DETROIT (WWJ) – With the recent signing of prize free agent first baseman Prince Fielder, sales of season tickets for the Detroit Tigers have been on the upswing.
WWJ Newsradio 950′s Pat Sweeting reports that Detroit Tigers President/CEO and General Manager Dave Dombrowski says season ticket sales have been robust.
Looking back at 2011, he notes that there were about 15,000 full season ticket equivalents and he expects 2012 sales to exceed the 2011 season.
“In fact, I’m sure we will surpass it, because we have already surpassed it. We’re not in a position, per se, to announce those things yet, but we are doing very, very well with our ticket sales. Also, in Spring Training which is usually a solid indicator – we were doing well, but even when the rumors came out, that we were signing Prince, those picked up a great deal,” said Dombrowski.
But will fans also see a rise in ticket prices in light of Fielders $200 plus million dollars signing?
“This year the ticket prices were already set, so that was one of the things beforehand. We had already set our ticket prices – they were already marketed, they were already sold,” he said. “Where we go with ticket prices next year, we won’t make that decision until the end of the off-season. We’ll sit down with Mr. I and discuss those things.”
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