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    Attendance Thread II

    QUOTE (southsider2k5 @ Jul 31, 2017 -> 10:47 AM) A measure of the quality of a fan base isn't that they pack them in when winning. It is if they show up when they aren't. So that means the Cubs are the best fans in baseball?
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    Attendance Thread II

    QUOTE (steveno89 @ Jul 31, 2017 -> 09:21 AM) Beyond the ChiSox bar there is really not much in the way of hotels, bars, restaurants, etc. around the stadium to attract fans. The stadium itself is not bad per se, but your only choices are really 1) Tailgating 2) ChiSox pub 3) Turtle's bar/cork and kerry South of the stadium is not doing it any favors either. Kansas City plays in a parking lot. Look at thier numbers
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    Attendance Thread II

    QUOTE (southsider2k5 @ Jul 31, 2017 -> 09:14 AM) The Indians have very nearly the worst fan base in all of baseball. Outside of Oakland and Tampa, you don't really get much lower. That comparison honestly makes it worse, not better. One team town and the American League champions. And a fan base that sold out games for 8 years straight.
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    Attendance Thread II

    I repeat: the American league champions draw over 1000 per game more than the last place sox. And that is after play By MORE home dates. Sox are doing just fine.
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    Attendance Thread II

    QUOTE (Lip Man 1 @ Jul 30, 2017 -> 07:18 PM) Sigh. Same old, same old...rinse and repeat, rinse and repeat, rinse and repeat. I think the next stadium will be exactly in the same location when the lease runs out because they'll still be using THAT stadium. Absolutely nothing wrong with it after the roughly 70 million dollars in improvements over the years. Atlanta replaced a 20'year of facility. The sox will have a new park by the 100th anniversary of the all star game
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    Attendance Thread II

    QUOTE (southsider2k5 @ Jul 30, 2017 -> 08:14 PM) I really wonder if Illinois will risk losing the Sox over a stadium? Not sure what this has to Do with attendance, but the state has mechanisms to pay for a new facility. The hotel tax that paid for the current park will still be collected after the soldier field bonds are paid off. Most likely they will use that income to build a new park. One with a lease less favorable to the sox of course.
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    Attendance Thread II

    QUOTE (JPR @ Jul 28, 2017 -> 06:26 PM) Hey Tinley orland frankfort Palos hills palos park Mokena new Lenox homer glen Olympia fields we are talking millionaires...rest in peace but Bernie mac lived down there twista too. R Kelly. The drummer for styx...way more families with bundles of cash to blow. Tinley is the spot and the reason why it's been the #1 concert destination for a list bands for decades on end...nothing but money and disposable income down there. And it's still growing unlike the west suburbs. Will county has been on fire for years when it comes to population booms. Those stadiums in da burbs work flawlessly. Especially here in arizona and for our neighbors in Cali too. Where do the diamondbacks and suns play? Down town Phoenix? And how well do the coyotes draw in Glendale? And how about that white sox attendance in Glendale too? And why is it that the NFL puts almost all the super bowl Activities in Phoenix instead of Glendale, where the actual game is being played?
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    Attendance Thread II

    And what does Florida spring training have to do with Chicago ballpark attendance?
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    Attendance Thread II

    QUOTE (JPR @ Jul 28, 2017 -> 04:11 PM) Still think they should build a bigger ball park by the Tweeter Center in Tinley Park. I bet it would be sold out every night and they could add more seats to make the capacity 50,000+. The cell or whatever it's called till the next corporate contract comes up, is in a horrible location. And as you all know water is also wet unless its frozen and the sky is blue unless it's night. I really wish they'd build a new ball park in the Orland/Tinley area. $$$$$based on what? That you live near there?
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    Attendance Thread II

    QUOTE (WBWSF @ Jul 29, 2017 -> 07:32 AM) 1) I'm told that a new stadium could still be built in the South Loop at Roosevelt and Clark. Keep in mind that the City of Chicago offered to build a stadium at that site in the mid 1980s and JR stupidly rejected the offer. JR wanted to have a stadium built in Addison. Just by coincidence the stadium would have been built on land that he owned. 2) Nobody ever talks about this but for many years the White Sox did their spring training in Sarasota Florida. Out of nowhere JR announced that the team would be moving to Tuscon Arizona for their spring training games. It was somewhat of a head scratcher. Tuscon wasn't really close to the other teams that trained in Arizona. Turns out JR owned the land that the stadium was built on. More tax benefits for JR. Never mind that the brand new diamondbacks were there as well, or that Jerry colangelo was the owner of both the dbavks and suns and had significantly Chicago roots. But yeah, lets believe this story about jr owning land in tucson(when he lived closer to Glendale) that has literally only been mentioned once by some guy online.
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    Attendance Thread II

    The American League champion Indians have had more home dates, yet average a bit more than 1000 more paid admissions than the last place sox. Let that sink in.
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    Flex Pass is back 10 games/$70

    QUOTE (3GamesToLove @ Jul 13, 2017 -> 01:32 PM) This is actually different from the passes they've offered in the pass. If I'm reading this right, this is good for the rest of the season and it's ten tickets you can use in any combination you want--10 games by yourself, five games with your dad, or a game with nine friends. Pretty cool. Yes. Not a bad deal at all, especially the upper deck deal, as they don't really check tickets anymore.
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    Did Reinsdorf sell Bulls Draftee to sign Jake Burger?

    QUOTE (Thad Bosley @ Jul 12, 2017 -> 09:34 PM) Watch the write-ups then of Reinsdorf's so-called "legacy" in a few years when his tenure as owner of both teams has ended. They won't seem so "separate" when all of that nonsense begins. The narrative has already begun in several fluff pieces: Reinsdorf being described as "so awesome" for the city of Chicago because he brought "seven" championships to the city. He brought six Bulls trophies to the city of Chicago along with the lonely ONE and only ONE championship achieved on the South Side over his nearly 40 years at the helm there. Certainly very impressive for the basketball franchise; not-so-much for the baseball franchise, not over a forty period. Reinsdorf is somehow being made a hero in this city because he's been compared to the losing likes of the Tribune Company, the McCaskey's, and Bill Wirtz. Can you imagine any faint praise greater than this!! We ought to watch out for the favorable journalistic license already underway to conflate this guy's record during his time on the South Side with that with which Michael Jordan allowed him to achieve with the Bulls. Make no mistake: Reinsdorf's last chance for salvaging his legacy with the Sox is tied to this rebuild. If under Reinsdorf's waning days of ownership, Hahn can manage to acquire and develop the kind of players that will lead to a level of achievement manifesting itself in the organization's FIRST-EVER display of sustainable postseason play, then MAYBE Reinsdorf's legacy will withstand historical scrutiny. Otherwise, he'll simply be lumped in with the Allyns and the rest of the organization's owners responsible for the team's sad record of futility, and it'll open up a golden chance for the NEXT OWNER to achieve what no other Sox owner has managed to achieve: a winning Chicago White Sox baseball organization. and?
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    Did Reinsdorf sell Bulls Draftee to sign Jake Burger?

    They are separate ownership groups and separate legal entities. While there may be some promotional deals worked on jointly, that's the extent the teams are "connected" aside from the chairman being the same guy. Rocky Wirtz owns a piece of the team, but you don't hear the hawks recent trades being done to "clear payroll" for a bulls signing. Even if the ownerships were to merge(Like when the Yankees merged with the nets and later bought the devils), there are clear lines of delineation that have to be respected. League rules prohibit money from one team paying for the other. Not to mention possibly breaking the law.
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    "White Sox fire sale isn’t over — it just got paused"

    I just jumped in this thread and I see the epic stupidity of "will the sox move? And where?" All over it. Face facts: The White Sox Will NEVER EVER EVER leave Chicago They are two years from a franchise altering tv deal and still have 13 years to go in an ironclad lease that favors the sox very well. Anyone who thinks that they are leavin this market has serious head trauma or an idiot.
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    New Beer at The Rate

    QUOTE (WBWSF @ Mar 11, 2017 -> 03:22 PM) When you say that the franchise has bottomed out, I wish I could agree with you but I can't. One of my friends that works for the White Sox has told me that the team has a base attendance of 1.1 million.He doesn't think the team will ever draw less than that amount. If this team is as bad as I think it is AND if the 2018 White Sox are even worse than the 2017 White Sox I can see the franchise returning to the days of 1966-1971 when the team drew less than 1 million per year. Hope I'm wrong but I don't think I am. Are you on smack? They haven't dipped below 1.5 million in 20'years. And opening day plus the Cubs and buehrle games will be 160k right there.sox ticket and marketing programs also take advantage of those indemand games and use them to boost season and group sales. I doubt they ever average 15k a night again.
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    New Beer at The Rate

    QUOTE (RockRaines @ Mar 12, 2017 -> 07:02 AM) There was already craft beer all over the park. Blue moon dosent count. 100 local and regional Brands not owned by miller or InBev? That's unprecedentedly awesome!
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    New Beer at The Rate

    QUOTE (WBWSF @ Mar 11, 2017 -> 11:01 AM) Losing somewhere between $7-$10 million dollars a year from Miller Beer advertising can't be a good thing or a smart move. Seems miller was low balling them. The calculated risk Is that a short term deal may net them a bigger deal down the line. AND they have an opportunity to grow the Latin fan base at the same time. I know craft drinkers are happy with this as more taps will be formloxal and regional brands.
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    New Beer at The Rate

    QUOTE (WBWSF @ Mar 11, 2017 -> 08:49 AM) This is another low point in the JR ownership. The team can't get a major beer sponsor on their TV + Radio broadcasts. Some people have posted that the White Sox will receive a new TV deal in 2 years. I really wonder how much the team will get from that deal. The next 2 seasons are going to be brutal and I have to wonder if the team is going to get any big offers from any TV station. And they are going all in on craft beer. They are doing something. No local team is doing. I actually think this is a smart move. It's only a 3 year deal, so hopefully they are in a spot where sponsors want to join in by 2020, the first year of the new tv deal.
  20. https://www.yelp.com/topic/chicago-2017-chi...ng-day-and-more Tickets go on sale to the General Public on FRIDAY, March 3rd, at 10AM Central Time. Online at whitesox.com, and at 1-866-SOX-GAME phone orders ONLY. Sox Box Office sales at Gate 4 (35th and Shields) begin FRIDAY, March 3rd at 10AM. . Here's the PRE-SALE dates: 81, 27, and 14 Game Season Ticketholders: WEDNESDAY, March 1st, @ 10AM - 10PM ONLINE ONLY Sox Pride Club Members: THURSDAY March 2nd, @10AM -10PM ONLINE ONLY Black List(Sox Newsletter) members: THURSDAY March 2nd @1PM -10PM ONLINE ONLY The best chance at Cubs/Sox tix or Opening Day are if you have a ticket plan of any sort. But they do set aside tix for all the presales. Ticketbastard fees apply for Phone and Online orders. No fees at Sox Box Office. You can use an MLB.COM Gift Card on online orders, but NOT at the box office. White Sox gift cards can be used at the Box Office, but NOT online. Sox also accept Comiskey Cash for ticket sales at the Box Office. Vouchers are also good at the Sox Box Office. The Holiday Pack ticket vouchers are one example
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    2017 White Sox Ticket PRE-SALE offers

    List17 and CLUB17 are today's codes
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    2017 White Sox Ticket PRE-SALE offers

    Sorry guys. I'm home with the boys today so I'm not on top of these things as I normally am.
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    2017 White Sox Ticket PRE-SALE offers

    New code 108791
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    2017 White Sox Ticket PRE-SALE offers

    Thursday 10AM code is CLUB17 Thursday 1PM code is LIST17 Buy tickets at http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/cws/ticket..._singlegame.jsp
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    2017 White Sox Ticket PRE-SALE offers

    Wednesday Pre-sale code is 162594. Please post here if it's not working. Buy tickets at http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/cws/ticket..._singlegame.jsp
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