I just got off the phone with Kevin at the Ticats office. All of sections 7 and 26 are now considered "gold". My total bill last year (section 7, Traditions rate) for a pair of tickets was $701.60. The total bill for this year will be $1100 ($990 earlybird). This is an increase of 57%. How can Bob possibly justify this?
I was told that they could find cheaper seats for me but I don't really want to move after being a season ticket holder for 35 years and establishing friendships with the surrounding fans for years. Of course, with this kind of increase, I doubt that many of them will renew, based on conversations that we had at the last home game. If most fans were honest, the best part about going to the game is to be with the fans around you, otherwise you would save a lot of money and just watch the game on TV, which may be my best option this year.
Bob, treating your most loyal customers like this is not good business.