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Old 05-11-2005, 07:55 AM   #31
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Yesterday for the Fenway show, I was able to pullup $163 grandstand seats (Sec 26), a good ways away from the stage. $163, whatever, i shelled out that for U2 but the real kicker was the $22 service fee on each ticket. 22 friggin dollars? Ticketmaster should throw in a vial of kieth's blood or some old cigarette butts. I'm not a Stones fan but they are ripping people off. For $100 I can join there fan club and have access to the better seats and they'll even throw in a free poster. Um, sorry a poster isn't gonna cut it for me.
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Um, sorry a poster isn't gonna cut it for me.

and a $40 keychain thingie is any better?
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See there's the problem with your argument..you say "Take away the $400 seats and..."
Well lets also take away U2's $165 seats then to get a fair comparison.

As for "not that many" $453 seats...during the presale so far it appears all the field seats at Fenway are $453...thats a lot of seats.
The $63 and $100 seats at Fenway in the presale have all been listed as "obstructed view"
Well, we will know precisely what the average ticket price was for each show when Amusement Business prints the official Boxscore results starting with the first shows in September.

It was reported early on that U2's average ticket price in arena's was around $100 and for the stadiums it was $90. Recent Boxscores from Amusement business have proven the arena figure to be correct. It is reported that the average ticket price for the Stones Stadium shows is about $100 dollars and for the Arena shows its $110 dollars. Will know in September for sure what the average price was.
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holy shit. and i thought u2 tickets were expensive.





$63, 102, 163, 453
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Well, we will know precisely what the average ticket price was for each show when Amusement Business prints the official Boxscore results starting with the first shows in September.

It was reported early on that U2's average ticket price in arena's was around $100 and for the stadiums it was $90. Recent Boxscores from Amusement business have proven the arena figure to be correct. It is reported that the average ticket price for the Stones Stadium shows is about $100 dollars and for the Arena shows its $110 dollars. Will know in September for sure what the average price was.
And I guarantee you it will be significantly higher than $100...certainly at Fenway Park.
As I suspected every field seat carries a ticket cost of $453.00 (not to mention $29.95 per ticket convenience charge from our good friends at TicketMaster).
Now I don't know the exact number of field seats, but an educated guess is about 6,000-6,500 (there's 16 sections, so I figured the 11 full sections to average conservatively about 400 seats each, 20 rows, 20 seats across, and 5 of the sections are smaller wedges fitting into the ballpark, though section C3 has at least 38 rows as I saw a C3 row 38 seat on the presale this morning for $453.00, its just probably only 10-12 seats wide.)
That'll be somewhere around 20% of capacity.
From what I've seen during presales, the $163.00 seats are the vast majority of the regular stadium seats with $63.00 and $102.00 being listed as obstructed view seats.
So for Fenway at least the avg. price will be a lot closer to $200 than to $100 (An educated guess is right in the $200 range).

The average may be less in some of the larger capacity football stadiums due to increased seating at lower price levels (Fenway held around 36,000 for Springsteen, football stadia will hold 60-80,000 and probably have the same amount of $400+ tix as Fenway so the average will drop in those buildings, but I'm guessing to about $150, not $100)
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just for kicks, I went to TM to see what I could get for the Stones. I chose 3 tix for Anaheim stadium, best available (Pre-sale, Amex cardholder). If you look at the seating chart, I got section V508, which is on the far left hand side of the stadium, last 15 rows (the farthest away you can be, basically). $99 per ticket, + $16.95 per ticket service charge. I think I'd have a better view from my couch! Don't let the bastards get you down!

I had no plans of attending anyways. I'll save the money to pay for my L.A. U2 shows, which I'm still in need of tickets for. Gotta take my daughter this time!
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And I guarantee you it will be significantly higher than $100...certainly at Fenway Park.
As I suspected every field seat carries a ticket cost of $453.00 (not to mention $29.95 per ticket convenience charge from our good friends at TicketMaster).
Now I don't know the exact number of field seats, but an educated guess is about 6,000-6,500 (there's 16 sections, so I figured the 11 full sections to average conservatively about 400 seats each, 20 rows, 20 seats across, and 5 of the sections are smaller wedges fitting into the ballpark, though section C3 has at least 38 rows as I saw a C3 row 38 seat on the presale this morning for $453.00, its just probably only 10-12 seats wide.)
That'll be somewhere around 20% of capacity.
From what I've seen during presales, the $163.00 seats are the vast majority of the regular stadium seats with $63.00 and $102.00 being listed as obstructed view seats.
So for Fenway at least the avg. price will be a lot closer to $200 than to $100 (An educated guess is right in the $200 range).

The average may be less in some of the larger capacity football stadiums due to increased seating at lower price levels (Fenway held around 36,000 for Springsteen, football stadia will hold 60-80,000 and probably have the same amount of $400+ tix as Fenway so the average will drop in those buildings, but I'm guessing to about $150, not $100)
The average price on the Rolling Stones last tour 3 years ago was $100 dollars and half of the shows did not sellout. Based on that, I seriously doubt you will see an average price of $150 or $200 dollars when the official results for shows start to be printed this fall.
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Here are the price ranges for various sections of Soldier Field:


Reserved FIELD Seating
US $99.00 - US $450.00


400 Level Seating (4th Level Above Field)
US $99.00 - US $302.77


300 Level Seating (3rd Level Above Field)
US $60.00 - US $302.77


200 Level Seating (2nd Level Above Field)
US $99.00 - US $302.77


100 Level Seating (1st Level Above Field)
US $60.00 - US $302.77





GIANTS STADIUM:


FLOOR SEATING
US $99.00 - US $450.00


LOWER LEVEL SEATING
US $160.00


UPPER LEVEL SEATING
US $60.00 - US $99.00


MEZZANINE LEVEL SEATING
US $99.00




MCI CENTER WASHINGTON DC:


FLOOR SEATING
US $99.00 - US $450.00


LOWER LEVEL SEATING
US $160.00


UPPER LEVEL SEATING
US $60.00 - US $99.00


MEZZANINE LEVEL SEATING
US $99.00




So from this its obvious that the lower ticket prices are a part of the floor, 1st level and upper levels of both the Arena shows and Stadiums.
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So from this its obvious that the lower ticket prices are a part of the floor, 1st level and upper levels of both the Arena shows and Stadiums.
Not at Fenway, all field seats (or "Turf" seats as they are calling them) are $453.00.
I'm sure the $99.00 field seats at Soldier Field and Giants Stadium are way in the back.
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MCI CENTER WASHINGTON DC:


FLOOR SEATING
US $99.00 - US $450.00


LOWER LEVEL SEATING
US $160.00


UPPER LEVEL SEATING
US $60.00 - US $99.00


MEZZANINE LEVEL SEATING
US $99.00
I'm curious as to how the math will add up to the average for an arena show being only $10 more than U2's average when there's basically 1 major difference, the floor seating.
U2 has all floor seats at $49.50 and $tone$ have most at $450 and some at $99.
Lets say for argument that there's 2,000 floor seats in a 20,000 seat arena.
Assuming the cost in the balance of the arena is equal (The $tones will be slightly higher, but for argument will call it equal)
U2's floor is $49.50 x 2,000= $99,000
Lets Give the $tones 1500 seats each at $450 and 500 at $99.00 (You and I both know its more like 1,800 at $450 and 200 at $99.00 at best)
$tones floor is 675,000(1500 x 450) plus 49,500(500 x99) =$724,500

So using these very conservative $tones floor figures, their gate for an arena show is $724,500 more than U2's, averaging over 20,000 tickets is $36.23 more per ticket, not $10.00 and I guarantee you it works out a bit higher than that. (Closer to the $150 average I guessed at previously)
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