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Ticket & Attendance Watch
Written by Maury Brown   
Thursday, 04 September 2008 13:57

NatsWith the Washington Nationals drawing far fewer fans to their new stadium than most anyone anticipated, the club will lower prices for season tickets next season.

The Nationals are currently averaging 29,486 in the inaugural season of Nationals Park. They rank 18th in attendance through 71 games, or 70.4 percent of capacity. As reported by The AP:

Prices will go down for 7,500 seats in the 41,888-seat Nationals Park, mostly in the outfield sections. Seats in most of the discounted sections will cost $5 to $10 less per game, lowering the stadium’s average season ticket price for a non-premium seat to approximately $29.

For the most expensive seats which are behind home plate and cost as much as $400 per game, the Nationals don’t intend to lower prices. In many televised games, those seats have often been empty, thus giving the Nationals a further negative appearance this season and leading TV viewers to believe game attendance is poor.


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