Monday, February 27, 2006

Pittsburgh Pirates Tickets Trading At A Preseason Discount...

Individual game tickets for the 2006 Pittsburgh Pirates season go on sale Saturday morning at, and the PNC Park Box Office. But if your really interested, and you want to save some money, single game tickets are already available through secondary outlets like Stubhub where significant discounts are available for most 2006 Pirates games already.

On Stubhub, Pittsburgh Prates tickets are available for below individual ticket face value for more than 45 games! These dates span the entire season and include games against the Dodgers, Cardinals, Phillies, Diamondbacks, Marlins, Reds, Astros, Brewers, Padres, Twins, Nationals, Rockies, Braves and Brewers. The cheapest tickets, $5 for the April 11 night game against the Dodgers, are almost 45% BELOW FACE VALUE.

Astoundingly, fewer than 20 games command a premium price. These include the home opener against the Dodgers on April 10, the series against the World Champion Chicago White Sox, the series against Jim Leyland's Detroit Tigers, an August series against the St. Louis Cardinals and what might be Barry Bonds' last visit to Pittsburgh in July. Even so, at the low end of the ticket spectrum, these seats are commanding only $1-$2 premiums, less than 25%.

Contrast these with tickets to see the 2006 Pittsburgh Steelers, whose schedule has yet to be announced. Season tickets that do not include the rights to purchase tickets to playoff games (there weren't any this season), will set you back more than $200 per game, even if you include those exciting preseason games in the equation.

This glut is partially caused by artificially high season ticket sales because of the desire to secure tickets to the 2006 All Star Game, causing season ticket purchases by out-of-towners, speculators, and fans.

If you are an extreme speculator and have some money to burn, and you think the Pirates can sneak into contention for the wildcard this year, now may be the time to move into Pirates tickets, especially for promotion-rich weekend matchups.

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