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Route 9 : 3/13/2023 4:37 pm
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?

Route 9 : 3/13/2023 4:38 pm : link
Oh yeah. Knicks. Do not leave those guys out too.
You can get partial...  
Chris in Philly : 3/13/2023 4:39 pm : link
plans, which is what most people do.
RE: You can get partial...  
Route 9 : 3/13/2023 4:40 pm : link
In comment 16062290 Chris in Philly said:
plans, which is what most people do.

It really depends how close you live to the city  
Essex : 3/13/2023 4:45 pm : link
I had Rangers seasons tickets when I lived on 34th and 3rd. It was glorious. I moved to Brooklyn Heights and then Park Slope where the train became 20-30 minutes from the Garden and it became less so. For me, it is getting home late as I get older. So, I gave them up.

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.
In the past I've been part of a group who shared season tickets.  
Mad Mike : 3/13/2023 4:53 pm : link
The number of people varied a bit over time but it was generally 8-10 of us, most of whom knew each other so sometimes we'd go with each other, sometimes people would take the seats and go with other friends/family. I went to about 10 regular season games each year. The advantage to that over a partial plan was we got all playoff games, so unless the Yankees got knocked out really quickly, everyone had a chance to get to a playoff game. Once it became so easy to get tickets below face on the secondary market, I gave it up.
We used to have an eight game package for the Yanks at the  
mikeinbloomfield : 3/13/2023 6:02 pm : link
old stadium. Not sure if they do that still. As others have mentioned, the main draw back then was access to playoff games, though not the same seats, just earlier access.

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.

I have a ticket “debit card”  
Steve L : 3/13/2023 6:29 pm : link
For our AAA baseball team. Before the season starts, I buy ten undated tickets for any 200 level seat in the house at a discounted rate. I can reload the card if I want throughout the season. Works out great. Wife and I go to 20 or so games a year.
just giants...  
only1eli : 3/13/2023 6:54 pm : link
but have thought about the devils for a while as a big fan and due to ease of travel. i just can't justify the amount of time.
I have a 20 game package for the Mets  
dannysection 313 : 3/13/2023 7:17 pm : link
And, really enjoy having the tickets...same seats, you know way ahead of time what games you have, once the tickets are paid for (I made my last payment in March), there's no dealing with TicketScam or StubScam for tix, which I hate doing.

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/ 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.

SFGFNCGiantsFan : 3/13/2023 7:28 pm : link
Have a neighbor who has season tickets to the Hurricanes, but he probably goes to 8-10 games a year. The rest he either gives to clients, puts on Stubhub, & gives to friends/family.
I was a Rangers season  
Giantophile : 3/14/2023 6:50 am : link
Ticket holder for years and never tired of it for a day. Loved going to those games but I was also younger and lived a few blocks away from the garden. Had to give them up when I moved to the burbs and started a family. Really Just depends on the person (and team) I guess.
TyreeHelmet : 3/14/2023 9:26 am : link
I had Knicks season tickets for years but split it among friends. Typically got 10-15 games a year and also went with my friends who I split them with.

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.
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