Of course football has eight home games a year (9 sometimes) and you don't have to worry about investing too much time attending games with this sport.
but I was wondering from others what is it like to own season tickets for the Yankees Rangers New York Mets Devils etc .... or Montreal Canadiens? Or any other sport with many games a year.
Did the "every game" experience ever get tiring for you? Love it? Do you sell a lot of tickets or make it a must to go to every single game?
I was having this discussion with a coworker and she was a Devils season ticket holder for 18 years and went to nearly every single game. I think I'd get tired of it and eventually give up even if it were possible to attend every single Yankee or Rangers game. Thoughts?
What I would say is that one of the benefits of having Season Tickets is that the prices are generally cheaper. Usually, the season ticket holder gets the ticket at a lower price than Ticketmaster "Standard Admission" or what you would get at the box office. Also, you don't have to pay fees associated with Stubhub even when tickets are sold below cost. With that said, if you only go to ten games as opposed to 40 you pay much less.
Eight games is about a game a month for baseball, except they always gave us two games in April because they couldn't sell those seats.
There was also the convenience of knowing which games you had already so you could schedule around it. When it was a quick 4-to-the-6 ride home, that made it pretty easy to go too.
Truth be told, I only go to about 8 games, my 2 sons who both like 5 miles from Citi Field, usually with their wives. Yea, I pay for the whole thing, but I'm happy to do so...they love it, as you can imagine. Plus, the games I go to are with one son or the other, so time with my adult sons, which is precious.
The nice thing is I can swap a game to pick up tickets for a game I'm planning to go to, have 4 seats, and then my wife and I can go with one son/wife...fun outing.
But, (as with Giants tickets which I had for 15 years), it's a lot more fun when the team is good, of course. Otherwise, the end of the season includes tickets to meaningless games, that can't be sold.
Have to admit, I sell Opening Day (it's usually freezing anyway) and the Yankee game and earn back about 20% of the cost, which for me (I pay for good seats, 19th row behind the Met's dugout) really helps make the math work.
If you love a team, it's great.
I loved going to games- got to know the Garden really well and even became friendly with my ticket neighbors. It was a lot of fun following along the team.
I also was able to break even and 1 or 2 seasons probably even made money on the year. But the team has to be good for this and I got lucky with the Linsanity year where I couldn't list the tickets high enough.
The key is proximity though- you have to live close enough where its not a hassle to get to the games. You also have to know the arena/ stadium to find a sweet spot for a seat where its affordable but offers a good view.