Ravens/M&T Bank Stadium Release More Premium Ticket Packages to Army-Navy Game

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  1. Luigi59

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    This came in an email this morning:
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    The Ravens have just released some additional tickets with this previously sold-out package and want to make them available to special customers. There will not be a public sale for this event. All tickets are part of a special hospitality package which includes an exclusive pre-game party in or around M&T Bank Stadium. Your food and beverages are covered and you and your guests will have a prime spot to watch the spectacular March-On of both service academies.

    Each Guest Will Receive:

    • Premium game ticket located in the upper level
    • Lanyard and VIP Hospitality Pass
    • Access to your hospitality area 3 hours prior to game time
    • All-You-Can-Eat Catered Buffet
    • Unlimited Beverages: Beer, Soft Drinks & Bottled Water
    • Pre-game access to stadium restrooms
    • Prime spot to watch the spectacular March-On of both service academies

    $250 per person

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    If anyone is interested, send me a PM and I can send you the ticket order form.

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  2. USNA69

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    Apparently the Ravens did not release all tickets to A/N. This looks very similiar to an incredibly expensive group package they were trying to sell earlier. I think these are good seats also which kinda torques my butt.
     
  3. SubSquid

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    39 days until Kickoff! Good place to start finding out where folks will be for the manditory pre-game tailgate and game seating arrangements. I have not locked up our tickets yet but have my usual interogatories out to my sources. I have a new source for this year that, I'm sure, will torque a few fannies.

    A former Naval Officer, who is now a VP for Lockheed-Martin, has told us that he may have some leftovers and would make them available to us if they were, indeed, available. He cautioned us that they would not be great seats because the LM brass would get those. He appoligised that they may be on the 10 or 20 yard line, a few rows off the field. I was in church that day so I didn't tell him that the best seats I had ever had were up with the pidgeons and the light towers! I thanked him for whatever consideration he could make in getting the tickets to us. He's also very close to our MOC and has put in numerous good words for our son so strangulation wasn't on option either.

    I know how hard ring knockers and families work to get any seats so please don't throw eggs at us if we do score these seats! I remember a couple of old threads about how the Government Contractors seem to have access to the most choice seats for the games (A/N and at NMC Stadium in Annapolis) but really couldn't accept that reality. My appologies to those I doubted, reality accepted!

    We may have to switch this to an "Off Topic" because there will be a lot of this:

    GO NAVY-BEAT ARMY!!!

    on this subject!
     
  4. USNA69

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    CG has really shook up the old grad ticket hierachy. You have to give money annually now to get good seats. Also, one can get up to 20 seats without going to the nosebleed. As a result, unscrupulous people are selling tickets on ebay and stubhub (?). I upgraded last year. The week before the game, there will be some awesome deals, especially on the Army side, if you don't mind sitting with woops.
     
  5. Just_A_Mom

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    Sitting on the Navy side last year was really fun - we got to look across at the West Point cadets.
     
  6. USNA69

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    Lockheed Martin is probably our #1 Corporate Sponsorer. They pay dearly for those tickets.
     
  7. NativeTexan

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    Pretty much like any other college in America. At least they have not started "seat licenses" in addition to the cost of the tickets for season ticket holders like some major schools have done...
     
  8. USNA69

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    Most do not base it exclusively on that single year's donation. One builds points for loyalty. Not so at USNA now. Our annual loyal trudge to Philadelphia for the last 30 years to see a 1-10 team get trounced once again by Army means no more than the 30 years of season tickets to see the same teams. Anyone off the street can donate $1000 and get better seats at A/N than a loyal fan and graduate of 40 years who only contributed $500 per year every since he graduated. Very few colleges toss their loyal fans aside as is presently happening at USNA.
     
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  9. USNA69

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    Many years ago, I realized that I was getting jerked around by NAAA for season tickets. I wrote one of my typical tongue-in-cheek scathing cynical letters. A week or so later, my phone rang. It was the athletic director. He wanted to know what he could do to make me happy. I didn't dare tell him that writing the letter itself had basically relieved all my frustrations. He asked me if two seats literally on the 50 yd line about 12 rows up would make me happy. I held out for 4. My roommate and I, when we die, will will these seats. They are fantastic.

    At the same time, prior to major corportate sponsorers, a senior VP for Lockheed Martin who had a daughter who was a mid and is also a classmate of mine, donated the new electronic scoreboard. As a reward, he was given the seats directly behind me. For many years, much to my embarassment, my roommate, having partaken of too many adult beverages at the pre-game tailgate, would turn around and ask my other classmate, the LM VP, what he had done for his tickets and that we had simply written a letter for ours.

    Oh well, I guess you had to be there.
     
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  10. NativeTexan

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    My parents have had season tickets to a major university since 1962. They continue to move "down" the field because their donation is not large enough. New "less years" loyal give $$$$ and get the seats in better locations. Two years ago this same program instituted - just like many pro teams - a seat license. The had to give $$$$ just to get their seats back - yes it was a set price, license good for 5 years - apparently helps to pay for the up grades to the stadium - don't pay can't get the season tickets - call it mandatory donation at a set price, if you can't afford it then the next one who caughs it up gets the seats. Then on top of the seat license, they have to pay the ticket price.

    University of Memphis Stadium Project: Proponents say funding could come from such sources as naming rights fees and personal seat licenses. http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2007/aug/23/23stadium/

    Texas Tech: The Red Raider Club will host the indoor stadium club level, known as the platinum level, which is for cash donors to the Red Raider Club. For the indoor seats they pay $3,000 to Red Raider Club, $1,500 per seat license, which goes toward the retirement of the debt on the stadium, and a $300 ticket.

    The outdoor stadium club seats are the silver and bronze levels. They are purchased by a $2,500 donation to the Red Raider Club and at $300 per ticket, with the silver having a $1,000 fee per seat license while a bronze's seat license is $750. http://media.www.dailytoreador.com/...en.House.Scheduled.Today.Friday-1277535.shtml

    University of Michigan: A recent market study showed the university could charge premiums ranging from $80,000 or $85,000 for suites located at the 50-yard line down to $45,000 for those located closest to the curves of the end zones. Martin said that financial giving to the athletics department will be a factor in determining which Michigan fans receive the first opportunity to purchase suites.

    There could be 2,000 outdoor club seats, which include arms and seatbacks. Patrons in the club seating area would have access to a private lounge and might pay $1,000 for each seat. Indoor club seats may number 1,000 and cost $2,500 apiece.

    There could be 1,200 new bench seats located in the area occupied by the current press box. Those seats would go for the price of a season ticket (in 2004, the best bowl seats cost $328 each), plus an additional annual required seat-license charge of up to $500 per ticket. http://www.mlive.com/wolverines/aan...f?/stories/wolverines/20050120_mainstory.html

    Guess that USNA is not alone!
     
  11. USNA69

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    Nice post but none of them that I can see state that previous donators move to the bottom of the list if their most recent donation is not up to par. I will try to find the letter that concerned USNA alumni sent to the Alumni Assn stating that Texas Tech and Michigan, among many others, acknowledged previous long-term loyalty. USNA, unlike any other, completely disregards any previous year contributions. Show me another who does the same.
     
  12. NativeTexan

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    Long-term loyalty only if you cough up the $$$$$$ Read the articles and you will see that there is no loyalty if you can not afford the seat license.

     
  13. USNA69

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    This discussion is not about $80,000 sky boxes nor is it about $10,000 seat license. It is about the long-term fan who has faithfully contributed yearly to his alma mater's football program as opposed to someone who, may not even be an alumni, who contributes an equal amount onlly during the current year. When special tickets, such as bowl games, are allocated, at Michigan the long-term fan, all else being equal, will get better seats.

    http://www.umich.edu/~urecord/0304/Mar01_04/05.shtml


     
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  14. Just_A_Mom

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    Oh who cares about good seats anyway - what's wrong with slummin' in the nose bleed section?
    Do you guys actually go to WATCH the game?
     

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