some more thoughts on giving up the season tickets…

When I posted that we intended to give up our season tickets after 20 years, it generated some interesting comments and a fair number of private emails.  We heard from a number of long-time sharks fans, folks we’ve known since the early days of the Sharks mailing list, and got similar thoughts from any of them — either they have given them up, or are considering it. Almost none of them were down on the Sharks, either. Like us, it really was more the time commitment, and how over time other things kick in and make spending that much time going to games more challenging. Derek’s view is somewhat different: Get the tickets, pick out, in advance, the handful of games you want to plan to go to, and then immediately just put the rest on Stubhub with electronic delivery. You won’t have to touch them again other than to pull money out of your paypal account. Then, if you make it to the post-season, you’re in position to leverage it still. It’s a valid view, but not what we wanted. We talked about that, and decided against it. Here’s why. First, given where our seats are, full season tickets is a significant chunk of change and an investment — if you include playoffs, it’s likely going to reach $8K for the two seats and can reach $10K if...

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