Monday, May 05, 2008
Odds & Ends While Away
Being on the Campaign Trail again (Thanks to Hillary & Barack)--not much free time. But, I wanted to pass on some information that has come my way concerning seats at New Nationals Park.
Not only have many noticed the openness of The Presidents Club & Diamond Club Seats behind Home Plate--but The Stars & Stripes Level Seats have not been fully packed as well--despite being sold out. Our Washington Nationals confirm that each and every seat from Sections 206 to Section 221 is paid for--in full. In fact, Team President Stan Kasten personally told Sohna and I that everyone is indeed sold. Although, he couldn't say why many are not using their seats on a regular basis.
But, the smart shopper can apparently take advantage now to purchase Stars & Stripes Level Seats to certain games. Our friends, Phil & Robert, this past Sunday--turned in their regular season tickets--two seats in Section 130 and treated Phil's Sister and Robert's Wife to yesterday's game with The Pittsburgh Pirates. Paying for the price difference for the upgrade--they enjoyed the afternoon sitting in Section 218--two rows behind The African Queen and I.
Apparently, for some games--certain Club Level Ticket Holders have turned their seats back over to the team for tickets to other games later in the season. And Our Washington Nationals are selling those turned-in seats on game days--apparently not in advance. Phil & Robert are the second group of folks we know that have purchased Club Level Seats on Gameday. Recently, I recall reading someone else mentioning this online--in another thread.
Also--we know of some friends who have purchased Diamond Club Seats--without the food option. The $35 Food & Beverage Credit for In-Seat Waiter Service. These folks told us the price of their tickets were reduced by $35 to sit in Diamond Club for that particular baseball game at New Nationals Park.
Finally--I am happy to read that some ushers are attempting to enforce the rule of not allowing patrons to walk down from the concourses to their seats during play. It's going to take a while to get everyone on the right page. And I wouldn't mind seeing Ushers have a small sign to hold up--at the top of each aisle--to get the attention of those who might not be aware. Reinforcement, that not walking down during play is a Team and Stadium Request--to be adhered to.
Just passing along information that might be helpful to someone.