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April 20, 2007

Red Sox Season Ticket Wait List Update

I've gotten some comments and email over the past year from folks asking questions about the status as a member of the Red Sox Season Ticket Wait List. I get periodic messages from the Red Sox ticket office with special deals that I haven't posted about.

Today I got an official update from the Red Sox Ticket Office on my status as a "valued member of our Season Ticket Waiting List."

The letter provides everything I would want to know. For many years there was 100% renewal of season tickets and no wait list members were offered season tickets. Prior to the 2007 season there were a number of 10-game packages offered to people on the wait list.

Those offered season tickets this year joined the season ticket waiting list between December 2003 and September 2004.

The letter also confirms my membership start date, June 30th, 2006.

So, if each year opens up enough season tickets to process about 1 year of waiting folks, we could theoretically be in the batch to get season tickets staring with the 2009 season. The information I've gotten in the past suggests that this can be seriously accelerated or delayed depending on the success of the team and renovations (adding new seats). Obviously a World Series team garners more season ticket renewals.

I have no idea about the growth rate of the list either. I imagine a lot of folks joined in the end of 2004 and in 2005 after winning the World Series. That will set us back.

Posted by mike at April 20, 2007 12:28 PM