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  1. i don’t care

    Comment by Grover — November 6, 2012 @ 2:18 pm

  2. Just a heads up, the link to your previous article is broken. You have an extra “http//” at the beginning of the url.

    Comment by Brian — November 6, 2012 @ 2:29 pm

  3. Has there ever been a more useless comment, ever?

    Comment by Uncle ben — November 6, 2012 @ 2:31 pm

  4. Fixed, and thanks for the heads up.

    Comment by Wendy Thurm — November 6, 2012 @ 2:32 pm

  5. i can only imagine how much giants tickets are going to cost next year. it’s already nearly impossible to take my small family of 3 to a game with box seats.

    Comment by joe bananas — November 6, 2012 @ 2:36 pm

  6. Went to 10 games before the all-star break in 2010, haven’t been back – dynamic pricing is a real killer if you ask me.

    Comment by AK7007 — November 6, 2012 @ 2:50 pm

  7. I agree, not to mention the escalating gas prices that are really denting my wallet when I take the Hummer instead of the BMW.

    Comment by TKDC — November 6, 2012 @ 2:54 pm

  8. The stadium has been full (and seemingly more full with actual people in seats then some other “sold out” stadiums), so it doesn’t seem like the current pricing is a problem.

    Comment by Deelron — November 6, 2012 @ 3:10 pm

  9. So ‘Net Local Revenue’ is shared but excludes both stadium related-expenses and ‘Central Revenue’. Is that right?

    Profit from all merchandise with official logos (aka ‘Central Revenue’) stays with the team?

    What are the limits for ‘Net Local Revenue’? Does profit from team owned parking get shared? Postseason concessions were stated above as shared, regular season too? Tickets?

    Comment by Anon — November 6, 2012 @ 3:36 pm

  10. Really? I went to 5 Giants games this year. I paid $3, $8, $8, $13, and $22. Most of the time got 4 seats together with friends. I won’t share how, as I guess it is hard to figure out. Hint: don’t expect to go to a Giants game for cheap after school gets out…

    Comment by Jeff — November 6, 2012 @ 3:38 pm

  11. Forgot to add, I had decent box seats for the $13 and $22 games.

    Comment by Jeff — November 6, 2012 @ 3:40 pm

  12. All revenue derived from actual games played on the field is included in Net Local Revenue — regular season ticket sales, concessions, parking, local TV revenue. This is reported to MLB and shared as part of Revenue Sharing.

    Merchandise and national TV contracts, among other things, are part of Central Revenue. This money is administered by the Commissioner and shared equally by all teams.

    Postseason tix revenue is dealt with as I’ve explained.

    Comment by Wendy Thurm — November 6, 2012 @ 3:40 pm

  13. Hey, that’s my line!

    Comment by Oscar the Grouch — November 6, 2012 @ 4:10 pm

  14. You didn’t really address, and perhaps you don’t know, the wholesale/retail pricing issue I asked about with respect to merchandising.

    If merchandise is shared among all 30 teams equally, it makes little sense for teams to devote an enormous amount of real estate to Team Stores, yet they do. The only explanation I can see for that is that wholesale revenue for merchandise is shared, but retail revenue is of course, pocketed by the retailer. In the case of Team Stores, that’s the team ownership.

    Comment by Nivra — November 6, 2012 @ 5:55 pm

  15. Thanks for the response.

    So Central Revenue is shared equally, but Net Local Revenue is a part of Revenue Sharing (which is shared how?).

    Comment by Anon — November 6, 2012 @ 6:04 pm

  16. Nivra – That’s why there are high mark-ups at the stadium merchandise stores. Also, selling merchandise is a core marketing strategy that helps build long term fans. Its good for the game as a whole and teams individually.

    Comment by Billion Memes — November 6, 2012 @ 8:05 pm

  17. Also, selling merchandise is a core marketing strategy that helps build long term fans.

    This would be an arguement for lower prices from team stores and seems to support the speculation that wholesale revenues are shared instead of retail revenues.

    Comment by Anon — November 7, 2012 @ 10:30 am

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