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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/03/06/AR2006030601535.html

Redskins Hike Cost Of Tickets, Parking

By Thomas Heath

Washington Post Staff Writer

Tuesday, March 7, 2006; E06

The Washington Redskins will raise the price of lower-bowl general-admission seats 39 percent next season, and will increase the cost of parking in the 20,000 parking spaces at FedEx Field from $25 to $35, up 40 percent.

Redskins chief operating officer Mitch Gershman said yesterday that this is the team's first general-admission ticket price increase in four years and puts the franchise more in line with the other teams in the area.

"We were looking at the competitive landscape and the overall demand for season tickets for the Redskins and we felt that moving them in line was the smart thing to do," Gershman said. "Our lower-bowl seats are still priced at the same or below what other teams are charging, and we still think we have the most outstanding value for sports entertainment in the region."

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Glad I don't have lower bowl seats now. They said the tax had been included in the tix before, so they not only get the increase, but now don't pay the tax. So in reality percentage wise this is a huge increase.

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/03/06/AR2006030601535.html

Redskins Hike Cost Of Tickets, Parking

By Thomas Heath

Washington Post Staff Writer

Tuesday, March 7, 2006; Page E06

The Washington Redskins will raise the price of lower-bowl general-admission seats 39 percent next season, and will increase the cost of parking in the 20,000 parking spaces at FedEx Field from $25 to $35, up 40 percent.

Redskins chief operating officer Mitch Gershman said yesterday that this is the team's first general-admission ticket price increase in four years and puts the franchise more in line with the other teams in the area.

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"We were looking at the competitive landscape and the overall demand for season tickets for the Redskins and we felt that moving them in line was the smart thing to do," Gershman said. "Our lower-bowl seats are still priced at the same or below what other teams are charging, and we still think we have the most outstanding value for sports entertainment in the region."

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This is a crock. Other teams DON'T HAVE OBSTRUCTED VIEW SEATS. Put that in your formula, Snyder.

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"We just decided to start showing taxes outside so people start knowing what they are paying for their tickets," Gershman said.

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They "just decided to start showing taxes" huh? What he's showing us is that the price last year for lower bowl was REALLY "just" $71, and now the price now is "just" $99. Plus ten percent taxes.

The increase is "just" FORTY PERCENT for sitting and "just" FORTY PERCENT for parking. Is beer going up forty percent too?

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This is the line that pisses me off most.......

"We just decided to start showing taxes outside so people start knowing what they are paying for their tickets," Gershman said

Yes......you raised the price of my lowers from $79 to $109.....and attempted to disguise $10 of the increase as a "tax"

Don't piss on my head and tell me that it's raining.

Greed is the word of the day.

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hmmm, interesting , 40% increase huh Dan ! :doh: no wonder i haven't recieved my invoice as of yet . Looks like the increase will cover the revenue sharing that the high revenue owners will have to give to the cheap owners of the league . I'm guessing that a beer will run about $10 now :rolleyes: I can only imagine what the food prices are going to be .

I'm already selling one half of my season to another member of this Board.

It's looking more and more that i will have to cut alot of corners this year just to be able to take my family to a few games this year.

Sorry for venting but this makes me very sad :( & :mad: angry

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I can't believe some people support this outrageous ticket increase........ I feel like I got kicked in the nuts with steel shoes.

I don't care how well the team does next year, all of us with tickets can look forward to seeing even more empty seats at games......

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I can't believe some people support this outrageous ticket increase........

I don't see one person supporting the increase. I wasn't if it was taken that way. It is free enterprise though. My guess is that the market will bear the increase.

My only point was that Redskin tickets aren't the only thing that costs more when compared to 20 years ago.

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ANyone defending $35 for parking needs to be kicked in the head Crazy Joe Davola style.

Maybe they just don't realize that is about 350% higher than other NFL parks.

And they do such a great job with security and pedestrian flow at that price.

Idiots

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My only point was that Redskin tickets aren't the only thing that costs more when compared to 20 years ago.

Excellent point! :applause: My grandfather has been an Iggles season ticket holder for many, many years and the exact same thing has been happening to Eagles season ticket holders.

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I have been a season ticket holder since 1999. I am not 100% sure I can justify to my wife paying around $5500 for my lower bowl seats and parking for the season. Of course, my cost is a fourth of that, but I am not sure my regular buddies are going to be able to afford their share of the increase. This really sucks! I might be giving my seats up.

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