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Golden State Warriors Have Bold New Ticket Sales Plan. The Idea Is Incredibly Stupid

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief

The Golden State Warriors will begin selling passes to get into the stadium, but fans still won’t be able to see the game live.

ESPN reported the following details on the new promotional plan:

The team sent an email to its fans on Monday offering a monthly “In The Building Pass.” The pass simply gets a fan into the team’s Oracle Arena for every home game for $100 a month.

The mobile pass does not include a seat, and with no access to the seating bowl, doesn’t even include a view of the court itself. The team says fans who purchase the pass will have access to the arena’s bars and restaurants and can watch on the televisions in the club areas. Fans do have a chance to receive one of the Warriors giveaways if they are one of the first 10,000 people into the arena.

Yeah, this is going to be a hard pass from me. Who in their right mind would ever pay to get inside a stadium, and then only watch the action from a bar? That makes less than zero sense.

Why would I pay to watch at a bar in the stadium when I can just go to an actual waterhole and not have a huge crowd? Give me a break. No chance, my good friends.

Look, I understand the Warriors are really good. Durant, Curry and the rest of the team are entertaining to watch. There’s no question about that at all. I’m still not going to pay money to not watch the game. That’s just not something that makes much economic sense.

 

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Of course, I could turn out to be a complete idiot here. Maybe the Warriors will sell a ton of these things and their arena will become the hottest spot on the planet for home games. Who knows? There’s only one way to find out, and that’s to just start selling the tickets.

Only time will tell which side turns out to be correct here.

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