This is not a topic I like, or that I want to spend a lot of time on, but I feel like I have to devote at least one post to the PSL (personal seat license) program the Giants will implement in their new stadium.
PSLs seem like a pure ripoff to me. Basically, the team is asking you to buy a license -- a pricey license at that -- to have the right to buy a pricey ticket.
I'm sure some of you guys out there are season ticket-holders, and some of you are probably a lot more irate about this -- and more knowledgeable -- than I am.
I'll be honest. I don't have season tickets, I'm not on the waiting list and I never will have season tickets. When I was young (many years ago) season tickets and the travel involved were beyond my parents' means.
Years ago I thought about trying to get on the waiting list, but it's so long I would never have a shot at tickets in my lifetime.
So, the whole PSL debate means very little to me personally. I'm sure it means a lot more to many of you than it does to me, and I certainly don't blame you for being upset about this.
Here are some details of the plan.
- COST RANGE: $1,000 to $20,000
- TERM: The life of the new stadium
- PAYMENT PLAN: Three installments, ending March 1, 2010
- TRANSFER TERMS: Fans can re-sell to the highest bidder.
- If you don't buy season tickets, you lose the PSL.
- Fans can request seats with cheaper PSL than current seat.
- PSLs will gross $371 million toward construction cost.
So, here's your chance to vent about the reality of the PSLs. Use this thread to vent. I figured I had to address it, but really have little more to say on the matter.