At the Calgary game last night, they posted a notice on the Jumbotron that information about 2009 season ticket information. Since I still kept my season tickets for 2008 (I’m calling this a “transition year”), I was curious to see how much they would be increasing tickets for next season. So, I went into the “My Argos Account” section on the Argos’ website to see if they might have posted an early invoice. Sure enough, they did, and if what my invoice suggested will be true for others at the Rogers Centre, they’re due for some sticker shock.
My seat is first row in section 206, and this year they went from $145 in 2007 to $172. For 2009, they’re suggesting $249 for the season, a 44.5% increase over this year’s prices. That’s rather steep for a team that will finish no better than .500 this year. Considering that my section could be classed as “the cheap seats”, I hate to imagine the inflation they’ll be levying for say, 100-level prime sidelines.
This is making the possible full-time transition to Ivor Wynne a lot more attractive; provided Bob Young doesn’t go nuts in a feeble attempt to negate the 25% rebate he’ll be giving Ti-Cat season ticket holders after this season’s done.