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Ticket Increase In Boston

from Eric Wilbur of Boston.com,

The hammer dropped Tuesday in regards to what Bruins faithful can expect to shell out in season ticket funds next season, and the news came with more angst than seeing Blake Wheeler cradle the puck. Based on reports from season-ticket holders, prices will increase anywhere from 17 to 44 percent next season, likely pricing many fans out for the tickets, which currently boast a waiting list.

It was just over a year ago, of course, that Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs panderedapologized to loyal fans in the wake of the 2012-13 NHL lockout by handing out goodies. According to the Bruins’ objective website article press release, “The estimated totals for each item given away throughout the five games are astounding to mention. At the end of the fifth game on January 31, TD Garden estimated that 36,111 fountain sodas; 27,364 hot dogs; 19,472 cups of popcorn; 18,720 sausages; 17,640 slices of pizza; 5,666 healthy wraps; 4,512 bags of peanuts; 3,230 bags of chips; and 1,291 jumbo home-cooked meatballs were given away free of charge to B's fans flooding the Garden.”

What, you didn’t think that was going to come back to haunt you?


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RockWestfall711's avatar

Didn’t we go through 2 lockouts and a lost season to get “cost certainty?” 

While I am not the typical owner basher I can see why fans are such demanding jerks nowadays with the prices they are forced to pay. 

At the end of the day, if Jacobs can get it and hold his fan base then that’s ultimately on the fans for not walking away.

Posted by RockWestfall711 from Las Vegas on 02/26/14 at 02:15 PM ET

SYF's avatar

This is Jeremy Jacobs to his fans:

Posted by SYF from #GORDIEHOWEARENA on 02/26/14 at 02:23 PM ET

redxblack's avatar

^^ So much win.

There’s a special place in hell reserved for Mr. Jacobs.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 02/26/14 at 02:42 PM ET

SYF's avatar

There’s a special place in hell reserved for Mr. Jacobs.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 02/26/14 at 01:42 PM ET

And this would be his attitude:

Posted by SYF from #GORDIEHOWEARENA on 02/26/14 at 03:01 PM ET

SYF's avatar

If it seems like I’m advocating Jacobs, I’m not.  No one talks out of two sides of his mouth about cost certainty more obviously than Jacobs.

Posted by SYF from #GORDIEHOWEARENA on 02/26/14 at 03:16 PM ET

RockWestfall711's avatar

I think the one thing we have all learned for certain is that there is NEVER EVER going to be such a thing as “cost certainty.” While I don’t blame an owner for trying to get his, within reason, this seems like an overreach that will come back to bite Jacobs when times are bad and when he will need goodwill the most.  A moderate increase would be more understandable.

“Cost certainty” is now proven to be a fraud.

Posted by RockWestfall711 from Las Vegas on 02/26/14 at 03:22 PM ET

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