This is not something most teams do: the Quad Cities River Bandits (Low Class A; Midwest League) are lowering ticket prices for the 2014 season.
The team is lowering prices for nearly all ticket plans while offering many flexible packages – from seven games to a full season of 70 games.
“Our fans are the best in the country, and we want to reward their support with even more affordable ticket packages to see games at the Best Minor League Ballpark in the country,” said River Bandits co-owner Dave Heller. “Ticket plans are the best way to save money on River Bandits tickets while locking in great seats, and we are thrilled to make them more family-friendly with lower prices for 2014.”
Ticket pricing, of course, is a hot topic in the Minor League Baseball world. MiLB is marketed as family-friendly entertainment, and that initial ticket price really sets the stage for how a family approaches a game: at a time when the minimum movie ticket price is $8 or so (and up to $12 for a good theater), MiLB is a really attractive sale as a night out for the family. Not a bad PR move to lower prices on some tickets at a time when the economy is far from robust.
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