Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Are They Out Of Their Minds...?
Not many things make me really mad now days, but when I did a little research on the cost of going to a Houston Texan's game...I was totally blown away!
In a time when so many families are having a hard time paying the bills, buying food and keeping the family in clothing...I just couldn't believe that some folks are actually paying these kinds of prices to go and watch a ball game that they can see at home for free! Even if it is only on pay-per-view, the cost is around $10 a game.
Now get a load of this story from the Houston Chronicle.
Texans raise ticket prices almost 7 percent
By JOHN McCLAIN
Copyright 2010 Houston Chronicle
Jan. 19, 2010, 12:30AM
After posting a 9-7 record and their first winning season in team history, the Texans are increasing ticket prices by an average of 6.67 percent.
The average ticket next season will cost $71.86 compared to $67.37 last season.
The Texans, who have sold out all 80 games in franchise history, including preseason games, didn't change the price for 20 percent of the tickets at Reliant Stadium. They lowered ticket prices for more than 550 seats in the Gridiron section.
Next season's home schedule includes games against Indianapolis, Tennessee, Jacksonville, Dallas, the New York Giants, Kansas City, San Diego and Baltimore.
Now what this article does NOT tell you, is that the cost of stadium parking is $40.00, a hot dog cost about $5.00, and if you want a beer...be prepared to fork over $8.75 each!
Now, don't get me wrong! If you have this kind of money to spend on going to a game every week, and can do so with a clear conscience...then I say "go for it!"
What comes to my mind, though, is how many cans of food and other prep items I could buy with that money. For the cost of going to four games a month, around $600.00, I can add to my preps in a BIG way!
Sorry, but for me it's a No Brainer! Besides, I figure that I can make hot dogs and beer at home for a lot less money and even have some left over for friends that may come over!
Now, my friends, let's get some coffee and sit outside for a bit. Want a hot dog...?