I guess when you only finish 24 games below .500 in a season, it’s cause for celebration. And what better way to say thanks to your faithful stadium-goers than by sticking it to them. That must be the mentality around Kansas City, where the Royals have decided to reward their fans by jacking up ticket prices:
The average price for single-game tickets will jump nearly 15 percent next year to $23.76 a seat under a new pricing structure unveiled Tuesday afternoon by the Royals.
â€œNo matter how low we can demonstrate that these prices are, itâ€™s still money out of someoneâ€™s pocket. And yes, we are sensitive to it. But thereâ€™s just no way of getting around it. Itâ€™s part of the equation to make the franchise competitive.â€
It was the clubâ€™s third increase in four years.
Hmm, third increase in four years? I guess they’re really committed to winning in KC. Hey from 56 wins to 62, to 69 in the last three seasons, you could be headed to a World Series sometime around 2015. Not bad. I guess you gotta pay that Odalis Perez contract somehow, right?