dispute equifax credit report getting free credit report without credit card obtain free credit report federal government scores dispute a item on your credit report free credit report commercial remove collection agency report credit report example of a credit report from transunion consumer disputes after resolution on credit report what are cash advances on credit cards credit repair certification lpn programs in tampa florida annual credit report security download free credit report songs cell phone by law free credit report remove consumer statement credit report federal fair credit reporting act background checks how long does it take to get a free credit report experian credit report postal order transunion free credit report colorado free credit report and score online for free how do i remove a closed account from my credit report how to get a free credit report yahoo answers loan i don have a credit card how can i check my credit score my free credit report online remove hard inquiry your credit report can a collection agency pull my credit report what is the government annual credit report website when does american express report late payments to credit bureaus how to read a credit report score does checking account show up credit report affect red flag alert credit report privacy mid credit report free credit report for renters free annually credit report credit report check how long does a foreclosure show on your credit report credit card payments exempt 1099 reporting rental car credit report apartment scams on craigslist credit report fast credit boiler repair companies in texas review credit report websites free irs credit report annual what are the 3 major credit reporting companies the fair credit reporting act imposes civil penalties for which of the following annual credit report forms free credit report dot com song get free federal credit report experian credit report due to denied credit how long does it take to repair credit report how to obtain free annual credit report dispute my credit report free how long does collections stay on credit report annual credit report federal trade commission credit reports free credit report band member names quick payday loans poor credit request free credit report california obtaining a credit report for freeware how do me clean up your credit report for free where can i find a free credit report what is the best 3 bureau credit report equifax transunion equifax or experian credit reports get credit report all 3 agencies ways fix your credit report getting a free credit report from transunion mni credit report services cancel report bad credit credit bureau where to dispute credit report errors small business credit reports free how to put freeze on credit reports free government credit reports scores how to read my experian credit report credit reports bureaus cancel experian credit report online credit report cheap online repair credit reports i want to look at my credit report for free how to repair credit report quickly free credit report reporting agency experian can challenge my credit report everyone entitled one free credit report per year lyrics to the free credit report dot com commercials how to write a dispute letter to credit report agencies get your free 3 in 1 credit report and score with equifax free credit report transunion canada mail can you remove negative items your credit report three bureau report free credit scores rules pulling credit reports request credit report from equifax cma;s sovereign debt credit risk report how to remove credit card from amazon seller 3 credit scores report free credit report with 6 scores gov credit report score best rated top credit cards to have tenant credit reports for landlords contact credit report agencies can you get a credit report from a bank order my credit report equifax how how do i know if i freeze my credit report decide what happens when i dispute my credit report credit report with ii fico scores how to get all 3 how to get all 3 credit reports for free how to request free how to order credit report by mail equifax financial report if denied credit credit report agencies freeze free credit report with no credit card required don cancel letter to dispute credit report info can your get free credit report business credit report trial period federal reserve system monthly report credit liquidity free credit report now fico score long does delinquency stay credit report what is raise my credit score today can employer request your credit report credit check reporting agency no charge at all credit report financial benefits freezing credit report get my free credit report and score equifax blogs books about credit repair fair credit reporting act background checks find my credit report how do i get free copies of my credit reports best credit bureau get report best nationwide consumer credit report company absolutely free credit report and score online credit report by mail form transunion free credit report number free free full credit report online credit report reporting agency their get free credit report without signing up anything how to get a paid tax lien removed from credit report what is my how to check your credit score for free what is a freeze on your credit report how much does the free credit report guy make best credit repair shipping companies australia free report usa online credit scores get free credit report online transunion unlimited international business credit reports citi credit reporting department equifax national consumer credit trends report get credit report free transunion credit report consumer reporting agency can;t find credit report how will i get my credit report in canada for free victoria teachers credit union annual report what phone company does not do credit checks fair credit reporting act 15 usc section 1681 often does citibank report credit bureaus credit check institute of company directors phone number to call to get free credit report how to delete charge offs from your credit report best credit report free credit report commercial youtube lyrics true credit card international credit report companies credit repair nigerian scam australia get my three credit reports free 3 fico scores pay best credit score reporting agency bureaus credit reports score free what is the only free credit report website consumer credit report dispute form free credit report.com commercial irish credit bureau check allowed 1 free credit report per year what is the real free credit report website annual credit report scams how many times can you check your credit score a year cibil credit report example does derogatory public record mean credit report lowell financial credit report fico score usa long does bankruptcy stay credit report after discharge how do i report credit card scams one time only free credit report authorized the three national credit bureaus (credit-reporting agencies) are debt dispute letter credit report free credit reports bureaus credit reporting agencies dispute forms credit report 1800 credit report judgement removal my actual credit report ace cash advance phone number difference between free credit score and free credit report where to get your credit report free annual federal credit report checks free how to get your credit report in canada need payday advance bad credit equifax canada credit report free credit report govenor credit score credit reports agency get credit report now rights under fair credit reporting act how to pull your business credit report annual credit report service request employers checking credit reports annual credit report and score 3in1 credit report one time equifax 3 1 credit report coupon what does claim filed with government mean on my credit report annual credit report service credit suisse research institute;s inaugural global wealth report understanding your credit report credit score financial consumer agency canada mail credit report dispute is annual credit report a legit site order credit report all three bureaus there any truly free credit reports can you remove a charge off from your credit report best way dispute credit report errors credit freeze experian new free credit report commercial band how to obtain free credit report when denied credit free report all 3 bureaus without card credit score annual equifax free business credit report top 3 credit report companies how to get your credit report online free annual file dispute credit report online how to remove court judgement from credit report annual report credit score what are credit reporting agencies free credit report underground federal law checking your credit report online canada credit report freeze how to repair your credit report free credit report security freeze how to run a credit report on a minor credit report company addresses why companies ask for a credit report free annual credit report gov how dog u get a copy of your credit report annual credit report com legitimate federal law free annual credit report official credit bureau reporting software trans report credit card company canada free credit report government-issued identification report stolen credit cards police how to dispute derogatory item on credit report company credit reports us where is the best place to go for a free credit report annualcreditreport free personal credit report australia free background checks online without credit card get all reports free annual credit equifax sample credit score report 3 credit reports monitoring reporting disputed debt credit reporting agency get tenant credit reports experian free credit report cancel membership credit report problems com review denied credit free credit report experian free yearly credit report youtube get free credit report georgia veda personal credit report main credit reporting agencies ohio law free credit report how to access your credit report long does satisfied judgment stay credit report transunion visa report if denied credit american express corporate card credit reporting transunion order credit report checking credit report children bureaus how do you get your free once a year credit report get credit report citibank small business credit card payments quick accurate fix credit repair unlimited credit reports and fico scores read instant merge credit report credit report medical information australia old debt not on credit report credit report business gov annual free free credit reports usa get my fico score credit report transunion credit report meaning citibank credit report dispute buy my credit report online fair credit reporting act background check authorization phone number transunion credit reporting agency free 3in1 credit report scores credit expert credit report voucher code what is charge off on credit report about transunion credit report dispute remove paid charge off credit report how to write a letter to dispute credit report definition consumer protection agency under fair credit reporting act long does take negative items fall off credit report address for 3 credit bureaus how do i get my credit report in canada for free transunion free credit reports from government tips for getting a loan with bad credit national credit reporting san jose ca order credit report over the phone hard inquiry on credit report how many points credit reports from all three agencies mailing address for credit report disputes is there a real free credit report when can collections agency report to credit bureau see all 3 credit reports for free free credit report without using credit card information reading my equifax credit report meaning of credit report numbers requesting your free credit report what information is contained on a credit report dispute inquiry my credit report clean your report free annual credit first report credit checking experian debt report if denied credit are you entitled to one free credit report per year fair credit reporting act disclosure california credit report all 4 agencies how to see credit report for free free credit report no card details chase credit report limit removing experian fraud alert payday advance stores in california do companies check credit report federal free annual credit report how do i run a free credit report get my free credit report from equifax how to pull a credit report for landlords free credit report all three credit reporting agencies score free credit reports in canada equifax explains you can do legally improve your credit report tenant credit report ontario canada free business credit reports fair credit reporting act signed into law what is the highest score you can get on your credit report how to read a credit report government required free credit report annual can call get free credit report free credit reports scores all 3 bureaus get my free credit report without credit card free credit report bands name how do i get my annual credit report from the government cheap credit report score check credit report potential tenant how to credit someone on livejournal 100 free credit report canada what happened to free credit report band remove negative items from credit report after 7 years get report all three credit scores how to get something off of your credit report credit report with all 3 scores 3 1 credit reports fico scores dispute experian credit report information do you get your credit score with annual credit report free credit report new york state 609 of the federal fair credit reporting act how to improve credit report fast online money loans online loans without a bank account letter remove foreclosure credit report credit history report australia free free credit report if you ve been denied credit entitled how do i get my free credit report gov dispute error on credit report free copy credit report walmart money card report credit bureau how to remove from credit report charge off child identity theft credit report sap sd credit management reports fair credit reporting laws equifax credit score only how to clean up my credit report fast free credit report military members how to run a credit report on yourself what is a charge off on a credit report cancel free credit report membership online first american credit reporting agencies remove items paid credit report equifax credit report review get copy of equifax credit report online payday loans for unemployed in the usa credit repair family law attorney richmond va free credit report com cancel online us bank one card credit card login federally mandated free annual credit report transunion review credit report understanding equifax credit reports apollo credit agency same day cash loans online credit reporting agency dispute form free credit report goverment site tax lien credit report paid free credit report equifax experian transunion the annual credit report website tim hawkins free credit report dot lyrics free credit report class action lawsuit letter to remove collections from credit report check your credit report freeware once year credit report business free removed from credit report after 7 years where is the best place to get a free credit report online instant credit repair new social security card online credit report disputing bank of america credit report dispute address credit reports from 3 agencies obtain your free annual credit report veracity dsi credit repair complaints free credit report for landlords cash advance today orem utah newspaper how can i remove a tax lien from my credit report law credit reporting agencies free transunion credit report south africa many years does chapter 7 bankruptcy stay credit report trw business credit reporting services trw credit reporting services what is a charge off on your credit report mean credit repair attorney san diego ca free credit consumer report how do you read a equifax credit report how do i report tenant to credit bureau national credit reporting association annual conference how do i report a bad debt to the credit bureau credit report bankruptcy 7 years free credit report west virginia report credit bureau purchase all 3 credit reports and scores cibil credit report complaints does checking credit report lower score transunion usa credit report what is free credit report most affordable credit repair company often does credit report updates remove closed accounts my credit report requesting a free copy of credit report how do i contact credit report agencies free credit report military online letter credit reporting agency disputing free credit report like credit karma federal gov free annual credit report how to access my free credit report official credit report from government removing paid state tax lien credit report credco credit reports order my experian credit report which free credit report site is really free free three credit reports and scores who are the 3 4 major credit reporting companies how to dispute experian credit report online best credit score report free credit report pirate song lyrics collections reporting credit agencies equifax no longer selling credit reports employment screening free credit report and scores no credit card required fair credit reporting free credit report 1 day late payment credit report name of guy from free credit report commercials pay h and r h&r block emerald advance online application credit rating free credit check for companies three bureau credit report fico score how long does it take to remove an item from credit report negative credit report information what credit reporting agency is the most accurate remove collections my credit report get free credit report california youtube free credit report dot fair credit reporting act+consumer credit long car repo credit report clear your credit report yourself remove unauthorized inquiry credit report credit reporting credit monitoring and identity theft protection how long eviction on credit report equifax denied report personal solutions credit landsafe credit reporting agency what is your credit report based on will checking my credit report lower my scorecard how do i challenge my credit report credit reporting agency uses fico score karma credit report free how to improve my credit report score does private mortgage holder report credit bureau credit report points system how long does it take to remove items from credit report can creditors remove negative information your credit report get paid judgment removed credit report news debt credit reporting agency credit report website safe how to dispute a credit report error with transunion bad credit report duration free canada credit report equifax how to report to credit agencies get credit report canada mail can i get a free credit report from all three agencies top credit report myfico finding check your credit score canada us government mandated free credit report 3 major credit report how to obtain credit reports for landlords california get free credit report military how do i get credit report fixed my credit keeper alternative letter to remove paid collection from credit report how often can i get free credit report credit repair personal injury lawyers toronto how to request free credit report 2012 is national credit report a legit site name three credit report companies credit report order free judgement credit report south africa fair credit reporting act 2010 amendments get nco financial off my credit report how to understand a credit report what is on my credit report view for free
Home All Articles Magic Tickets: The NL East for April '07

Like Shoot to Thrill - An AC/DC Tribute on Facebook!

An authentic tribute of AC/DC that covers the best of the Bon Scott era and the best of Brian Johnson's material

Who's Online?

We have 590 guests online

Atom RSS

Magic Tickets: The NL East for April '07 PDF Print E-mail
User Rating: / 8
PoorBest 
Ticket & Attendance Watch
Written by Maury Brown   
Tuesday, 08 May 2007 08:24

A Biz of Baseball ExclusiveWith the first full month of the 2007 season in the books, it’s not too early to look at how clubs are doing in terms of ticket sales. By taking a look at April’s sales, we can get an idea of how last season’s wins and losses might impact off-season sales, as well as how any player acquisitions or stadium developments roll into the overall.

Using data from the Sports Business Journal, ESPN, and MLB.com, I’ll be digging into how clubs are doing in terms of ticket sales, starting today with the NL East. Needless to say, sales have not been good for the majority of the division with three clubs (Braves, Nationals, and Marlins) having sales in the bottom third of the league, while the Phillies and Mets are holding their own in the top ten.

How is the National League East faring in terms of ticket sales? Select Read More for details.

Mets:

  • League rank: 4th
  • NL East rank: 1st
  • Dates in 2007 through April 30: 12
  • Number of rainouts: 1
  • Total tickets sold: 534,300
  • Average: 44,525
  • Percentage of Stadium Capacity: 77.60%
  • Number of dates this time in ’06: 11
  • ’06 average at this point: 39,479
  • Difference from ’06 to ’07: 12.80%
  • Max sold: 56,227
  • Min sold: 32,154
  • Number of games sold to +90% of capacity: 4
  • Number of games sold to -50% of capacity: 0

The Mets came off a strong 2006 season where they won the division by 12 games over the Phillies, sweeping the Dodgers in three games, and missing the World Series by one game when they lost the NLCS to the Cardinals 4-3. The winning translated into a 2006 paid attendance of 3,379,551 (3rd in the league), and when coupled with Yankees losing two years straight in the AL Division Series, the Mets seem to have picked up some market share in New York, which played slingshot in the off-season ticket sales department.

In the off-season, they raised ticket prices across the board. Ticket prices for seats in the inner loge boxes went up by $7 ($52-$82), as did those in inner field boxes ($47-$77). Prices for the outfield field and loge boxes swelled by $4 ($36-$54), while those for the loge reserved ($30-$48) and the best seats in the upper reserved section went up by $3 ($25). The smallest increase was $2, in the mezzanine reserved and upper box ($21-35). The increases seemed to barely impact sales—if at all.

By January, new business sales for Season Tickets were up more than double from ‘06’s same date sales. Continuing full Season Tickets holders in both 2007 and 2008 will have priority in purchasing Season Tickets at Citi Field, the Mets' new home scheduled to open in 2009, which explains some of the Mets 12.8% increase as fans look to get seating in the new stadium early.

The Mets also enjoyed going 15-9 in April, which bolstered their place in the standings ending April a half game out of first, and kept added to the strong ’06 showing.

When adding in the ground breaking for a new ballpark, a lucrative naming rights deal with Citi Group which will bring in $20 million annually, the Mets should easily be able to open their pocketbooks and work to sustain player payroll at more than competitive levels. With plans for redeveloping Willets Point into an entertainment district over the coming years, Citi Field will most likely become more of a tourist destination point than Shea was, thus keeping revenues up. If the Mets continue to perform well, look for ticket sales to parallel.

Phillies:

  • League rank: 9th
  • NL East rank: 2nd
  • Dates in 2007 through April 30: 12
  • Number of rainouts: 2 (with one made up on 4/23)
  • Total tickets sold: 412,296
  • Average: 34,358
  • Percentage of Stadium Capacity: 78.70%
  • Number of dates this time in ’06: 15
  • ’06 average at this point: 25,999
  • Difference from ’06 to ’07: 32.20%
  • Max sold: 45,107
  • Min sold: 23,526
  • Number of games sold to +90% of capacity: 4
  • Number of games sold to -50% of capacity: 0

Ticket sales and attendance for the Phillies has been, if anything, surprising. The 32.20% jump from the year prior has been almost exclusively a result of the off-season acquisitions of players such as Freddie Garcia, and the performance of Chase Utley in ’06. By Feb. 21st, 150,000 individual game tickets had been sold, on top of an increases of 1,200 season ticket sales by that time.

The play on the field now that the season has started might impact matters down the line. By April 7th, they were already 3 games out of first with a 1-4 record, and came out of April with a better, but far from stellar, 11-14 record (.440). If the Phillies don’t improve, the excitement from April may soon wear off.

Braves:

  • League rank: 21st
  • NL East rank: 3rd
  • Dates in 2007 through April 30: 11
  • Number of rainouts: 0
  • Total tickets sold: 314,121
  • Average: 28,556
  • Percentage of Stadium Capacity: 57.60%
  • Number of dates this time in ’06: 9
  • ’06 average at this point: 37,280
  • Difference from ’06 to ’07: -23.40%
  • Max sold: 51,014
  • Min sold: 15,631
  • Number of games sold to +90% of capacity: 1
  • Number of games sold to -50% of capacity: 4

The Braves missed the playoffs for the first time in 11 years last season, and that may be just part of the reason for the decline in ticket sales for the Braves. With the sale of the Braves from Time Warner to Liberty Media raising questions about how the new owners will invest in the team on the field, as well as how the franchise will be run, the future is uncertain for the Braves.

But, as with other years in the past, John Schuerholz seems to be getting more out of the Braves than the fans seem to think possible. They came out of the gate winning 7 of their first 8 games by running through the Nationals and Marlins. At the end of April the Braves enjoyed a half game lead in the NL East.

Maybe the nicest way to explain the downturn in ticket sales is apathy. Short of a major free agent acquisition, or better yet, a run very deep into the playoffs, fans seem to be taking a “wait and see” stance with the Braves… again.

Nationals:

  • League rank: 23rd
  • NL East rank: 4th
  • Dates in 2007 through April 30: 14
  • Number of rainouts: 1
  • Total tickets sold: 298,887
  • Average: 21,349
  • Percentage of Stadium Capacity: 46.40%
  • Number of dates this time in ’06: 9
  • ’06 average at this point: 25,294
  • Difference from ’06 to ’07: -15.60%
  • Max sold: 40,389
  • Min sold: 16,017
  • Number of games sold to +90% of capacity: 0
  • Number of games sold to -50% of capacity: 11

After going through the gyrations of landing a permanent ownership group last season, the Nationals are going through a purging process and rebuilding a development system that had been slashed and burned by MLB and prior Expos owner Jeffery Loria. With that, the newness somewhat diminishing from the return of MLB to DC, and the team playing in the outdated RFK Stadium, attendance for the Nationals has swooned, dropping 15.6% from 2006. The Nationals rank highest in the number of games below 50% of capacity, and the only club in the NL East not to have at least one game at +90% of capacity, but given RFK's configuration, reaching the +90% is more difficult than other ballparks. Still, the below -50% is telling. With the team a possible contender for losing 100+ games, the rest of the season has to be looked at as loss.

What will be interesting is seeing if advance sales of season tickets into the new Nationals stadium (on schedule to open in 2008) impacts the total number of tickets sold toward the end of the 2007 season. Look for the Nationals to work from a clean slate in 2008, and with that, prime the pump for future years, as opposed to looking at 2007 as anything more than a “planning year.”

Marlins:

  • League rank: 26th
  • NL East rank: 5th
  • Dates in 2007 through April 30: 14
  • Number of rainouts: 0 (one game completed over two days due to weather)
  • Total tickets sold: 254,940
  • Average: 18,210
  • Percentage of Stadium Capacity: 51.00%
  • Number of dates this time in ’06: 9
  • ’06 average at this point: 14,050
  • Difference from ’06 to ’07: 29.60%
  • Max sold: 40,397
  • Min sold: 10,883
  • Number of games sold to +90% of capacity: 2
  • Number of games sold to -50% of capacity: 9

The Marlins nearly became the Cinderella last season by making a push to reach the Wild Card with a team that can best be described as “replacement level”. Except for Dontrelle Willis and Miguel Cabrera, the roster was considered to be nothing more than “AAA”.

The work of NL Manager of the Year Joe Girardi allowed the Marlins to overachieve posting a 78-84 season. While a .481 winning percentage doesn’t seem much to celebrate, talk of losing 100+ games last season seemed not only unreasonable, it seemed nearly a given.

The feel-good story that was the Marlins turned into ticket sales this past off-season. Too bad poor front office management and a strong willed Joe Girardi couldn’t get along as Loria and Co. fired Girardi in the off-season, possibly impacting how the club is (yet again) viewed by the fans. However, Giardi’s replacement Fredi Gonzalez took a more matured Marlins roster to one game under .500 at the end of April, thus giving at least a glimmer of hope that the Marlins may try to make a run at the Wild Card again this season, and thus possibly helping sales.

One thing that won’t be working in the Marlins favor (again) is the lack of a new stadium. Once again, state funding failed to come through, and with that, the Marlins won’t be able to give fans something to want to invest in now, to gain the best seats in a new stadium for the future. Looks like it’s back to the drawing board for those working on funding for 2008.

Maury Brown is the founder and president of The Biz of Baseball and a contributor to Baseball Prospectus. He can be contacted here.  

 
 
Banner

Poll

Should MLB Force Jeffery Loria to Sell the Marlins?