm guessing they are holding back tickets or something?

slimjim2

Quote from: "Hammertown Proud"
Quote from: "slimjim2"
Quote from: "Hammertown Proud"
no discounts offered to Ticat season ticket holders.

We paid $300 for our five tickets.

I see all the sections near Hamilton bench are completely sold out, while the rest of the stadium seems to be sparsely sold.

Yep, I agree with the above, no discounts are needed for the majority of Cats fans......but there will also be some who feel they deserve something better to grace us with their attendance.  :lol:

Soon I'll be reading the Bob Young should be personally picking up some Ticat fans and driving them to the game...after all, they have been fans since 1841.

According to the seating plan this morning there are plenty of seats near the Hamilton bench still available, the higher up seats up around the 20 yard line are $52 but lots from the 20 to 40 yard lines at $72
Doesn't look like too many  seats sold at all behind the visitors bench.
We got ours  for $34,  but that's because we bought the mini pack,  the individual seats would be $52
The cheapest seats are the end zone seats at $27 and still lots available,  it's worth buying the $27 seat and then moving up to the $72 seats behind the Ticat bench.
But still 4 weeks for them to sell tickets.

If they can't sell a lot of tickets to this game they are in big trouble the following week when BC is in town and then Ottawa for that Monday night game a couple of weeks later.


Strange.

I was looking before I made my post you quoted and section 121 and 122 were completely sold out. Not one single seat was available.  

Now there are a bunch.

I'm not sure what to say. In fact, looking now, the row directly in front of the row we bought tickets in now shows tickets available. When we bought our tickets there weren't any available in that row (or we would have bought them). I'm guessing they are holding back tickets or something?

The seating charts they show for Argo games with the blue dots or shaded areas are not accurate.   If you look at the east upper deck it looks to be all shaded except the first couple of rows with blue dots.    They are only selling the first couple of rows but if they start to sell they will open up more rows for sale.
It looks like they are doing the same thing in other sections too,  they make a few available and when they start to sell they open up more seats for sale.

my home team

Quote from: "Hammertown Proud"
Quote from: "slimjim2"
Quote from: "Hammertown Proud"
no discounts offered to Ticat season ticket holders.

We paid $300 for our five tickets.

I see all the sections near Hamilton bench are completely sold out, while the rest of the stadium seems to be sparsely sold.

Yep, I agree with the above, no discounts are needed for the majority of Cats fans......but there will also be some who feel they deserve something better to grace us with their attendance.  :lol:

Soon I'll be reading the Bob Young should be personally picking up some Ticat fans and driving them to the game...after all, they have been fans since 1841.

According to the seating plan this morning there are plenty of seats near the Hamilton bench still available, the higher up seats up around the 20 yard line are $52 but lots from the 20 to 40 yard lines at $72
Doesn't look like too many  seats sold at all behind the visitors bench.
We got ours  for $34,  but that's because we bought the mini pack,  the individual seats would be $52
The cheapest seats are the end zone seats at $27 and still lots available,  it's worth buying the $27 seat and then moving up to the $72 seats behind the Ticat bench.
But still 4 weeks for them to sell tickets.

If they can't sell a lot of tickets to this game they are in big trouble the following week when BC is in town and then Ottawa for that Monday night game a couple of weeks later.


Strange.

I was looking before I made my post you quoted and section 121 and 122 were completely sold out. Not one single seat was available.  

Now there are a bunch.

I'm not sure what to say. In fact, looking now, the row directly in front of the row we bought tickets in now shows tickets available. When we bought our tickets there weren't any available in that row (or we would have bought them). I'm guessing they are holding back tickets or something?


Last season, I was looking for a particular spot in the West side of THF, the chart, showed the entire row was spoken for. Yet, when I called one the ticket reps, he found me a place there.

He explained that not all the availabilities show up on the Ticketmaster seating grid.

So, if  you don't see what you want, give them a call.
 


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