I keep posting these reasons, and the ‘Pigs keep losing. Perhaps I’ll stop. I’ll do anything to win, you know. So this could be my last:
Reason Number Four: Tickets
Historically, August tickets are some of the toughest to get. The IronPigs are able to sell groups better through the summer, and it culminates in this final month before school starts. This eats up a lot of seats. Plus, the weather’s usually more agreeable.
Don’t be dismayed, though. Here are some suggestions to make sure you can get your tickets for these August games (hey, we don’t want to turn this into “the restaurant that’s so popular that no one ever eats there anymore.”)
- Plan ahead. I know, common sense. But if there’s a game you want, get online or call the ticket office to get your tickets.
- Don’t give up. Don’t wait until the last minute, but calling the day before a game or early the day of, you can sometimes get seats that have been held back for visiting scouts, or the players’ families or whatever. You may have to call for these as I’m not sure they put them online right away.
- Consider smaller sets. It might be tough to get 8 seats together, but maybe a few sets of two would be doable. At least consider it.
- There’s nothing wrong with General Admission. Yes, certainly you can sit on the lawn. But if you don’t want to, there’s always the bar areas in the outfield. And, if you don’t mind standing, find a rail behind home plate. It’s an excellent place to watch the game if, like I said, you don’t mind the standing.
- Craigslist and Stubhub have tickets available. You might pay a little more with the fees and whatnot (some people are trying to make a couple bucks, and that’s OK too.) but you won’t be shut out if you really want to go. Season ticket holders have digital access to tickets, and can forward them via email so you can even buy the day of the game. Even though the bottom fell out of the market for Phillies’ tickets, it’s still probably cheaper when you consider the time, travel, gas, concession prices, and so on to go to an IronPigs game. (of note: I’ve never sold my tickets on one of these sites, but I have purchased through them)
Two words: Bad Elarton.
I hope we can get the bats going. Losing Hector Luna to the Phillies likely won’t help (Schierholtz broke a toe). But on the brighter side, my kids get their wish as Austin Hyatt was sent back to Reading. Mike Cisco’s back and Tyson Brummett gets the starting spot–he’s done well in that spot, so I’m hopeful for some more wins.
Also tonight: 20% off at the Majestic Clubhouse Store tonight if you check in on Foursquare.
And: You never know when it’s going to be the last chance to see Tyler Cloyd. He’s going tonight so let’s support him and cheer him on! Go Pigs,
See you at the park,