Pretty cool! Let me point out a couple things:
- Math. Based on a six-game home schedule, the ticket prices start at $8/game. The next level is $13 for end zones, $18 for sidelines, $27.50 for rows 2-6(?), and $37.50 for front row. The most expensive ticket is cheaper than most hockey tickets! It’s only six games!
- New is good. The nicer seats and the video boards alone are worth a price increase, and it looks like most levels are the same–or similar. I also look forward to the nicer and better (and, yes, probably more expensive) concession choices.
- Bad news. Of course, the parking. It should be easier than hockey or concerts, but still… and, it will cost money compared with the free parking (actually, it wasn’t free–the SteelHawks just paid for it for us) at Stabler. Expect $6 or so.
- More bad news: No Tailgating. I’ve got some ideas about this, but it’s already been announced that there’s a “no tailgating” policy at the arena.
- No Upper Level: It appears that the upper level will be closed. I’ll check on this, though, as I really wouldn’t mind sitting up there. Perhaps GA can–we’ll see.
- My advice: Get Season Tickets! Here’s why:
- You’ll save on fees. I promise you the single ticket fees alone for that arena will drive your ticket prices up to the point where you probably could purchase another game or three.
- You’ll sit where you want. Lock in your seat–the arena is a little bigger and now the view of the video board comes into play. Choose your seat now.
- The more games you go to, the more you’ll learn the tricks of the parking. And, by the time the arena football season starts in March, all the bugs will have been worked out downtown.
- There are restaurants and such downtown–stuff to do before and after a game.
- Arena football is a blast! I didn’t believe it at first, but I really do like it. The pace of the game and the high scoring are intense features. And, not nearly as many timeouts and dead time compared with NFL or NCAA football. You’ll love it!
Right now, season ticket plans are available to current season ticket holders, however, they’ll soon be available to the public. Call 610-282-3100.
More news as it becomes available.
See you at the arena,