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White Sox Sat Aug 25 2012
I attended last Wednesday's White Sox game against the Yankees. Normally, those types of games sell out quickly. The final count was 26,319. That's nowhere near capacity, folks. It was embarrassing to hear Yankees fans out-cheer Sox fans. That should never, ever happen.
If Sox fans really want to get to a game this year, they can if they really wanted to. I have heard fans say the economy and the area around U.S. Cellular Field are the reasons why they don't go.
After how last season went down and how this season has turned out (far exceeded anyone's expectations) how could anyone who calls themselves a Sox fan not at least try to make it out to some games this year?
I am not saying you should have been to all 81 home games. At least come out for a game or two so you can see why this team is in first place.
Tickets can be found for $4 (Yes!) on Stubhub. Also, several bars and restaurants in the area sell discounted tickets along with a shuttle service that takes fans to and from the games. The team also has the cheapest tickets of all the major sports teams in town.
At the Cell, Lot "A" lets fans park in the morning if they are going to a game after work.
Sox fans are notorious for getting on Cubs fans for showing up to Wrigley even though the team hasn't won a pennant since 1945. At least they don't come up with the excuses not to go.
I think that Sox fans have stuck in their minds that they have to pay for parking, buy beer and food on top of tickets. They are ways to trim the cost of going to a game. I know going to a ballgame these days seems expensive. Fans don't have to buy food. The team lets fans bring food in.
The excuse that bothers me the most is the "I won't go because the ballpark is in the ghetto." Detroit fans continue to average huge crowds despite the fact the city has major economic problems.
In this day and age, fans should be more creative in finding ways to get to games with without spending a whole lot of money. Sometimes I wonder if some fans are leery of looking for parking east of the Red Line. That's where I park, right by the police and fire HQ.
The White Sox have already exceeded expectations this season. I hate to say this, but tickets to the ballpark are cheap these days. Apparently, so are Sox fans.