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At least bring back the fries or, at least, the old prices, Dan Snyder.

This is so difficult to write—yes, giving compliments to Dan Snyder!  But let me explain a major reason why this writer wants to be, well, uncomplimentary of Dan.   Dan has not reduced ticket prices for season tickets holders since he has taken over the team, this writer believes.

Whether or not that last statement is factual (or in fact there has been slight reduction from season to season like $20), given the current economic considerations…Dan, it is a sham the current prices for WFT season tickets especially in the lower Bobby Mitchell bowl (gosh, that name sounds right!). Reduce the prices, Dan.

Back in the 1980s, a $35 lower bowl ticket was a hot commodity and meant something.  This past season, tickets in the 400s could be bought for a buck off websites. Lower bowl ticket prices were not worth much more.

Over the past decade, WFT tickets have become giveaways that most do not care for unless a marquee opponent.

Years ago, WFT was that marquee opponent.

On top of this lackluster play, somewhere since the advent of the internet to today’s current set-up, the rise of marketplace ticket sites has caused there to be way too much of a supply and too little a demand with most sports tickets in town.   This writer knows that even successful franchises like the Nationals and Capitals have problems selling tickets for more than face value against so called lousy opponents until they became winners and World Champs (at least with the Caps)..

In addition, WFT season ticket holders have been obligated to buy worthless pre-season games at half the price of a regular season game, receive gimmicky jerseys (until this season, I guess as these jerseys should be worth something for keepsake value at least), club level passes which have no views of the field and only, let me repeat, only $1 off concessions like hot dogs for season tickets holder.  Thanks for three decades and a buck back!

Yes, it seems like $1 off a hot dog has been the only discount since Snyder took over the team for season ticket holders outside the credit card discounts which appear somewhat useless, and my fiancés hot dog was cold.  Well, that actually not so bad as it brought me to a full-on memory about how bad the RFK food was outside the bucket of fries with malt vinegar and ketchup. It was a good laugh anyhow if not a bad hot dog. I would have demanded a new hot hot dog but you know how girlfriend can be, so thanks Dan!  It became a Chinese food carry out expense and a laugh–but a good laugh anyhow or at least a good tradition awful food continuing at Fed Ex field.

Why Snyder and his team has not find a way to keep prices down or reward season ticket holders is beyond me.  Could not they get some sort of algorithmic trackers to somehow reward season ticket holder with reduction or free post season tickets depending on the market, this writer would think so.

There are solutions to get ticket prices down including just reducing the prices—not once since 1997 for the most part and this writer would love to be corrected on this fact.  It is becoming almost impossible to keep these tickets; a real kind and business worth decision would be for Dan to get us fans a kick back. Be aware, the next blogs will stop hearts as it is a pure compliment to Snyder’s organization, kind of! WFT, today!

 

 

 


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