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McCourt insinuates Dodgers ticket prices too low

Posted on: December 19, 2011 9:40 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

Here comes a story that is surely going to make the already very popular Frank McCourt even more beloved among loyal Dodgers fans.

McCourt, the man who currently has the Dodgers in bankruptcy court, is basically being forced to sell the Dodgers -- as Los Angeles fans rejoice -- but he's reportedly indirectly advising prospective buyers to raise ticket prices.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the "bid book" that McCourt and his attorneys have put together for parties interested in buying the Dodgers notes that the Dodgers had the 10th highest average ticket in the majors last year, despite playing in the second-largest market (I wonder if it notes the pesky little detail that the L.A. market is split with the Angels?).

The LA Times report also notes the Dodgers' revenues have declined each year since 2008 and that the club's debt exceeds $599 million.

Also of note, the Dodgers only sold 64.7 percent of their tickets last season. So now is as good a time as any to drive even more fans away by raising ticket prices, right Frank?

As I said, Dodgers fans have to just love this man.

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Since: Aug 2, 2011
Posted on: January 30, 2012 6:54 pm
 

McCourt insinuates Dodgers ticket prices too low

If the prices are increased on McCourt's say so, it is only so he can try and take a cut of the action.

The fans should boycott all games until the new owners are in place, and certain guarantees are put in place by the new ownership.

McCourt really is suckign the life blood out the famous name that is the Dodgers.



Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: January 28, 2012 12:14 pm
 

McCourt insinuates Dodgers ticket prices too low

$599,000,000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! in debt, the Dodgers are.

Thanks, Frank, you arrogant PUTZ. Schmendrick. 

Once upon a time, the owner of the Philadelphia Eagles lost his team to his gambling indebtedness. The differences between he and this filthy S.O.B. are that that guy was well liked, before and after, and that he settled into his reduced circumstances without complaint. The contrast between the two men is stunning. The difference between being a miserable fool and merely a man with questionable judgement and regrettable appetites.

 



Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: January 28, 2012 12:03 pm
 

McCourt insinuates Dodgers ticket prices too low

"According to the , the "bid book" that McCourt and his attorneys have put together for parties interested in buying the Dodgers notes that the Dodgers had the 10th highest average ticket in the majors last year, despite playing in the second-largest market (I wonder if it notes the pesky little detail that the L.A. market is split with the ?)."

I bet that it also fails to note that a very large proportion of its ticket buyers are recent immigrants and their kin, many of whom are likely to be even more challenged by the inflated costs involved in attending today's games. I don't believe for two seconds that this piece of work didn't charge every last dollar that he could. 



Since: Apr 19, 2009
Posted on: December 20, 2011 6:11 pm
 

McCourt insinuates Dodgers ticket prices too low

I'd like to know how many tickets 64.7% is.
If 64.7% is figured against capacity that's something like 30,000 tickets.
There are a lot of teams that don't avg. 30,000 fans per game.



Since: Feb 9, 2008
Posted on: December 20, 2011 11:55 am
 

McCourt insinuates Dodgers ticket prices too low

Just how much damage is this guy gonna do?  He can't go away soon enough for me!



Since: Dec 20, 2011
Posted on: December 20, 2011 11:38 am
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Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: December 20, 2011 11:33 am
 

McCourt insinuates Dodgers ticket prices too low

Lost $599 million? Well if he wasn't such a horrible owner maybe we wouldn't have boycotted the team last season. And how much of that $599 was used to buy Jamie McCourt jewelery and clothes? I'm guessing the McCourts dipped in and took around a BILLION out of team funds for their own personal use. And why hasn't anyone mentioned THINK CURE? A Dodger charity for kids with cancer which he decided HALF the money collected was his personal salary for having the charity. HALF people. This guy deserves to be in PRISON! I guess he's bribed the right politicians so he'll stay out of prison.



Since: Jan 25, 2009
Posted on: December 20, 2011 2:17 am
 

McCourt insinuates Dodgers ticket prices too low

Uberfan_74 insinuates Frank McCourt needs to go play in traffic.

This is going to drag out to the bitter damn end isnt it? Please...Magic Johnson, Mark Cuban, anyone...SAVE US! I just want to sleep until its over. I can wake up to a fresh new team and Vin Scully cooking some farmers johns sausage in the kitchen.



Since: Oct 7, 2006
Posted on: December 20, 2011 1:29 am
 

McCourt insinuates Dodgers ticket prices too low

$599 Million...

five hundred ninety nine MILLION...

I completely fault MLB for this if its true. They have a responsibility to make sure this doesnt happen. You could build TWO stadiums for that much. The McCourts had to have been taking loans out from the team funds.. it doesnt make sense..  



Since: Jul 29, 2010
Posted on: December 20, 2011 1:06 am
 

McCourt insinuates Dodgers ticket prices too low

He cannot possibly go away soon enough.


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