Finals Ticket prices
Yes, the price of game 3 has gone up, but only by $5, and to be fair they did warn us about this.
I haven't really given much thought to how reasonable the prices are. At this particular point in time (due to a combination of factors) I just can't afford it. That's my problem, I'll live with it. Other years it hasn't bothered me.
I suppose that increasing ticket prices for these games makes sense, as there will be more "demand" for finals tickets.
However I still wish they didn't, especially for members. My thinking is twofold.
Firstly, by definition a member has already supported the club all season, through thick and thin, regardless of who they played. In fact renewing members committed their cash extremely early. This year, with so many players out of contract, we will again be committing before even knowing the shape of the team. So I'd like to see finals treated as a bonus for members, and charged at cost.
It is apparent looking at the crowds, that quite a few members don't take up their finals options, and sales to the general public seem to be more in the cheap seats.
Secondly, I wish the Cats didn't always budget for finals. Last season they apparently lost money because we only played one home final. I'd rather they banked only on the regular season, cut costs as necessary, and treated finals as a bonus.