Cutch's Crew may have the Bucs' front office thinking ticket hike in 2012 (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Yes, technically it is. But to be honest, I'm almost as big of a Pirates fan as I am a Pitt fan. I've been a contributor of SB Nation Pittsburgh before Cardiac Hill joined SB Nation last Fall and while my focus is on Pitt, I occasionally delve into Pirates recaps and assorted 'stuff.'
At any rate, with things being moderately slow on the Pitt front lately, I took the opportunity to post a feature about the Pirates potentially raising ticket prices for next season.
Here's an excerpt:
Amidst all the excitement around a potential playoff team, the Pirates' front office has more to think about than simply adding players at the MLB trade deadline. With such a successful team, the very real possibility exists for a ticket price increase for 2012.Be honest, you knew it was coming, right? The team hasn't raised prices since its curious decision to do so after their 62-100 2001 season. Not only were parts of the public in an uproar about financing a new stadium, but then the Buccos had the audacity to raise prices to see a team that hadn't been on the winning side of .500 in a decade.Now, the franchise that's gone the longest in Major League Baseball without a ticket hike appears ready to raise prices once again. On Monday, Frank Coonelly spoke to a panel of bloggers about the issue.