Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Give Padres credit for reducing prices

If your team is bad and the economy is worse, what do you do?

If you’re the San Diego Padres, you lower prices on about 25 percent of your tickets and offer special concessions packages.

Give the team credit for at least trying while entering a season where another last-place finish looks inevitable.

Did you not hear that the Padres are offering a … 5 for $5 Value Meal that includes a hot dog, regular soda, peanuts, popcorn and a cookie for $5? (Fans can substitute a 16-ounce beer for the soda and pay $10.)

This offer is good for each of the Padres’ 81 home dates, including opening day.The team also has revised and improved its Coca-Cola Value Weekend. Fans can get an Upper Reserved ticket, hot dog and a Coke for just $12 at any Friday, Saturday and Sunday home game.

As for everyday tickets, the price decrease affects nearly 8,300 seats on both the Field and Upper levels. The Field Box Advanced price is reduced by $10 (now $40) per ticket in selected sections, the Field Reserved Advanced price goes down by $10 (now $30), while the Upper Box Reserved Advance price is reduced by $5 (now $23). All other seats are frozen at 2008 prices.

Let’s just hope that on the field, the Padres don’t become “reduced” in 2009 to another horrible season.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm still not sure about getting tickets. Even with these deals, you still have to watch the Padres!