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Baseball teams like the Cleveland Guardians are beginning to treat tickets like streaming subscriptions.
The team announced it’s joining teams like the Orioles, Rays and Pirates in launching a 2023 ballpark pass, where for $49 per month, fans will be able to attend an unlimited amount of home games.
There’s a small catch though; it’s standing room only.
While not quite as desirable as being able to purchase actual seats for any desired home game, it’s still a fairly good deal, all things considered.
Standing room only tickets generally run around $15 per game, meaning fans would only need to attend around three games a month to make the subscription worth the cost. Attending seven to 10 games would be a significant financial win.
The Guardians stormed to a surprising AL Central title in 2022, and with a core group of exciting young players, expectations are high for 2023 as well.
Attendance has frequently been an issue for the team, especially after the name change. Ownership must be hoping these changes will lead to a better finish this season.
READ: CLEVELAND GUARDIANS RANK 25TH IN MLB ATTENDANCE DESPITE WINNING DIVISION
Terry Francona Cares About The Guardians Players, Will Fans Follow?
Guardians manager Terry Francona is on record talking about how much he cares about his players.
But the important question now is, will Cleveland fans join him?
Small market teams have increasingly turned to subscription service type arrangements to increase attendance. If it proves effective for the Guardians, it’ll be interesting to see how many bigger market teams follow suit.
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Does it include road games? 😛
The Reds did something similar for a couple of years starting back in 2017. For $30 a month you got a seat for every home game, somewhere in the Top 6 rows of the stadium. It was non-transferable and you didn’t know your seat location until you got to the park, but it was awesome. I wish they’d bring it back.