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I don't think the organization has taken enough heat for this. My dad has been a season ticket holder for fifteen years and has been a fan the entire time the team has been in Utah. He went to the very first game they played here.
He's decided not to renew his season tickets and told me he's having a hard time caring about the games now because he feels so let down by the organization. This is a life-long Jazz fan. He's been cheering for the team since way before Steve Starks was president. Longer than Derrick Favors has been a member of the team. It makes me angry that Steve Starks said they were "not concerned" about public backlash.
My dad is the same way he is a 14 year season ticket holder has been a fan his whole life (since the team moved to Utah) and feels betrayed by an organization which has been all about "loyalty"
He told me he believes Larry would be spinning in his grave if he could see this move by the team to price out die hard loyal fans and their families and their apathetic response.
The team mentioned that season ticket holders using their memberships primarily for reselling opportunities was a factor leading up to the price hike.
When faced with a similar situation, the Vegas Golden Knights of the NHL chose to remove season ticket holders who were using it primarily to resell tickets and profit.
Some of the cases reported by Golden Knights fans seem to be debatable whether they fell into that category. Steps would need to be taken to make sure only scalpers are affected instead of actual fans who end selling some tickets.
Seems stupid for a Vegas team to complain about other teams fans there. It should be expected there. If I'm a hockey fan of a team, and I want to go see them play on the road, im heading to Vegas. With all the conventions and tourist there daily they should be thrilled people are coming at all. It's not like Utah were there is maybe a handful of things to do each week like that. Vegas has more things/shows to see each night of the week than utah does in a month probably
It's just unfortunate for people who never resold those tickets to have their prices doubled like that. I wish they would have tried something like this before screwing people over that had tickets for over a decade.
Holy shit DOUBLED??
This was already the policy for season ticket holders. It says pretty clearly in our contract if we are primarily resellers then we lose a lot of benefits/discount pricing.
This whole thing is clearly a cash grab.