Out of the Rafters
- Aug 18, 2008
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The policy was in place for 2016.I've been a STH since 2017. Went from full, full, half, quarter, quarter, quarter to extremely close to not renewing for next year.
The perks of being a STH have slowly dwindled by the year, and not just because I've scaled back on my package.
When I first started, it was stated in The Season Ticket Agreement that if you sold 50% of your tickets, you'd be subject to having your season tickets cancelled due to "broker activity". Starting in maybe 2019, they removed that specific 50% and it's more or less up to their interpretation but I think that 50% level is the magic number even if they don't say it. As far as 33Y0's experience, I received a similar email in maybe 2018 that rubbed me the wrong way as I was approaching that 50% mark. With that said, it is part of the Season Ticket Agreement that you agreed to when you signed up for season tickets.
It is annoying to not be able to do whatever you want with the tickets that you paid for. However, without it in place coupled with their weak attendance, I think the secondary market would be overwhelmed with dirt cheap tickets that would take away from box office purchases. Plus, they for sure want to avoid being embarrassed like they were with Cubs fans in the 2016 World Series that their postseason ticket resale policy is extremely strict.
People just didn't care. I took the 16 grand profit for 9 tickets to games 6 and 7. It was worth the risk of getting my 400 dollar season tickets canceled next year.
It was not wise of the team to let someone who bought 20 tickets all year buy 8 tickets to every playoff game before the public got to them. It should've been limited to the number of seats you had season tickets for. 2 seats? You're maxed out at 2 tickets per game.