Wednesday, June 02, 2010


The Marlins made an unusual decision this week:
They started selling tickets to last Saturday's game. 
You see, at that game the opposing pitcher recorded a perfect game (for those of you who don't know baseball, this is rarity, having only occurred 20 times in over 100 years), and the Marlins thought they would capitalize by trying to sell it out.  And by out, we mean way out.  They made all 65,000 seats available, even though for baseball, its typically only 37,000 max capacity.
What a marketing campaign!  I think the Dolphins could jump on this bandwagon, and print season tickets to the undefeated 1972 season and sell them! 
I think they averaged around 79,000 for any home game that season, and the capacity was in the neighborhood of 80,000....but why let them stop them?  They could probably make the capacity 90,000, and figure that they only sold 50,000 season tickets or so.  That's 40,000 possible ticket holders!!!
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