Recent manipulation of the IronPigs ticket purchase screens has revealed a new General Admission option. It only pops up when I use my Season Ticket Holder code. It is a new option for General Admission tickets.
But lets step back for a moment: Recall that the “capacity” of Coca Cola Park was increased by 100 last season to help accommodate the Tiki Terrace (which is probably more than 100 seats, but..). This season, new seats were installed in the Hot Corner and the Bacon Strip. As I’ve said, I think this is overall a great idea to maximize space and sell more (expensive) tickets. Coke Capacity remains at 10,100 as Kurt Landes explains that the tickets will come from the General Admission allotment. This, plus the huge guitar and other signage which blocks view (we love you Wawa!) and what’s a GA fan to do?
Well, here’s a perk: A new general admission option is to buy a ticket for $10 (rather than the usual $7) and receive $5 in loaded “ballpark credit” value. So your ticket is really $5! That’s a pretty good deal! It’s hard to go to a game without spending at least $5. I spend that before I get upstairs! Like most ballpark loaded credit, you won’t be able to use it at the privately owned stands, and certainly not for parking the next night. But, I wonder if you could save them and use them all at once? Usually you can use them in the store, too, so that could be useful.
What do you think? Sounds good to me. Add your comments below. I didn’t get this option when I went to the generic buy tickets page, so you might want to ask about it if you’re interested. Perhaps it’s one of those things that can’t be announced yet….